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2013-05-29 23:15:01

Seed&Spark Beat Out Competition for BetaBeat Glory and a $10,000 Grand Prize New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Seed&Spark, the world´s first crowdfunding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, took first place in The Pitch Season 2, BetaBeat´s (a New York Observer blog) pitch competition. Along with BetaBeat glory, Seed&Spark was awarded $10,000 in funding that will go toward improving the website. Featured in Episode Seven of The Pitch,...

2013-05-09 23:42:33

[259 Pages Report] Asia-Pacific Seed Treatment Market report categorizes the APAC Market by Crops (Cereals, Oilseeds & Others), by Applications (Fungicide, Insecticide, Bio-Control & Others), by Types (Chemical & Non-Chemical) & by Geography (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 "Asia-Pacific Seed Treatment Market by Type (chemical & non-chemical), by Application (fungicide, insecticide, bio-control and others) and by Crop (cereals, oil seeds and others): Trends, Forecasts and Technical...

2013-05-07 12:43:40

Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. Even when other known means of communication, such as contact, chemical and light-mediated signals, are blocked chilli seeds grow better when grown with basil plants. This suggests that plants are talking via nanomechanical vibrations. Monica Gagliano and Michael Renton from the University of Western Australia attempted to grow chilli seeds (Capsicum annuum) in the...

2013-05-06 23:21:23

[285 Pages Report] North America Seed Treatment Market report categorizes the NA Market by Application (Fungicide, Insecticide, Bio-Control & Others), Types (Chemical & Non-Chemical), by Crop Types (Cereals, Oilseeds & Others), & by Geography forecasting 2018. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The Report "North America Seed Treatment Market by Type (Chemical & Non-chemical), by Application (Fungicide, Insecticide, Bio-Control and Others) and by Crop (Cereals, Oil seeds and Others):...

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno. Previous research has shown chemicals in the smoke of burning trees called karrikins“¯are responsible for this phoenix-like rebirth. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has described new details on the mechanism...

2013-04-16 23:01:11

Partiestogrow.com is celebrating Earth day and will include 12 additional seed packets with every flower party favor order placed in April for a total of 24 packets with each kit! That's an extra 12 seed packets to plant in the garden or on the deck and patio. Lebanon NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 In celebration of Earth Day this month, PartiesToGrow.com is giving away an extra 12 seed packets with every order! Order the flower party favor pack in the month of April and receive extra seeds to...


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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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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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