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Archive for August, 2010

PUT ON YOUR HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS CAUSE WE ARE GOING OUT TODAY

SEE YOU AT THE TORBANLEA PICNIC RACES @ QUEENSLAND HI, It’s that time again! Thought I should give you as much notice as possible… Planning for the annual Torbanlea Picnic Races on Saturday October 16 is well underway. This year, like 2009, Wide Bay Rural Weekly is a major media partner, and will feature the […]

August 26th, 2010
Topic: ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, FASHION STYLE GROOMING, NEWSPAPERS ADVERTISING, NOTICES INVITATIONS, SOCIALS GROUPS, SPORTS & RACING Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

BOATING & SEA CHANGE FOR COUNTRY FOLK IN AUSTRALIA

COUNTRY LIFE CAN MAKE YOU WANT A SEA CHANGE. VIEW THE… BOATING MARINAS IN AUSTRALIA Queensland Marinas Tasmania Marinas New South Wales Marinas South Australia Marinas Victoria Marinas West Australia Marinas Northern Territory Marinas Murray River Marinas (incorporating VIC, NSW, SA)

August 24th, 2010
Topic: BOATS MARINE, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION Tags: , , , , , , , ,

FRUIT FLIES & THEIR HEIGHT JUDGING MECHANISIM

How Flies Set Their Cruising Altitude Science (Aug. 20, 2010) — Insects in flight must somehow calculate and control their height above the ground, and researchers reporting online on August 19 in Current Biology, have new insight into how fruit flies do it. The answer is simpler than expected. The flies establish an altitude set […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS & STOCK, Flies, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, INSECTS REPTILES, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , ,

IS GLOBAL WARMING GOOD FOR PLANT GROWTH

Drought Drives Decade-Long Decline in Plant Growth Science (Aug. 21, 2010) — Global plant productivity that once was on the rise with warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is now on the decline because of regional drought, according to a new study of NASA satellite data. Plant productivity is a measure of the rate […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ECO SYSTEMS, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, WEATHER Tags: , , , , , ,

TRICKING THE HONEY BEES BRAIN TO FOOD SOURCE

Brain Gene Expression Changes When Honey Bees Go the Distance Science (Aug. 20, 2010) — Tricking honey bees into thinking they have traveled long distance to find food alters gene expression in their brains, researchers report this month. Their study, in the journal Genes, Brain and Behavior, is the first to identify distance-responsive genes. Foraging […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, Bees, FOOD DRINK, INSECTS REPTILES Tags: , , , , , ,

SOY BEANS AND THE IMPROVED GENETIC CODE

Mapping out Pathways to Better Soybeans Science (Aug. 20, 2010) — Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are a step closer to unlocking genetic clues that may lead to packing more protein and oil into soybeans, a move that would boost their value and help U.S. growers compete in international markets. ARS researchers Carroll P. Vance, […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, LATEST PRODUCTS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, RESEARCH Tags: , , , , , ,

FLU VIRUS STAYS ON DUCK FEATHERS AFTER FALLING OFF BIRD

Avian Influenza Virus May Persist on Feathers Fallen from Domestic Ducks ScienceDaily (Aug. 22, 2010) — Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) may persist on feathers fallen from the bodies of infected domestic ducks and contribute to environmental contamination. Researchers from the National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan report their findings in the […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Poultry Tags: , , , , , ,

SUPER SPUD POTATO DEVELOPED IN JAPAN

Electrifying Findings: New Ways of Boosting Healthful Antioxidant Levels in Potatoes Science (Aug. 22, 2010) — Here’s a scientific discovery fit to give Mr. Potato Head static cling and flyaway hair (if that vintage plastic toy had hair). Scientists have reported discovery of two simple, inexpensive ways of boosting the amounts of healthful antioxidant substances […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UNDER ARMED ARREST FOR SELLING MILK

Armed raid over raw milk Wondering why the cops don’t raid the local crack house? It’s because they’re too busy going after milk lovers. You’re not going to believe this one, but a raw food coop in California was recently raided by armed police officers who burst in like gangbusters with their guns drawn, looking […]

August 20th, 2010
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, Cattle, FOOD DRINK, LAW POLICE CRIME, SHARE STORIES Tags: , , , , , ,

WHEN IS A GOOD CHOOK NOT A GOOD CHOOK

USA Feds consider livestock drug ban At long last the feds could start taking my advice — but someone in Washington must be a Dose reader. As you know, there’s been a call for banning  antibiotics in livestock for years… and amazingly, it could actually happen — because the feds have done a complete about-face […]

August 20th, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, FOOD DRINK, GOVERNMENT, Poultry Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,