New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work

first_img SHARE Need weed formulation for cornIn the drive for a profitable year in 2016 amid depressed commodity prices, where are farmers able to trim on inputs? One product manager says it doesn’t appear that weed control is getting cut out, and that’s a good thing.“One thing that we’ve seen as commodity prices get a little pressure on them you would expect that growers would tighten up the purse a little bit,” says Luke Peters, U.S. Corn Herbicides product manager for Dow AgroSciences, “but they’re still spending money to control these high anxiety weeds. We know it’s an issue. The glyphosate resistance, the herbicide resistance is top of mind so they’re continuing to invest in it. They’re looking for products that are going to do a better job.”Staying with a weed control program is a key to success but he says farmers now need multiple modes of action.“That’s our biggest defense and biggest prevention of future herbicide resistant weeds. Palmer amaranth, marestail, waterhemp is a big one these days, and giant ragweed obviously in Indiana.”For companies like Dow, research and development efforts are continuing the search for new modes of action to add to the weed control mix, and Dow AgroSciences has brought its new Resicore corn herbicide to farmers this year. Peters says it offers something new to the marketplace.“We really excited about Resicore. We’ve been looking for a new residual corn herbicide to add to our lineup. Resicore brings that with a formulation of 3 active ingredients we haven’t seen together before, and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action this spring.”Peters added, “With this product we’re looking for powerful residual that stretches its control deep into the growing season and something a grower can put on early but still has the flexibility to go on early post. And we’ve seen excellent results in our trials and university trials last year.”Peters says there is limited availability of Resicore this spring with full availability in 2017. But he added a lot of farmers will be putting it on their corn acres this spring. Learn more at SHARE Facebook Twitter New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2016 Previous articleFarm Safety Net Payments Forecast to be Higher in 2016Next articleNarrow Row Soybeans Have Yield Advantage Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Worklast_img read more

Millions Worth of Cocaine Seized in the Dominican Republic

first_imgBy Dialogo February 24, 2012 The Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD, for its Spanish acronym) landed a heavy blow against drug trafficking when it seized 616 packages of cocaine and arrested the two individuals who were transporting them on February 22. The shipment, distributed in 25 polypropylene bags, was found in the possession of Samil David Arredondo Cedeño and Pedro de Peña Rodríguez. DNCD spokesperson Roberto Lebrón revealed that the seizure was part of “Operation Volcano,” led by the head of the institution, Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo. He stated that the DNCD, via the Sensitive Investigations Tactical Division and with the assistance of the Preventive Police, tracked the individuals until catching up with them in the town of Boca Chica. “We’re dealing with an organization that received the drugs from Colombia or Venezuela using speedboats in order to turn them over to the men we arrested and other identified individuals on the high seas. They received the 616 packages 60 miles off the coast,” said the report provided by the anti-narcotics spokesperson. The same report states that the gang received the drugs for their export, with a final destination probable in Puerto Rico, “but it could also have been to send it to Europe, using a port facility and an airport,” said the report.last_img read more

Stoke boss Mark Hughes refuses to rule out top-four challenge

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes admits his side are currently ahead of target this term and is not dismissing talk of a push for the top four. “So it is about having that consistency, and if we can get that, who knows where we can go?” Hughes, whose two seasons at Stoke so far have seen him guide them to back-to-back ninth-placed finishes, added: “We had targets before the season, and we’re above where we thought we would be at this stage. “That is encouraging, and the second half of seasons have been strong for us, so we are looking forward to 2016.” A notable element of flair has developed in Stoke’s play under Hughes and Shaqiri’s second goal against Everton appeared a perfect example of that as he met a lofted pass with one touch that sent the ball floating over Tim Howard and in from the edge of the box. Some observers have hailed it as a goal-of-the-season contender, although others have questioned whether the effort was a fluke. The debate continued on Thursday, with Hughes saying: “I’d like to think he meant it – although unfortunately I heard (Stoke midfielder) Charlie Adam on the radio saying Shaq told him he didn’t! I would have kept quiet myself! “Irrespective of whether he meant it or not, it was still a fantastic goal. But you shouldn’t really doubt Shaq because he has the ability to do something like that.” Meanwhile, Hughes has once again played down the prospect of Stoke being busy in the January transfer window. “I don’t think there is any urgency on our part to add really,” he said. “We have had conversations about certain players that we like the look of and are asking about their circumstances and availability, but I think everyone does that leading into a window. “If the right player is available we’ll consider it, but if we need to wait, we will.” In a hugely unpredictable Barclays Premier League season that, at the halfway stage, sees Leicester level on points with leaders Arsenal and champions Chelsea only three above the relegation zone, the Potters are shaping up well. Monday’s 4-3 victory at Everton was their third win in five league games – the others came against Manchester City and Manchester United – and they are finishing 2015 only two points off fifth place. Press Association Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who netted twice against Everton, has been quoted this week suggesting a challenge for a Champions League spot is not out of the question. And when that was put to Hughes on Thursday at his press conference to preview Saturday’s trip to West Brom, he said: “Who knows in this season? “Whether this is a sign of things to come and a changing of the order, I’m not too sure. “But it is fantastic to see the likes of Leicester up there, and ourselves – we are trying to have a go. “Crystal Palace, West Ham, teams like that – we are in the top half, and we are there on merit. “All teams such as ourselves are going into games thinking we will back our ability against anybody and see how far it takes us. “Up to this point we have been really encouraged by what we have produced and we just have to keep it going. “We know we can beat anyone in this league, although there are a lot of teams who will say exactly the same. last_img read more

EVK receives ‘B’ after health inspection

first_imgThe dining hall Everybody’s Kitchen received a “B” rating from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week, but USC administrators say they are working hard to fix the violations.B-side · The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health inspected Everybody’s Kitchen on Sept. 9 and gave the dining hall a “B” rating. USC Hospitality said it is working to fix the violations that occurred. – Aditya Tannu | Daily TrojanThe health department conducted a facility inspection on Sept. 9 and gave the popular on-campus dining hall 81 points out of 100. Cafeterias such as EVK are inspected three to four times a year on a random basis.“Everyone starts with 100 points. As the inspector goes through the violations that they come across, they start deducting points from 100,” said Mabel Gale, an environmental health specialist with the department.The violations found at EVK included high refrigerator temperatures, lack of lids used on food storage, broken gaskets and dirty floors in the kitchen. Gale said most of the points deducted were because of broken gaskets that allowed the temperature in the coolers to rise higher than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, the required temperature limit.Gale said, however, most of the violations committed were minor and did not pose a major health issue for students.“It’s different if you have a problem with vermin, with rats, with mice,” Gale said. “The inspection is just a picture of what is going at that precise moment.”Kris Klinger, director of USC Hospitality, said he believes students should not be concerned about food safety at EVK.“There’s no danger. If there were a danger, the health department would shut us down,” he said.The university has paid a fee to receive another inspection in the next 14 days, and EVK will receive a new rating after the second visit from the health department.Klinger said USC Hospitality has already begun fixing the problems that led to the “B” rating by implementing new training systems, working to fix the temperatures and ensuring more stringent audits of the kitchen.“Students are a priority,” Klinger said. “So we’re going to get the ‘A’ back and maintain the ‘A.’”The rating was a disappointment for the employees, Klinger said.“It’s not a true reflection of the job that they do,” Klinger said. “They are very disappointed … They know the students well, they know everyone who comes in.”Erica Silva, a junior majoring in political science, said she believes a “B” rating is unacceptable for a college cafeteria.“It was really disappointing, because being at a university, we shouldn’t have to worry about the quality of our food. I think there is no excuse for them to have any kind of rating lower than an ‘A,’” Silva said.Silva said EVK was a popular option for students with a meal plan who live in dorms on the north side of campus.“It’s really a trek to go to Parkside,” Silva said. “For all the students in that area, [EVK is] where everybody eats. It’s kind of like your only option, especially with the meal plan.”EVK had a rating of 94, or an “A,” before the inspection on Sept. 9. The last time the cafeteria received a “B” was in 2008.last_img read more

Antonio Brown arrives for Raiders camp in hot-air balloon

first_imgThe Raiders posted video of his adventure in a tweet entitled “Float like a butterfly, sting like AB” (clever: the late Muhammad Ali would probably approve).Float like a butterfly, sting like AB.#RaiderNation X @AB84— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) July 26, 2019″I thought it would be exciting to switch it up,” Brown said. “Napa Valley is obviously known for hot-air balloons.” Related News Rams extend coach Sean McVay, GM Les Snead through 2023 season Ezekiel Elliott contract: Cowboys star seeking record deal, report says “This camp is so important for this team, because there’s a lot at stake,” Brown said. “We kind of got to develop our identity.”Upon touching down, Brown had a message for Raiders faithful.”Raiders Nation, I’m here in Napa. It’s time to get to work, baby.” While flying over the picturesque countryside in the balloon, Brown talked about the importance of this training camp for the entire team. The Raiders acquired Brown in a trade with the Steelers earlier this year, and he faces great expectations. Antonio Brown arrived at Raiders training camp Friday amid great speculation — not about whether he would show up, but on how he would get there.Brown arrived at Steelers camp last year in a helicopter, which is a hard act to top, but the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver gave it a shot, flying in to Raiders camp on a hot-air balloon. Saints offered to make Michael Thomas highest-paid receiver in NFL, report sayslast_img read more

H-DNL football: Weekend slate at a glace

first_imgShasta (1-2) at Eureka (1-3)Friday’s game between Shasta and Eureka will serve as the Loggers’ penultimate home game of the season.Eureka comes into the contest fresh off its first win of the season, a 32-7 drubbing of Montgomery—Santa Rosa last week. Shasta enters Friday’s game coming off a 50-14 loss at home to Elk Grove. Eureka won last season’s game between the two teams 35-14. Eureka’s quarterback Trevor Bell currently has the 11th most passing yards (787) in the North Coast Section. His …last_img

New Qatar routes include capitals and party towns.

first_imgQatar is about to lose the world’s longest route to Singapore Airlines: photo: Qatar. Capital cities in Ireland and Australia as well as the party towns of Las Vegas and Rio de Janeiro are among the new destinations targeted by Middle Eastern carrier Qatar as it continues its aggressive  expansion in 2017-18.The airline announced this week it would add eight new international destinations to the seven it previously announced on its fast-growing network which already includes more than 150 destinations in six continents.The newly announced ports are: the Australian capital of Canberra; Dublin, Ireland; Las Vegas; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Medan, Kualanamu International Airport, Indonesia; and Tabuk and Yanbu, the 9th and 10th destinations in Saudi Arabia.Canberra is the airline’s fifth destination in Australia and only the second international service for the  city after Singapore Airlines started its Singapore-Canberra-Wellington “Capital Express” service this year.Las Vegas is the Gulf carrier’s 11th US destination while Medan is its third in Indonesia.The previously  announced destinations for 2017-18  include the world’s longest commercial flight between Doha and New Zealand, scheduled to start February 5 as well as flights to Europe, Thailand and Africa.“With today’s network announcement, we will be able to connect more people to more places than any other Gulf airline, and we will ensure our passengers will delight in the journey,’’Qatar group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said in a statement.Qatar Airways, which has opened 12 new destinations so far in 2016, is a member of the oneworld alliance and competes against fellow gulf juggernauts Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates.It prides itself on a young fleet of  191 aircraft that includes Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft as well as wide range of Airbus aircraft. It was the global launch customer for the Airbus A350.last_img read more

Dhoni gets Spirit of Cricket award, England rule ICC honours

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni winning the Spirit of Cricket trophy was the lone highlight for India at the ICC Annual Awards where English cricketers walked away with the top honours in a glittering ceremony in London.Dhoni was chosen for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for his fine gesture of recalling Ian Bell after the England batsman was run out under controversial circumstances during the second Test at Trent Bridge in July.Sachin Tendulkar, who was named Cricketer of the Year in 2010 when the awards function was held in Bangalore, missed out this time as England’s Jonathan Trott won the top award.Trott beat competition from his team-mate Alastair Cook and South Africa’s Hashim Amla, besides Tendulkar. India’s opening batsman Gautam Gambhir also missed out the ODI Player of the Year Award which was won by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.Another England player Alastair Cook won the Test Cricketer of the Year Award for his superb form in the longest format of the game in the past 12 months.Dhoni turned out to be the lone Indian to win an ICC award this year. Despite being wrapped up in an intense and difficult Test series in England, Dhoni showed the right spirit in agreeing to allow Bell to continue batting when he was run out.On what was the last ball before tea on the third day, Bell hit the ball towards the boundary. He mistakenly thought it had gone for four, left his crease and headed towards the pavilion assuming the session was over and the ball dead. The ball, which had not reached the rope and therefore was still in play, was returned to the middle, the bails removed and Bell was correctly given run out. .advertisementUpon reflection during the tea interval and following a request from the England team, Dhoni withdrew the appeal and recalled Bell thus turning boos into cheers from the appreciative Nottingham crowd.Commenting on Dhoni’s gesture, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said, “While the initial appeal and umpire decision were correct to the letter of the law, the decision by Mahendra and his team to withdraw the appeal shows great maturity. To see players and officials uphold the Great Spirit of cricket, which has underpinned the game for more than a century, is very special.”Dhoni’s gesture was voted as the winner ahead of that of South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, who twice demonstrated such spirit during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 by walking once he had clarified with opposition fielders directly that they had caught the ball cleanly rather than waiting for the umpires to decide.This award is voted by the members of the Emirates Elite Panels of ICC Match Referees and Umpires.Trott, on the other hand, had an extraordinary 12 months as a batsman. In 12 Tests, he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. In addition, he played 24 ODIs, hitting 1,064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s.In that time he has helped his team retain the Ashes in Australia, reach the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and also register other Test series victories against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan.Trott follows in the footsteps of India’s Rahul Dravid (2004), Andrew Flintoff of England and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (joint winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting of Australia (2006 and 2007), West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson of Australia (2009) and Tendulkar (2010) to take the top award.Trott accepted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from ICC President Sharad Pawar at the ceremony.His teammate Cook played 12 Tests and in 18 innings, he compiled 1,302 runs at an average of 51.74, including six centuries and four half-centuries. His highest score of 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane helped his team towards series victory as it won the Ashes away from home for the first time since the 1986-87 season.The independent voting academy of 25 highly credentialed cricket experts put Cook first, ahead of an impressive group of players that had been short-listed, including England team-mates Jonathan Trott and James Anderson, as well as Jacques Kallis of South Africa, who previously won this award in 2005.Sangakkara had a superb year of ODI cricket. During the performance period, he played 25 ODIs and compiled 1,049 runs at an average of 55.21, including one century and seven half-centuries.As wicketkeeper, he also took 36 victims comprising 26 catches and 10 stumpings. Despite that busy workload, he still managed to lead his country to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai where they lost narrowly to home team India.He beat competition from Australia’s Shane Watson, and South Africa’s Hashim Amla, besides that of Gambhir.advertisementSangakkara also became the second-ever recipient of the LG People’s Choice Award. Sangakkara was voted to the award by the general public and beat off strong competition for the award from South Africa’s Hashim Amla, England’s Jonathan Trott, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Dhoni. .The award, which was introduced last year at the LG ICC Awards in Bangalore, was chosen by cricket fans around the world who, over the course of four weeks had the opportunity to vote for their favourite player.The cricketers were selected on the basis of some really innovative parameters, in sync with the values that embody brand LG, by a five-man ICC selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd.The values by which the winner was judged include innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction. The winner of this award should demonstrate an ability to engage spectators and should also embody the game’s unique spirit, both on and off the field.Up-and-coming West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was named as the Emerging Player of the Year 2011.The 25-year-old, who played in five Test matches in the voting period and took 21 wickets with an average of 35.42, has made an impact within the West Indies side with his attacking approach that yields considerable turn and bounce.He also played in 11 ODIs, bagging 19 wickets at an average of 21.57. Bishoo was the top choice of the 25-person voting academy, coming in ahead of team-mate Darren Bravo, and Pakistan pair of Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali.Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the second successive year.The voting academy chose ten Doeschate over other top Associate and Affiliate players including Afghanistan?s Hamid Hassan and the Ireland duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O?Brien.It is the third time ten Doeschate has claimed the award, the first time he picked up the title was in 2008 while he also won the award last year. .The 31-year-old Essex player scored both his ODI centuries during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the first against England in Nagpur and the second against fellow Associate side Ireland in Kolkata.The Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year award serves to recognise and reward the efforts in all international matches of the outstanding cricketers from the teams outside the ICC Full Members.New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee was chosen for the ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year in recognition of his five wickets for 18 runs against Pakistan last year.On December 26, 2010, during the Black Caps’ Twenty20 International match against Pakistan in Auckland, Southee ripped through the Pakistani top order in a performance that saw him take 5-18 in his four overs including one maiden. He also claimed a catch to dismiss the then Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and the side went on to win the game by five wickets.advertisementHe beat competition from England’s Tim Bresnan (four wickets for three runs against Pakistan in Cardiff in September 2010); South Africa’s JP Duminy (96 not out in 54 balls against Zimbabwe in Kimberley on October 10, 2010) and Australia’s Shane Watson (59 runs in 31 balls against England in Adelaide January 12, 2011).West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award. .During the voting period Taylor played 10 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 610 runs at the top of the order at an average of 76.25, while the off-spinner also claimed 15 wickets. She also scored 49 runs and took five wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in the period.The 20-year-old took the accolade ahead of England duo Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway and last year’s winner of the title, Australia’s Shelley Nitschke.Pakistan’s Aleem Dar won the David Shepherd Trophy for third time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year.43-year-old Dar was voted to this award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, based on his decision statistics and officiating skills over the past 12 months.It is the third year in a row that he has received the ICC award which was renamed last year after the late England umpire David Shepherd.Dar beat off strong competition from his colleagues on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel.Dar, who made his international debut as an umpire in 2000, joined the Emirates Elite Panel in 2004. In the voting period of these awards, Dar stood in five Tests and 13 ODIs.He stood in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, where he was an on-field umpire in eight of the matches, including the final between India and Sri Lanka.Based on the period between August 11, 2010 and August 3, 2011, the LG ICC Awards 2011 — presented in association with FICA — take into account performances by players and officials in a remarkable period for the game.last_img read more

10 months agoBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…

first_imgBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBeppe Marotta is excited to be taking charge of Inter Milan.The former Juventus GM has been named Inter’s sporting chief exec.“As always when changing club, there is something different to get used to, but there is also great optimism that we can achieve our winning targets,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.“We are at a crossroads for the season. There is disappointment over the Champions League elimination, as we wanted to get past the group stage, but we have to look forward with pride and follow the other targets for this campaign.”He also said, “It’s true that Inter are at a more advanced stage than Juve were at the time. The management is well-prepared, the squad is competitive.“I want to bring my experience and contribution to a club that is already in a strong position. I take a slow approach and certainly don’t just barge in, as I can offer my capabilities, but we are in a different situation compared to when I joined Juve in 2010.“There is a big gap right now with Juve, as the changes of ownership prompted a loss of that sense of belonging, but now the Zhang family is proving with action as well as words that they can be trusted by the fans.“It’ll take time, I don’t know if it’s six months, a year or two, but we must look forward with optimism. This is like the first day of school for me. Right now, I am observing.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Show your support and vote for Tumbler Ridge in the SledTown ShowDown

first_imgTo VOTE for Tumbler Ridge; CLICK HERE TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Participating against Flin Flon, MB in an online voting contest to determine who has the best recreational snowmobile trails in Canada, voting deadline is Sunday, January 20th at midnight.Tumbler Ridge needs your daily vote to maintain their position in the lead for the ultimate bragging rights. They are now in the finals after 6 rounds and months of head to head matches. They are vying for the top position as it’s down to Fin Flon and them.The winning location will receive a lot of exposure, the SledTown Showdown 2019 Championship Trophy, front-page coverage with a cover story on all 30,000 copies of SnoRiders Magazine. The winner also receives multiple articles online and in the SnoRiders e-newsletters highlighting the destination.Tumbler Ridge needs your votes to win SledTown ShowDown to show Canada they have the best snowmobile trails!last_img read more