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2011-06-21 11:48:00

EFFINGHAM, S.C., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Margaret Holmes today announced a 'Best Southern Summer Dishes' recipe contest, which will run through September 6, 2011. Recipes can combine any of the Margaret Holmes label products, including their southern classics such as collard greens, butter peas, tomatoes okra and corn, and yellow squash; and seasoned vegetables including mix greens, field peas and snaps, and Italian green beans; southern peaches, and Peanut Patch...

2010-12-23 15:00:00

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Concepts Inc. ('Clean Power' or the 'Company'), (OTC Bulletin Board: CPOW), announced today its Spirit of Health line has launched production of Omega 3 100% Virgin Camelina Oil ('Virgin Camelina Oil'). Clean Power's CEO Michael Shenher commented, "The Spirit of Health Virgin Camelina Oil is a gourmet consumer product which is an excellent 'health conscious' substitute for other salad dressings and cooking oils. We produce...

2009-08-30 23:44:32

More U.S. schools are banning peanut butter for school lunches because some children have allergies but a registered dietitian says there are alternatives. Joyce Barnett, a registered dietitian and assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says there are tasty alternatives to peanut butter. Spreads made from other nuts or seeds provide a nutritious alternative to peanut butter, Barnett says in a statement. Barnett recommends...

2009-01-26 09:16:12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified several more companies recalling products possibly containing peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella. Among the most recent recalls are Supreme Protein Inc. peanut butter crunch and caramel nut bars; Shoprite-brand peanut butter on toasty crackers and peanut butter and cheese cracker snacks manufactured by the Kellogg Co.; Larabar-brand and JamFrakas-brand peanut butter blisscrisp and cookie flavor snack bars manufactured by General Mills...

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today that a quarantine for the Plum Pox Virus, a disease that severely affects fruit tree production, has been rescinded for a portion of Tyrone Township, Adams County.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...

2008-09-08 09:00:33

As fall approaches, Mike Hutjens,University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist, has outlined three scenarios for the harvesting of forage. The first scenario involves late-corn silage. The main differences will be yield (tons of dry matter per acre) and starch content. "Allowing the corn crop to try to reach optimal maturity is recommended. Wait to harvest as long as the plant is growing," he says. "Growing degree days in the fall and a killing frost will be factors that...

2008-06-30 21:02:30

By Jeanine Kendle Beef used in elementary cafeterias, slaughtered incorrectly -- recalled, February 2008. Bags of spinach laced with E. coli -- recalled, September 2006. Cans of Purina pet food infected with tainted vegetable proteins -- recalled, March 2007. A jar of reduced sugar Peter Pan Peanut Butter that was in my parents' cupboard and wreaked havoc on my lower intestine -- recalled with salmonella, February 2007 (better late than never). And now 600 people across the country sick...

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2008-03-25 16:00:00

Scientists investigate yield differences between organic and conventional cash grain and forage crops in the Upper MidwestCan organic cropping systems be as productive as conventional systems? The answer is an unqualified, "Yes" for alfalfa or wheat and a qualified "Yes most of the time" for corn and soybeans according to research reported by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and agricultural consulting firm AGSTAT in the March-April 2008 issue of Agronomy Journal.The...

2006-02-28 15:48:26

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A small North Carolina-based specialty crops company is trying to turn a humble wildflower into a major new oilseed crop that could produce an alternative to coconut and palm oils. After 20 years in development, cuphea (koo-FEE-ah) will start its second planting this spring in the Midwestern United States. "It's grown (as a crop) nowhere else in the world," said Andrew Hebard, chief executive of Technology Crops International...


Latest Rosids Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 14:57:48

Gastrolobium minus or Broad-leaved Brachysema, a member of the Fabaceae family is an indigenous shrub of Southwest Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium genus are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. It grows to just over 3 feet wide featuring oblong leaves that are deep green on top and a smooth bottom and rust colored flowers. The plant grows best in well drained soil and a slight shade and is often used as a ground cover or in container gardens. Photo...

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2009-04-28 14:53:34

Gastrolobium praemorsum, a member of the Fabaceae family, is indigenous of Southwest Australia. It features crimson pea-flowers and is found most commonly between Geographe Bay and Albany in Australia. While many members of the Gastrolobium family are poisonous, the toxicity of this plant is unknown. Originally assigned to the Brachysema genus, in 2002 it was reassigned to the Gastrolobium family. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-23 10:35:57

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, also known as Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, or Lemon Scented Verbena, is a flowering plant native to subtropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. This plant is classified in the family Myrtaceae and genus Backhousia. It can achieve heights as high as 5 yards, but many times it is smaller. The leaves are a glossy evergreen with smooth edges, opposite, lance-shaped, 2-5 inches in length and less than an inch...

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2005-07-12 16:45:02

The Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a flowering plant of the genus Lathyrus in the legume family Fabaceae. It is a perennial plant and growing and blooming every year without new seeds being planted. It is less strongly scented than the related annual sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus. Everlasting peas are sometimes grown as a garden plant but are pervasive and may be difficult to remove. Because of this, this species is often considered to be a weed despite its attractive appearance.

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2005-07-12 15:35:56

The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, family Malvaceae) is an evergreen shrub indigenous to East Asia. Also known as China rose and Shoe flower, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. The flowers are large, red, and firm, but lack any scent. Numerous cultivars, varieties, and hybrids have been created, with flower colors ranging from white through yellow and orange to scarlet and shades of pink, with both single and double sets of petals....

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