Treating Palmer Pigweed Imperative as it Shows up in 20 Indiana…

first_img Facebook Twitter Palmer video on HATAt a recent agAcademy at the Monsanto research farm in West Lafayette many growers got their first look at Palmer Amaranth, or Palmer pigweed. It is a weed than has migrated from the south and is becoming more prevalent in Indiana.In a special HAT video (below) Dan Childs, Technology Development Representative at Monsanto describes the most recent threat to Indiana soybeans.“It is a glyphosate resistant weed. It is in the pigweed family. It is very prolific and probably the most competitive of any of the pigweeds, more competitive than even waterhemp which is another pigweed. Very characteristic of Palmer is a very long spike that can reach 4 feet in length. The total plant height can get 7 feet or taller. We had a Palmer pigweed in that corner of the field this year. We have since cut it down with a chainsaw it got so big.”Childs says that plant was growing 2-3 inches each day and the female can produce up to a million seeds per plant. Is there control for the weed?“Fortunately we still have tools that can help control Palmer today. The residual herbicides Warrant, Valor, Authority, those will give you pretty decent control, but once they get above 4 or 5 inches tall it’s really hard to control them.Becca Holt says Palmer that is cut down then needs to be destroyed. If it is left lying in the field it will go to seed. She is now getting more and more inquiries about the weed and stories about how hard it is to control.“I had one story last week and another one this morning where individuals used residuals up front and came back in with Roundup and another residual, but they had some wet spots in the field that they didn’t get to. They now have patches of this growing in those wet spots. I’ve been getting text messages asking what is this weed, so we need to identify it and get it under control.”Childs says one of the best control methods for Palmer pigweed in a soybean field is to switch the field to corn for several years and let the corn herbicides kill it off. The most recent report from Purdue’s Bill Johnson says as of Thursday afternoon the weed has been located in 20 Indiana counties. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Treating Palmer Pigweed Imperative as it Shows up in 20 Indiana Counties By Andy Eubank – Aug 22, 2013 Previous articleInnovation Stressed at Becknology DaysNext articleDairy Bar Tallies Record Sales at Indiana State Fair Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Treating Palmer Pigweed Imperative as it Shows up in 20 Indiana Countieslast_img read more

Limerick is a safe haven for tourists

first_imgby Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK is one of the safest places in Ireland for tourists, according to the Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS) which recorded only three incidents of crimes against visitors to the city last year.This is in contrast to the 336 criminal incidents involving visitors to Dublin during the same period.Limerick Mayor Michael Sheehan said that this was “a further endorsement of the feel good factor in Limerick.These figures are genuine because any tourist who is a victim of crime will report it as they’re bound to feel isolated.Referring to the “collective cooperation that exists in the city”, the mayor said that this positive thinking was reflected in the freedom tourists enjoyed as they walk the streets.“They feel safe, comfortable and are confident to recommend Limerick as a destination. These figures are not just going to spread nationwide but this is a positivity that will go global.“Things like this is likely to encourage more visitors to come in the remaining few months of the City of Culture celebrations so I welcome that”, he added.Since its formation 20 years, almost 13,000 people have been assisted by the ITAS which is the only dedicated service of its kind in Europe.Limerick Garda Chief superintendent Dave Sheahan said the ITAS figures were a further indicator of where the city has come from and the direction it is headed.“These figures support the statistics given to the Minister for Justice on her recent visit to the city. We always avoid complacency, but this report goes a long way to show how much the landscape of crime in the city has changed and in terms of policing our streets.Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe said that: “Irish people are world renowned for our hospitality and welcome. While many things have changed throughout those 20 years, our welcome for overseas visitors is now as friendly as ever.“Visitors are assured of a truly memorable holiday and research has shown the vast majority of our overseas visitors are more than happy to recommend Ireland as a holiday destination.“However, for a very small percentage of tourists who become victims of crime while visiting Ireland, it is reassuring to know that the Irish Tourist Assistance Service is available year-round to offer immediate support and assistance free of charge.Outside of Dublin, the main tourist centres in Wicklow, Clare, Kerrry and Galway all recorded higher incidents of crimes against visitors, according to the ITAS 2013 annual report.Meantime, the services provided to tourists who become victims of crime was one of the items discussed on the agenda of the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality this week.Committee Chairman David Stanton TD said: “While Ireland is generally regarded as a safe destination for tourists and crimes against tourists remain low by international standards, unfortunately a number of tourists become victims of crime every year.Nationally, Mr Staunton said that “last year saw an increase in the number of tourists seeking assistance from the service, the majority of whom had been victims of theft.“For a tourist, the trauma of being a victim of crime can be compounded by language, culture and legal differences. The Irish Tourist Assistance Service acts as a base where problems facing a tourist can be addressed promptly with the view to getting holiday plans back on track”, he said. TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Previous articleTravelling Men of ShakespeareNext articlePedestrian killed in early morning dual carriageway crash Staff Reporter Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLimerick is a safe haven for touristsBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2014 2072 Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApplast_img read more

Mansfield Smokes On

first_imgMembers of Mansfield College JCR have voted to continue to allow students to smoke in the college bar. Passions were raised amid divided opinion between those who believe smoking is an inalienable individual right and those who support the ban because of the detrimental effects of passive smoking. The current JCR policy won a vote with a majority of 63 votes to 44. The vote has checked a growing trend to ban smoking in public places. Early this term, smoking was prohibited in Teddy Hall JCR. On Tuesday the Health Secretary, John Reid, angered anti-smoking groups by saying smoking is one of the few pleasures the poor had left. He said, “The only enjoyment sometimes that they have is to have a cigarette.”ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img