Peanut Rotations

first_imgFarmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant peanuts in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia Tifton campus’s research cropping system agronomist for peanuts.Tubbs has studied the impact of peanut rotation since 2008. Instead of growing peanuts in a field for consecutive years, called “continuous peanut rotation,” he believes that Georgia growers should plant a rotation of crops in each field, allowing time to avoid the buildup of diseases, nematodes and other pest problems.In research conducted at UGA-Tifton, Tubbs recorded a decrease in yields by as much as 2,000 pounds per acre during continuous peanut rotation. In this specific trial, the decline in yields was caused by the buildup of root-knot nematodes.The peanut root-knot nematode affects the roots of peanut plants, where the nematodes lay eggs. This causes the plant to swell and results in yield loss. If peanuts are rotated with another row crop like cotton or corn, instances of root-knot nematode decline and peanut yields increase. The longer the crop rotations are sustained, the more effective the peanut crop will be.“Our numbers for peanut root-knot nematode decreased when going from a one-year (or continuous) rotation to a two-year rotation, where we put one crop in between peanut crops,” Tubbs said. “We reduced the number of peanut root-knot nematodes by half. If you take it out to a three-year rotation, where you grow two crops in between peanut crops, we actually reduced peanut root-knot nematodes by 90 percent.”A four-year rotation by Tubbs, where three crops were planted between peanuts crops and peanuts were grown once every four years, reduced peanut root-knot nematodes by 97 to 99 percent.“Rotating other crops with peanuts prevents peanut root-knot nematodes simply because it alternates the host,” Tubbs said.Georgia peanut farmers are planning their 2018 crop now. The planting window ranges from late April to late May.There have been extreme fluctuations in peanut acreage in recent years, from a 90-year low of 430,000 acres in 2013 to last year’s 840,000 acres, a 25-year high, according to the “UGA Peanut Production Quick Reference Guide.”“Acreage has been more consistent in the last three years, but consistently high,” Tubbs said. “This has put a strain on maintaining recommended crop rotations for peanuts.”For more information on crop rotation, visit the UGA Extension publications website at extension.uga.edu/publications.html.last_img read more

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AG Barr, Gov’t Leaders Seek Access to Encrypted Facebook Messages for Law Enforcement

first_imgU.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to ask Facebook to give law enforcement agencies and officials the ability to read encrypted messages sent by users.Barr will formally make the request to Facebook on Friday, in a letter drafted in conjunction with his British and Australian counterparts, as well as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan.Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses end-to-end encryption, which means that even Facebook cannot read those messages. Facebook is preparing to extend that protection to its Messenger and Instagram Direct apps as well.The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter. It states in part, “Security enhancements to the virtual world should not make us more vulnerable in the physical world. Companies should not deliberately design their systems to preclude any form of access to content, even for preventing or investigating the most serious crimes. Risks to public safety from Facebook’s proposals are exacerbated in the context of a single platform that would combine inaccessible messaging services with open profiles, providing unique routes for prospective offenders to identify and groom our children.”A Facebook spokesperson has issued the following statement in response, “We believe people have the right to have a private conversation online, wherever they are in the world,” adding that the social media site has been working with experts in child safety, government, and other tech companies, in order to ensure that its encrypted services are secure. The statement explains that Facebook “strongly oppose[s] government attempts to build backdoors because they would undermine the privacy and security of people everywhere.” Security experts say that giving police such access could make messaging more insecure for everyone.last_img read more

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Donegal’s little drummer boy ready to rock the Toy Show!

first_imgby Katrina TaskerRathmullan’s little drummer boy Finlay Sheridan is only seven, but he’s already been tipped as Ireland’s youngest rock star – counting Minister Joe McHugh as one of his biggest fans.And the whole of the village, and indeed Donegal, will be glued to their screens this Friday night when Finlay rocks The Late Late Toy Show in front of 1.5 million viewers. Totally unfazed by all the attention he’s been getting, the first-class pupil from Drumhalla NS, which only has 32 pupils,  has been wowing audiences locally with his amazing talent, and has already played live on BBC Radio Foyle.Finlay Sheridan with The Late Late Toy Show presenter Ryan TurbridyFinlay Sheridan at RTE StudiosAnd recently he gained a new fan when Education Minister Joe McHugh visited his school to raise their Active Flag.Finlay who plays in the family band My Generation along with his dad, Daniel and brother Evan jumped on the drums in his school uniform to play Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, and the Minister for Education and Skills was blown away by the performance.Now, as Finlay and his family head off to Dublin for Friday’s Late Late Toy Show, Minister McHugh sent a good luck message to them all. Recalling the first time he’d watched Finlay at Drumhalla NS, McHugh said: “I had the pleasure of meeting Finlay on a recent visit to Drumhalla National School, and got to hear Finlay play the drums in the band with his dad Daniel and brother Evan.“What a fantastically talented child Finlay is, and I had to remind myself quite a few times, that he is only seven years of age!“Being chosen to be part of the Late Late Toy Show is an outstanding achievement for Finlay, considering over 5000 acts applied to be part of this national event.“I would like to pass on my best wishes to Finlay for an amazing magical few days in Dublin and hope his parents Rachel and Daniel and all the family enjoy this lovely once-in-a-lifetime experience.”Finlay Sheridan with The Late Late Toy Show presenter Ryan TurbridyDonegal’s little drummer boy ready to rock the Toy Show! was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Finlay Sheridanthe late late toy showlast_img read more

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Derrick Henry Took His O-Line Out For Dinner To Thank Them For Heisman Winning-Season

first_imgDerrick Henry of the Alabama Crimson Tide breaks a tackle by Jordan Jenkins #59 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia.ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 03: Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide breaks a tackle by Jordan Jenkins #59 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama running back Derrick Henry had a beast of a season, racking up 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns on 339 carries – averaging 5.9 yards per touch. For his efforts, last Saturday, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy. It looks like he’s willing to spread the wealth a bit, though.Wednesday night, Henry reportedly took his offensive line out for dinner to thank them for the season. Cam Robinson said Derrick Henry is taking Alabama’s offensive line out to dinner tonight.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) December 17, 2015Cam Robinson said Derrick Henry is taking o-line to dinner tonite “I dont have a preference. I’m not picky” #Alabama pic.twitter.com/xAZ9GidrBk— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) December 17, 2015It was a solid day for the group – earlier, the unit was awarded the first-ever Joe Moore Award, given to the best offensive line in the country. Alabama’s work isn’t done, however. The Crimson Tide gets Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve.last_img read more

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Verdict in October for youth accused of shooting German tourist west of

first_imgCALGARY (CP) – A judge is to rule in October whether a youth is guilty of shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary.The teen from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who cannot be identified because he was 16 at the time, is charged with aggravated assault and recklessly discharging a firearm during an offence.Horst Stewin was driving a black SUV on the First Nation’s land with his family when someone in a passing car shot him.His car veered off the highway and crashed into some trees.Stewin survived, but the trial heard he is paralyzed on his right side, gets confused and has memory issues.The Crown says when all the evidence is considered, it has completely proven its case against the accused.Defence lawyer Balfour Der says none of the chief Crown witnesses had any credibility and his client should go free.last_img read more

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Man bludgeoned wife to death in Gurugram held

first_imgGurugram: Gurugram was once again witnessing to a crime where on the basis of suspicion a husband brutally murdered his wife. The latest case involved the murder of 20-year-old woman identified as Kajal who was murdered by her husband Dharmendra.On Sunday night, he beat her repeatedly with a stone and then crusher her face with the sharp object. On Monday morning, the Gurugram police found the blood laden body of the deceased in Nathupur. Subsequently, the law enforcement officials were able to arrest Dharmendra near the Delhi-Gurugram border. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to police, Kajal who belonged from Assam had married Dharmendra just six months ago. They were residing in South Delhi’s Chattar Pur area where Dharmendra was working in a local eatery. In the short duration of their marriage, there were constant fights as Dharmendra on numerous occasion raised suspicion on his wife’s character. Sources in the police also highlighted that on numerous occasion, Dharmendra even resorted to domestic violence that further deepened the marital discord between the two even further. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn Sunday, Dharmendra asked Kajal to come with him to Gurugram where his brother resided. Midway there was again a heated argument between the two that eventually led to Dharmendra murdering his wife. The case of murder has been filed in DLF Phase-3 police station under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The law enforcement officials are now trying to get in touch with her family in Assam so that the last rites of the deceased can take place. “Immediately after the incident, we were able to quickly arrest Dharmendra from Aya Nagar that lies in Delhi-Gurugram border. He has confessed to his crime and said that the main reason for him to murder his wife was that he suspected her character. We are trying to interrogate him further was it actually a crime that occurred in the fit of rage or was there any other reason also for him to have carried out this heinous crime,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. On several occasions in the past, there have been cases where there have been brutal murders in the city due to marital strife. In one of the horrific crimes, a husband pushed his wife and mother of his two children from the eighth floor of his apartment on October 27, 2018, the day of Karva Chauth as he was having an extramarital affair. In yet another heinous crime, a husband bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in front of their two-year-old daughter in the fit of rage because of the heated argument between the two.last_img read more

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Missing woman found dead in Cat Island

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #womanfounddeadinCatIsland Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 2, 2017 – Cat Island – A murder investigation is launched in Cat Island after an elderly American woman’s body was found on Sunday in bushes.   It is said that three men are in custody being questioned about the killing.Police rushed to Cat Island over the weekend after there was a report of the woman going missing, her vehicle was found burned.#MagneticMediaNews#womanfounddeadinCatIslandlast_img read more

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