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2013-11-15 23:03:54

A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds. The authors saw a natural reduction in the percentage of active seedbank, and suggest that practicing certain techniques could provide sustainable weed management. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Weed Science – An important component of managing weeds in field crops is preventing the seeds released by weeds each autumn from becoming...

2010-09-10 09:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backyard gardeners, full-time farmers and landscaping professionals can be assured the seeds used for planting in Pennsylvania are of the highest quality due to the state's rigorous standards, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today as his department released the 2009-10 Pennsylvania Seed Report. "As we enter the fall planting season for some vegetables, cover crops, and winter annual crops like rye, wheat and barley, it is...

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2009-10-15 12:35:00

The Kew's Millennium Seed Bank has successfully collected 10 percent of the world's plants with 1.7 billion seeds being stored to date. The goal was met with the addition of seeds from a wild banana, the plant conservatory's 24,200th wild plant species. The Kew bank is the largest plant conservation project in the world. It is intended to save plants faced with the threat of extinction. The seed collective combines the efforts of more than 120 groups in 54 countries. The 10 percent goal was...


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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...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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