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Maize weevil

The maize weevil is a species of beetle in the family Curculionidae. In the United States, it is called the greater rice weevil. It lives in many tropical areas around the world, and in the United States. It is a major pest of maize. This species ...

                                               

Mountain pine beetle

Mountain pine beetle is a species of insect pest which lives in the forests of western Canada and the United States. The beetle feeds on the inner bark of pine trees like the lodgepole pine, forming tunnels under the bark to lay their eggs. Norma ...

                                               

Beekeeping

The keeping of bees is usually, and has been in the past, for honey. That is becoming less true. Instead, it is more used for crop pollination and other products. These are wax and propolis. There is only one queen bee in each hive and she is big ...

                                               

Botanical garden

A botanical garden is generally a well kept garden or a park which contains many different kinds of plants labeled with their botanical names. They can contain collections of special types of plants, such as cacti, herb gardens, plants of certain ...

                                               

Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are in Canberra. They are under the control of the Australian Governments Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian plants. The g ...

                                               

Botanical Garden of Curitiba

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba - also known as the Jardim Botanico Fanchette Rischbieter - is in the Jardim Botanico district in the city of Curitiba, the capital of the state of Parana, the biggest city of southern Brazil. It is the major tour ...

                                               

Carlton Gardens, Melbourne

Carlton Gardens is also the name of a small street in London, England. The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site in the suburb of Carlton. It is very close to the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The 26 ha 64 acres site has the Royal ...

                                               

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the walls of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the World. They were built by Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. He is said to have built the gardens to please his wife, Amytis of Media. She wanted to see t ...

                                               

Farm

A farm is a piece of land used to grow crops and/or raise animals. People who grow these plants or raise these animals are called farmers. This work is called farming. Land that is used to grow plants is called farmland. Land that is used to feed ...

                                               

Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area

Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area is a protected area in the south of the Northern Territory, Australia. It consists of a 320.500-hectare pastoral lease that is owned by the indigenous community Imaṉpa. It is located along the Luritja Highway ...

                                               

Mount Ebenezer

Mount Ebenezer is a pastoral station and roadhouse in the south of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is located on the Lasseter Highway, 55 kilometres from the Stuart Highway to the east and 200 km to Uluṟu in the west. Mount Ebenezer is owne ...

                                               

Forestry

Forestry means working to take care of forests. Someone who has a job looking after forests is called a forester. Forests are very important for the world today. Much of the water cycle and carbon cycle goes through forests. Many of them are disa ...

                                               

Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission is a UK Government agency that was set up in 1918. The commission is responsible for many forests and woodlands in Great Britain. Its job is to protect and expand Britains forests and woodlands and increase their value to ...

                                               

Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall of Africa is a strip of trees stretching across Africa to stop the Sahara from moving south affecting lives up to 19 million people, including more than 1 million children. The strip of trees is planned to be about 15kms wide ...

                                               

Hewing

In woodworking, hewing is the use of an axe to make a log into lumber. It is a very old way of making lumber, and was used in ancient times. Before the industrial era it was the normal way to make wood beams. Today it has mostly been replaced by ...

                                               

Logging

Logging is cutting down trees. It is done to fix forests or harvest logs. People move the logs out of the forest to use them for timber or paper or fuel or other purposes.

                                               

Lumber

Engineered lumber is lumber created by a manufacturer and designed for a certain structural purpose.

                                               

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand

The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc. is an environmental organisation. It specialises in conservation of indigenous plant and animal life in and around New Zealand. Society offices and staff are in Auckland, Christchur ...

                                               

United States Forest Service

The United States Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nations 154 national forests. They also manage 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. Major divisions of the agency inclu ...

                                               

Gardening

Gardening is the growing of plants such as flowers, shrubs and trees as a hobby or recreation. Some people also grow vegetables or fruit in their gardens. People do gardening outdoors in the soil in their backyard, or in pots or containers on the ...

                                               

City farming

City farming, also called urban farming, is growing a kitchen garden in a city. This has been practiced as long as there have been cities. Other names include "pea-patching", victory gardening and foodscaping.

                                               

Garden gnome

Garden gnomes are small lawn ornaments, usually placed in gardens or in front of houses. They are small statues, usually between one and two feet tall. They depict gnomes, which are short creatures similar to humans. Garden gnomes have become a p ...

                                               

Green roof

A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or totally covered with plants. It may also include layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. Container gardens on roofs, where plants are in pots, are ...

                                               

Japanese garden

Japanese garden is a traditional kind of garden in Japan. The garden is made to be like a small landscape. The basic principle of a Japanese garden is to create harmony and balance.

                                               

Pesticide

A pesticide is a chemical that is used to kill or prevent small animals which are considered to be unwanted. These organisms are called pests. Some of these pests that people do not want are insects, microbes that destroy plants, and other things ...

                                               

Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 in London, England. It was originally called the Horticultural Society of London, and was renamed in 1861. The RHS is the UKs leading gardening charity. The RHS helps to protect plants, gardens ...

                                               

Sakuteiki

Sakuteiki is the oldest published Japanese text on garden-making. It was written in the mid-to-late 11th century. Various translations in English and French exist.

                                               

Square foot gardening

Square foot gardening is a method of gardening made popular by Mel Bartholemew in 1981. It is based on the idea that wide rows, used in traditional gardening, waste time, work, water, seeds and soil. It shows that quality vegetables can be grown ...

                                               

Topiary

Topiary is the art of creating sculptures by clipping trees and bushes. The shrubs used in topiary are evergreen, have small leaves, and produce dense foliage. Common plants used in topiary include bay laurel, holly bushes, myrtle and privet hedg ...

                                               

Elba

Elba is third largest island of Italy, after Sardinia and Sicily. The land area of the island is about 224 square kms. The coastline is about 147 km. The highest mountain is Monte Capanne at 1018 metres. Elba and the other islands of the Tuscan A ...

                                               

Marthasville, Missouri

Marthasville is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1.136 at the 2010 census. The Katy Trail, a 225-mile long bike path, passes through Marthasville. Because of the many wineries from here east to Defiance, Martha ...

                                               

Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate is one of 16 states of Germany. It has an area of 19.854 km 2 and 4.073 million people living in it. The capital is Mainz.

                                               

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a small hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. San Gimignano is famous for the medieval towers, and for the wine, called "Vernaccia di San Gimignano".

                                               

Santorini

Santorini is a Greek island. The capital is Thira. Santorini is 63 miles from the island of Crete. The total population is 13.600. Santorini is considered an active volcano.

                                               

Sopron

Sopron ; Central Bavarian: Ednburg, Slovene: Sopron) is a city of Hungary, near the western border of Hungary with Austria, at the foot of the Alps, 60 km from Vienna and 220 km from Budapest. The people of this city are famous for their loyalty ...

                                               

Tuscany

Tuscany is a region in the center of Italy. It has an area of 22.990 km² and a population of about 3.6 million people. The capital is Florence. Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Six Tuscan localities have been made UNES ...

                                               

Valais

Valais is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the south-western part of the country. It is near the valley of the Rhone River from its springs to Lake Geneva, that separates Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is one of the drier p ...

                                               

Arts

The arts are a large part of culture, and the word means much more than art ". The arts include visual arts, literary arts and performing arts. Sometimes, in universities, it is shorthand for a wider group of subjects which are properly called th ...

                                               

Biedermeier

Biedermeier was an time in the arts, which occurred between 1815 and 1848. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna ended the Napoleonic Wars. In 1848, there were revolutions in many European Countries. Between 1815 and 1848, the middle class grew. During ...

                                               

Enamel (glass)

For other uses of the word, see Enamel Enamel is made of melted glass, often on metal. Sometimes called vitreous or porcelain enamel, it is made by fusing powdered glass to a base by firing, usually between 750 and 850°C. The powder melts, flows, ...

                                               

Interior design

Interior design is a field of study and a process that utilizes principles of design and effective organization of interior spaces, color and furnishings. The goal of interior design is to create an environment for living that is functional, effi ...

                                               

Sketch

A sketch is a fast freehand drawing that is not supposed to be a finished work. If in oil paint it is called an oil sketch. In general, a sketch is a quick way to practice an idea for later use. Artists sketches usually serve as a way to try out ...

                                               

Vienna Secession

The Vienna Secession was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who left the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Kunstlerhaus due to its conservatism. This movement included painters, sculptors, and architects. The first ...

                                               

Visual arts

The visual arts are art forms that create works which are primarily visual in nature. The visual arts produce objects. They are contrasted with the performing arts. Examples are ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking. Also, modern vi ...

                                               

Greatest Royal Rumble

WWE Greatest Royal Rumble was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event promoted by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. The event was held on April 27, 2018 at the King Abdullah Sports Citys King Abdullah International ...

                                               

SAARC Literary Award

SAARC Literary Award is an annual award conferred by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature since 2001 Shamshur Rahman, Mahasweta Devi, Jayanta Mahapatra, Abhi Subedi, Mark Tully, Sitakant Mahapatra, Uday Prakash, Suman Pokhrel and Abhay ...

                                               

Yin and yang

The Taijitu, more commonly referred to as Yin and yang, is a Chinese symbol from a belief system called Taoism. It is also stylized as Yinyang or Yin-Yang. It represents the idea that nature is made up of opposing, yet complementary forces and en ...

                                               

Yurt

A yurt, also known as ger in Mongolian is a portable, round tent. It is covered with skins or felt. A yurt is commonly used as a dwelling by nomads in the grasslands of Central Asia.

                                               

Award

An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize that they have done something very good. Usual awards are medal, trophy, ribbon, certificate, or plaque for example. Sometimes awards are called prizes, such as the Nobel Pri ...

                                               

Booby prize

A Booby prize is a prize of low value or a joke prize. It is sometimes given for a terrible performance or last-place finish. Booby prizes are sometimes humorously and jokingly seen as an object of pride as being noticed for doing something speci ...