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  • Cotton Cover Crop

    first_imgGeorgia cotton farmers can benefit from using rye as a cover crop, according to scientists on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.Along with providing an added defense against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth at planting, rye reduces thrips infestations significantly and could save farmers irrigation expenses.University water resource management specialist Gary Hawkins is an avid supporter of a conservation production system, the process of using a high-residue cover crop in the non-cropping season to conserve the soil, retain soil moisture, provide a mat that helps with weed control and many other beneficial aspects to building a better soil quality. A high-residue cover crop is one that produces a large amount of biomass. Crops like cereal ryes, millets or legumes are most often used. Irrigation ImpactLike all crops, cotton relies on water to grow and produce the yields that farmers need to make a profit. Prolonged dry spells can negatively impact cotton’s ability to produce, especially during periods when cotton needs water the most, such as during bloom.University graduate student Seth Byrd is currently involved in a study to determine whether rye can reduce the amount of irrigation needed to produce cotton. Reduced irrigation would save farmers money, while conserving water.“If we can retain water in the soil profile, then we can potentially cut down on some of the supplemental irrigation we need,” Hawkins said. Cotton plants should benefit from rye’s ability to retain moisture in the soil. Byrd is studying the impact of supplying cotton that has been planted after a rye cover crop with just 75 percent of its usual irrigation needs. Instead of the 1- to 2-inch weekly application of water, Byrd is providing the plants with 0.75 to 1.5 inches per week.“The biggest place it (the study results) has potential, though, is with dry land growers. With dry land, you have unpredictable rainfall, and you’re relying on rain as your sole source of water. If you hit a dry period at the wrong time, having this rye down could save some moisture,” Byrd said. “You can prolong that moisture being in the soil profile.”Palmer AmaranthThe costliest weed Georgia cotton farmers encounter every year is the glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also known as pigweed. An estimated $110 million is spent annually to manage this weed that can grow as high as 10 feet tall.Herbicides provide some relief, but university scientists fear that their overuse may lead to more herbicide-resistance problems. Palmer amaranth populations are so high across Georgia that, although 90-percent control is achieved by herbicides, it’s still not adequate control for cotton farmers.The use of rye as a cover crop, to supplement herbicide use, has been proven to reduce Palmer amaranth populations even more. University weed scientist Stanley Culpepper said that rye reduces Palmer amaranth emergence by 60 to 80 percent, depending on the level of residue.“The residue primarily blocks the sunlight needed for the Palmer to emerge, but also serves as a physical barrier,” Culpepper said.Rye is rolled and terminated simultaneously just before the cotton season begins. Some cover crops die in the winter, but others need to be manually terminated through tilling, mowing, or applying herbicides. This allows the cotton to be planted and established without competing against Palmer amaranth or the cover crop. Once rye is rolled and a timely residual herbicide is applied, there are approximately three weeks when the field is free of Palmer amaranth. The greatest threat of Palmer amaranth is during planting, when the cotton is getting established.ThripsThrips are tiny insects that stunt cotton plants, delay the plants’ maturity and lessen yield potential, but thrip impact can also be reduced through the use of rye as a cover crop. University entomologist Phillip Roberts says thrip populations are reduced because of the amount of residue on the ground. The more the soil is covered—specifically with rye—the greater the reduction.“So what does this mean in terms of management?” Roberts asked. “When using the rolled rye system, we still encourage growers to use a preventative insecticide at planting for thrips. In most situations, though, this provides acceptable control, and there is not a need for a supplemental foliar spray.”Thrips are cotton farmers’ most consistent and predictable pest. Thrips feed in the terminal bud of a cotton plant, causing malformation in the leaves and crinkling as they develop. In severe cases, thrips damage results in stand losses.For more information about conservation tillage, see caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

  • Assisting members with Medicare enrollment

    first_img continue reading » With 20,000 of its members reaching age 64½ this year, $2.9 billion SAFE Credit Union has introduced free Medicare consultations to help them choose the right plans and supplemental insurance.“We’ve heard from a lot of members and their children who describe the Medicare enrollment process as ‘horrible’ and ‘confusing,’” says Larry Braley, VP/wealth management for SAFE CU, Folsom, California, serving 230,000 members. “There’s so much misinformation out there that makes the process even more intimidating.”To help compare their options, members can schedule appointments in SAFE CU branches with specialists from Retirement Health Solutions, which represents a variety of major health insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage, supplemental insurance and prescription drug plans, along with cancer, dental and long-term care plans.Though the Medicare consultations are not a revenue-producing service for SAFE CU, they do help enhance member relationships by providing much needed guidance on a critical decision, Braley notes. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Police in Nevada Reveal New Details About Episode That Left 4 Dead

    first_imgThe episode began around 11 a.m. Tuesday, when the police were called to an apartment complex on Stonelake Cove Avenue, officials said. The caller had heard gunshots and had seen someone with a possible gunshot wound in a doorway, the police said.When officers arrived at the complex, they found two women in their 30s who had been fatally shot, the police said Wednesday. They also found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot but was alive, the police said. “As officers attempted a de-escalation dialogue with the suspect, the suspect held his firearm to the juvenile’s head, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” the police said in a statement on Wednesday.The 12-year-old boy and Mr. Bourne both died at the scene, the police said. The police said they had determined that Mr. Bourne had fired “multiple rounds inside the vehicle.”The police did not say how many shots had been fired or by whom they had been fired. It was also unclear what had led to the initial shootings, but they said Mr. Bourne had lived in the apartment above the victims’. The names of the victims were not released.- Advertisement – Officer Katrina Farrell, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, said the matter was “still under investigation” and declined to provide more information. There is police body-camera footage from the episode, and that is “typically” released within a week or two, she said. The killings took place at a three-story building at an apartment complex, the Douglas at Stonelake, that one resident, Amber Belmonte, said was generally quiet.She counted more than two dozen marked police vehicles in addition to unmarked vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances at the scene on Tuesday.Generally, she said, life is uneventful at the complex. “I imagined the only thing I was going to stress about was the election,” she said. – Advertisement – It started with a call to the police in Henderson, Nev., on Tuesday about a shooting at an apartment complex. It ended with four people dead, including a suspected gunman and a 12-year-old boy.On Wednesday, the police released additional details about the episode, including the circumstances in which they fired at the gunman, who they believed had taken the boy hostage after killing two women.- Advertisement – Then, the police said, the officers found the gunman, a resident of the complex whom they identified as Jason Neo Bourne, 38. He was “barricaded in a nearby vehicle” and holding a boy hostage.- Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Elliot Vieira gunning for clean sweep

    first_imgDEFENDING Caribbean Motor Racing Association (CMRA) super-sport Champion Elliot Vieira is counting on a clean sweep this weekend, when the final leg rolls off at the South Dakota circuit.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, the defending champion contended that while it is a long shot to win the championship, he is determined to pick up three first place finishes. He said: “I’m motivated to win!”Speaking about the rivalry with his cousins, Matthew and Stephen, Elliot added, “Throughout the year, it has always been close competitions between myself and my cousins. This time around it’s not going to be any different, as we expect the same level of competition. The track has degraded over the past year, so the times would be a little slower, (but) as for the bike, it’s working okay; just a little fine-tuning on the bike is needed,” he explained.Quizzed about the formation of the recent team Mohammed’s Enterprise, the rider added, “It’s always good to compare your riding skills with professionals and semi-professionals. (It helps you) to understand where you stand, and how you can improve.“This experience will enhance my understanding of the level of professionalism and skill moving forward in my motor cycle career,” he continued, adding that he is optimistic about learning from them.While the easy-going youngster is of the view that race day will be a battle of the best bikers in the region, he is still keeping his head high.His Kawasaki ZX6-R is sponsored by Aventura Gold, Mohamed’s Enterprise and Ramchand’s Autobody.last_img read more

  • Football holds sway on bettingexpert despite domestic break

    first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 The Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany came out as July’s top match on bettingexpert, in a month dominated by football despite the absence of domestic league action.Surprisingly, the Champions League qualifier between Rijeka and TNS took second spot behind the final in Russia, ahead of the competition’s third place play-off between Portugal and Mexico.Unibet was the only bookmaker in the top three for tips made on each of the top three games (see below), with bet365, Interwetten, BetVictor and 188BET the others to make these exclusive lists.Meanwhile, Matchbook was the most popular bookmaker for the top tennis match in July on bettingexpert, featuring two top 50 players in Yuichi Sugita and Adrian Mannarino.Milos Raonic against Alexander Zverev was the only other top ten representative for tennis, which came in a distant second in terms of tips per sport with 22% against the 69% for football. Baseball (7%), basketball (1%) and MMA (0.02%) were the other sports to make the top five.Better Collective, the operator for tipster network bettingexpert, will be represented at next month’s Betting on Sports conference (12-15 September). CEO Jesper Soegaard will be speaking on ‘Super Affiliates’, and how the affiliate sector has become a primary gatekeeper for operators seeking new business.last_img read more


    first_imgTHE people of Donegal are rallying around Owen Coyle as the Bolton manager comes to terms with the heart attack suffered by his player Fabrice Muamba during an FA Cup match on Saturday.Owen, whose parents are from Donegal, has cousins in Letterkenny and Gaoth Dobhair, and all of them are hoping the 23-year-old player will win his fight for life.Many have sent messages to the Bolton manager. Today Owen spoke to the media in London, telling them: “Fabrice’s family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad.“All our thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice and his family at this time. The family would also like to thank the media for respecting their privacy at this time.”Coyle went on: “We’ve got to understand that Fabrice is critically ill. The next 24 hours are going to be absolutely crucial.“We’ve obviously been inundated with people wishing him well and we hope that if everybody can pray strongly that Fabrice is able to recover. “It’s very serious. There’s no getting away from that. God willing, he makes it through.”Footballers in games throughout the world supported the Bolton player today – including the stars of Real Madrid – by wearing t-shirts offering prayers.YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE BELOW:© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyOWEN COYLE CALLS FOR PRAYERS FOR MUAMBA – DONEGAL OFFERS SUPPORT was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • TV3 star Ciara Doherty announces exciting pregnancy news

    first_imgDonegal-born broadcaster Ciara Doherty has this week announced that she and her husband are expecting their first baby.The Letterkenny native made the announcement live on air during yesterday’s Ireland AM show on TV3.Ciara said she and her husband Richard Stearn were ‘thrilled’ and feeling ‘incredibly lucky’ to be expecting. The couple tied the knot in Barcelona in August 2017. This has been an exciting year for Ciara as she also announced she would become the new, permanent co-host of Ireland AM.The morning show team congratulated Ciara on the news, tweeting: “Huge congratulations to our presenter @ciarathedoc on her exciting news! Very exciting to have a little AM baby on the way!”.Ciara and Richard expect to welcome their new arrival in the New Year.Ciara, who is a qualified barrister, has worked in radio and television for over a decade. She worked in ITV in London before moving home to work on national radio. Since moving from Newstalk Breakfast to TV3 she has become a popular presenter on Ireland AM, brightening the mornings of many through in-depth interviews and light-hearted lifestyle features.TV3 star Ciara Doherty announces exciting pregnancy news was last modified: July 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ciara dohertyIreland AMpregnancylast_img read more