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Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Produce Teratogenic Effects on Vertebrates by Impairing Retinoic Acid Signaling

Alejandra Paganelli, Victoria Gnazzo, Helena Acosta, Silvia L. Lpez, and Andrs E. Carrasco* Laboratorio de Embriologa Molecular, CONICET-UBA, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paraguay 2155, 3° piso (1121), Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2010, 23 (10), pp 1586–1595 DOI: 10.1021/tx1001749 Publication Date (Web): August 9, 2010 Copyright © 2010 American Chemical Society * Corresponding author. Phone: +5411 5950 ...

Bees killed by Neo-nicotinoids in Maize sap

New research by Prof. Vincenzo Girolami of the University of Padova in Italy shows Neonicotinoids in maize kill bees via water droplets. Highly toxic neo-nicotinoid insecticides such as Clothianidin and Imidacloprid were permitted for agricultural use in Germany, but only on the basis that bees would not be exposed to these substances. It was argued that ...

Shade Tolerant Plants

A quick guide to shade tolerant plants, please use this link for a pdf document. ShadeTolerantPlants

Planting Guide

A colourful guide to planting times throughout the year, please use this link to open a pdf document. PlantingGuide


GREENFLY/WHITEFLY - Grow Nasturtiums or Marigolds in small groups round the vegetable garden and among Tomatoes. Catmint or Lavendar will repel pests in the flower border and rose-bed. CARROT-FLY - Grow onions, leeks or perennial Tansy (which is the best) alongside your Carrots. BLACKFLY ON BROAD BEANS - Sow summer Savory seeds along the outside of your ...


A handy guide for inter-planting in your own garden, please click this link to open a pdf document. InterplantingCompanion

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