Latest Sunflower Stories

2011-08-15 22:38:36

New genetic evidence presented by a team led by Indiana University biology doctoral graduate Benjamin Blackman confirms the eastern United States as the single geographic domestication site of modern sunflowers.

2011-02-28 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Socially conscious shoppers are latching on to a new gardening trend this spring - and it's not only fashionable flowers or subliminal scents.

2010-04-02 12:22:38

New information about early Native Americans' horticultural practices comes not from hieroglyphs or other artifacts, but from a suite of four gene duplicates found in wild and domesticated sunflowers.

2010-01-12 09:15:00

As agricultural land becomes increasingly valuable, the need to maximize its utilization increases and decisions about what crops to plant and where, become paramount.

2009-12-08 14:36:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys Like Girls are continuing to solidify their success in pop music with their second album, Love Drunk, another hit single, national TV performances, a recent sold-out headlining tour and more. This week the album's second single "Two Is Better Than One" (feat.

2009-08-06 00:06:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire from Monsanto its global hybrid sunflower seeds activities for a consideration of $160 million, on a cash and debt-free basis.

2009-07-13 10:06:35

The contaminated sunflower oil was reported by France to the European Commission and EU Member States via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in April 2008, and the Commission subsequently imposed restrictions on the importation of sunflower oil from Ukraine

2009-04-06 09:00:00

New Collection Features 20 Timeless Classics, Including Six New Stereo Mixes and a Previously Unreleased Song Catch The Beach Boys On Tour This Summer HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beach Boys have long been the world's leading harmonious voice of summer fun, with an ocean's swell of universally-loved songs about the beach, surfing, hot rods, and in no small measure, girls and sun-kissed romance.

Latest Sunflower Reference Libraries

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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