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UCJEPS: Jepson Interchange: Zizania aquatica L. ITIS Standard Report Page: Zizania aquatica. CalPhotos. Zizania aquatica information from NPGS/GRIN. UW-System WisFlora Home. Zizania aquatica - Species Page - ISB: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Select the criterion by which you wish to search (Scientific name, Genus, Family, etc.) and enter that information into the provided field. Hint: Correct spelling is necessary for desired results, but because this function is a string search the full name need not be entered. Any correct part of a taxon name can be entered and a choice of the correct one made from the small list of resulting matches.

For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists of matches. The intended name can then be chosen from any of those lists. Usually, the last letter (or two) of a given genus, a space, and the first few correct letters of the specific epithet will provide a sufficiently short list containing the desired taxon. A similar example in a Common Name search is Virginia snakeroot. Info2. Info. Copyright to all material on this web site, except some of the images, belongs to Utah State University Materials for this web site were developed as part of the Manual of Grasses for North America and. Results of search. Plants Profile for Zizania aquatica (annual wildrice) Cannabis (drug) Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation,[10] and an increase in appetite.[11] Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes,[10] and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.[12] Effects Main short-term physical effects of cannabis A 2013 literature review said that exposure to marijuana had biologically-based physical, mental, behavioral and social health consequences and was "associated with diseases of the liver (particularly with co-existing hepatitis C), lungs, heart, and vasculature".[21] The medicinal value of cannabis is disputed.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine dismisses the concept of medical cannabis because the plant fails to meet its standard requirements for approved medicines. Neurological Gateway drug Safety Varieties and strains Types of cannabis Concentration of psychoactive ingredients Preparations. Salatingredienser. Flerårig grønnkål (Brassica oleracea «Daubenton») Svartrot/Skorsonerrot (Scorzonera hispanica) Brassica oleracea «Daubenton» Løvetann (Taraxacum officinale (fransk) Norrlandsløk (Allium«Norrlandsløk») Taraxacum sublaciniosum «delikatess» Rød hagemelde (Atriplex hortensis «Rubra») Moskuskattost (Malva moschata «Jessheim») Sennepsalat (Brassica junicea «Giant Red») Korea-anisisop (Agastache rugosa) Sennepsalat (Brassica juncea «Green Wave») Korea-asters (Aster scaber) Moskuskattost (Malva moschata) Vassarve (Stellaria media) Gråmynte (Menta longifolia) Taraxacum sublaciniosum «Delikatess» Gul hagemelde (Atriplex hortensis «Aurea») Krusemynte (Mentha spicata crispi) Svartrot (Scorzonera hispanica) Flerårig ruccola (Diplotaxis muralis) Hagesyre (Rumex patientia) Nesleklokke (Campanula trachelium) Rød mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica «Atropurpurea») Nepalsyre (Rumex nepalensis) Hagesyre (Rumex patienta) Hagemelde (Atriplex hortensis «Marie Barnes») Mibuna (Brassica rapa japonica «Mibuna»)

Grow Your Heirlooms » Because Dependency Sucks! Gardening Questions and Organic Garden Information. Edible Oasis. Seeds of Solidarity | Grow Food Everywhere. North Quabbin Energy. Warwick earns Green Community Designation — December, 2014 Warwick is now one of 13 new Green Communities, recently designated on Dec. 3 2014, and awarded $137,850 to begin implementing their 20% energy reduction plan over the next 5 years. “Never say never” says Janice Kurkoski, chair of the Warwick Buildings and Energy Committee, who from the beginning had felt that there was much too much paperwork and too many hoops to jump through to apply for this grant. But when Warwick’s Town Coordinator David Young offered to be the point-person, the Committee stepped up to the plate and presented an Energy Reduction Plan that the State thinks is good enough to use as a model for other small towns to follow.

With a total of 136 participating cities and towns, more than half of all Massachusetts residents now live in a Green Community. Watch for more information about January Events regarding continuing work to stop the Kinder Morgan/TGP natural gas pipeline project. Untitled. The Napa Valley may become known for another crop aside from its world-renowned grapes. On Saturday, a giant pumpkin from the valley set a world record during a weigh-off at Morgan Hill in the South Bay. The pumpkin, grown for 105 days in a backyard in east Napa, tipped the scale at 2,032 pounds at the 23rd annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, hosted by Uesugi Farms. The grower, Tim Mathison, celebrated the record with his wife, Susie, son Brian, and a dozen fellow growers from Napa. “I was surprised. I didn’t think it was going to go that heavy. ... I was very surprised and happy,” said Mathison, a lumber salesman who attributed his success in part to this year’s mild temperatures.

Growers of giant pumpkins in Napa are very supportive of one another, Mathison and others said. The previous world record was for a 2,009-pound pumpkin grown by Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I. Mathison’s pumpkin is not coming home. Mathison is not done. Buy live pet insect. Helpful Insects. Although insects are commonly thought of as pests in just about every region of the world, one must take the time to realize their benefits in our everyday lives. Without insects operating dutifully about their ecosystems, our world would be a very different place than the one we've come to enjoy. It takes a "micro-level" vision of their world to truly understand their importance to our own.

Honey Bee Without Honey Bees, we would not have honey nor beeswax. The red food dye known as 'cochineal' is made from the crushed bodies of a species of insect native to South America for example. Honey Bees would be the very same insect as used by the ancient Aztec Indians almost 600 years ago in a variety of roles throughout their advanced civilization. Before sugar cane was introduced in all of Europe (about 700 AD), people would use honey to sweeten their intake of various foods and drinks. Bees in particular assist in the process known as pollination. Dragonfly pets? Aphid. Aphids, also known as plant lice and in Britain and the Commonwealth as greenflies, blackflies, or whiteflies (not to be confused with "jumping plant lice" or true whiteflies), are small sap-sucking insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea.[1] Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions.[1] The damage they do to plants has made them enemies of farmers and gardeners the world over, though from a zoological standpoint they are a highly successful group of organisms.[2] Their success is due in part to the asexual reproductive capabilities of some species.

About 4,400 species are known, all included in the family Aphididae.[3] Around 250 species are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. They vary in length from 1 to 10 millimetres (0.04 to 0.39 in). Distribution[edit] Aphids are distributed worldwide, but are most common in temperate zones. Taxonomy[edit] Anatomy[edit] Diet[edit] Aphis fabae. Hoverfly. About 6,000 species in 200 genera have been described. Hoverflies are common throughout the world and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals, despite their mimicry of more dangerous wasps and bees, which wards off predators. Description[edit] Characteristic wing venation of the Syrphidae With a few exceptions (e.g.[3]), hoverflies are distinguished from other flies by a spurious vein, located parallel to the fourth longitudinal wing vein.[1] Adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen.[2] They also hover around flowers, lending to their common name.[1] Reproduction and life cycle[edit] Unlike adults, the maggots of hoverflies feed on a variety of foods; some are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant or animal matter, while others are insectivores, eating aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.[1] This is beneficial to gardens, as aphids destroy crops, and hoverfly maggots are often used in biological control.

Pollination[edit] No-till farming. Young soybean plants thrive in and are protected by the residue of a wheat crop. This form of no till farming provides good protection for the soil from erosion and helps retain moisture for the new crop. No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct drilling) is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique which increases the amount of water that infiltrates into the soil and increases organic matter retention and cycling of nutrients in the soil. In many agricultural regions it can reduce or eliminate soil erosion. It increases the amount and variety of life in and on the soil, including disease-causing organisms and disease organisms. The most powerful benefit of no-tillage is improvement in soil biological fertility, making soils more resilient.

Farm operations are made much more efficient, particularly improved time of sowing and better trafficability of farm operations. Background[edit] What is Air Pruning? By Sunny Datko Air pruning is a technique designed to encourage the plant to grow a denser system of root hairs, increasing nutrient absorption and enabling the plant to grow more rapidly. Air pruning works by exposing the root tips to relatively dry air, causing the apical cells at the very tip of the root to dehydrate, or become air-pruned. This stimulates the growth of secondary roots that branch out from them within the growing media. These secondary roots spread throughout the container until they reach the sides and bottom where they get air pruned again, stimulating more root growth. The overall effect of this technique is the establishment of a well-developed root system that is spread evenly throughout the entire pot.

In plastic pots where air root pruning does not take place, the roots tend to keep on growing and spiraling in the pot, discouraging root expansion. Spotlight on Smart Pot: Leave a Comment. The Cost Savings Of Growing Food - 2014 Edition. What Will We Eat? Healing Herbal.