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2013-07-10 00:20:15

KRASNODAR, Russia, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today continues a series of strategic crop updates with a focus on the potential of Diverse Field Crops. At a two day meeting for analysts and investors in Russia, the focus will be on sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet. These crops have a combined sales potential of over $2.2 billion in 2020. Increasing consumption of healthy oils is fuelling demand for oilseeds. As the only global player in sunflower and the leader in...

2013-01-07 16:19:01

Versatile and responsive to management, corn is grown throughout the world for everything from food to animal feed to fuel. A new use for corn could soon join that list, as researchers in China investigate the crop's ability to induce "suicidal germination" in a devastating parasitic weed. Known commonly as sunflower broomrape, the weed causes extensive damage to vegetable and row crops in Asia, Africa, and southern Eastern Europe. Lacking chlorophyll, it is a parasite and completely...

2012-12-04 05:03:07

Three new additions to the family of Zotes great snack products and Special Holiday Gift Packages. Highland, Utah (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Z Brand Marketing has launched three new additions to the family of Zotes great snack products — Southern Smoke Barbeque, Theater Style Popcorn and Sea Salt & Vinegar sunflower seeds have been born. Zotes has an extensive line of flavored sunflower seeds and corn nuts. “At Zotes, our flavor experts are always looking for new ways to add...

2012-11-20 00:23:18

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that it will acquire Sunfield Seeds, a US-based provider of sunflower seeds production and processing services to more than 30 countries. The acquisition represents an important step in the implementation of Syngenta's sunflower strategy by strengthening supply chain capabilities to enable future growth. Sunflower produces high value oil that is low in saturated fats. They are grown on around 25 million hectares...

2012-08-08 02:25:36

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating their 50(th) Anniversary this year, The Beach Boys have performed more than 50 concerts since April and had their highest-ever debut on Billboard's albums chart in June with their critically acclaimed new studio release, That's Why God Made The Radio. The Beach Boys' 50(th) Anniversary Tour recently concluded its North American run and is now underway in Europe, and the legendary band is pleased to announce plans for the...

2012-07-04 18:20:29

BASEL, Switzerland, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today announced a $50 million investment to build a new processing plant for corn and sunflower seeds in Argentina. The announcement followed a meeting between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta, at which the company's long term commitment to Argentine agriculture was confirmed. The plant, located in the country's central region, will supply Argentina and other key markets...

2012-06-13 02:26:11

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary reunion celebration is well underway with a major international tour, and the iconic band has another big reason to celebrate this week with their highest-ever Billboard albums chart debut. Their 29th studio album, That's Why God Made The Radio, debuts today at number 3 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. The acclaimed new album, released June 5th by Capitol/BRI, sold 61,000 copies in the U.S....

2012-03-29 23:18:58

In addition to being among his most vibrant and celebrated works, Vincent van Gogh's series of sunflower paintings also depict a mutation whose genetic basis has, until now, been a mystery In addition to being among his most vibrant and celebrated works, Vincent van Gogh's series of sunflower paintings also depict a mutation whose genetic basis has, until now, been a mystery. In a study published in PLoS Genetics, a team of University of Georgia scientists reveal the mutation behind the...

2012-03-26 10:21:12

NEW CASTLE, Del., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued Section 18 permits to market Avipel® for the 2012 planting season in the following states: Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. The state of Pennsylvania has been granted a Section 24c allowance. Permits are pending for several other states. This action frees farmers, allowing them to protect their crops from damage by hungry birds. All seven states...

2011-12-16 09:22:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world's most legendary bands in popular music history, will reunite for a global 50th Anniversary CELEBRATION in 2012. Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will come together for a new studio album and commemorative catalog releases with Capitol/EMI and a 50-date international tour to begin in April with a headlining performance at the...


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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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