giant reed

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large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles

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In letters to EPA, USDA and the departments of Defense, Energy and Transportation, the scientists note that California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas have put giant reed, a native plant of India, on noxious weed lists, and Alabama, New Mexico and South Carolina either list it as invasive or at high risk for invasiveness.
The potential ecological and economic risks associated with intentionally planting 60,000 acres of giant reed and then transporting it up to 50 miles must be seriously evaluated prior to moving forward with biofuel production plans.
Recruitment giant Reed said demand for accountants and charity staff was also strong, but was falling in the public sector in the wake of Government spending cuts.
Stomach contents (n = 14) contained common reed (Phragmites australis), water pennywort (Hydroelyle umbellata), giant reed (Arundo donax), spi kerush (Eleocharis caribaea), bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon), water hyssop (Bacopa monnieri), foxtail (Alopecurus sp).
These include insects such as the Asian long-horned beetle, emerald ash borer, olive fruit fly, and wheat stem sawfly, as well as noxious weeds like giant reed, leafy spurge, and yellow starthistle.
This present work was aimed at to investigate the potential use of Big bluestem and Giant reed grass as an alternative feedstock for lignocellulosic ethanol production and to apply leading pre-treatment technologies and parameter optimization for efficient hydrolysis of lignocellulose to fermentable sugars.
The Common Reed (Phragmites australis) and the Giant Reed (Arundo donax) grow along roadsides adjacent to these irrigation canals.
In the southwestern United States giant reed, Arundo donax, is a nonnative invasive plant that has become widely established in moist places and forms its largest stands along riparian corridors.
Anglo Dutch publishing giant Reed Elsevier is probably the biggest name reporting its results next week.
A recent comparative analysis on the applicability of different organosolv processes to giant reed (Arundo donax L.
Explorer Thor Heyerdahl was so excited by them that he spent his last years in the 1990s here, promoting his theory that the Tenerife pyramids and those found in Egypt and South America were built by the same people who sailed across the oceans in giant reed boats.
The recent spread of giant reed cane (Phragmites australis) in the Sr.
PUBLISHING giant Reed Elsevier, which owns American showbiz bible Variety and medical journal The Lancet, yesterday provided a glimmer of hope among media shares.
West Midlands IT specialist SevernThree has landed a major contract to supply customer communication systems to publishing giant Reed Educational and Professional Publishing.
Sarah Parsons, head of communications at recruitment giant Reed, said: "With today's high level of skills shortages in the UK, bosses have to be more creative and flexible in benefits packages to attract the right staff.