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  • Most Popular Species Of T'e In Spain
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    Tea has long been a part of our human culture. For centuries, people have been drinking tea either as a means of its health benefits, or simply as an activity to take on with friends and family. The Spanish word t'e comes from the Chinese ts cha (as does the English "tea"). This Chinese word stems from the original tea drink made from Camellia (Santayana et al., 2004). Tea eventually made its way from Asia to Europe by way of the East India Company, and has been adopted by Spain ever since. Curr...
  • Want For Cotton
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    COTTON The crop that I chose is cotton. Cotton did not originate in North Carolina. Columbus discovered Cotton in 1492, growing in the Bahama Islands. Today cotton is used wisely, the many uses are; manufacturing textiles, producing cooking oil, and animal feed. Over the past few years, cotton has become useful in other ways besides making clothes. With the new technology cotton -seed can produce many other products that are useful to customers. The want for cotton is become greater because many...
  • Direct And Useful Evidence And Information
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    Phytoliths are a durable floral micro fossil formed by silica absorbed by a plant during its life. Although the usefulness of in archaeology has been known for nearly a century, the field (independently) has not attained much popularity. Despite the fact that the yields of evidence and information from are truly amazing, the field itself is at times more tedious than dendrochronology, causing a delay in the development of the use of, as well as the lack of recognition. Phytoliths have been prove...
  • Tomato Plants
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    Hydroponics: Growing Without Soil The science of growing plants without soil has been known and used for more than one-hundred years. The word hydroponics, however, is comparatively new. Dr. W.E. Gericke is usually given credit for coining the word, which translated from Greek, means working water. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon were probably on of the first attempts to grow plants hydroponically. The work of Dr. Gre icke in the 1920's and 1930's in California, however, is generally consi...
  • Important Rain Forest Plants
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    Greg Coff ta Bio 190/Costa Rican Adventures 11/30/1999 Part I Banana: Bananas were most likely picked up by the European traders in Southeast Asia when in search for spices. Soon, as the discovery of the Tropics arrived, traders took bananas to Central America. Breadfruit: this fruit commonly grows among the southern Pacific islands, and it probably found its way to Costa Rica when the natives started to explore on boat. Chocolate: as far as I could find, chocolate is native to Central America. ...
  • Cherokee Medicine
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    My grandmother grew up in Americus, GA, a rural town over 100 miles south of Atlanta. Her parents were of Cherokee descent, so I asked her about any herbal remedies passed down to her. She told me of several, but the one that she remembered with the most clarity was rabbit tobacco. Rabbit tobacco is also known as lasting, everlasting, sweet balsam, white balsam, feather-weed, and sweet cudweed. Its scientific name is Gaphalium. These annual herbs reach a height of 1 to 3 feet and have erect stem...
  • Used Many Beautiful Roadsides And Lands
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    The following quote "The sedge is with'd from the lake, And no birds sing", (Keats) seems like a very simple sentence with no meaning to it. However, after reading Chapter 6 of Silent Spring, I realized how loaded the comment is with meaning. The quote is describing humans and how humans treat the plants here on earth. The quote describes a scene where humans continue to destroy plants because they feel that they are in the way or that the plants are not appealing to look at. However, the plants...
  • Producers Of The Coca Plant
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    10 February 2002 THE COCA AND THE COCAINE WAR The current "War on Drugs" involves skirmishes in an arena with two fronts: The consumer and the manufacturer. The successes and failures of the battle are not clearly identified without first looking at how the battle can be ultimately won. When it comes to cocaine, the problem of punishing the whole instead of the individual is hard to define. Many countries use the raw ingredient, the coca plant, as part of a social and cultural structure. The onl...
  • Dandelion Coffee
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    The Dandelion, of the genus Taraxacum and the class Magnoliopsida is a close relative of the Sunflower. The name, Dandelion comes from the French phrase for! yen Teeth of Lion! |, dent de lion, due to the likeness of the shape of the plant's leaves and a lion's canine teeth, whilst its generic name, Taraxacum Officinale was influenced by the plant's many medical properties. Taraxacum meaning! yen disorder-remedy! | and Officinale, stating that the plant has medicinal attributes. Other popular na...
  • Moist Planting Mixes 1 4 Parts Topsoil
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    How to grow Marijuana Introduction: Growing marijuana indoors is fast becoming an American Pastime. The reasons are varied. With the increased interest and experimentation in house plant cultivation, it was inevitable that people would apply their knowledge of plant care to growing marijuana. Many of those who occasionally like to light up a joint may find it difficult to locate a source or are hesitant to deal with a perhaps unsavory element of society in procuring their grass. There is, of cou...
  • Recovery Drip System The Excess Nutrient Solution
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    I decided to research Hydroponics, which is the growing of plants without soil in water to which nutrients have been added. Hydroponics has been used for over a century as a research technique, but not until 1929 were experiments conducted solely to determine its feasibility for growing commercial crops. There are now hydroponic home gardens and commercial cropping operations in the United States and many other countries. Under hydroponics, plants can be grown closer together than in the field, ...
  • Cannabis Hemp Fiber
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    Hemp In the entire world, there has never been a plant quite as amazing as Cannabis Sativa. Being the world's only renewable resource capable of solving many of it's environmental, psychological, and economic problems, it is of no surprise that the plant has made quite an impact in the discovery of the New World. Cannabis Sativa, also known as; Hemp, cannabis hemp, Indian (India) hemp, true hemp, muggles, weed, pot, marijuana, reefer, grass, ganja, bhang, 'the kind,' d agga, and herb became an i...
  • Salem Harbor Power Plant
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    The Salem Harbor power plant is a serious threat to the public health - and it may only get worse. There is a severe concern about toxic air emissions from the prior waste disposal practices. That is why Bush's energy plan doesn't quite work? In the Salem Evening News it says that, "The Bush plan only pays lip service to the threat of global warming, the greatest environmental danger of our time". (Kept Davies) The Bush plan may of solved the threat of global warming, but in reality Pollution fr...
  • Five Different Habitats
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    A Comparison of Organisms in Different Microhabitats Jessica Hil key Meeker High School, Meeker, CO 81641 Abstract: On September 12 we started a long-term study of the foothills zone north of the Meeker High School. We evaluated the different organisms in different microhabitats, and studied to see if the habitats were significantly different. Our conclusion was that there was not a significant difference between the different habitats. Introduction September 12, 2000 and several other mornings ...
  • Vast Collection Of Useful Plants Including Medicines
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    Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous plants. Cultures have been using the environment around them for thousands of years. The use of plants were mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi in Babylon circa 1770 BC. The ancient Egyptians believed that plants had medicinal powers in the afterlife of the pharaohs (King and Veilleux ). Indigenous cultures of the rainforests and other areas still use plants today in their everyday lives. If plants wo...
  • Plotkin's Use Of Lists
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    In Chapter 3 of Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, Plotkin's use of long lists, detailed descriptions, and analysis forces us to understand the value of his expedition because these well-kept secrets in the rainforest have numerous possibilities as medicines which are in demand right now in our world. Mark Plotkin talks about many plants that serve as healing products. These plants can be found in the jungle and used for all kinds of different pains or diseases. From page seventy to page seventy-on...
  • Cucumber Crop
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    Cucumbers Abstract This paper will focus on cucumbers. It will discuss their relationship to other plants, the region of its origin and the plant part used by humans. The way cucumbers are harvested and the value of the harvest will also be touched on. Diseases and insects that threaten cucumbers will briefly be discussed. Introduction From the times of the bible through Henry V reign and into the modern era, cucumbers have survived through the ages. Cucumbers have many uses such as providing fo...
  • Oils From Aromatic Plants
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    Can you remember some smell from your childhood? How about the smell of the homemade chocolate chip cookies that your mother used to make? Or maybe, the scent of your very first love's perfume or cologne? Isn't it funny that these scents instantly bring back memories from your childhood? Have you ever wondered why that is? Scent is the most enduring of all of our senses. It has the power to heal our bodies and transform our emotions. One of the most powerful ways to stimulate your sense of smell...
  • Woman Is Not A Potted Plant
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    A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant "A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant" by Alice Walker exemplifies the anger that she has about being a kept woman or homemaker. The very fact that the first two lines are in capital letters signifies that she is shouting out her statement to get the attention of her readers. Having knowledge of some of her history it is easy to see why this headstrong woman chose these words to express her inner feelings. She married a lawyer and became pregnant while attending college. A...
  • Similar Symptoms In Rose Plants
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    title = abstract on Rose diseases Disease Control Multi-Purpose Fungicide Daconil 2787? Plant Disease Control This product is widely used for broad spectrum disease control on lawns, ornamentals and listed fruits and vegetables. Controls many foliar diseases such as: rust, black spot, leaf spot, blights, anthracnose and powdery mildew as listed on the label. Also controls conifer diseases and lawn diseases such as brown patch, red thread, rust and dollar spot. Can be mixed with insecticides as s...

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