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BOTANY

Botany.Com, the Encyclopedia of Plants
Botany.Com "provides information regarding the general description of the plants, the various methods of cultivation, such as indoor or outdoor planting, soil and temperature requirements, pruning, and other important details, the means of propagation (seeds, cuttings, division, etc.), and the different varieties and hybrids."

Plant Link
Searches the web for plant topics.

Texas Threatened and Endangered Species
Texas Parks and Wildlife site: includes links to federal and state regulations, as well as pictures and fact sheets on many of the endangered species of Texas.

Wildflowers in Bloom
This site is a cooperative project between Wildseed Farms and the Texas Horticulture Program. It features pictures and growing information for dozens of Texas wildflowers, as well as seed sources and links to other wildlflower sites on the Internet.

GARDENING

Better Homes and Gardens -- Gardening Page

Garden Guides
Learn the scientific and common names, the characteristics, and the planting and care suggestions for some of the more common annuals, bulbs, perennials, vegetables, and herbs. The site also includes articles, links to related resources, and a free email newsletter.

Garden.com
This gardening site has articles, monthly regional gardening updates, and lots of gardening products for sale. The information is free, although the products are not.

Plantadvisor.com - Southwestern Deserts Edition
Plantadvisor.com has lists of plants arranged by common or botanical name, by sun requirements, and by use. The site also features an Advisor section in which you can find out which plants would suit your desired planting location.

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC)
"AgNIC is a distributed network that provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts, and other resources. It was established by an alliance of the National Agricultural Library, land-grant universities, and other organizations committed to facilitating public access to agricultural and related information." The AgNIC site includes links to AgDB (a database of 1000+ web-based agricultural resources) and AGRICOLA (a database of descriptions of millions of agricultural articles and books).

USDA's Agriculture Fact Book
The Agricultural Fact Book is a handy reference tool that offers information about US Agriculture and describes all USDA programs. It also provides useful information about food safety, nutrition, rural issues, research, education, and natural resources. It ceased publication in 2001-02, but is useful for historical research.  For up-to-date statistics, See Agricultural Statistics below.

Agricultural Statistics

Agricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.

Ohio State University Factsheet Database
"Search the Internet for information related to horticulture and crop science from 46 different colleges, universities, and institutions across the United States and Canada. Over 20,000 pages of information are frequently updated in order to provide the most concentrated source of plant-related information available for answering your questions, assisting you in gaining an education, or helping you teach others about plants."

OTHER

Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Plan

World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Information services on conservation, sustainable use of the world's living resources.

 

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