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2009-03-03 08:53:10

University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant with enormous potential for biomass, literally. It yields corn that would make good silage, Moose said, due to a greater number of leaves and larger stalk, which could also make it a good energy crop.The gene known as Glossy 15 was originally described for its role in giving corn seedlings a waxy coating that acts like a sun screen for the young plant. Without Glossy 15, seedling leaves instead appear shiny and...

2008-11-30 11:38:52

Botanists say they're puzzled about why oak trees from Virginia to Kansas and north to Nova Scotia failed to produce acorns this year. It's a zero year. There's zero production. I've never seen anything like this before, said Rod Simmons, a field botanist in Virginia. At least 20 different species of oak trees in a large swath of North America failed to produce acorns this year and botanists are watching closely to determine if it is part of a natural cycle for the trees, which can live more...

2008-10-01 15:00:33

By GALLOWAY, Jill There is something of a stand-off between dairy farmers and maize growers as they try to sort out the going price for maize silage, says Mark Burke from Pioneer Seeds. "In the end it's up to individuals to pay what they think the maize is worth to them. But most dairy farmers are telling me that they can't make it work for them if they go to 30 cents/kg/dry matter." Mr Burke said last season, the drought escalated prices for maize silage and some growers wanted this...

2008-09-30 16:00:00

U.S. agricultural geneticists say they've identified a gene that's essential in controlling development of maize, a plant known in the United States as corn. Led by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor David Jackson, the research extends the biological understanding of how the different parts of maize arise. That, said Jackson, is important information for a plant that is the most widely planted crop in the United States and a mainstay of the global food supply. The researchers said they...

2008-09-30 09:00:12

NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie munchers beware! A New York judge says popcorn purchasers worried about breaking a tooth on unpopped kernels should nibble carefully -- or eat something else. Insurance broker Steve Kaplan says he encountered a double dud while watching the movie "Superbad" at the AMC-Lincoln Square Cinema a year ago: His tooth hurt and the movie was awful. Kaplan sued the theater to recover $1,250 for dental repairs. But Manhattan Civil Court Judge Matthew Cooper ruled that Kaplan...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot The state's Department of Forestry is asking residents to get a little squirrelly. They want you to round up as many nuts as you can. And that doesn't mean you should turn in spooky ol' Uncle Elmo or your weird cousin Harold, the Virginia Department of Forestry (D.O.F.) simply needs help collecting "tree nuts," better known as acorns. As part of its year-round "Going Native" volunteer project, the D.O.F is calling on residents to help...

2008-09-19 15:00:00

By Clinton Thomas Fresh off one of the most bountiful harvests in history, American farmers are stuck on the defensive. High grain prices brought a welcome piece of good news to rural America with last fall's harvest. But soon after, those prices dragged farmers and the ethanol industry into the headlines as possible scapegoats for rising grocery bills. Assigning blame proves a tricky situation for the average consumer who lacks knowledge in farm economics. Unlike most forms of business...

2008-09-17 15:00:26

But if growers don't get the prices to remain viable, New Zealand will see an increase in growers exiting the industry. -------------- ------ Federated Farmers Grain and Seed vice-chairman, Hew Dalrymple, said maize growers needed $520 a tonne for maize grain this year to remain viable. The Bulls arable farmer said that the drought and now water logging of pastures has resulted in an increased demand for stockfeed. "Buyers need to be aware that demand is greater than supply when deciding...

2008-08-30 00:00:21

By Michelle Koetters BLOOMINGTON - If nothing else, farmers can expect crop prices to continue to fluctuate. The prediction for the price of corn in the next year is $6 a bushel, plus or minus $2, while the price for soybeans could be $13 a bushel, plus or minus $5, said Darrel Good, University of Illinois Extension agriculture marketing specialist. "The truth is we may see both (increases and decreases) before all's said and done," Good told about 120 people Thursday at Soy Capital Ag...

2008-08-29 15:00:36

By STICKLEY, Marcus Afro soul funk 11-piece the Hot Grits play Nelson tonight and frontman Barnie Duncan is promising some revelatory experiences. Marcus Stickley reports. -------------------- Barnie Duncan says he had an experience like becoming a born- again Christian while listening to a cassette that had been dropped into his backpack by a friend of his dad. This was eight years ago, after a trip to Rome, before he became a singer for the Hot Grits. He has since converted the...


Latest Native American cuisine Reference Libraries

Chihuahua White Pine, Pinus strobiformis
2014-07-14 15:53:18

Chihuahua white pine (Pinus strobiformis) is found in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Northern Mexico as well as in southern Mexico through Chihuahua and Durango to Jalisco. This pine has also been found growing in the US in AZ, CO, NM, and TX. Other common names include Border pine and Southwestern White pine. The Chihuahua white pine is a small to medium sized tree growing to heights of 50-80 feet with a height of 98 feet in perfect growing conditions. This tree likes to grow in...

Three Sisters
2013-05-18 07:30:48

Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans themselves then provide nitrogen for the corn and squash, while giving the corn amino acids, lysine, and...

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2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

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2005-06-01 20:44:29

The four species of wild rice comprise the genus Zizania, a group of grasses that grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often, only the flowering head rises above the water. Three of the four species are native to North America: Northern wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an annual plant native to the Great Lakes region of North America. Wild rice (Z. aquatica), also an annual, grows in the Saint Lawrence River and on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United...

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Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin