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2011-08-02 14:55:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverLeaf Financial announced today that Loan Tree Investments LLC has chosen to exercise their option to put the Flagstaff, Arizona "Pine Canyon" project over to SilverLeaf. The Utah-based private equity firm is making preparations to fulfill their obligations of the agreement. Shane Baldwin, a principal of SilverLeaf stated, "We are enthusiastic about this opportunity and want to assure the residents, members and staff of Pine Canyon that...

2010-12-08 00:00:41

Witchweed is an invasive plant that has crippled key segments of the agricultural industry in countries around the globe. But an aggressive eradication program has reduced infested U.S. acres by more than 99 percent. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 For the past 50 years, areas near the border between North and South Carolina have been ground zero for a fierce battle in the war against a devastating weed. Federal and state officials and local farmers have been fighting the only...

2010-09-11 02:14:43

University of Toronto discovery offers hope of saving sub-Saharan crops from devastating parasites Each year, thousands of acres of crops are planted throughout Africa, Asia and Australia only to be laid to waste by a parasitic plant called Striga, also known as witchweed.  It is one of the largest challenges to food security in Africa, and a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered chemicals and genes that may break Striga's stranglehold. When...

2010-04-22 05:18:00

TEL-AVIV, Israel, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof. Jonathan Gressel, Chief Scientific Officer of TransAlgae Ltd., was the recipient of the 2010 "Israel Prize" in agriculture, Israel's top science award.. Prof. Gressel is an internationally renowned expert in plant biotechnology, and has carried out important studies in understanding the mechanisms that allow the successful control of weeds and how weeds evolve resistance, on how to prevent gene flow, as well as on crop domestication....

Latest Scrophulariaceae Reference Libraries

2005-06-23 10:19:58

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) is a flowering plant of the genus Rhinanthus in the family Scrophulariaceae. This is a semi-parasitic plant that gains some of its nutrients from the roots of neighboring plants. The name refers to the seedpods, which contain loose, rattling seeds when ripe.

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.