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New findings published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology show that seed-dispersing bats avoid feeding in light-polluted areas.
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
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
When a group of ecologists set out to see how wind moves seeds through isolated patches of habitat, they twisted colored yarn to create mock seeds that would drift with the wind much like native seeds.
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
Seed market report is segmented into oilseed, grain seed, fruit and vegetable and others covering major crops under oilseed such as soybean, sunflower, canola.
Living Tree Community Foods is proud to produce a unique Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, made from Oregon pumpkin seeds.
Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb.
DUBLIN, Ireland, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfs6kl/seeds_market_by) has announced the addition of
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
Corydalis nobilis, also known as Siberian corydalis, is a perennial plant from the family Papaveraceae. It was introduced to Europe by Linnaeus, who had sent for Lamprocapnos spectabilis but received the seeds of C. nobilis instead. C. nobilis bears its flower on a stem that may grow as tall as 50 centimeters. The stem of the plant is grows upright with pinnate leaves along the entire stem. C. nobilis has flowers of orange or yellow. The inner petals of the flower have a dark violet hue at...
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 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 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 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...
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