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Sausalito team wins Häagen-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

...design was scalable which shows the collaborative approach of the four-person team and their willingness to work with budget," he said. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 different U.S. agricultural crops, valued at $15 billion. However, in recent years, the nation's beekeepers have reported losing from on...

Sauslito team wins Haagen-Dazs-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

...design was scalable which shows the collaborative approach of the four-person team and their willingness to work with budget," he said. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 different U.S. agricultural crops, valued at $15 billion. However, in recent years, the nation's beekeepers have reported losing from on...

Spring and Pollen Are in the Air

...f Medicine. For the most part, seasonal allergies are caused by airborne pollens -- very fine powder released by trees, grasses and weeds as they pollinate and fertilize other plants of the same kind. Molds in outdoor air can also contribute to seasonal allergies. Although outdoor allergens can be pr...

Primitive Plants Have Complex Sex Life

...nd sending out some odors to attract pollinators, but these cycads have a specific sexual behavior tuned to repel, attract and deceive the thrips that pollinate them," principal author Irene Terry, research associate professor of biology, said in a prepared statement. More information The University of...

Vanishing Honey Bees

...ow they too seem to agree with this fact. This has had an adverse affect on the economy too. Honey production is worth just $200m a year, but bees pollinate $15 billion-worth of fruit, vegetables and nuts, especially the $2 billion almond business. They contribute $15 billion to the nation's agricultural o...

Weather Forecasts Spring Pollen Allergy Severity

...nce how much allergy sufferers will sneeze, wheeze and itch their eyes. ? Mild Winter – Pollen Counts Increase: A mild winter can cause trees to pollinate earlier and could bring an early start to the allergy season. Mild and warm weather that continues in the spring also can increase pollen counts. ...
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Wild bees and the flowers they pollinate are disappearing together

The diversity of bees and of the flowers they pollinate, has declined significantly in Britain and the Netherlands over the last 25 years according to research led by the University of Leeds and published in Science this Friday (21 July 2006). The paper is the first evidence of a widespread decline...

Wild bees can be effective pollinators

... Besides blueberries, many of the species in this study also visit cherries, apples, and cranberries, and managed mason bees are already being used to pollinate cherry orchards. ...

Looming tropical disaster needs urgent action

... that directly benefit human life. "The majority of the world's population live in the tropics and what is at stake is the survival of species that pollinate most of the world's food crops, purify our water systems, attenuate severe flood risk, sequester carbon (taking carbon dioxide out of the air) and mod...

Ecologists tease out private lives of plants and their pollinators

...in France collected pollen from 23 different flowering plant species, 13 of which are only pollinated by insects while the other 10 species can either pollinate themselves or be insect pollinated. They analysed the pollen for protein content and, in the second part of the study, recorded bumblebee foraging beh...

Living fossils have hot sex

...and deceive the thrips [small flying insects] that pollinate them, says Irene Terry, research associate profess...e pollen-laden thrips enter female cycad cones and pollinate them. "They [cycads] are trading food for se...e plants. And the thrips are the only animals that pollinate the plants. As a mechanical engineer, Roemer s...

Warning from Asian bees

...egion.” Since varroa mite and other bee diseases hit America and wiped out huge numbers, US beekeepers have also relied on NSWgrown stock to help pollinate their almond trees. In 2006, Australian beekeepers cashed in, shipping export package bees worth $3-4 million to America. However, this is i...

World's largest flower evolved from family of much tinier blooms

...k of decaying flesh, and in some cases even emit heat, much like a recently killed animal. These traits help the flower attract the carrion flies that pollinate it. "While it's surprising to find this giant plant evolved from a family typified by much smaller blossoms, rafflesia is unusual enough that it's...

Two studies on bee evolution reveal surprises

...o exist. But scientists disagree on which family is the most primitive. Bees are known to affect plant evolution by spreading pollen and preferring to pollinate some types of plants over others. Because scientists assume that bees have essentially always been around, pollinating plants and "creating" new speci...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...study found that native insects are food for wildlife that supports a $50 billion recreation industry, provide more than $4.5 billion in pest control, pollinate $3 billion in crops and clean up grazing lands, which saves ranchers some $380 million a year. And these are "very conservative" estimates that pro...

Researchers release new variety of asparagus

... and female parent plants are produced by cloning using tissue culture methods. The male and female plants are then planted in an isolated field. Bees pollinate the females, leading to seed production. These seeds are then sold and planted by farmers who produce the spears consumers eventually will buy. "The f...
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No time for evolution in telecommunications

...Companies that are committed to winning will be rewarded if they have the ability to change and adapt to consumer preferences and are willing to cross pollinate with industry newcomers. The changes the industry is experiencing each year seem to be as great as the previous five years combined. A decade ago,...
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