If you are interested in gardening (why else are you here?) and the science behind gardening, The Garden Professors is exactly what you want. They – a group of horticulture professors from several states – post frequent and highly interesting articles. This past week has covered every thing from possible hazards of compost tea to the LD50 of coffee to a review of a classic organic gardening book. Every Friday there is a puzzle – usually on what went wrong with a plant. If you’re looking for a challenge, try these out.
block BPA damage, even in the face of significant exposure, by giving pregnant animals extra folate (found mostly in green leafy vegetables – foliage – such as spinach) or extra genistein (found mostly in legumes such as soy).
I have 3 new fact sheets up at my workplace website. Take a look:
Pretty pictures too. And yes, this does mean it’s time for me to pay attention to this blog again. I’ve neglected it for far too long.
“This publication discusses using solitary or native bees as pollinators. Some of the larger groups of bees are discussed, including alkali bees, leafcutter bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, bumblebees, sweat bees, squash bees, digger bees, orchard mason bees, shaggy fuzzyfoot bees, and hornfaced bees. Information is also presented on how to attract and conserve populations of wild bees for pollination purposes. There is also a list of suppliers of native bees and bee equipment.”
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) or sometimes honey bee depopulation syndrome (HBDS) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear.
The USDA-ARS sponsors five bee research labs at:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Each lab is listed below with its home-page, mission, and a link to associated research summaries.
Bees and other pollinators are important to our environment, providing essential services for the production of more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species. ,,,
But, pollinators are in trouble.