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Ergot you babe.....

So it’s that time again that I’m sure you have all been waiting in anticipation for…plant of the ‘week’ of what week I’m not quite sure, but they are only minor details. 660 more words

Deadly

What's Your Poison? Ergot!

Did you know:

  • Ergot is a toxic fungus that grows mainly on rye plants.
  • Claviceps purpurea can also infect barley, oats, and wheat.
  • It reduces the crop yield and causes a disease called…
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Folklore

Medieval Monday: The Labors of August

The most crucial labor in August was harvesting and threshing the rye and winter wheat, which would have to sustain the community through many months to come. 469 more words

Allison D. Reid

Dairymen and Horse Owners: Caution with rye straw

Due to a shortage of wheat straw in the United States, more and more dairy and equine operations are switching to rye straw for bedding. According to experts at the UK CAFÉ,  this can be a good option, but there are several unique considerations with rye straw. 173 more words

Don't Stop Me Now

Today is, as I mentioned yesterday, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist but, as I’ve already mentioned that, lets have a look what happened on this day in 1374 in Aachen, Germany. 696 more words

Brilliant Europeans

@HoudiniandDoyle Dangerous Grains and Dead Detectives from @kleffnotes

This week in the Houdini and Doyle episode Bedlam, Doyle found himself confronted by his past as well as his decision to kill off Sherlock Holmes. 439 more words

TV Shows

ERGOT, WITCHCRAFT, AND THE ORIGIN OF LSD

Stemming from the fungus Claviceps purpurea, ergot is a plant disease that affects the grain of the plant, replacing the grain with sclerotium where the mass of hardened mycelia is found.  471 more words