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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) &...

2014-02-03 23:22:54

Living Tree Community Foods is proud to produce a unique Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, made from Oregon pumpkin seeds. Most pumpkin seed oil brands use pumpkins from China, but Living Tree Community Food's oil is made of pumpkins grown by Oregon family farmers. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Most Americans think of pumpkins as the quintessential American gourd; pumpkins originated in North America and remain one of the highlights of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They have...

2014-02-03 08:21:47

Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), is the world's largest producer of non-dormant, alfalfa seed varieties. S&W produces alfalfa seed in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. As of today, it does not appear to S&W that drought conditions in California will have a material negative impact on the Company's calendar...

2014-01-30 12:29:21

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfs6kl/seeds_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis on the International Seeds Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfs6kl/seeds_market_by ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The seed market is primarily driven by the...

2014-01-20 23:01:56

Seeds Market report tracks developments and strategies of market players evaluating major market strategies followed by leading market players in terms of new product launches, agreements and collaboration, expansions; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html. (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 According to a new market research report, "Seeds Market by Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant,...

2014-01-15 12:26:59

DUBLIN, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wb6gpt/seeds_global) has announced the addition of the "Seeds - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wb6gpt/seeds_global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Seeds in US$ Million by the following Product Groups/Segments:...

2013-12-26 23:19:51

Shane Michaels releases a review of Panaseeda Coriander Seed Oil Created by Activation Products using premium coriander seeds to create a product designed for improved health. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Activation Product’s Panaseeda Coriander Seed Oil created to promote improvement in body function and overall wellness has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “While most people typically think of coriander seed as being a culinary...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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