Best Weed Management is Proactive Plan

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 14, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News Best Weed Management is Proactive Plan SHARE Facebook Twitter Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twittercenter_img Best Weed Management is Proactive Plan SHARE Twenty-seven states are now battling 13 confirmed glyphosate-resistant weeds, and chief among them are resistant marestail, ragweed, and waterhemp. Many growers across the U.S. are noticing that glyphosate or ALS-inhibitor herbicides alone do not effectively control weeds that can cause significant yield loss.Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson says soybean fields must be managed proactively to ensure continued profitability.“I think what tends to happen 99 percent of the time is management is not put in place until it is already present in the field. I think more time and effort needs to be spent in slowing the development of it by using more robust herbicide programs, more diversity on the modes of action on the front end, rather than having to manage a problem that’s developed from lack of management on the back end.”Johnson recommends growers utilize a full-coverage, broad-spectrum weed management strategy for identifying and controlling resistant weeds.“The first thing they have to do is recognize that they have it. They have to look for a patch of weeds that’s spreading. They have to look at their herbicide rates and do they feel like they have to consistently raise their herbicide rates or make multiple trips over the field to manage the weeds. And once they do that they need to go after that weed with at least two modes of action. So starting with a good clean field, a good stout, robust burndown program if they’re doing no-till utilizing residual herbicides to give early season suppression and then the ability to make timely post treatments and get a second active mode of action on that weed is very important.”Growers who rely on glyphosate alone may find their herbicide programs falling short of expectations. The season-long approach to weed management combined with cultural practices, such as crop rotation and tillage, help growers reduce the weed seed bank and fight resistance.[audio:|titles=Bill Johnson on weed resistance] Previous articleHAT Field Update May 14 David MyersNext articleRFA To Host Flex-Fuel ASTM Specification Webinar Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Prison for netizens

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on the right of press freedom and the targeting of journalists and human rights defenders August 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison for netizens OmanMiddle East – North Africa News OmanMiddle East – North Africa Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders vigorously protests prison sentences meted out this month to 20 bloggers and Internet writers who have criticized the government.“These sentences for supposed defamation,” the press freedom organization said, “are part of a government campaign against netizens who have done no more than exercise their right to express themselves concerning the policies of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said and his government.”The organization called for overturning of the verdict on appeal, and dismissal of all criminal reported that Said Al-Hashmi, Basma Rajhi, Basma Al-Kiyumi, Mukhtar Al-Hinai, Nasser Al-Gailani, Mohammad Al-Fazari, Mahmoud Al-Rawahi, Khalid Al-Nobli, Badar Al-Jabri, Mohammad Al-Janadi, Abdullah Al-Gilani and Osama Al-Thuwaiya were sentenced on 8 August to one year in prison and fines of 200 riyals (420 euros) each for illegal assembly and disturbing public order. Some of them had also been convicted of defaming the sultan and of cyber-crime. Appeals would cost 1000 riyals (2100 euros) per person.Contrary to standard procedure, Judge Yusuf Al-Faleti handed down the sentences at day’s end before the start of the weekend. Those sentenced were transferred to prison. With the courts closed, they could not seek release on bail or file appeals and will not be able to do so until 11 August.Action on a case against Maimuna Baadi was postponed to 26 August.Previously, on 6 August, the Muscat Court of First Instance handed down one-year sentences for defaming the sultan. Hilal Al Bu Saidi, Eisa Al-Masoudi, Bassam Abu-Qasida, Rashid Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Kiyumi, Abdallah Al-Abdullah, Ahmed Al-Maamari and Awad Al-Sawafi were also fined 1000 riyals (2130 euros). The specific charges centered on allegedly insulting comments about the sultan on social networks, as well as distribution of information said to disturb social peace.Nevertheless, Amina Al-Sa’adi was acquitted on all counts. She had been free on bail since 25 July.The Omani sultanate’s determination to muzzle dissident voices is alarming. Before the latest round of sentences, the Muscat Court of First Instance had sentenced 10 people in July. They included Mahmoud Hamad Al-Rawahy and three other activists on 9 July, and Mona Hardan and give other activists on 16 July. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Oman News News Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report Appeal court lifts ban on daily, but confirms jail for two journalists October 18, 2016 Find out more News RSF_en November 25, 2016 Find out more to go further Related documents 20120809_-_cp_oman-2.pdfPDF – 42.1 KB December 27, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

RHM buy approved

first_imgPremier’s £1.2bn proposed takeover of RHM was approved by The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on 5 February.The OFT announced that the acquisition, which would make Premier the UK’s biggest food producer with combined sales with RHM of around £2.6 billion per year, would not be referred to the Competition Commission. “We very much welcome this decision and look forward to completing the acquisition, anticipated to be in the middle of March,” said John McIvor, RHM’s director of investor relations and industry strategy.A decision of the Irish Competition Authority on the acquisition is expected to be announced on 9 February. McIvor said that he did not want to speculate on the outcome but added: “We take great comfort from the OFT’s decision.”Both companies have called an EGM on 15 February and the deal is expected to finalise on 16 March 2007.The OFT invited written representations about any competition or public interest issues raised by the deal towards the end of last year (see British Baker, 15 December, 2006, pg 12).last_img read more

Beehag Inspires Female Coaches

first_imgThe participants of the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Women’s Coaching Forum received a real treat on Saturday, with New South Wales Swifts ANZ Championships Netball coach, Lisa Beehag, teaching the participants about her experiences in coaching. Beehag presented to the forum about ‘managing people and personalities’ and spoke about her coaching philosophies with the group. Beehag says that it was a great opportunity to speak to some of New South Wales’ best up-and-coming female coaches and teach them a bit about what she has learnt along the way in her coaching career. “I’ve always been pretty lucky in that I’ve had a number of these opportunities to be the person sitting here and listening to some great coaches over the years,” Beehag said. “It’s nice to be able to give something back and to do it at a different sport is really good because you hear the different ideas and I think it also tells people that they are not alone. A lot of the things that are happening in Touch are the same things that are happening in Netball, are the same things that are happening in Football, it doesn’t change that much, so there are a lot of people that you can help.”The Women’s Coaching Forum is in its second year, having been aligned with the conference for the first time in 2011, and Beehag says that she thinks it’s a fantastic concept.“We do things differently, we are different to the men and I think it’s important that we acknowledge that and that the way we go about things may be different and we all get the same result so being able to just get some more ideas from each other is really important.”Beehag has played Touch Football in the past, having played with NSWTA General Manager, Dean Russell and NSWTA and Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame member, Stacey Black (Gregory) over the years. “It was very much a summer thing for me because of Netball in winter. It was great, it was more fun than anything else. I played with Stacey Gregory for many years and obviously she’s done pretty well in Touch so we played Netball together and a lot a Mixed Touch.”Related LinksWomen’s Coaching Forumlast_img read more

A Plane Crash Has Delayed The Start Of The Texas Tech-Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game

first_imgTexas Tech plays a home men's basketball game.Update: The plane reportedly crashed into the TV tower of NBC’s Lubbock affiliate, KCBD. Getting reports that a plane hit the transmission tower of @KCBD11 and that their HDTV tower was severed in two. KCBD is in Lubbock.— Chris Walker (@WalkerATX) February 5, 2015Just got word from our colleagues & friends at KCBD that everyone inside the station IS safe. We have a crew at downed plane now #Lubbock— Brian Holland (@BHollandSports) February 5, 2015Earlier: The start of the Texas Tech-Kansas State men’s basketball game at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock has been delayed. The cause of the delay: a small plane has crashed near the Red Raiders’ campus, knocking out the power at Texas Tech’s arena. We are unaware of the severity of the crash. A small plane just crashed near Texas Tech, temporarily knocking out power at the arena. Tip off will be delayed.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) February 5, 2015For those familiar with Lubbock, the plane crash is said to have happened near Avenue Q.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) February 5, 2015Lights are back on at Texas Tech. Countdown clock indicates we are 8:30 away from tip-off.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) February 5, 2015Texas Tech and Kansas State were set to tip off at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img read more

Julen Lopetegui will be a success at Real Madrid insists Carvajal

first_imgNew Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui may not even be a month into the job yet, but defender Dani Carvajal is convinced that he will prove to be a great successThe 51-year-old was announced as Zinedine Zidane’s successor last month in a rather controversial twist that saw Lopetegui immediately removed from his post as the Spain head coach with just two days remaining till the start of the World Cup.But Lopetegui has now put the sad end to his time in charge of the national side behind him and he has now officially begun his duties at Real.The former goalkeeper previously played for Los Blancos during his playing career and won La Liga in the 1989/90 season but he has never managed to deliver silverware at club level in his managerial career for Rayo Vallecano, RM Castilla B and FC Porto.But Carvajal, who played under Lopetegui with Spain’s Under-19s, Under-21s and the senior team, is certain that his compatriot is the right man to take Real to even further heights this season after winning three successive Champions League titles under his predecessor Zidane.“I have always enjoyed Lopetegui,” Carvajal told El Gráfico, via AS.“I share his ideas of football and he is a coach who gets the most out of each player. He is going to do us well and I am already anxious to put myself at his orders. The bar is now very high but we have to have patience.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.⚽? ¡De vuelta con el equipo! ?? @DaniCarvajal92 ?? @NavasKeylor#RMTour— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 29, 2018“We all get along well,” he added.“I think that is key for success. It’s practically a family and that makes everything easier on the pitch. The pressure at Real Madrid is always there and you learn to live with that. We enter [training] every day and share [the pitch] with the best in the world – it’s amazing. I think the good atmosphere has been fundamental for things to go well.”Real will face Manchester United on Tuesday night in the first preseason match of their US tour.last_img read more

Seamus Coleman defended Declan Rice

first_imgThe captain of the Ireland national team was not afraid to say that the 19-year-old can feel both English and Irish if he desiresDeclan Rice has been in the spotlight for the last days after he decided to rest from international football with Ireland.The London-born footballer might be thinking of switching jerseys and defending the English national team colors instead of the Irish ones.But for Ireland national team captain Seamus Coleman, there is no reason why Declan Rice cannot be proud of his heritage.“In an ideal world, we’d have all the players here playing for us,” Coleman said at today’s press conference as quoted by RTÉ Sports.“Some people back home might not like to hear it. He’s a 19-year-old boy that was born in England but that’s no reason he can’t be a proud Irishman.”“I saw him after the Turkey game when he got Man of the Match and I saw him embrace his father in the tunnel. That’s not for show, that’s genuine. He was genuinely proud to play in the games that he did,” he added.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“In an ideal world, we’ll get him back. But it’s not as straightforward as ‘you know what you are’, which I’ve heard a few people say.”“The young lad was born in England. There’s no reason why he can’t feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland, which I know he is,” he explained.“So, on that situation, and fingers crossed, we’ll welcome back Declan with open arms whatever he decides.”Coleman on Rice: “There’s no reason why he can’t feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland”— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) September 5, 2018last_img read more

How jogging helps you stay sharp

first_imgExercise can enhance the development of new brain cells that play an important role in learning and memory of adults, new research has found.The process of developing new brain cells in the adult brain is called adult neurogenesis, the scientists explained.The researchers found that mice that spent time running on wheels not only developed twice the normal number of new neurons, but also showed an increased ability to distinguish new objects from familiar objects.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Our research indicates that exercise-induced increase in neurogenesis improves pattern separation by supporting unique and detailed long-term representations of similar but nevertheless different memory items,” explained lead investigator Josef Bischofberger, professor at University of Basel in Switzerland.“Pattern separation is involved in many memory tasks of everyday life. For example, when learning the game of chess, it is critically important to remember the different shapes of pieces like the pawn and bishop,” Bischofberger explained. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor the study, the researchers tested two groups of mice that were housed either without (sedentary) or with running wheels (voluntarily running) using a novel object recognition task to assess learning and long-term memory. The researchers found that whereas distinct objects were remembered and recognized by both cohorts of mice, only the running mice could faithfully distinguish similar looking objects. Investigators determined therefore that the running mice had developed better pattern separation capabilities than sedentary mice.The study was published in the journal of Brain Plasticity.last_img read more