95 percent of the Dutch horticultural area uses biological pest control

In 2020, 95 percent of the greenhouse crops were biologically controlled with parasitic wasps or predatory mites. In 2016, this was 92 percent, and in 2012 78 percent. For each of the crops studied, biological pest control should be applied to at least 75 percent of the cultivated area by 2020. These are preliminary results … Read more

Oregon Welcomes Its 23rd American Viticultural Area (AVA)

Advertisement New AVA Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon becomes the 11th nested AVA in the Willamette Valley Portland, Ore. (July 5, 2022) – Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon, the newest appellation in Oregon and nested American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the Willamette Valley, has received federal recognition as an official AVA. Drawn to reflect distinct … Read more

Washington Wine Country Adds Rocky Reach American Viticulture Area

The New Region is Exclusively Home to Rocky Pond Estate Winery’s Rocky Reach Vineyard ORONDO, Wash., June 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Rocky Pond Estate Winery, the Washington producer crafting wines from their breathtaking sustainably farmed riverside and lakeside vineyards in the Columbia River Valley, recently received good news when their Flagship Double D … Read more

Saudi Arabia finds 80-million-year-old fossil, pre-historic rock art in Red Sea area

Paleontologists have uncovered fossils dating back 80 million years across the Red Sea project area in Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) said in a statement. Findings from a 10-day dig, carried out by the TRSDC and the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), have revealed fossilized remains of sea-cows, crocodiles and turtles, as well … Read more

Tampa Bay area student researchers return from studying the Gulf of Mexico’s health

Tampa Bay area researchers and college students recently returned ashore after an eight-day excursion collecting data from the Gulf of Mexico. They were aboard the Research Vessel Weatherbird II, a boat equipped with advanced laboratories and sensor technology. Courtesy / Rebecca Larson In transit to first site out of about 10 overall. With each working … Read more

Growcentia, a leading provider of scientifically driven biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture, celebrates grand opening of new Colorado HQ in Loveland’s Centerra area

Growcentia Industry giant and owner of the Mammoth® and Mammoth Garden® brands brings multimillion-dollar business to northern Colorado’s booming agricultural biotech industry LOVELAND, Colo., May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Growcentia®, a Colorado-based biological agtech company producing science-based soil-enhancement solutions under the Mammoth® product line, today opened its new corporate headquarters in Centerra – Loveland … Read more

Area youngsters compete at first-ever Homeschool Science Fair | Copperas Cove Herald

Cosima Bardowell said the idea for her entry into the first-ever Cen-Tex Homeschool Science Fair at Copperas Cove Public Library stemmed from an issue she has been concerned about for a long time. “I’ve always wanted to do something to save the trees,” the 11-year-old said, showing off her “Save the Trees” project, which took … Read more

Southern Utah bats get their annual checkup by area biologists – St George News

ST. GEORGE – In a cave system shaped by tectonic forces cracking ancient limestone, conditions are ideal to host one of the largest known bat colonies in Southern Utah. Townsend’s big-eared bat, like this specimen captured during the survey, is identified by its disproportionately large ears often compared to ram’s horns, Washington County, Utah, April … Read more

2,773 earthquakes were recorded in the Yellowstone National Park area in 2021, annual report says

How many earthquakes occurred in the Yellowstone region in 2021? How many times did Steamboat Geyser erupt? What geological mapping was completed during the year? Good questions. And now, the answers to these questions, and more, are all compiled in one easy-to-navigate source – the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory 2021 Annual Report, which can be accessed … Read more

Golden Gate Xpress | Bay Area residents explore science at local parks

On April 30, the “Healing our Land and Community: SF youth take Climate Action” event took place on April 30 in three Bay Area parks. Held in Glen Park, Lafayette Park, Gilman playground and Louis Sutter playground, the STEM service day is part of a city-wide youth service day that took place during the 11th … Read more