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2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2013-10-16 23:00:39

Live demonstrations of ArborSystems fall Diplodia Tip Blight treatment for pines and conifers using the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System, their new ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms and their new Pointle Palm Injection Tip will be on display at the ArborSystems exhibit during the GIE+EXPO October 23 – 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. and TCI Expo November 14 - 16 at the...

2013-09-03 23:00:23

ArborSystems introduces ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms. Terrier Antibiotic treats Bacterial Leaf Scorch in Elm, Oak, Sycamore, Oleander and Sweet Gum trees; Fire Blight in Mountain Ash trees; Ash Yellows in Ash trees; and Phloem Necrosis in Elm trees (also called Elm Yellow). Springer Antibiotic is for seasonal suppression of lethal yellow disease in palms. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 ArborSystems...

2012-11-01 00:15:21

UK bans European ash trees to halt fungus spread, Imperial researchers say public need to be more aware of trade risks to tree health The UK Government has recently imposed a ban on importing foreign ash trees in order to prevent the spread of the disease Chalara, which kills the trees and has entered the country via imports from Europe. Imperial College London researchers argue that the nursery trade, horticultural stakeholders and the plant buying public need to be more aware of the...

History Is Key Factor In Plant Disease Virulence
2012-04-20 03:30:50

Where disease-causing microbes have been makes a difference The virulence of plant-borne diseases depends on not just the particular strain of a pathogen, but on where the pathogen has been before landing in its host, according to new research results. Scientists from the University of California System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) published the results April 18 in the journal PLoS ONE. The study demonstrates that the pattern of...

2012-04-10 10:40:26

Pacific Southwest Research Station/USDA Forest Service Science that makes a difference... Climate change is projected to have far-reaching environmental impacts both domestically and abroad. A recently published report by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) examines the impact of climate change on forest diseases and how these pathogens will ultimately affect forest ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada. Drawing on a large body of published...

2012-04-09 14:14:33

The trade in live plants from around the world has become a major industry in the United States, with new imports now valued at more than $500 billion annually. According to a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, however, what has proved to be a boon for the economy has also been shown to have devastating effects on the environment. The multidisciplinary working group found that almost 70 percent of the most damaging...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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