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2011-04-01 09:51:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bolthouse Farms' baby carrots are now the official snack of the Easter Bunny, it was announced today. The company has partnered with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Hop, the new comedy from the creators of Despicable Me and the director of Alvin and the Chipmunks, which opened in theatres nationwide today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110401/NY75730 ) Blending state of the art animation with live...

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2011-03-22 10:25:00

Biologists from Harvard University recently examined why the flowers of lilies have characteristically crinkled edges. PhD student Haiyi Liang and Professor L. Mahadevan carried out the research. The lily was marked with dots along the edge of the petal as well as the center of the flower. Time-lapse video reveals that the petals grow longer at the edges than in the middle. These dots enabled the researchers to measure every physical change of the flower as it grew from bud to bloom. "I...

2011-03-06 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, MARCH 7: LUTHER BURBANK Profile America -- Monday, March 7th. Today marks the birthday of a man who contributed much to the way we eat -- but especially those who love baked potatoes. The man was Luther Burbank, who decided that better plants could be developed by natural selection and...

2011-02-16 02:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Budding chefs have just six weeks left to win the chance to star on TV with celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli. The Master Spud Competition - a nationwide search for Britain's best potato recipes - will close on the 20th March, with five shortlisters winning the chance to star in a feature length TV advert with celebrity chef, Jean Christophe Novelli. To enter the competition keen cooks should upload their favourite potato recipe to a special...

2011-02-07 12:30:00

DENVER, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Potato Board (USPB) has teamed up with The Nutrition Twins, registered dieticians and personal trainers Lyssie and Tammy Lakatos, to remind potato lovers everywhere why potatoes are "twice" as smart and to announce an easy-to-enter recipe photo contest. As the Twins explain, "Twice baked potatoes are twice as fun! Plus, you get twice the nutritional punch as potatoes are loaded with vitamin C and potassium." Not only that, one...

2011-02-04 14:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). "USDA's decision is a positive step for sugar beet farmers," said Steve Welker,...

2011-02-03 09:30:00

BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrot Medical, a leading designer of integrated medical imaging display systems, has announced results for 2010. During the year, Carrot Medical achieved significant growth in sales, an expansion of sales channels and secured additional private financing. Carrot Medical, recognized as a market leader, is the manufacturer of C-View, an Information Technology solution that integrates medical images and other visual data onto a single,...

2011-01-15 00:00:38

The Food Puzzle LLC announces the release of its inaugural app for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The Food Puzzle offers an innovative way to look at nutrition while featuring retina display graphics and an HD version for the iPad. The app offers users the unique goal of literally "filling up your vitamin fuel tank" rather than simply focusing on calorie counting and fat content. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 The Food Puzzle - new to the app store offers users a new way to...

2011-01-10 08:11:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Competition is heating up on the gridiron, but the fiercest showdown is taking place in grocery stores across the country, as Baby Carrots continue their campaign against the multibillion-dollar junk food industry. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/NY26893) Bolthouse Farms, in conjunction with the growers alliance 'A Bunch of Carrot Farmers,' is moving into the next stage of its widely-acclaimed effort to reposition...

2010-12-29 13:44:13

Paclobutrazol pre-plant bulb dips can produce compact, commercially acceptable plants In a recent issue of HortTechnology, Purdue University researchers Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez reported on a study of the effects of a technique called "bulb dipping" on Easter lily. While plant growth retardants (PGRs) are commonly applied as sprays or media drenches, bulb crops can be submerged, or "dipped" in PGR solutions before planting. The experiments were designed to determine if...


Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-07-12 16:47:45

Daylily comprises the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. The name Hemerocallis is based on the Greek words for day and beauty, which reflects the fact that the individual flowers last for only one day. They open at sunrise and wither at sunset, to be replaced by another one (sometimes two or none) on the same stem the next day. Originally from Eurasia, a native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them...

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2005-06-23 11:13:55

The Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb. Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem with linear leaves. The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians. Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'