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8327582 Vertical hydroponic plant production apparatus  
A vertical hydroponic plant production apparatus for allowing vertical hydroponic greenhouse crop production is provided. The apparatus comprises a hollow grow tube having a front face, a back...
8322071 Plant securing apparatus  
A plant securing apparatus is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention provide an elongated portion having multiple plant-securing loops attached to the elongated portion. The elongated...
8322072 Robotic watering unit  
The different illustrative embodiments provide a method and system for watering plants. A map of an area is received and a determination is made using a processing unit as to whether the area...
8322087 Modular landscape border apparatuses and systems  
Modular landscape borders can include curb and planter sections, and adjacent modular borders can engaged to each other via coupling members. The curb section can include channels for receiving...
8322070 Method for producing a mulching sheet for agriculture  
The present invention provides a method for producing a mulching sheet which easy to biodegrade and can be produced at a low cost. A cotton waste sheet is prepared with randomly accumulated cotton...
8323958 Closed photobioreactor system for continued daily in situ production of ethanol from genetically enhanced photosynthetic organisms with means for separation and removal of ethanol  
The invention provides a device for growing genetically enhanced aquatic photoautotrophic organisms in a stable culture, causing said organisms to produce ethanol, and then separating, collecting,...
8316580 Soil stabilizer carrier  
A method for applying a water soluble soil stabilizer to soil wherein the soil stabilizer is added to a solid carrier.
8316581 Compressed growing medium  
A growing medium includes a bulking agent and a water-retentive polymer blended together and compressed at a volume-to-volume ratio ranging from about 2:1 to about 10:1, being substantially free...
8316579 Landscape stabilization systems and methods  
A system for stabilizing a plant comprises a plurality of stakes and a plurality of horizontal stabilization members, wherein the stakes are inserted through a root ball of the plant into...
8318478 Photobioreactor  
A photobioreactor comprising a receptacle with a first and a second outer side surface, wherein the receptacle is formed from a flexible, fluid-tight and transparent material, and wherein the...
8316582 Plant management device and method  
A small and compact, easy-to-use soil moisture management device is disclosed that is economical to produce, efficient to use, has a scientific measurement system and is easy for the user to read...
8312679 Symbol forms  
A form or mold for letters and numbers is filled with different color stucco and mounted to the side of a building or used in landscaping and filled with different color mulch or rocks to display...
8314701 Method for the traceability of plants  
The invention relates to a method for the traceability of plants after field planting and during the whole productive and commercial cycle, by means of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)...
8312671 Multi-chamber line and system for plant irrigation and fertigation and associated methods  
A line, system, and method are provided for delivering a plurality of fluids to a target plant array at a plurality of pressures. The line comprises a plurality of tubes at least portions of which...
8312672 Methods of seed breeding using high throughput nondestructive seed sampling  
The present invention provides for novel methods to facilitate germplasm improvement activities through the use of high throughput, nondestructive sampling of seeds. A method for analyzing a...
8312670 Horticultural applicator device  
A horticultural applicator having a raft, at least one cable attached to the raft, a boom associated with the raft, and a conduit in communication with the raft. The raft includes a lower surface,...
8313648 Methods of and systems for producing biofuels from algal oil  
A method for producing biofuels is provided that includes dewatering intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids from the algal biomass, and esterifying the neutral...
8313939 Injection molded mycelium and method  
A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of ground aggregate and a fluid. A fungal inoculum and the liquid aggregate are injected into a first mold...
8312674 Stackable planter  
A stackable planter has a generally rectangular base having a base area. A hollow leg is attached to opposite sides of the base. Each leg has an open top, the open top of each leg being adjacent...
8312673 Plant growth and imaging devices and related methods and computer program products  
A plant growth array device includes an aerial growth chamber configured to receive aerial shoot portions of a plurality of plants and a root growth chamber configured to receive root portions of...
8307580 Spectrally selective grow tube  
A biodegradable spectrally selective grow tube or tree shelter that improves the establishment of woody plant forms by reduction and/or elimination of certain biotic and abiotic stress factors....
8308141 Animal-resistant fence and method for assembling and using the same  
An animal-resistant fence preventing entry of animals includes a first post, a second post, and a first panel member extending between the two posts. The fence further includes a second panel...
8308949 Methods of extracting neutral lipids and producing biofuels  
Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and...
8302347 Preformed decorative wrapper and methods of use thereof  
A preformed decorative wrapper for covering a flower pot has an open upper end, an open lower end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. At least a portion of the preformed decorative wrapper...
8302346 Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use  
Biological optimization systems for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency and methods of use. Specifically, methods for enhancing photosynthetic efficiency including applying pulsed light to a...
8304232 Photobioreactors, solar energy gathering systems, and thermal control methods  
The present invention provides photobioreactors, solar energy gathering systems, and methods for thermal control of a culture medium containing a prototrophic organism in a photobioreactor, that...
8305214 Electronic tag configured to sense a plant environment  
A system for tracking at least one plant includes an electronic tag including an interrogation interface and memory circuitry and a package for the electronic tag, the package being configured for...
8296995 Tree protection and water saving apparatus  
A water-saving device includes a frusto-conical housing having a wide lower end that overlies a ground surface. A lip is integrally formed at the upper end, extending radially inwardly. A vertical...
8296996 Water and nutrient delivery device  
A device for delivery of water and at least one further compound which comprises at least one first part containing at least one first compound; at least one second part substantially surrounding...
8296997 Upright planting apparatus  
An upright planting apparatus includes a row of juxtaposed mesh pipe units disposed uprightly and a fixing unit. Each of the mesh pipe units includes an outer mesh pipe, and a liquid supply pipe....
8299445 Lighting apparatus for controlling plant disease  
Disclosed is a lighting device for use in the control of a plant disease, which has a light source capable of emitting light containing ultraviolet ray. The light source can emit both of UV-B...
8296994 Film sheet for area focusing of sun light and greenhouse provided with the same  
A film sheet for area-focusing of sunlight and a greenhouse provided with the same are provided. A film sheet includes i) a film having a rectangular shape, and ii) a plurality of prism assemblies...
8298810 Mycelium structure with self-attaching coverstock and method  
A method of making a molded part, including adding a fungal inoculum with a liquid aggregate to form a mixture. The mixture is inserted into a mold cavity. The mold cavity is covered with a cover....
8291641 Method for hydroponically growing plants that are root-nurtured  
A method for hydroponically growing plants that are typically root-nurtured includes supplying a fluid to a main body with a top through a fill plug, maintaining the fluid at a pre-determined...
8291639 Growing system for hydroponics and/or aeroponics  
A growing unit includes a tub onto which may be received a lid that receives a plurality of plant cuttings. The plant cuttings are received such that the roots extend into a cavity defined by the...
8293108 Methods of and systems for producing diesel blend stocks  
A method for producing biofuels is provided. A method of making biofuels includes dewatering substantially intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids from the algal...
8291640 Aquaponic system for vegetable and fish production  
The invention relates to an aquaponic facility with closed water circulation, including at least one aquaculture unit and at least one hydroponic unit, characterized in that the aquaculture unit...
8287740 Apparatus for extracting material from liquid and methods therefor  
Apparatus for extracting a material from a body of liquid and methods therefore are disclosed. A transport member comprises at least one continuous loop configured to pass through a continuous...
8286386 Christmas tree stand and method and apparatus for attaching a Christmas tree to a Christmas tree stand and a drill bit  
A Christmas tree stand, a method for affixing a Christmas tree to a Christmas tree stand, and a drill bit for forming a groove in the bottom of a Christmas tree are provided. The Christmas tree...
8286387 Apparatus, method and system for creating, handling, collecting and indexing seed and seed portions from plant seed  
An apparatuses, methods and systems for creating, handling and collecting seed portions are highly beneficial. The apparatus includes a carrier having one or more carrying positions adapted to...
8281516 Apparatus and methodologies for fertilization, moisture retention, weed control, and seed, root, and plant propagation  
An all-natural fiber biodegradable generally planar mat for use in the germination, growth enhancement and propagation of plants and trees and the suppression of weed growth is provided. The...
8281515 Methods for growing and harvesting algae and methods of use  
Methods for increasing the growth and biomass of algae and algae lipids by growing the algae in the presence of a polycationic substance such as soluble or insoluble chitosan and/or chitin are...
8281517 Wall planting system  
A modular wall planting system includes at least a pair of planting units each comprising a mounting structure mountable to a vertical wall surface, and a trough extending outwardly from the...
8276315 Vase for use with food products  
Vase apparatus and decorating methods for associating flowers, and other decorative items with cakes and other food products are described. Vase embodiments include a water-holding reservoir...
8279066 Method and apparatus for tracking plants with electronic tag  
One or more plants may be associated with an electronic tag including a memory circuit and interrogation interface. The memory circuit in the electronic tag may include data corresponding to the...
8276871 Universal turntable for christmas tree stands  
A method of rotatively displaying a Christmas tree with a universal display stand turntable having a stationary base, a rotatable platform having a plurality of concentric annular steps, each step...
8272163 Modular interlocking pre-vegetated roof system  
A modular unit, system and method include a base layer having a plurality of reservoirs configured to prevent water flow through a lower portion, the lower portion for contacting a support...
8273248 Extraction of neutral lipids by a two solvent method  
A method for separating neutral lipids from plant material, in particular, intact algal cells, using an amphipathic solvent set and a hydrophobic solvent set. Some embodiments include dewatering...
8272162 Method for preparing raw pollen  
The present invention relates to a method for preparing raw pollen which is suitable for being used for the preparation of allergen extracts. The method involves instantaneously freezing the...
8272161 Deep root watering system  
A root watering system for a tree or a shrub includes an outer container of a water-permeable, flexible material. A perforated, hollow inner support structure maintains the flexible material in an...