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Weed Control

first_imgGeorgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be focused on staying ahead of weeds that can cripple the next year’s crop.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn weed specialist Eric Prostko says that Palmer amaranth, also known as pigweed, has the potential to produce seed in corn fields up until the first frost. He urges Georgia producers to consider appropriate management options before leaving the field unattended for the winter.The first frost typically does not occur in Georgia until November. In the three months between harvest and frost, pigweed can continue to grow and reproduce at a high rate. If not managed, a female plant could produce approximately 400,000 seeds.After corn harvest, Palmer amaranth plants that emerge up until 35 days before the first frost have the potential to produce viable seed, Prostko said.“The season is not over. What farmers do after they’ve harvested their corn is equally important as what they just did during the season,” Prostko said. “When the farmers get the corn harvested and they’re not doing anything during that period from August to November, if they allow the pigweed to go to seed just after they’ve worked to keep pigweed out of their fields for the last couple of years, they will have ruined all of that work.”To control Palmer amaranth plants larger than 6 inches in height, Prostko recommends that producers either mow, apply tillage or both. For plants less than 6 inches in height, farmers should consider tillage or herbicide applications.“Right now, corn growers need to be thinking, ‘After harvest, what I am doing? Am I planting a double crop? If I’m not planting a double crop and I’ve got pigweed or tropical spiderwort, I’ve got to do something,’” Prostko said.Tropical spiderwort — also known as Benghal dayflower — can also go from germination to seed in about 40 days. Tropical spiderwort is characterized by late-season emergence and, if uncontrolled, can produce seed and contribute to weed problems for future crops.Prostko recommends farmers either use tillage or herbicides to control spiderwort.If fields are tilled, they should be cultivated every three to four weeks while spiderwort is emerging. If herbicides are used, they must be applied after the plants have recovered from any damage caused by harvesting equipment, when they are actively regrowing or are less than 6 inches in height.For farmers in southern Georgia counties who plan to double crop, Prostko says that planting soybeans or grain sorghum after corn is an excellent way to help manage postharvest weed problems.For more information about corn production in Georgia, see the UGA Grain Crop Team website at grains.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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Bar policy shifts will assist law school faculties and sections

first_imgBar policy shifts will assist law school faculties and sections July 1, 2006 Regular News At the urging of the Budget Committee, the Bar Board of Governors has amended two standing board policies, one to help sections and the other to help law school faculty who want to become affiliate Bar members.Outgoing Budget Committee Chair Mayanne Downs presented the changes at the board’s June meeting.One exempts sections from being charged for general administrative expenses by the Bar for sponsorship money they raise during the year.The second allows the Board of Governors to annually set the amount that will be charged for law faculty affiliate members, instead of setting that amount in standing board policies.That amount had been $25 and the board approved setting it at $35. Law professors who become affiliate Bar members are allowed to become section members if they pay the same dues as other section members.Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., also said the change is a benefit for public law schools. Law schools will be able to pay for a group membership for all their law professors.“We think this will allow more faculty members to become affiliate members,” Harkness said.center_img Bar policy shifts will assist law school faculties and sectionslast_img read more

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Daily data on the website of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control finally divided by counties

first_imgAfter playing a “broken phone” between the Netherlands and other European countries and Croatia, a lot of pressure from the profession, daily data on the site European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are finally divided by counties. For more information on ECDC data by region HERE After great pressure from the tourism profession to the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia to divide the data sent daily to the European Center for Disease Control COVID 19 by counties, since they have been divided into two regions, today the data can be found divided by each county. center_img Also, the Croatian Tourism Association launched a website this week www.croatiacovid19.info with the aim of timely and accurate informing the public about the number of COVID-19 cases in Croatian regions.last_img read more

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Take responsibility to curb gun violence

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion  With the exception of hunting, emotional factors play the major part in how a gun will be used. Although cars have been used as weapons in places like Charlottesville, guns are the more likely resource if a person wants to kill someone. For cars, administrations and institutes in the United States helped put in backup cameras, stability control and other safety measures.But there is no advising agency for safe gun use. Maybe the Second Amendment needs Amendment 2.5, stating that there must be adequate protection for those without guns and for those too young or frail to possess them. The National Rifle Association, fearful politicians and gun companies stand by gun advocates by taking no action on the consequences of how guns are used and how many of them are out there.To quote the cartoon caption after the slaughter in a movie theatre, “Freedom isn’t free.” So true. If collectively we took responsibility to reduce gun violence, then maybe we would live in a safer environment. If we only had the will to do so.Bill ShapiroNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Cars and guns kill thousands yearly. With cars, people need a license, insurance and registrations. But with guns, once a person has a gun, they own it forever.last_img read more

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Former Royal investors help keep property REAL

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Surge in Spain’s virus cases prompts regional smoking ban, field hospital

first_imgCoronavirus cases in Spain jumped by nearly 1,700 on Wednesday, part of a surge that has prompted the construction of a military field hospital in the hard-hit Aragon region and led authorities in Galicia to practically ban smoking in public places.Health ministry data showed 1,690 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in the 24 hours to Wednesday, up from the 1,418 reported on Tuesday and bringing the cumulative total to 329,784. The new daily number excluded Madrid, which did not provide fresh data due to technical difficulties.Since lifting its strict lockdown around six weeks ago Spain has struggled to keep a lid on new infections, with average daily cases rising from less than 150 in June to more than 1,500 in the first 12 days of August. In scenes reminiscent of the epidemic’s March-April peak, TV footage showed air force personnel setting up dark green tents to serve as a field hospital in Zaragoza, Aragon’s regional capital in northeastern Spain.Set to open on Friday, the facility attached to Zaragoza’s University Clinic hospital will be used as a triage center and temporary ward, the air force said in a statement.With 571 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Aragon has the highest prevalence of the virus in Spain. Navarre, with the second-highest rate, has just 159 cases per 100,000 people.Despite having some of the lowest levels of the virus, northwestern Galicia issued a blanket ban on smoking on the street and on restaurant terraces when social-distancing cannot be guaranteed. Under Spain’s decentralized government, each region is largely in charge of its own response to the virus, leading to a patchwork of different restrictions and preventative measures.Wealthy northeastern Catalonia is set to expand a mass-testing program in the coming days to include several neighborhoods of its capital, Barcelona.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Lebanon to compensate for Beirut blast lost homes, businesses

first_imgLebanon on Thursday unveiled a compensation program for the thousands of homes and businesses devastated by the August 4 mega-blast at Beirut’s port.President Michel Aoun signed a decree allocating 100 billion Lebanese pounds (more than $66 million at the official exchange rate, or $13 million on the black market) to the program, his office said.It added that the army and Beirut municipality would be tasked with setting up a mechanism to distribute the funds. Topics : The UN is to coordinate the aid to ensure it reaches those in need directly rather than through Lebanese government bodies, which are widely accused of corruption.center_img The compensation will go to owners of homes and businesses damaged in the explosion that left more than 190 dead and devastated swathes of the capital, a source at the presidency said.According to an assessment by the army, the blast caused by a consignment of ammonium nitrate damaged almost 61,000 homes and over 19,000 businesses.The explosion compounded Lebanon’s worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.On Aug. 9, the international community pledged around $300 million in emergency aid at a conference jointly organized by France and the United Nations.last_img read more

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Dutch Parliament to publish study on impact of new pension rules

first_imgThis increase is largely in line with previous statements by the DNB stating that the adjusted UFR was likely to reduce funding ratios by 3 percentage points.Separately, Klijnsma rejected a request to specify the results for ABP, the largest pension fund in the Netherlands.She said there was “no place for conclusions regarding a single fund” and that the study would be a general one, in which the Dutch Pensions Federation would participate.She added that the month of October had been chosen for the study’s release because Dutch pension funds tend to set out the level of their pension premiums over this period. The Dutch Parliament expects to release – in October at the latest – the results of a study on the short and long-term effects of new financial rules on local pension funds.The study will also address the effects of the recently adjusted ultimate forward rate (UFR), according to Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs.The new supervisory framework for Dutch pension funds, or financieel toetsingskader, was introduced at the start of this year, while changes in the UFR were introduced by supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank in July.In response to parliamentary questions last week, Klijnsma said pension fund liabilities were expected to rise by 2.8 percentage points next year as a result of the adjusted UFR.last_img read more

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Emily Seebohm takes home $220k win on Brisbane investment

first_img Inside Tim Cahill’s ultimate sports mansion Moet & Chandon Imperial 150th Anniversary David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral and Emily Seebohm.A fresh update of CoreLogic records showed the home sold last month.The property does have a pool in the front year, as well as multiple living spaces, though it is nowhere near as flash at Larkin and Seebohm’s Hendra love nest. House comes with helicopter parking At one stage it was listed for rental at $620 a week.The swimming darlings owned three properties separately and together — two in blue chip Hendra and one in Toowoomba.The four bedroom Hendra home that the couple bought together for $1.375m in 2017 still has not hit the market, remaining in both their names. Emily Seebohm’s investment property at Flemington St, Hendra, sold in June 2019, with records now updated on CoreLogic. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm continue to own this home at Mein St, Hendra, together.Seebohm has made a gain of $220,000 on the price of the second Hendra property, having sold for $790,000 a home she bought for $570,000 in 2012.The property has been listed for rent at about $620 a week, which is about $32,000 a year in rental income. Olympic double gold medallist swimmer Emily Seebohm at the annual Gambaro’s Moet and Chandon Ball to raise money for The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund in May. She sold her investment property a month later. Picture: Liam Kidston.A year after an acrimonious split with fellow Olympian Mitch Larkin, gold medallist Emily Seebohm has sold off one of her homes — but not the one the pair still own together.The couple had a very public horror split in June 2018, with Seebohm putting her investment property in Brisbane suburb Hendra on the market in February this year.center_img Average Aussies are now millionaires Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm in happier times. Picture: Annette Dew. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Big wins forecast for Queenslandlast_img read more

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Hoyer, Total launch LNG-truck trial project

first_imgHoyer Group, the Hamburg-based logistics, has taken delivery of an LNG-fueled Iveco truck for its trial project starting in October. In cooperation with Total Deutschland, Hoyer’s business unit Petrolog will trial the LNG-fueled truck when making deliveries to Total’s service stations in the Hamburg and Bremen region from October onwards, Hoyer said in a statement.Speaking of the reasons to launch the trial project, managing director of the business unit Petrolog in the Hoyer Group, Mark Binns, said, “Despite being more expensive to buy, we are convinced by the truck’s positive environmental and operational benefits.”The company aims to reduce its CO2 emission produced by vehicle operation by 25 percent per ton-kilometer by 2020.The LNG-fueled truck will deliver fuel to Total’s stations that Hoyer has been servicing since 2016.Total’s logistics director Stefan Küfner noted the company is increasingly involving itself in using LNG in the transport of goods by road. He added the cooperation with Hoyer will provide Total with further experience in the daily use of LNG trucks.The truck, which has been configured specifically for deliveries to service stations, will be tested in existing intensive delivery operations over the next six months, Hoyer said.last_img read more