giant reed


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Noun1.giant reed - large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery paniclesgiant reed - large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles
Arundo, genus Arundo - any of several coarse tall perennial grasses of most warm areas: reeds
reed - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
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Long thick giant reed hang down from the cliff face on both sides of the waterfall, making it as poetic as a Chinese ink painting.
Several years ago, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists released two insect species as part of a biocontrol program to kill giant reed (Arundo donax).
Factors influencing invasion of giant reed (Arundo donax) in riparian ecosystems of Mediterranean-type climate regions.
Thus, this was the motivation for this research, and the approach has been already successful for giant reed.
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13 November 2014 - US computer-assisted legal research provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of Anglo-Dutch publishing giant Reed Elsevier (AMS:REN, LON:REL), announced today its intention to purchase US medical claims databases administrator Health Market Science (HMS).
Giant reed was introduced as both an ornamental and erosion control species and is now one of the most invasive species in the state.
Scientists bred it specifically as an "energy crop," a genre that includes the giant reed Arundo donax, napier grass, switchgrass, and hybrid poplar.
Results indicated that the biomass of giant reed (Arundo donax) was up to 5.
He said the decision would intimidate staff into keeping silent if they see wrongdoing occur at the company, which is part of publishing giant Reed Elsevier.
Plans to begin producing Napier grass and giant reed grass as feedstocks for biofuels should be placed on hold, says a group of more than 200 scientists who are concerned the two grasses could overtake native plants and in doing so destroy wildlife habitat.
A seven-month auction by British-Dutch publishing giant Reed Elsevier PLC of its Variety -- a daily and weekly entertainment trade paper based in New York City and Los Angeles -- finally ended last week with a $25 million sale to Penske Media Corp.