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2013-07-15 23:20:50

TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce EasyGreen.com, as the best supplier of Organic Wheatgrass seeds and heirloom seeds. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce http://www.EasyGreen.com, as the best source of organic wheatgrass seeds and heirloom seeds. EasyGreen, is a reputable international company, that has been in business for years. They service consumers all over the world, selling heirloom seeds, in addition to seed sprouters,...

2013-07-15 08:28:20

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the planned initiation of alfalfa hay trials for five dormant alfalfa varieties in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The PRC trials are part of S&W's continuing effort to expand the worldwide markets for its proprietary alfalfa seed varieties. The alfalfa hay trials will be conducted at four different sites in the PRC, using varieties recently acquired and internally...

2013-07-09 08:30:31

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the initiation of its dormant alfalfa seed production program with the planting of production acreage in Manitoba, Canada. This marks the company's first planting of production acres of its "dormant" alfalfa seed varieties, which is suited for cooler climates such as the northern United States, Canada, Europe and China. The expansion into the dormant alfalfa seed space opens up a...

2013-07-08 10:33:18

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity's caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims Cornell University plant geneticist Susan McCouch in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of Nature. To keep pace with population growth and rising incomes around the world, researchers estimate that food availability must double in the next 25 years. The biodiversity stored in plant gene...

2013-07-05 23:04:30

Community Answers Call to Help Shape the Future of Independent Film New York, NY (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 Seed&Spark, the world’s first crowd-funding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, is proud to announce the successful completion of the $32,500 crowd-funding campaign for Seed&Spark on Seed&Spark. The campaign ran for 30 consecutive days, ending on June 29, 2013. Thanks to a huge outpour of support from the Seed&Spark community,...

Airborne Gut Action Helps Wild Chili Pepper Seeds
2013-06-24 07:25:08

University of Washington Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that's important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird. Seeds from a wild chili pepper plant found in South America, after being eaten and passed through the digestive tract...

2013-06-17 23:16:01

Transparency Market Research Published New “Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018” Market Research Report In Store. Browse the full report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/seed-treatment-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 According to a new market report published by...

Is The Future Of Whitebark Pine Trees At Risk
2013-06-10 14:31:25

National Science Foundation Widespread tree death from beetle infestations, tree disease outbreaks affecting seed production There's trouble ahead for the whitebark pine, a mountain tree that's integral to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. Over the last decade, some populations of whitebark pines have declined by more than 90 percent. But these declines may be just the beginning. New research results, supported by the National Science Foundation...

2013-06-04 23:16:57

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Seed Treatment (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) Market For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global seed treatment market was valued at USD 2.43 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 4.45 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2018. Browse the full report at...

2013-06-04 08:31:47

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeds of Change®, maker of organically grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is proud to announce this year's 16 Share the Good grant recipients. The Salinas Education Center Garden in Salinas, Calif. will receive a $25,000 grant while 15 additional organizations will receive $10,000 grants to support new or existing community based gardening and sustainable farming programs. Share the Good is funded by the Seeds of Change "1% Fund," the...


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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