How to Handle Weed Pressure on Your Prevent Plant Acres

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News How to Handle Weed Pressure on Your Prevent Plant Acres How to Handle Weed Pressure on Your Prevent Plant AcresWeed control is, and will continue to be, a hot topic this season, especially on your prevent plant acres. Dr. Aaron Hager is a weed specialist at the University of Illinois- he appeared on the HAT Soil Health Podcast that dropped today at“We really feel as though at this point in the in the season that trying to control the existing vegetation with some sort of a nonselective herbicide, or another burndown, is probably going to be: 1. Ineffective and 2. Pose some challenges of potential off target herbicide movement that we really don’t want to see. The reason we’re saying this is that if you think about the height of some of the summer annuals in the field, we’ve got waterhemp, marestail. and giant ragweed in Illinois approaching 4 to 5 feet tall right now, so in order to get adequate coverage, think about how high you’re going to have set that boom.”So, if not another burndown, what does Hager recommend?“We could use a combination of tactics. We have tillage options, obviously, but if we get into scenarios where these fields are very rank with vegetation, we could consider something like mowing it first and then coming back with a perhaps less aggressive piece of tillage equipment, and try to achieve control of this vegetation before it actually does produce seed. In other instances, I’m afraid, we’re going to probably have to be somewhat aggressive with the tillage, maybe even 2 passes to get these things adequately controlled.”Hager says the less tillage, obviously, the better for your soil health. You can hear more from Hager in the full HAT Soil Health podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative. Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Weed Control on Your Prevent Plant AcresNext articleIndiana Soybean Crop Won’t Like This Heatwave Eric Pfeiffer How to Handle Weed Pressure on Your Prevent Plant Acres Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 17, 2019 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

U17 WC could be India’s moment

first_imgU17 World Cup U-17 World Cup will highlight India’s ability to host major events Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:01 4/10/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Goa stadium GOAL INDIA U17 World Cup With the FIFA Under-17 World Cup finally on the horizon, India’s ability of host massive events could just be about to get a boost… When Delhi won the bid to host the Commonwealth Games beating the bid of Canadian city Hamilton in 2003, it was a moment heralded as India taking its rightful place at the world stage.It was to be a display of a young country’s high reaching ambitions, an opportunity to show the world that India can dine at the same table as the big boys.The Government of India pledged its complete support to the mammoth project and it was seen as a prelude to a future Olympic bid. With China preparing to host the Olympic around the same time, India was not going to be left far behind. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Seven years later, it all literally came crashing down. A crucial bridge linking the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Delhi to the athletes’ car park collapsed just days before the event, injuring 23 labourers in the process.Multiple venues including the athletes’ village were not even ready by the time the international athletes arrived in the city. Various infrastructure delays, corruption scandals, budget overshoots and shoddy constructions had marred the build up to the event.Various teams and individual athletes threatened to pull out at the last-minute and only some last ditch overtures by the organizers somehow managed to see the games through to its end.While there were some encouraging words said towards the end of the Games by the participants, there was no doubt that the ability of the country to pull off such global events had taken a massive hit.The ability to host the Olympic Games seemed like an overture too far for the country as China rightly showed what India lacked in 2008.The infrastructure put together by the Communist state put to shame the shoddy work done in Delhi.In December 2013, the FIFA Executive Committee announced India as the hosts for the 2017 U-17 World Cup, beating bids from South Africa and Uzbekistan.It was the first time ever that a FIFA event was going to be held in the country and while the U-17 World Cup might not be as huge as the senior version on scale, it most definitely demands the same high standards as the latter.A FIFA event, no matter what the age-group, has eyes from all over the world watching it. For India, the U-17 World Cup provides the perfect stage once again which it had so craved in 2010, to show the world that it can deliver after all when it comes to massive events.Six venues were chosen across the country to host 24 of the finest youth teams in world football – Delhi, Kochi, Guwahati, Margao, Kolkata and Mumbai. Heavy infrastructure upgrades were sanctioned for the venues to be fit to host the future Lionel Messis and Cristiano Ronaldo’s of football.A botched up infrastructure for the World Cup could have set back India’s ability to host major events a good few years but in a pleasant surprise, the infrastructure work at all the six stadiums has passed off smoothly on time without any controversy.A week back, All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel announced proudly to the media that India was a hundred percent ready as a nation to host the event. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director Javier Ceppi echoed the sentiments of Patel reiterating that five of the six venues had been handed over to FIFA with another to follow a day later.On Tuesday, Ceppi had even more praises to shower on India’s excellent job in the preparation of the event.”Infrastructure is going to be the biggest legacy of the World Cup, you have seen how things have been,” Ceppi said three days before the first-match kicks off.This is no official just sugar coating the praises of the local organizers, this is the representative of FIFA on whose charge the responsibility of a seamless experience rests on.All the stadiums for the World Cup look in pristine condition and tip-top shape as the day of reckoning draws nearer.It is fair to say right now that India have put together quite a package when it comes to the infrastructure and construction.A job well done and maybe, just maybe, a precursor to the world that India can dream of organizing massive events after all.last_img read more

Bankruptcy filing provides rare window into diocese finances

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months on lawyers to fight claims of clergy sex abuse and to prepare for a potentially lengthy battle in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.The Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s petition for reorganization provides a rare look into the finances of a religious organization that for decades has been wrestling with the financial and social consequences of a scandal that rocked churches across the country.Archbishop John Wester describes the filing as an equitable thing to do as church reserves dwindle. He says compensating the victims is a top priority.National watchdog groups and attorneys for victims of clergy sex abuse said Tuesday the archdiocese’s actions suggest otherwise.They point to the money spent by the archdiocese on lawyers over the last three months and the tens of millions of dollars in real estate that has been transferred to parishes in recent years, effectively reducing the amount of assets held by the archdiocese.About 20 dioceses and other religious orders around the U.S. have filed for bankruptcy protection as a result of clergy sex abuse claims, and victims’ advocates say there are trends. That includes the shifting of assets to other funds or parishes, a tactic that has been used elsewhere, including dioceses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Southern California.In Pennsylvania, documents associated with an August grand jury report that detailed decades of abuse and coverup included letters between church officials and attorneys that talked about pushing assets around.In one of the most publicized cases, lawyers for abuse victims accused Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York of creating a trust fund to hide money from their clients when he was archbishop of Milwaukee. Dolan wrote to the Vatican in 2007 that transferring more than $50 million in assets would provide “improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.”Dolan had dismissed allegations that he was trying to shield church assets, and an appeals court later ruled that the fund was not protected from creditors.There also were clashes over assets belonging to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of that bankruptcy case.Terence McKiernan, co-founder of, an online resource of documentation about the scandals, pointed to efforts by church officials there to value a massive granite cathedral at just $1.“The Catholic Church is real estate wealthy beyond our wildest dreams,” he said. “And it’s a bit of a conundrum — how much is the diocese worth? How do you value ecclesiastic property?”In its bankruptcy petition, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe claims nearly $50 million in assets, including real estate valued at more than $31 million.The filing also states that more than $57 million in property is being held in trust for numerous parishes and property transfers worth another $34 million were done over the past two years. State records also show that individual parishes were incorporated as part of an effort that started in 2012 under Wester’s predecessor.Despite the archdiocese’s efforts to financially separate itself from its parishes, some lawyers say there’s still a connection as the bankruptcy filing shows the archdiocese would be on the hook for indemnifying parishes if they were sued or had to pay out damages of any kind.“So it really does seem to us to be a shell-game,” McKiernan said of the cases that have already played out. “No one thinks for a moment that the bishop is relinquishing control of these assets, he just hopes the bankruptcy judge won’t consider them assets.”The New Mexico bankruptcy case came as the state attorney general’s office served a pair of search warrants last week, seeking documents related to two former priests who had been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.The warrants describe in graphic detail the abuse endured by children years ago at the hands of the two priests.The tip of the iceberg is how attorney Paul Linnenburger described the warrants. He’s a lawyer with one of the New Mexico firms that has several cases pending against the archdiocese.The archdiocese has said $52 million in insurance money and its own funds have gone to settling 300 claims over the years.Linnenburger said the details of many of those cases have remained secret due to nondisclosure agreements and protective orders. He accused the church of hiding behind those orders and its religious mission to avoid liability for pending and future cases.“The writing is on the wall now,” he said, “and it’s going to come out and once it does, the people of New Mexico are finally going to see and understand just how much damage the church did to them over decades.”Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Screen time before bedtime may not harm teenagers

first_imgSpending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, may not damage young people’s mental health, finds a new research challenging previous notions on screen time. The study casts doubt on the widely-accepted relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The research examined more than 17,000 teenagers and found that adolescents’ total screen time per day had little impact on their mental health, both on weekends and weekdays. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIt also found that the use of digital screens 2 hours, 1 hour or 30 minutes before bedtime didn’t have clear associations with a decrease in adolescent well-being, even though this is often taken as a fact by media reports and public debates. “We found little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being, even if the use of digital technology occurs directly before bedtime,” added Professor Andrew Przybylski, at the University of Oxford. The team analysed data from Ireland, the US, and the UK and used a rigorous methodology to gather how much time an adolescent spends on screens per day, including both self-reported measures and time-use diaries.last_img read more

New plastic that can be fully recycled created

first_imgWashington: Scientists say they have created a next-generation plastic that can be fully recycled into new materials of any colour, shape, or form, without loss of performance or quality. As plastics contain various additives, like dyes, fillers, or flame retardants, very few plastics can be recycled without loss in performance or aesthetics, said researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportEven the most recyclable plastic, PET — or polyethylene terephthalate — is only recycled at a rate of 20-30 per cent, with the rest typically going to incinerators or landfills, where the carbon-rich material takes centuries to decompose. Now, a team of researchers at Berkeley Lab has designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego playset, can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level. Described in the journal Nature Chemistry, the plastic, called poly diketoenamine, or PDK, can be reassembled into a different shape, texture, and colour again and again without loss of performance or quality. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”Most plastics were never made to be recycled,” said Peter Christensen, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley Lab. “But we have discovered a new way to assemble plastics that takes recycling into consideration from a molecular perspective,” Christensen said. All plastics, from water bottles to automobile parts, are made up of large molecules called polymers, which are composed of repeating units of shorter carbon-containing compounds called monomers. According to the researchers, the problem with many plastics is that the chemicals added to make them useful — such as fillers that make a plastic tough, or plasticisers that make a plastic flexible — are tightly bound to the monomers and stay in the plastic even after it is been processed at a recycling plant. During processing at such plants, plastics with different chemical compositions — hard plastics, stretchy plastics, clear plastics, candy-coloured plastics — are mixed together and ground into bits. When that hodgepodge of chopped-up plastics is melted to make a new material, it is hard to predict which properties it will inherit from the original plastics. “With PDKs, the immutable bonds of conventional plastics are replaced with reversible bonds that allow the plastic to be recycled more effectively,” said Brett Helms, from Berkeley Lab, who led the study. Unlike conventional plastics, the monomers of PDK plastic could be recovered and freed from any compounded additives simply by dunking the material in a highly acidic solution. The acid helps to break the bonds between the monomers and separate them from the chemical additives that give plastic its look and feel. After testing various formulations, the researchers demonstrated that not only does acid break down PDK polymers into monomers, but the process also allows the monomers to be separated from entwined additives.last_img read more

Egypt prosecutor refers former minister to trial

first_imgCAIRO – Egypt’s public prosecutor Wednesday referred a former minister to trial for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial sources said.Salah Abdel Maqsud, who was information minister under Morsi, and an official from state television, have been referred to trial, the sources said.The two are accused of offering state television’s equipment to be used by a satellite channel for broadcasting pro-Morsi demonstrations before the Islamist leader was ousted by the army on July 3 following mass street protests against his rule. The two are also accused of illegally benefitting from state funds, the sources added.Egyptian media reports claim the equipment was offered to Al-Jazeera television.Police had started a crackdown on the Doha-based satellite broadcaster’s Egyptian affiliate, Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, almost immediately after Morsi’s ouster, by raiding its offices and seizing its equipment.A Cairo court ordered its closure in September.Authorities and the media have accused Al-Jazeera of biased reporting of the popularly backed coup that toppled Morsi.last_img read more

Seven countries to develop European drone

first_imgBordeaux- France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Poland gathered in Brussels to launch a “drone user club” during a meeting of Defense ministers,  according to French daily le Monde.The seven countries, which own or are going to acquire drones, agreed to develop a European Medium Altitude Long Endurance drone by 2020. Said countries will exchange their experience and “identify cooperation opportunities” in training, logistics, maintenance and development through the European Defense Agency.The United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium and the Czech Republic have declared they are ready to invest in the project but do not want to start a common production yet. This initiative comes shortly before a meeting of the Heads of European states on defense issues, which will take place in mid-December. Because of a lack of political will and a general reduction of defense budgets, the cooperation among European states has been frozen for several years.The purpose of this “club” is to not miss on a crucial equipment deemed essentials by the armies and with major industrial implications. It is of utter importance for European states not to remain dependent of a market dominated by the United States and Israel.The EDA wants to identify areas in which investments will promote the competitiveness of the European industry.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

FIFA’s Club World Cup: 174 players went through anti-doping checks

first_imgAgadir – 174 players from the participating teams in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 underwent unannounced blood and urine tests between 1 November and 10 December with the aim of fighting doping in football.“A biological profile of each player will be established from the hematological parameters of his blood, as well as the steroid profile of his urine,” FIFA said.FIFA is aiming to continue with the new anti-doping strategy in the future, especially in the upcoming World Cup that is set to take place in Brazil next summer. “This method is set to become the standard course of action in the future in the detection of performance-enhancing substances.”FIFA added that two players per team will be similarly tested at random after each game.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Blatter to preside over the final press conference of FIFA Club…

first_imgAgadir – FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will preside over the final press conference of the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013. The final press conference will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Marrakech on Thursday, 19 December following the FIFA Organizing Committee.The press conference will be attended by Committee Chairman Mohamed Raouraoua, Deputy Chairman Abdelilah El Akram, and Event Director Karim Alem and FIFA Secretary General Jérõme Valcke,.last_img

Podcast MLB Playoff Preview Maya Moores Legacy And The Kickpocalypse

Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Oct. 6, 2015), we discuss whether the Major League Baseball playoff system is subject to too much randomness, talk about Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA finals, and ask FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Morris about the state of kicking in the NFL. Plus, a Significant Digit glimpse at our forthcoming CARMELO NBA Projections.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below is a video excerpt and links to some of what we discussed on the show.FiveThirtyEight’s 2015 MLB playoff coverage.Neil Paine reveals the Elo system he developed for baseball.A stats-y primer on the WNBA finals.Ian Levy writes for FiveThirtyEight about why the best teams in the WNBA don’t seem to shoot threes.Ben Morris with more historical data about kickers than you thought was possible.If you live near New York City, join Carl Bialik, Walt Hickey and Neil Paine at “Varsity Letters” on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.Significant Digit: 83.1. That’s Anthony Davis’s projected wins above replacement for 2016-22, according to our forthcoming CARMELO NBA Projections. CARMELO found that he’s the most valuable player in the league over that time span. Stay tuned for the full system, which will be up on FiveThirtyEight soon! By Chadwick Matlin, Kate Fagan, Neil Paine, Benjamin Morris and Sara Patterson If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS read more