Extractions: Polygonum cuspidatum NATIVE RANGE: Eastern Asia DESCRIPTION: Japanese knotweed, a member of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae), is an upright, shrublike, herbaceous perennial that can grow to over 10 feet in height. As with all members of this family, the base of the stem above each joint is surrounded by a membranous sheath. Stems of Japanese knotweed are smooth, stout and swollen at joints where the leaf meets the stem. Although leaf size may vary, they are normally about 6 inches long by 3 to 4 inches wide, broadly oval to somewhat triangular and pointed at the tip. The minute greenish-white flowers occur in attractive, branched sprays in summer and are followed soon after by small winged fruits. Seeds are triangular, shiny, and very small, about 1/10 inch long. Japanese knotweed is designated a noxious weed in the State of Washington. ECOLOGICAL THREAT: Japanese knotweed spreads quickly to form dense thickets that exclude native vegetation and greatly alter natural ecosystems. It poses a significant threat to riparian areas, where it can survive severe floods and is able to rapidly colonize scoured shores and islands. Once established, populations are extremely persistent. DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES: Current distribution of Japanese knotweed includes 36 states in the lower 48 from Maine to Wisconsin south to Louisiana, and scattered midwest and western states. It is not currently known to occur in Hawaii. Click
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Extractions: The purpose of the CYFERnet Professionals Databaase is to facilitate networking, collaboration and technical assistance among the children, youth and family programs and staff of the Cooperative Extension Service. Search Results Name Position Institution Abell, Ellen Extension Specialist and Associate Prof Auburn University Adams, Marilyn Spokesperson, President, and Founder Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Adcock, Bryan Child and Family Development Specialist University Outreach and Extension Anderson, Sarah Associate Director - Family, Youth and 4-H University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Servi Anthony, Wilbon Extension Educator Prevention University of Illinois Extension Arrington, Wandra Extension Youth Development Agent Alcorn State University Cooperative Extension Atkins, Beth Curriculum Development Specialist Virginia Tech Bailey, Sandra (Sandy) Montana State University Barbour, Joella Family and Human Developement Agent Virginia Cooperative Extesnion Barker, Heidi
Extractions: NWS Input to NOAA's Weekly Report - September 5, 2002 HOT ISSUES I. KEY DEPARTMENT NEWS The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Weather Service (NWS) To Host Cooperative Observing Program (COOP) Partners' Forum. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Weather Service (NWS) Partners with Dow Corning and Emergency Management Agency to Give Away 70 NOAA Weather Radios. NOAA's NWS Forecast Office in Wilmington, OH, recently partnered with Dow Corning, Carroll County Emergency Management, and the Kentucky State Emergency Management Office to give away 70 new NOAA weather radios. Dow Corning bought 70 NOAA weather radios and distributed them to hospitals, schools, nursing homes, day care centers, churches, fire departments, and government buildings in the area. The mayor, a county judge, the local police chief, NWS personnel, and Dow Corning employees went through the community in small groups distributing the radios along with NWS pamphlets. Each organization that received a radio was educated on how to use the radio, the timely information it would provide, and how to respond to warnings issued. (Contact: Mickey Brown, W/ER, 631-244-0102) Dedication Ceremony Planned for New NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio (NWR) Transmitter in Arkansas.
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Extractions: Wildfire Links for the Homeowner This page is provided as a public service by , an ISP Most web information written to aid people who live in wildfire areas is buried within large government sites, and difficult to locate. The sites listed below address one or more topics related to wildfires. Some of these sites are short, and others are complex and inclusive.
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