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Blueberry Disease

Blueberry Disease

first_imgThe key to managing Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot disease in blueberries, which makes the fruit unmarketable, is one application of lime sulfur approximately two weeks prior to bud break, according to Jonathan Oliver, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist.Exobasidium disease causes spots on the leaves and fruit, decreases the fruit’s size and, because of the fruit’s immaturity, gives it a bitter taste. The leaf spots eventually turn velvety and white and lead to early defoliation, and the spotted fruit is not fit for sale.Blueberry plants are currently dormant — they’re alive, but not actively growing. Oliver, who specializes in small fruits, believes that lime sulfur, a chemical spray used to control insects and fungi on fruit trees, can reduce the amount of inoculum carried over from the previous growing season. The application of lime sulfur will reduce disease occurrences for the upcoming year, he said.“This has the potential to almost completely control in-season Exobasidium disease on both the leaves and fruit,” Oliver said.Blueberry producers hope to rebound from a devastatingly low crop in 2017 due in large part to a late-season freeze last March. The freeze suppressed Georgia’s blueberry production, and growers lost about 70 percent of their crop.Georgia has experienced several bouts of freezing temperatures this winter, but those temperatures haven’t affected the still-dormant plants. Once the plants emerge from dormancy this spring, blueberry producers hope to avoid any subfreezing temperatures.The colder temperatures this winter may have a positive impact on reducing some blueberry diseases. In warmer temperatures, certain fungi can grow on leaves in greater numbers throughout the winter. This proliferation makes some diseases worse and allows them to occur earlier in the spring.“The colder weather we have been having should help to somewhat reduce, but not eliminate, carryover inoculum for some foliar diseases. However, other fungal diseases will be unaffected by the colder weather,” Oliver said.This year, growers must remain aggressive with fungicide spray programs because carryover inoculum will be prevalent in plantings that were not sprayed or well maintained in 2017, Oliver said.There are additional measures that blueberry producers can take to reduce disease pressure. Excessive water in the root zone is a key component in the development of root rot disease. Growers can reduce this threat by using raised beds to ensure that there’s adequate drainage and by planning proper irrigation for blueberry fields.Some diseases, like mummy berry, overwinter on infected berries. Growers can decrease the risk of this disease by burying or removing infected berries from the field, but these measures will not eliminate the disease, Oliver said.“Typically, in the warm, humid conditions of south Georgia, many fungal diseases can be devastating if not properly managed,” Oliver said.Georgia is the country’s No. 1 producer of blueberries. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the statewide 2016 farm gate value for blueberries totaled $283.8 million. Blueberries accounted for 38.1 percent of Georgia’s fruit and nut production.last_img read more

Young male violence higher with lower drinking age

Young male violence higher with lower drinking age

first_img3News 20 June 2014More young men have been getting into fights since the legal drinking age was reduced to 18 in New Zealand, a study has found.New research from the University of Otago shows that since the minimum age at which Kiwis can buy alcohol was reduced to 18 in 1999, there has been an increase of assaults in male youths aged between 15 and 19.The study looked at the number of patients admitted to hospitals with injuries from assaults that took place on weekends before and after the law changed.In particular, researchers compared assault rates among 18-19 year-olds, whose legal access to alcohol increased, with 15-17 year-olds, whose informal access to alcohol is likely to have increased, as well as 20-21 year-olds, who were unaffected by the change in law.The results, published in the American Journal of Public Health, show there are more assaults in male youths 15-19, but not for girls the same age.http://www.3news.co.nz/Young-male-violence-higher-with-lower-drinking-age/tabid/423/articleID/349372/Default.aspxlast_img read more

Carabao Cup: Bielsa takes the blame for Leeds exit

Carabao Cup: Bielsa takes the blame for Leeds exit

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Best Natural History Museums In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for Leeds’ poor display after they crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Hull 9-8 on penalties. Hull forward Mallik Wilks’ deflected shot early in the first half appeared to have sunk his former club, but Ezgjan Alioski made it 1-1 deep in stoppage time by slamming home an equaliser Bielsa’s side did not deserve. The Tigers held their nerve in the penalty shootout. Alioski’s spot-kick hit a post and Hull skipper Lewie Coyle, another former Leeds player, saw his effort saved. Leeds midfielder Jamie Shackleton’s penalty was kept out with the score at 8-8 and Hull defender Alfie Jones then converted to send Hull into the third round. “The players didn’t gel together very well,” said Bielsa, who made 11 changes following his side’s impressive display in Saturday’s opening Premier League defeat at Liverpool. “This is the responsibility of the coach and, as a result, I feel responsible. It was not a good game from our team.” Bielsa handed full debuts to record signing Rodrigo, plus young defenders Oliver Casey and Charlie Cresswell, while the likes of Ian Poveda, Mateusz Bogusz and Leif Davis had made only a handful of appearances between them. “Without a doubt they put in enough effort,” Bielsa said. “But we didn’t defend well and we didn’t attack well. “There was an error in the co-ordination between all the three sectors in the team.” Loading… center_img Hull manager Grant McCann declared his side’s display the best he had seen since he took charge of the club in June 2019. The Tigers won 2-0 at Gillingham at the weekend in their opening game of the season after relegation to the third tier and McCann, also in the mood to experiment, made six changes. “I thought we took it up a notch from the game at Gillingham and for me this is the best performance I’ve seen as the manager of the club,” he said. “I told the boys that after the game. We can speak about the games at Fulham and at Forest in the Championship, but tonight, in terms of a complete performance, that’s the best I’ve seen since I’ve been the manager.” Impressive goalscorer Wilks, whose loan deal from Barnsley was made permanent in July, had several chances to increase Hull’s lead before and after the break, but was denied by Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. Tigers pair Greg Docherty and James Scott also went close to getting on the scoresheet. Read Also: Messi nets right-footed rocket as first Barca goal under Koeman “With so many chances – to come to Elland Road and have the chances we had. They were still a strong team on the pitch, some big players who have done well,” McCann added. “We’re really pleased with the whole performance, the team performance. It was outstanding from start to finish.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sumner Boys Remain Undefeated

Sumner Boys Remain Undefeated

first_img Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 GIRLSSumner 4, Orono 1Singles: Kelsey Johnson (O) over Val Jimenez 8-6, Julie Bunker (O) over Ashlyn Thomas 8-0, Devon Riley (O) over Kelsey Tucker 8-2. Doubles: Morgan Forni and Cheryl Havey (S) over Chelsea Husson and Caroline Artesani 8-5, Ally Sherman and Megan Curtis (O) over Emily Havey and Darrian Church 8-5.Dexter 5, Sumner 0Singles: Chrissy Mountain over Jimenez 8-5, Sarah Murray over Thomas 8-6, Cally Mountain over Emily Ingalls 8-2. Doubles: Katie Eastman and Danielle Burton over Forni and Cheryl Havey 8-3, Alexis Mitchell and Jessica Mason over Emily Havey and Tucker 8-3. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts Sullivan — The Sumner Tiger boys are off to a 3-0 start. They had a pair of 3-2 wins this week, over Orono on Wednesday, April 29, and Dexter on Monday.The 1-2 Tiger girls, who fell last week to Orono and Dexter, are ranked sixth in Class C despite having only a single win. BOYSSumner 3, Orono 2Singles: Woody Huber (S) overNikolai Renedo 8-4, Jorge Fabara (S) over Joel Riersma 8-6, Chuck Bennett (S) over Cam Rose 8-3. Doubles: Martin Halada and Brewster Cherkis (O) over Luke O’Brien and Gabe Gerrish 8-1, Ben Innes and Gabe Borland (O) over Elliott Ossanna and Aaron Tantijunyakul 8-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSumner 3, Dexter 2Singles: Huber (S) over Keegan Glidden 8-5, Fabara (S) over Josh Stanhope 8-6, Bennett (S) over Ryan Wilks 8-2. Doubles: Mike O’Connor and Brian O’Connor (D) over O’Brien and Gerrish 8-1, Nick Trembley and James MacDonald (D) over Ossanna and Tantijunyakul 8-0. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Get your ticket! Countdown is on for St Eunans’ College big Silver Circle Draw

Get your ticket! Countdown is on for St Eunans’ College big Silver Circle Draw

first_imgThe start of St Eunan’s College big fundraising drive is now getting very close and tickets are being snapped up.The well-known Letterkenny secondary school has issued an appeal for funding to continue their close relationship with the Parents’ Association.The Parents’ Association work with St Eunan’s to promote the Letterkenny school in every way possible which allows them to provide the best possible facilities for their students. The Silver Circle Draw will see those who buy a ticket receive a chance to win one of 83 prizes.And with the number of tickets limited to just 500, your chance of winning is almost one in five for those of you who did well in maths at St Eunans!Every month participants have the chance to win prizes between €50 and €500. In month 12 there are 10 prizes ranging from €100 to €1000.All profits from the draw will be used for the benefit of our students, present and future. In the past cash raised from such draws has contributed to the renovation of computer rooms, new furniture and technology in classrooms, restoration of the football pitch and support in the science labs.The school would like to continue to provide their many extra-curricular activities including all sports, computing, science and maths activities etc.However, without extra financial support this will prove difficult if not impossible.The first draw takes place on 14th May and monthly thereafter. If you would like to support the draw your contribution would be very welcome.Tickets are available from Donegal Stationery Co. in Letterkenny or from any parents association member. A statement from the college read: “The level of extra-curricular activities and student supports put in place by the College is staggering but also costly.“We constantly strive to upgrade our facilities to provide our students with the best possible opportunities to learn in the classroom and to avail of sporting and other extra-curricular activities.“Students compete and succeed at the highest level in sports, computing, BT Young Scientist, Scifest and National Science and Mathematics quizzes.“Our boys have received recognition for excellent results at Junior and Senior Level including participation in Science Olympiads and Scholarships. This year we have a finalist in the Pramerica “Spirit of Community Awards. “In recent years, your help has contributed to a complete restoration of the front pitch including a training area constructed of fibre-sand, renovation of the computer rooms, new furniture and technology in classrooms and additional support in our Science Laboratories.“We also offer the widest range of subjects at Leaving Certificate level in the country enabling our students to prepare for life after school.“These include Politics and Society, Leaving Certificate Physical Education and Leaving Certificate Computer Studies.“European languages, Art, Music, Science, Business and Technical subjects. These are all supported and enhanced by contributions to our school.“We appeal to the families of current students and to past pupils and all residents in the community to support this fundraiser.“By signing up to this draw you will allow us to continue our good work and ensure that the College remains one of the leading schools in the country providing excellence in education for the young men of Letterkenny and surrounding areas.”Tickets for the draw which offers 83 chances to win prizes can be bought at Donegal Stationery at Lower Main Street or from any member of the Parents Association.Principal of St. Eunans pictured with Students Parent Committee and former students and teachers at the launch of the St Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw. Photo Brian McDaid.Principal of St. Eunans pictured with Students Parent Committee and former students and teachers at the launch of the St Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw. Photo Brian McDaid.Former student and teacher Michael Murphy and Eddie Harvey at the St’ Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw.Former St. Eunan’s student Michael Murphy at the launch of the St Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw pictured with students, Oisin Randles Conor Walker, Jack Winters, Liam Keane and Kai Mc Hugh Photo Brian McDaid.Former St. Eunan’s student Michael Murphy at the launch of the St Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw pictured with students, Oisin Randles Conor Walker, Jack Winters, Liam Keane and Kai Mc Hugh Photo Brian McDaid.Principal of St. Eunans pictured with Students Parent Committee and former students and teachers at the launch of the St Eunan’s Silver Circle Draw. Photo Brian McDaid.Get your ticket! Countdown is on for St Eunans’ College big Silver Circle Draw was last modified: April 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyparents assoicationSt Eunan’s Letterkennylast_img read more

Is Darwinism Useful Explaining Cognition?

Is Darwinism Useful Explaining Cognition?

first_imgOne would think the evolution of mind involves a straightforward account of improving cognition as one progresses up the evolutionary tree.  It’s not so simple, said two researchers in a Nature essay:1 Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is broadly accepted among biologists, but its implications for the study of cognition are far from clear.  Few within the scientific pale would argue against the proposition that life on Earth has evolved and that this general principle can be extended to the process of thought.  But in taking an evolutionary approach, biologists have tended to assume that species with shared ancestry will have similar cognitive abilities, and that the evolutionary history of traits can be used to reveal how we and other animals perform certain mental tasks.  A closer analysis suggests things aren’t so simple.Johan Bolhuis, a biologist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and Clive Wynne, a psychologist at the University of Florida, asked, “Can evolution explain how minds work?”  It’s not that they were denying Darwinism and Darwin’s insights – it’s just that there are no simple evolutionary explanations for the observations, and the explanations provided are not all that helpful in guiding research.  Some birds, for instance, are better at cognitive tasks than chimpanzees.  It appears that convergence is more important than common ancestry and natural selection.    Don’t we want to understand functions and causes more than some tale of an animal’s evolutionary history, anyway?  These questions are intertwined, they claimed; “It is unclear, however, what an analysis of the evolutionary history of cognitive behaviours could add to our understanding of how they work, even if such an analysis were possible.”  So it’s not only incredibly difficult to come up with an evolutionary analysis, it’s not clear it would help.  Their conclusion warns against Darwinist na�vet�:We are not suggesting an abandonment of Darwin’s insights.  Rather, we call for care in their application.  When reconstructing the evolutionary history of cognitive traits, there is no a priori reason to assume that convergence will be more important than common descent or vice versa.  In addition, evolutionary theory may suggest hypotheses about the mechanisms of cognition, but it cannot be used to actually study these mechanisms.    As long as researchers focus on identifying human-like behaviour in other animals, the job of classifying the cognition of different species will be forever tied up in thickets of arbitrary nomenclature that will not advance our understanding of the mechanisms of cognition.  For comparative psychology to progress, we must study animal and human minds empirically, without naive evolutionary presuppositions.1.  Johan J. Bolhuis and Clive D. L. Wynne, “Can evolution explain how minds work?”, Nature 458, 832-833 (16 April 2009) | doi:10.1038/458832a.Can anyone find a reason in this article to waste precious scientific resources on evolutionary explanations?  Rescuing Eugenie Scott and Ken Miller from embarrassment doesn’t count.  A little red flush would look becoming (11/03/2006 commentary).  They could use a change of face (03/03/2009 commentary).  About face.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Signal’s tips for barbecuing–whether it’s hot or cold

Signal’s tips for barbecuing–whether it’s hot or cold

first_imgWith Signal’s trip to Australia only a few weeks away, it’s time to plan your events. Make sure to submit your Event Cache by January 12. Remember, you can earn the Australia Day 2018 souvenir by hosting or attending an event on January 26-28, 2018!We’ve put together some tips to help spur inspiration for your own summer BBQ party–even if snow may be in the forecast for you.We’ve mentioned it before: It’s summertime in Australia right now which means it’s time to play outside, enjoy some sunshine, and set up an outdoor kitchen (aka grill). As Geocaching HQ is located in the Northern part of the globe, it can be easy to forget that it’s not raining, cold, or snowing everywhere in the world.In the past, we have repeatedly challenged the Southern Hemisphere to summer activities in their winter–so we think it’s fair to flip the script and challenge the worldwide geocaching community to get out the grill and host a barbecue event, no matter the temperature.Essential barbecue tipsIf the weather is kind to you, but you’re interested in how to grill the most tender meat, smokiest veggies, and juiciest fruit – these are the hottest tips we came across:Patience. When it comes to grilling, timing might be the most important thing. Make sure to bring the charcoal to the right temperature, before starting to cook your food. They should be white, glowing with just a few flames here and there. If you’re a carnivore, bring your steaks to room temperature before throwing them on the grill.Dedication. Every great barbecue party needs a designated grilling expert. The barbecue, charcoal and the food on it, need to be constantly watched, prodded, turned, and occasionally doused with beer. If you are the expert: you are the most important person at the party. If you are not the expert, make sure they feel appreciated, stay hydrated, and get a break to enjoy him or herself too.Creativity. There are a few barbecue staples such as sausages, steaks, or pork chops that are crowd pleasers, but don’t be scared to think outside the box. Cook flavorful veggies, fruit, or even cakes on the grill. The smokey flavor will enhance every dish. Use the world wide web and your favorite recipe sites for inspiration. SharePrint RelatedWhere in the world is Signal the Frog®? Australia!December 5, 2017In “Community”Caching hot spots in Australia, according to Signal the Frog®January 16, 2018In “Community”Signal the Frog® celebrates Australia DayFebruary 6, 2018In “Community” Tips for winter grillingThe charcoal is hot–the fingers are cold: Here is how you won’t let the weather dictate the outcome of your grill party.Prep inside. Make sure to prepare your food beforehand, so all you have to do is throw it on the grill. Depending on how cold it is, leave it in an insulated cooler without ice to keep from freezing.Get a cover for your grill. It might be really cold and windy where you’re at. This can make it difficult to keep a steady temperature on the grill. To keep the grill hot and keep you from going through truck loads of charcoal (though you will need to bring a bit more than for a summertime barbecue), cover your grill and only lift the cover sparingly.Tuck in your scarf. Even if it is ice cold outside, please don’t light yourself on fire.Don’t mix up winter gloves and oven mitts. Note that even thick gloves might not be heat resistant.Think teamwork. Have more than one person handling barbecue duties. Switch frequently to avoid getting too cold.Now that you got all the tips to make your barbecue fest in honor of Australia a glowing success, make sure to submit your Event Cache no later than January 12. Or see if there is already an event in your area. If there is, don’t forget to post your ‘Will attend’.What will you throw on the barbie at your event? Tell us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Stage parents: Malditas have someone to watch over them during SEA Games campaign

Stage parents: Malditas have someone to watch over them during SEA Games campaign

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Khyren Angela Bretana Dimaandal was one of the Malditas whose parents flew all the day from Manila just to catch the matches.READ: SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s footballFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDimaandal’s mother said they even had to buy another set of plane tickets because the football schedule was changed at the last minute.“We just can’t miss her matches here in the SEA Games,” said the mother of Dimaandal, a BS Biology major at De La Salle. Vicente hopes for continuous volleyball program after Macandili plum Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s football team, sporting a moniker that means “mean girls,” has got some very supportive parents backing their antics.Occupying a small section of the University of Malaya Stadium, the small crowd made up of mostly parents of the players were screaming their lungs out to cheer their daughters.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yet it was the parents, brother— and grand parents — of Anicka Chabeli Arrieta Castaneda and Sara Isobel Arrieta Castaneda who handily won the award of “stage folks.”The Castaneda family flew in full force including mother Deedee and father Conz and brother Daniel. Their grand parents are also in tow.Sara, 20, is an Early Childhood Studies major at La Salle Taft, while Anicka, 17, is high school senior at La Salle Zobel.Their parents also joined the team in Tajikistan early this year when the Malditas nailed slot for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan next year.Unfortunately, the Malditas fell to four-time champion Vietnam (3-0) Thursday afternoon. But at 1-1, they still have a solid shot for medal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

Somerset beat Auckland by four wickets

first_imgAuckland Aces were knockout of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament after they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Somerset in a nail-biting qualifying match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. ScoreElecting to bat, Auckland could never recover from their disastrous start where they lost three wickets for 14 runs in 3.1 overs and were restricted by Somerset to 125 for seven in their stipulated 20 overs.Lou Vincent provided some resistance with an unbeaten run-a-ball 47, laced with three fours and a six, but with wickets tumbling on the other hand, he could do very little.Somerset batsmen then achieved the target in the last ball of the match to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the main tournament. They will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in a virtual knock-out tomorrow.Chasing 126 to win, Somerset opener Chris Jones blasted three quick fours before a stunning catch at point by Jimmy Adams off Kyle Mills ended his innings.RE van der Merwe and Peter Trego then took Somerset across the fifty mark but Ronnie Hira struck in the ninth over, removing the former to reduce them to 52 for two.Michael Bates then struck twice in two balls, dismissing Trego and Nick Compton, as all of sudden Somerset slipped to 54 for four in 9.2 overs.Fifteen balls later, Chris Martin removed Arul Suppiah (3) as Somerset lost half their side, still needing 62 off 49 balls.James Hildreth and Steve Snell then joined hands and stitched 61 runs off 48 balls to take Somerset on the threshold of victory.Hildreth was run-out in the second last delivery of their innings when he tried to steal an extra run but it didn’t have any bearing on the results as next batsman Thomas scored the winning runs in the last ball of the match.advertisement-With PTI inputslast_img read more