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2013-12-17 23:19:51

Introducing the Official North Carolina Azalea Festival iPhone and Android app. The Festival app offers breaking news on entertainment announcements, behind-the-scenes interviews, and insider tips for the April 9-13, 2014 event. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Here’s a modern twist on a Southern tradition -- the 67th North Carolina Azalea Festival has launched a new app. It’s a whole new way to experience the grandest party in the South, which is just four months away....

2013-06-25 12:41:43

Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, report two case studies presented as abstracts at the EHRA EUROPACE 2013 meeting, in Athens 23 to 26 June. "Both these studies underline the importance of clinicians taking detailed...

2011-12-13 22:34:24

Simple hot water treatment provides effective disease control Azalea web blight, caused by a species of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia, occurs each year on some containerized azalea cultivars during nursery production, particularly in the southern and eastern United States. Azalea shoots can harbor the pathogen, spreading the devastating, costly disease through propagation. Research has indicated that simply submerging terminal leafy cuttings of 'Gumpo White' azalea in 50°C water...

2011-04-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, APRIL 8: AZALEA FESTIVAL Profile America -- Friday, April 8th. Now that spring is here, people are taking trips to enjoy the natural beauty of some of the nation's premier parks and gardens. Some 300,000 of them will come to Muskogee, Oklahoma, this month for the 43rd annual Azalea...

2011-01-19 23:22:00

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly journal Organic Letters. Teck-Peng Loh and colleagues point out that the Phytophthora fungi cause extensive damage to food crops such as potatoes and soybeans as well as to ornamental plants like azaleas and rhododendrons. One...

2010-11-17 21:14:37

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward development of a way to combat the terrible plant diseases that caused the Irish potato famine and still inflict billions of dollars of damage to crops each year around the world. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly journal Organic Letters. Teck-Peng Loh and colleagues point out that the Phytophthora fungi cause extensive damage to food crops such as potatoes and soybeans as well as to ornamental plants like azaleas and rhododendrons. One...

2010-09-13 12:41:36

Gardeners are used to cross-breeding flowers to produce pretty petals or sweet scents -- now scientists have shown the importance of nature's talent for producing new types of flowers Gardeners are used to cross-breeding flowers to produce pretty petals or sweet scents "“ now scientists have shown the importance of nature's talent for producing new types of flowers. DNA analysis of wild evergreen rhododendrons in the Himalayas has suggested that hundreds of species of the plant could be...

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2010-03-10 07:31:48

Mechanism for associational resistance confirms Nordic and Canadian folklore Scandinavian scientists have discovered that a species of tree defends itself from herbivore attack by using chemicals emitted by neighboring plants. The study, published March 9 in New Phytologist, reveals how a species of birch tree adsorbs chemical compounds from neighboring marsh tea plants, Rhondodendron tomentosum, in a unique 'defense by neighbor strategy.' The team from Finland, led by Prof. Jarmo Holopainen...

2009-09-03 12:50:41

The U.S. Forest Service says it's determined an expansion of rhododendron plants along Southern Appalachian slopes might increase the risk of landslides. Scientists at the Forest Service's Southern Research Station in Atlanta said their findings suggest the expansion of rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) in Southern Appalachian mountain hollows may increase the likelihood of landslides during and after intense rain events. In an article recently published online in the journal Earth...


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2005-07-13 08:42:04

Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas were originally classed as a different genus of plant, but now they are recognized as two of the eight sub-genera of rhododendrons - subgenus Pentanthera typified by Rhododendron nudiflorum and subgenus Tsutsusi typified by Rhododendron tsutsusi. There are two types of azaleas: deciduous and evergreen. One of the major differences between azaleas and the rest of the rhododendron family is their size. Another is...

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