Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 9, 2017 Previous articleField Focus: Interview With Lance ShepherdNext articleIndiana Ethanol Producers Lobby Lawmakers on E-15 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education Fighting fungicide resistanceWe hear a lot about weed resistance and the steps farmers are encouraged to take to fight herbicide resistance. Now the United Soybean Board is expanding its Take Action program, originally aimed at weed resistance, to include fungicide resistance and education about the diseases resistant to fungicides.Jimmy Sneed is a director on the United Soybean Board who farms in Hernando, Mississippi, not far from the Tennessee border and the Mississippi River. He says widespread fungicide resistance is a concern, “because it’s already beginning to show up, and that’s one of the things that we hope we learn from the Roundup resistance issue,” he told HAT. “We need to get out in front of it and that’s what we’re trying to do now by educating the farmers to the issue itself number one, and number two try to give them some strategies to manage the issue.”And some of those strategies you’ve heard many times in the past.“Something as simple as scouting,” he said. “Another thing is understanding what the thresholds are and making sure you don’t spray until you reach thresholds. Then of course the foundation of our take action is using different modes of action and that same strategy works well with fungicides too, and rotating your modes of action.”Sneed told HAT USB hopes for the same kind of success with fungicide awareness that they’ve been able to see with Take Action on Weeds.“We are really, really pleased with it,” he explained. “Industry has really come on board and been great partners. Universities have come on board and have really bought in and given us a lot of help on the technical side as far as management strategies. Several associations are involved too, so we are just really, really pleased with the partnerships we’ve been able to develop with other organizations to benefit all farmers.”At the Take Action on Weeds website USB has added a Fungicide Classification Chart, based on the popular Herbicide Classification Chart.Sneed is USB Secretary and Audit & Evaluation Chair. Facebook Twitter Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Educationlast_img read more

ContourGlobal pulls the plug on planned 500MW coal plant in Kosovo

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:London-listed power generator ContourGlobal has halted plans to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, and said it will make no further coal plant investments.The project would have provided around half of the electricity demand of the Balkan country which is struggling with power shortages.“We will not develop or acquire coal power plants in the future,” the company said in its full-year results statement on Tuesday.ContourGlobal, which operates more than 100 power plants across Europe, Latin America and Africa, reported a 15.2% rise in annual adjusted core earnings as it benefited from the sale of a 49% stake in a portfolio of Spanish solar power assets.Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to $703 million, for year ended Dec. 31, from $610 million it reported last year. ContourGlobal in December had warned that it expects full-year EBITDA to be below its prior expectation of between $720-770 million.[Susanna Twidale, Samantha Machado, Shanima A]More: ContourGlobal halts plans to build Kosovo coal plant ContourGlobal pulls the plug on planned 500MW coal plant in Kosovolast_img read more

Nor’easter Brings 9 Inches of Snow to Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The second nor’easter to hit Long Island in less than a week dumped nearly nine inches of heavy, wet snow on parts of the region Wednesday and also caused strong winds, power outages and flooding.The National Weather Service reported that the highest snowfall accumulation on LI was in Oakdale, which got 8.9 inches. Amounts varied widely from town to town, with nearby Sayville getting 2.2 inches. In Nassau County, snowfall ranged from 6 inches in Roslyn to 2.5 inches in Oyster Bay. PSEG Long Island reported nearly 20,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. Thursday.“Due to the recent heavy snowfall across parts of the region, many secondary roadways remain snow covered,” Up-based NWS forecasters said in a statement. “Motorists are advised to allow extra travel for the morning commute. In addition, the heavyweight of the snow may bring down tree limbs and power lines.”The highest snowfall amounts in the tri-state area were in Connecticut and the Lower Hudson Valley, which got 26 inches. Peak wind gusts on LI were recorded at 53 mph on Great  Gull Island and 46 mph in Bayville. Widespread reports of flooding in coastal communities occurred throughout the storm. Besides traffic delays, the storm also caused Long Island Rail Road issues when downed utility wires and trees blocked the tracks.Now that the storm has passed, mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 40s are forecast through the weekend, although there’s a 40-percent chance of more rain and snow Monday.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills November 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania. This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training for 1,238,915 existing staff members.“Continuing education and workforce training allow everyone a path to future success and is a way for employers and employees to show allegiance and good faith in each other,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s pivotal in strengthening our state’s workforce, our communities, and ultimately, our economy.”Last fiscal year, the commonwealth invested $7,896,801 in trainings and provided 30,460 employees with access to education in the areas of Essential Skills and Advanced Technology. Essential Skills training can include guidance in the areas of communication and teamwork, health and safety, business and computer operations, manufacturing fundamentals, and quality assurance. Advanced technology training can include guidance in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, advanced software implementation, computer programming, and software engineering.“Job training helps people achieve their career goals and improve their quality of life, and workforce development is one of the strongest drivers of our economy,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “WEDnetPA isn’t just a tool to help workers further their careers; it’s a tool that has helped us attract and retain businesses and grow Pennsylvania’s economy for the past two decades, and will continue to do so for decades to come.”“While other states also offer resources to help companies close the skills gap, WEDnetPA is unique in its approach,” said Statewide Director Thomas Venditti. “By networking with 25 colleges and universities, we leverage their existing professional workforce development staff to create a highly cost-effective way to provide help with incumbent worker training.”Workforce training grants align with Governor Wolf’s PAsmart workforce development initiative. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative last year and secured a $10 million increase to $40 million for the program this year. PAsmart provides $20 million for science and technology education, $10 million for apprenticeships and job training, and new this year, an additional $10 million for career and technical education.This year’s annual report is available online.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

Hughes: Big Ten media day notebook

first_imgCHICAGO – It may not be as popular of a nickname as “Windy City” or “Second City,” but Chicago is sometimes called the “City of the Big Shoulders.” And there are plenty of them walking around for the Big Ten football media days.After listening to the dozen of Big Ten coaches (as well as the commissioner himself) field questions from a ballroom of reporters. Here’s a little notebook of highlights from day one:Bielema denounces NCAA violatorsThe increasing amount of schools getting tied up in NCAA violations was a topic that kept reappearing all day Thursday and when it was Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema’s turn to comment on the matter, he expressed a no-tolerance policy – and an extreme distaste – for those who willingly and knowingly commit infractions.“When you consciously break an NCAA rule, to me the only way to deter that is to get rid of people, or seriously hold programs accountable,” Bielema said. “That’s probably the number one thing I would love to see happen in the world of college football.”“If someone knowingly and willingly violates a rule, I don’t see anything wrong with a substantial penalty. What that [penalty] is, I’ll let other people decide.”Although he didn’t venture a specific kind of sanction, Bielema was the most candid coach to speak on NCAA violations. I think the amount of scandals that have been revealed over the past couple years (in football and basketball) has made many college sports fans second-guess the integrity of their favorite teams. And given Bielema’s stance on the matter, however non-specific it may ultimately be, it would seem like he has nothing to hide.You don’t see many coaches of BCS schools speaking that way, so hopefully we don’t catch him hiding any emails in the future. He’ll be eating his own words if he does.Wilson update Bielema was unable to speak much about the progress of Wisconsin’s new transfer quarterback Russell Wilson, since, per NCAA rules, he has not been able to coach him yet. But after talking to wide receiver Nick Toon and safety Aaron Henry, who accompanied their head coach to Chicago, Bielema was able to report that Wilson formed a bond with Henry and that he attended summer workouts with diligence.“Everybody told me… he just showed up and went to work and worked as hard as anybody else to prove he was a valuable member of our team,” Bielema said.Bielema also remained insistent that, despite the excitement surrounding Wilson, the quarterback position is, as of this moment, entirely up for grabs.“I haven’t seen Russell Wilson compete one snap competitively in practice,” he said. “I think I might know what will happen, but until it happens, that’s where we’re at.”Delany casts a warning In reaction to the violations recently exposed at Ohio State, mixed with Michigan’s run-in with the NCAA involving unofficial practices prior to the 2009 season, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany informed the media that he held a meeting with all 12 conference coaches Thursday morning to “make clear to them what our expectations are.”Delany called the two above-mentioned violations particularly “embarrassing” for the conference. And with so much misconduct – 14 incidents, by Delany’s count – coming to light in the past year across the nation, he referenced the shadow of doubt it has placed on all other schools.“I think that the 14 struggles that have come under scrutiny in the last year raise legitimate questions in people’s minds about who is sponsoring these [athletic] programs and what do these programs stand for,” he said. “I can’t remember a period of time where we’ve had more questions about various programs, where it be on the agent side, the recruitment side, or the academic side. We’ve had two of them in this conference, and that’s two too many, as far as I’m concerned.’Delany’s stern voice made it sound pretty clear to me that he’s done with shenanigans.Fickell braces himself Where once stood The Vest now stands Luke Fickell, Ohio State’s interim head coach following the tattoo fiasco.In addressing the media, he didn’t appear nervous at the podium, just well prepared for the room of reporters to get their pecks in. Over the last few “crazy” and “emotional” months, he said he hasn’t had “a whole lot” of contact with the ousted Jim Tressel and has not received any instruction, implied or up front, about avoiding him.After facing a public relations nightmare and with the hammer of the NCAA looming above his inherited program (if only for a year), a few phrases kept popping up as Fickell answered questions. Phrases like: “stability,” “foundation,” “moving forward,” “starting from day one,” and “focusing on what we can control.”It’s about as much as you can expect from a guy in his situation.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Are you licking your chops for the new-look Big Ten season to begin? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

first_imgSalah found scoring difficult early in his professional career and was nicknamed “chancentod” (chance killer) by the Swiss media.– Off-target –Later, playing for Chelsea in a League Cup tie, the Egyptian was so off-target with a goal attempt that the ball trickled over the touchline for a throw-in.Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.Salah blossomed in Rome, averaging close to a goal every two matches, and Liverpool paid almost 37 million pounds (about $47 mn/41 mn euros) to sign him two years ago.The Egyptian had his share of setbacks last year, too, with an injury in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid also keeping him out of a World Cup defeat by Uruguay.He returned to score against hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, but the Pharaohs exited their first appearance at the global showpiece in 28 years without securing even one point.Salah netted twice and missed two penalties three months later in a 6-0 Cup of Nations rout of Niger and snatched the late winner in a 3-2 victory over Tunisia in the same competition.Having defended his Player of the Year title, his next goal will be to match the four straight wins in the competition by former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure.The other male awards went to France-born Morocco coach Herve Renard, the Mauritania national team, and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in the youth category.South African Chrestinah Kgatlana was voted Women’s Player of the Year and South Africa coach Desiree Ellis and the Nigeria national team were the other female winners.The Goal of the Year award also went to Kgatlana. Share on: WhatsApp Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday.The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists.“I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar.“My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt.”It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah became only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to be voted the best footballer in Africa.Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier on Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.Delays to preparations and concerns about security resulted in the central African nation being replaced as hosts, and they will stage the 2021 tournament instead.While the 15-vote winning margin for Egypt was unexpected, the success of Salah was anticipated as he continues to score regularly for the English Premier League leaders.Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season — his first with the Anfield club — and has bagged 13 Premier League goals so far this season.Ironically, Aubameyang has scored one league goal more than Salah, topping the charts with Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane on 14.Salah was born in a northern Egyptian town Nagrig and used to make eight-hour return trips on buses to train with Cairo-based El Mokawloon (Arab Contractors).Spotted by scouts from Swiss club Basel, he moved there in 2012 before joining Premier League giants Chelsea two years later.last_img read more

Local Singer Goes on Racist Rant in Nail Salon, Apologizes on Instagram

first_imgAfter more profane remarks, she tells the nail salon employee:“Go back to your f-in country.”The employee replies to Monica, “I’m not even going to say anything to that.”Monica retorts: “B****. I’m smarter than y’all. As a matter of fact, b****, I’m an independent artist, recording artist, and I’m going to “f***ing blow the f**** up.”She then tells them that someday they are going to want her to have her nails done at the salon.“Check me out, Corina Monica, Stay Flossy.” “Stay Flossy” is the title of one of her songs.She concludes the encounter by saying, “I hope you f***ing lose this place and you go the f*** back to your country.”On Friday, Monica issued an apology on Instagram:Monica describes herself as an independent artist, songwriter and entertainer from Pompano Beach on reverbnation.com. She was born in Romania and moved to Florida at the age of 9.She adds that growing up in South Florida had a major influence on her style. Last Thursday, Monica posted on Twitter she was officially moving to Tampa. The nail salon where the incident occurred is located in Tampa. A Pompano Beach woman, who refers to herself as an independent recording artist, has issued an apology following a racist rant that was captured on cell phone video at a nail salon.It started when a nail technician was unable to finish doing Corina Monica’s acrylic nails.Monica begins by saying:“You took my nails off, what am I supposed to do now?”One of the employees tells her she can have her nails done by another professional.Monica fires back. “Oh, that’s real professional.”The video was posted on Twitter account Fifty Shades of Whey (WARNING: Graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised.)She then asks the woman, “Where you from?”Monica apparently is unaware she is being recorded when she says: “Why do you come to this country, work here, and don’t do what’s right for our citizens? You make money, you live in my country and you’re going to tell me you can’t do my nails b***tch?”Posted a new song: “Corina Monica – Stay Flossy (Master)” https://t.co/Ri8o6yVeri #music https://t.co/XXsZKGqtdu— Corina Monica (@CorinaLucaciu) July 14, 2020last_img read more

Goalies too much for shooters as Rebels and Leafs exchange shutout wins

first_imgThe other contest ended in a rare tie.“These are two fairly even teams,” Maida confessed. “We have a great rivalry against Castlegar and our boys really look forward to playing every time we play them.”Friday, two goals in less than two minutes was the difference as Nelson edged Castlegar 3-0.The goals, by Matthew Naka and Colton McCarthy, came early in the third period.Jacob Boyczuk scored an insurance marker into the empty net.Nelson started both contests with only five defenceman due to injury bug that has hampered the blueline — one of the rearguards being converted forward Linden Horswill.And for the second game Nelson finished the game with only four D-men.“I’m looking forward to getting healthy on the blueline and see where we’re at,” Maida said. “So far I’ve been very pleased with our how the defence and goaltending is playing.”The Leafs have a full week of practice before resuming play Friday with a home doubleheader.North Okanagan Kings open the two-game set before Grand Forks Border Bruins pay a visit to the NDCC Arena Saturday.Both puck drops are at 7 p.m.Sunday Nelson makes its first visit to Spokane to face the Braves in an afternoon tilt.Castlegar has a short week before traveling to Grand Forks Thursday.ICE CHIP: Nelson defencemen Cam Weir and Cole Arcuri watched both games and are listed as day-to-day . . .. Rookie forward Damin Devlin also is on the sidelines after serving two of his three game suspension for removing his helmet during a fight against Chase Heat, October 7. . . .KIJHL teams have been experiencing problems with league website. The site was down Saturday which made it impossible for Castlegar executive to post the game stats to the website. KIJHL webmaster Harold Hazelaar said the problem is due to an issue with the website host which the league has no control over. The Castlegar Rebels rebounded from a heart-breaking road loss in a big way, stopping the Leafs cold Saturday night at the Complex.Brenden Heinrich scored midway through the second period and goalie Jordan Gluck continued his home dominance over the West Kootenay rivals sparking the Rebels to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory in Castlegar.It was the second time in as many games Gluck has shutout the Leafs — both by 1-0 scores.The win moves the Rebels back into top spot in the Murdoch Division standings, one point ahead of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and two in front of the Leafs.Castlegar has played two more games than Beaver Valley.Kamloops Storm edged the Hawks 2-1 Saturday in Fruitvale.“I thought we out played them and out chanced them, (Rebel goalie Jordan) Gluck just made some big saves and key times,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida.“We just didn’t seem to have our puck luck tonight,” Maida added.“Thirty-seconds after they scored we hit the post then had a late power play but Gluck made some key saves for them.”The game was the second one-goal contest in the season series between the two Murdoch rivals and third time the match-up ended with a shutout.last_img read more

After Steph Curry’s broken hand, Joe Lacob won’t give in to tanking talk

first_imgJoe Lacob proclaims himself an optimist, but today he appears to be beyond that designation.Superstar Steph Curry is out, presumably for at least a month, with a broken hand sustained when Phoenix big man Aron Baynes fell on him as the Suns blew out the Warriors Wednesday night.CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device Curry’s injury, Klay Thompson’s ACL-related yearlong absence and Kevin Durant’s departure for Brooklyn all point to one …last_img

Fort St John RCMP arrests man for gun and drug possession

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On March 18, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP received a report to check on an unknown man who appeared to be passed out in a running white Dodge Ram pick up in a parking lot near 93rd Avenue and 93rd Street.Upon arrival, Frontline officers observed an open bottle of liquor and suspected cocaine in the vehicle.Police say they attempted to wake the driver who then appeared to try to put the truck into drive before he was assisted out of the vehicle and arrested. According to Police, the man was identified as a resident of Taylor, B.C., who is prohibited from driving and is the registered owner of vehicles that have fled from frontline officers in recent weeks.During the arrest, RCMP found a loaded handgun, a rifle, a knitted mask, multiple collapsible batons, several knives, as well as suspected cocaine, fentanyl, cannabis, mushrooms and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The truck has also been impounded.The man was arrested for Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle along with other firearm and CDSA offences.The man has since been released on conditions and a date to appear in court.last_img read more