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2012-08-14 23:00:26

141 Capital, Inc., announced today the release of its financial statements for the six month period ending June 30, 2012. The financial statements are accompanied by management´s discussion of the statements, together with the new direction of the company following its licensing of the North American sales rights to certain nanotechnology for protective crop coating from Nanoseeds Technology, Inc. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 141 Capital, Inc. (PinkSheets:ONCP) ("141 Capital"...

2012-07-17 23:00:43

MyEcoGardens has having a month-long seed sale. Receive 30% off all seeds for your vegetable garden or flower garden from now until the end of August. Invest in natural gardening with high quality seeds. Colville, Washington (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 MyEcoGardens.com is a great source for heirloom and organic seeds for natural gardens. MyEcoGardens has seeds from many places and many sources. One supplier, Bavicchi, is one of Italy´s finest seed houses with products including flowers,...

Rodents Do Their Part To Help Save Tropical Trees
2012-07-17 06:07:04

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There's no honor among thieves when it comes to rodent robbers – which turns out to be a good thing for tropical trees that depend on animals to spread their seeds, according to recent research. Big seeds produced by many tropical trees were probably once ingested and then defecated whole by huge mammals called gomphotheres that dispersed the seeds over large distances. But gomphotheres were...

Plant Tricks Mouse Into Spitting Out Its Seeds
2012-06-16 05:04:27

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A plant in the Israeli desert has developed a ℠toxic mustard bomb´ which causes the spiny mouse that eats its berries to spit out the seeds like a child munching on watermelon. Researchers found that enzymes within the seeds of the sweet mignonette berries activate toxic substances in its pulp, which would otherwise go unnoticed, according to a new study published online in the journal Current Biology. When an unknowing...


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Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

Seed bank
2013-07-31 15:37:35

Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY Seeds can remain dormant for decades as long as the storage environment remains cool and dry. Seeds that...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Seed Saving
2013-05-18 07:22:11

Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to type refers to the characteristics of the parent plant such as large fruit/blooms. Plants...

Biennial Plant
2013-04-27 07:50:37

Biennial plants have a two year life cycle; roots, stems and leaves in the first year with flowers following the next year after a cold winter dormant period. Biennials will produce seed and fruit before dying. There are not as many biennial plants as there are perennials or annuals. Biennial plants, when exposed to extreme climate conditions, may have a shortened life cycle of a few months especially if the plants were exposed to colder than normal temperatures. Most biennials can be...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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