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2012-10-11 04:01:13

Distinguished Research Team Mobilizing to Help Alleviate Diseases that Costs Vineyards $200 Million Annually Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 With trunk diseases devastating grape vineyards and other crops throughout the nation, $1.8 million in federal research funding has been secured in what is viewed as a major step to rid agriculture of this costly epidemic, the National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) announced today. “Trunk diseases are the single biggest reason for...

2012-02-21 11:33:35

A gene fusion research project led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist delivers a one-two punch to Pierce's disease, a deadly threat to California's world-renowned wine industry. The study is set for publication the week of Feb. 20 in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many disease-causing microbes can evade one defensive action by a host plant, but we believe that most microbes would have difficulty overcoming a combination of...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

The Fresh Fruits Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Grape to its collection of crops. This section comprises 589 resources to one of the most important fruit crops worldwide. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Cultivated in many climatic zones of the world, Grape (Vitis,...

2010-11-03 15:37:00

Studies Highlight Concord Grape Juice as Beneficial to Heart Health and Possibly More CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50% of Americans list heart health as their number one health concern.(1) According to recent scientific papers published in Nutrition Reviews(2) and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(3), consumers can take steps to support heart health by incorporating grape-based products into their diets. Specifically, these studies reveal that...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'