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Turf Experts Seek to Create a Better Grass for the Ground

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July 4, 2013
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Turf experts in Ontario are experimenting with ways to plant grass in the ground that is more resistant to drought and less friendly to lawn grubs.


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FORA.tv (Mar. 10, 2013) — Farmer Grant Wilson, from Gramen Farms, a grass-fed beef and dairy farm that produces and transforms live milk into products, sells grass-fed beef products, and educates their consumers. Grant will be sharing his knowledge of the benefits of these products to your health and why GMO products are so destructive to your food sources at the Gluten Free Society - Humble Civic Center.
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Biofuel: A Resource of the Future

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) — With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily processed to give fuel and raw materials for the chemical industry. But how well, how fast and how uniformly will these plants grow in a northern German climate? The plant scientist from the Jlich Research Center is convinced that energy crops will play a big role in the future - as long as their cultivation does not compete with food crop production. To what extent that is possible - that is being investigated by a newly founded research center: the Bioeconomy Science Center.
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Manitoba Butterfly Faces Extinction

Manitoba Butterfly Faces Extinction

CBC (July 15, 2013) — A research team is combing through tall-grass areas of southeastern Manitoba to find a small, brown butterfly that is at risk of becoming extinct.
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Llamas Keep Grass Cut at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Llamas Keep Grass Cut at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

AFP (Aug. 14, 2013) — Airplanes fly over the head of 25 llamas, donkeys, goats and sheep used to keep the grass cut at Chicago's O'Hare airport on August 13, 2013. The airport authority has hired the herd to help it maintain its sprawling grounds in order to keep wildlife away from the tarmac.
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