Dirt Girl: Sandy's tomatoes

...nitrogen can also produce more greens rather than fruit as can our abundant daylight.Sandy pinches off the plant as it grows to signal the plant to produce more fruit than foliage. His advice is simple: pinch off anything that is starting turn yellow...
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...August. Red Rock's planned deliveries to Southwest have also been pushed back, to 2017 from 2016, and construction of the plant has not yet started.But many in the industry say they are not surprised, or daunted, by the time and effort it will...
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Industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

...combat the problem, largely because the plant is used in many different ways...unauthorized pesticides. Some of the plants were later released after tests revealed...spinach or peaches or anything. The plant is susceptible to certain pests...
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Dirt Girl: Don't be a slug

...moisture through the transpiration process. Nutrient loaded water is carried up through the plants. As the plant dries out through evaporation, the plant regulates its temperature, creating a vacuum that draws the water upward carrying various...
On the Trails: Solstice at Cowee Meadows

...what we could see. A major highlight was the discovery of a sizable patch of RIPE strawberries - just one big patch; the plants all around this site held only green, unripe berries. This discovery caused a significant delay in our progress but...
What's in Bloom: Primula florindae in varying shades of orange. Discovered in southeast Tibet by the acclaimed plant hunter Frank Kingdon-Ward, the plants are named after his first wife, Florinda. As such an outstanding garden plant, it has been given the Royal Horticultural...
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...thing, because buttercups are known to be poisonous to livestock and can cause contact dermatitis to humans who handle the plants a lot. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.
Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

...the automaker said Wednesday.The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north...He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.Another...
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Dirt Girl: Killing is gardening

...a killer, I lack the instinct. I tend to futz with the plants. I like to pull up my carrot seedlings and put As with any transplant, the less you disturb the plants the more successful you'll be.If you take your thumb...
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...inflorescence of tightly packed, brownish flowers; the rest of the plant is underground. Ground cone is commonly parasitic on...a number of hemi-parasites among our local flowers.The plant called yellow rattle or rattle box (Rhinanthus minor...


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