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2013-07-08 10:33:18

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity's caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims Cornell University plant geneticist Susan McCouch in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of Nature. To keep pace with population growth and rising incomes around the world, researchers estimate that food availability must double in the next 25 years. The biodiversity stored in plant gene...

2013-07-07 23:00:45

On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens is having a giveaway for one, one pound glass jar of raw buckwheat honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. This is raw honey; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed and all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens is having a giveaway for one, one...

2013-06-24 23:04:36

Sara "The Kerrminator" Kerr, an Artist, Designer & Illustrator based in Portland, Oregon reviews the Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Apple Blossom Honey. This is raw honey; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed and all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Sara "The Kerrminator" Kerr an artist,...

Airborne Gut Action Helps Wild Chili Pepper Seeds
2013-06-24 07:25:08

University of Washington Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that's important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird. Seeds from a wild chili pepper plant found in South America, after being eaten and passed through the digestive tract...

Flower Patterns Play Role In Bumblebee Choices
2013-06-20 18:33:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows bumblebees actually look at flower patterns to help find spots full of nectar. Researchers writing in the journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature discovered bees prefer radial patterns when looking for food. The team performed a couple of experiments using both radio-frequency identification technology and video recordings. They exposed over 500 flower-naive bees to two types of patterns on...

2013-06-19 23:16:57

Steve McNair recognized for exceptional use of beekeeping to support at-risk youth WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Bayer CropScience will honor Illinois beekeeper Steve McNair today with its first Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award will be announced at Bayer´s National Pollinator Week Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C., an event where supporters of pollinator health celebrate the contribution pollinators make to the world´s food supply. The Bayer...


Latest Plant reproduction Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

Seed bank
2013-07-31 15:37:35

Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY Seeds can remain dormant for decades as long as the storage environment remains cool and dry. Seeds that...

Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria
2013-07-10 14:38:22

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.