Pythium infection in plants

Pythium Infection in Plants

What is Pythium? Pythium (pronounced pie-thee-um), are parasitic oomycetes (water moulds) made up of 200 species worldwide¹, most of which ...
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What is root rot?

How to Save a Plant With Root Rot?

What is root rot? Root rot is a condition characterised by the decay and death of plant roots with two ...
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Turkey cooking times

Turkey Cooking and Thawing Charts in Kg and Lbs

Turkey cooking times Cooking times are based on a cooking temperature of 360°F (180°C) and are an approximate guide only ...
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What are plant bulbs?

What Are Plant Bulbs?

Plant bulbs are a perennating organ made up of a modified stem and/or leaves. A perrenating organ is adapted to ...
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Is holly toxic to dogs?

Is Holly Toxic to Dogs?

Holly is toxic to dogs. The toxic principle is saponins which can cause gastrointestinal disturbances (vomiting, diarrhea) when ingested ...
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How to propagate string of pearls

How To Propagate String of Pearls

String of pearls (Curio rowleyanus) is a hardy succulent native to South Africa which has seen a huge surge in ...
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Is lavender toxic to dogs?

Is Lavender Toxic to Dogs?

Lavender is toxic to dogs. The toxic principles are linalool and linalyl acetate which are biologically active compounds that can ...
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Is Thanksgiving cactus toxic to dogs?

Is Thanksgiving Cactus Toxic to Dogs?

Thanksgiving cactus is non-toxic to dogs. These popular Thanksgiving and holiday plants are safe to keep in homes with pets, ...
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Is Norway spruce toxic to dogs?

Is Norway Spruce (Picea abies) Toxic to Dogs?

Norway spruce (Picea abies) is non-toxic to dogs, and is safe to keep as a Christmas tree or ornamental plant ...
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Is peace lily toxic to dogs?

Is Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) Toxic to Dogs?

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is toxic to dogs. The toxic principles are insoluble calcium oxalate crystals that penetrate the oral mucosa ...
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What is tomato blight?

Tomato Blight (Phytophthora infestans)

Also known as late blight, tomato blight is a highly contagious and destructive disease caused by Phytophthora infestans, a fungus-like ...
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Is Fraser fir toxic to dogs?

Is Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Toxic to Dogs?

Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) is non-toxic to dogs and is safe to keep in homes with pets as long as ...
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Which flower seeds need light to germinate?

Flower Seeds That Need Light to Germinate

Growing at the wrong time of year could be fatal to sensitive seedlings, so mother nature ensures they don't grow ...
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Is poinsettia toxic to dogs?

Is Poinsettia Toxic to Dogs?

Poinsettia is mildly toxic to dogs, the toxic principles are diterpenoid euphorbol esters and saponins which cause mild dermal and ...
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Do dogs have armpits?

Do Dogs Have Armpits?

Dogs do have armpits. The armpits are located at the top of the forelegs where they meet the thorax. Unlike ...
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Is lily of the valley toxic to dogs?

Is Lily of the Valley Toxic to Dogs?

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is toxic to dogs. The toxic principles are cardiac glycosides, (primarily convallarin and convallamarin) ...
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