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2014-09-04 23:04:41

‘An apple variety a day’: Gala, Fuji and Red Delicious among top varieties Vienna, VA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Hungry for apples? We’re about to have plenty to choose from as U.S. apple growers are expecting a healthy harvest this season. U.S. Apple Association (USApple) recently forecast growers nationwide will pick close to 264 million bushels of apples this harvest season, which runs primarily from late August through November. Apples remain the most popular fruit grown in the...

2012-03-28 13:34:59

As rates for prostate disorders spiral upwards, new research pinpoints where to grow dwindling African source of alternative medicine Responding to the dwindling abundance of Prunus africana in the wild, a tree listed as "vulnerable to extinction" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a recent study by the World Agroforestry Centre identifies possible locations in Kenya for developing tree farms. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported as far...

2008-12-09 10:41:00

No Virus Detected in Any Area of Pennsylvania for Second Consecutive Year HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today that a quarantine for the Plum Pox Virus, a disease that severely affects fruit tree production, has been rescinded for a portion of Tyrone Township, Adams County. Residents in the portion of the township north of Cranberry Road may now plant and sell stone fruit trees, said Wolff. Now, less than 50 square miles of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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