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The CPR, PDA, and PSBA Cooperate to Establish a Research Program Aimed to Benefit Pennsylvania Beekeepers.

Posted by admin on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 10:59

In the summer 2010, three organizations committed to honey bee and pollinator health, the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research (CPR), created a new research fund to support applied research projects which would directly benefit beekeepers.

Making Poisonous Plants and Seeds Safe and Palatable: Canola Now, Cannabis Next?

Posted by admin on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 10:12

There are roughly about a quarter of a million plant species known on Earth. But we only eat between 5,000 and 10,000 of them. Many are poisonous to us -- such as lily of the valley. And many plants have no human nutritional value -- such as grass.
 




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