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2014-04-11 10:18:08

A new generation of high yield plants could be created following a fundamental change in our understanding of how plants develop. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that plants have evolved ways to control embryo growth and development by emitting information from surrounding cells. The international study, headed by Dr Jose Gutierrez-Marcos from Warwick's School of Life Sciences, revealed that female sex...

2014-04-03 12:32:21

DUBLIN, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Marketshttp://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/93mhht/seeds_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Seeds Market by Type, Seed Trait & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/93mhht/seeds_market_by ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The seed market is primarily driven by the consumption of seeds...

2014-04-01 23:04:50

Europe Seed Treatment Market report classifies the global market by crop types such as cereals and grains, oilseeds and by sub-segmentation of insecticides, fungicides; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/europe-seed-treatment-market-1124.html. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The report "Europe Seed Treatment Market by Type (chemical & non-chemical), by Application (fungicide, insecticide, bio-control and others) and by Crop (cereals, oilseeds and others): Trends, Forecasts...

2014-03-20 23:28:04

Native Seeds/SEARCH co-directors Bill McDorman and Belle Starr have parted ways with the organization after almost three years. Mr. McDorman and his wife Ms. Starr were recruited as Executive Director and Deputy Director in 2011 to help the organization grow financially and programmatically. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 During their tenure, the operating budget of Native Seeds/SEARCH expanded from $791,000 to almost $1.2 million. Revenue from distribution increased 80%, donations...

bats and light pollution
2014-03-11 10:22:41

Wiley These new findings were reported by scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Berlin (IZW). The study – published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology – is the first to show that seed-dispersing bats avoid feeding in light-polluted areas. Working in Costa Rica with Sowell's short-tailed bats (Carollia sowelli), Daniel Lewanzik from the IZW gave the bats a simple choice. He divided a flight cage into two compartments....

2014-03-10 08:26:57

Product aimed to help parents instill positive values like kindness. TAMPA, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As children prepare for the arrival of the Easter Bunny, many parents face the challenge of creating fun activities for their kids that also teach valuable life lessons. Cherri Prince, formerly SVP at Leo Burnett, comes to the rescue with Lollipop Seeds that Sprout for Kind Deeds(TM), a product geared toward kids and families to spark the imagination of children and...

2014-03-03 08:24:18

Organizations are encouraged to apply for one of several $20,000 and $10,000 grants RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeds of Change®, maker of organically grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is announcing the return of its annual Seeds of Change® Grant Program. Now through March 31, local schools, food and nutrition education programs and garden- or farm-related organizations can apply for funding to support new or existing sustainable initiatives....

aerial view of a conservation corridor experiment
2014-02-26 07:56:50

David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Field ecologists go to great lengths to get data: radio collars and automatic video cameras are only two of their creative techniques for documenting the natural world. So when a group of ecologists set out to see how wind moves seeds through isolated patches of habitat carved into a longleaf pine plantation in South Carolina, they twisted colored yarn to create mock seeds that would drift with the wind much like native...

2014-02-20 23:31:27

Vegetable gardening company and Seeds of the Month Club retailer, Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC, has expanded its club offerings from vegetable, fruit and herb seeds to include many popular variety of flower seeds. Burlington, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Vegetable gardening company and Seeds of the Month Club retailer, Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC, has expanded its club offerings from vegetable, fruit and herb seeds to include many popular variety of flower seeds. The move,...

2014-02-16 23:01:40

Seed market report is segmented into oilseed, grain seed, fruit and vegetable and others covering major crops under oilseed such as soybean, sunflower, canola. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html) (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant, Insecticide Resistant, & Other Stacked Traits) &...


Latest Seed Reference Libraries

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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