08 Garden diseases

first_img“Trap crops” can reduce viral diseases carried by small insects. Plant a few rows of a crop like rye or corn around your main garden. This will tempt insects to feed there first, reducing the risk of diseases some small insects are known to carry.Water carefulllyWhen you water the garden, don’t splash soil onto plant foliage. If possible, run the water between the rows. Use a mulch layer of straw, bark, shredded paper or plastic to keep soil from splashing onto plants and keep fruit from touching bare ground.If you use tobacco, wash your hands thoroughly before handling plants. This will prevent the spread of tobacco mosaic virus, which can infect many kinds of vegetables, particularly tomatoes and peppers.After harvest, remove and destroy all plants from the garden and sanitize your garden equipment. This will reduce the overwintering of disease-causing organisms.(Brad Haire is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 8 By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaMost vegetables are susceptible to many diseases in Georgia, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert. But home gardeners can do a few things to keep these diseases away and help ensure a bountiful harvest. Alliaceae (chives, garlic, leeks and onions).Apiaceae (carrots).Asteraceae (lettuce).Brassicaceae (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, mustard, radishes, rutabagas and turnips).Chenopodiaceae (spinach)Cucurbitaceae (cantaloupes, cucumbers, honeydew melons, pumpkins, squash and watermelons).Fabaceae (all beans, English peas and Southern peas).Malvaceae (okra).Poaceae (corn).Solanaceae (eggplant, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes). Plant diseases are caused by four main types of organisms: fungi, bacteria, nematodes and viruses, said David Langston, a UGA Extension vegetable plant pathologist.Vegetable plants are more susceptible to diseases caused by fungi and bacteria when conditions are wet and warm. Scout your garden regularly.When the garden is dry, nematode damage is more evident. You can test your soil for nematodes by submitting a sample through your county UGA Extension office.Viral diseases can show up anytime, Langston said.Many plant diseases can be on or within the seeds. “Seeds should not be saved from year to year,” he said. “This is important to prevent a number of diseases.”Buy seeds from a reputable dealer. You can’t distinguish healthy seeds from diseased ones. Make sure you follow directions on when and how to plant them.Think ‘resistant’Using varieties that are resistant to plant diseases is the best way to avoid disease losses. The types of disease resistance for each variety are noted on the seed container or in a seed catalog.Don’t plant your garden near or beneath trees. The shade will reduce the drying of plant foliage after rain and increase the chances of diseases. Besides, vegetables like a lot of sunlight, and the trees will compete for vital nutrients.Crop rotation is important. If you keep planting the same vegetables in the same spot year after year, you’re asking for soil-borne disease problems.Grow the same or closely related vegetable plants in the same soil only once every three to five years, Langston said. This practice starves out most pathogens that cause stem and leaf diseases.Rotate thisVegetable families include:last_img read more

Stowe Mountain Resort opens for the season

first_imgStowe Mountain Resort,Stowe Mountain Resort opened for the 2010/2011 winter season today, Wednesday, November 24. Appropriately named ‘Ski Capital of the East’, Stowe is the premiere destination for skiers and snowboarders on the East Coast. Boasting two spectacular mountains including Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe Mountain Resort is home to one of the best ski and snowboard schools in the country, terrain park and half pipe, and the famous ‘front four’ black diamond runs on the face of Mount Mansfield– the tallest peak in Vermont.Located in the heart of Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Lodge boasts ski-in/ski-out access to both Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield while providing guests with the ultimate in luxurious slope side accommodations.last_img read more

The Port Authority of Split conducted an action of intensified maritime traffic control

first_imgThe Port Authority of Split in coordination with the associated port offices (Omis, Baska Voda, Makarska, Podgora, Igrane Milna, Bol, Jelsa, Hvar O. Solta, Pakleni islands, Trogir, Krknjaši, Maslinica) carried out an action of enhanced maritime traffic control, code name “SAFE NAVIGATION 2017”.The intensified surveillance action was held yesterday, August 2, when the officers of the Split Harbor Master’s Office conducted 10.00 inspections between 19.00:62 and 41:17, which included four ships, XNUMX domestic boats and yachts, and XNUMX foreign boats and yachts.Kako ističu iz Lučke kapetanije Split, poduzetom akcijom pojačanog nadzora zabilježen je ukupno 31 pomorski prekršaj za što su naplaćene kazne u iznosu 39.886,00 kuna, uz četiri izrečene opomene prema prekršiteljima. “Naplaćeni prekršaji u najvećem dijelu odnose se na glisiranje zbog čega je sankcionirano 8 sudionika u pomorskom prometu, jedna prekršajna kazna izrečena je zbog brze vožnje u luci, zbog prekomjernog ukrcaja putnika 17 prekršaja, zbog nedostatka člana posade 3 prekršaja, a zbog neposjedovanja propisane dokumentacije na plovilima sankcionirane su dvije osobe.” They point out from LKS and add that the implementation of the action of enhanced safety control of navigation will continue in the period of increased maritime traffic (during the tourist season), primarily in order to intervene in maritime accidents and incidents, ie to sanction violators.last_img read more

Eastern promise

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COVID-19: Ministry studies plan to use hotels as accommodation for medical staff

first_imgTourism and the creative economy have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. According to the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), the country’s overall occupancy rate has fallen below the low season average of 50 to 60 percent to 30 to 40 percent since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China in late December.The occupancy rate in Bali has dropped to 20 percent, especially in areas visited by solo travelers such as Kuta, Sanur, Legian, Ubud and Jimbaran.The drop in tourist visits has also affected workers at the grassroots level who rely on tourism for their daily income, such as tour guides, tour drivers and daily hotel staff. The events industry has also taken a significant hit, with projected financial losses incurred as a result of massive cancellations at postponements amounting to between Rp 898.2 billion and Rp 2.65 trillion, according to the Indonesia Event Industry Council (Ivendo).Some 1,200 companies are engaged in the event-organizing business.Meanwhile, the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry plans to transform existing buildings into hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients, like what was done with the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran athletes village in Jakarta”What we did in Jakarta is going to be duplicated in some other provinces,” Arya Sinulingga, an aide to SOE Minister Erick Thohir, said on Tuesday.He added that among the regions were Bandung in West Java, Semarang in Central Java and Surabaya in East Java.The ministry also plans to cooperate with the Religious Affairs Ministry to transform haj dormitories into COVID-19 hospitals, he said.The SOE Ministry, with the help of the Public Works and Housing Ministry, converted four apartment towers at Wisma Atlet Kemayoran into a hospital to meet the potentially increasing demand for isolation and treatment wards in the coming days.The facility, previously used to house athletes during the 2018 Asian Games, will be able to accommodate up to 22,000 COVID-19 patients.Scientists have warned that Indonesia could have tens of thousands of cases by April if authorities fail to take drastic measures to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. Based on their calculations, Indonesia could be grappling with up to 71,000 COVID-19 cases by the end of April.The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia tripled within a week, jumping from 172 positive diagnoses on March 17 to 686 on Tuesday. The number of deaths stood at 55, with the disease spreading to at least 22 of the country’s 34 provinces. The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is working on a plan to collaborate with business players in the hotel industry to help curb the spread of COVID-29The partnership would have hotel chains across Indonesia provide rooms for medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients, Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said at an online press conference on Monday. “Medical workers will have a proper place to rest somewhere close to their hospital.”Wishnutama added that he had discussed the plan with the representatives of several hotels and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).The ministry is also in talks with transportation providers for another possible collaboration that would transport medical workers to and from hotels and hospitals.Wishnutama called on businesses operating in tourism and the creative economy to actively participate in Indonesia’s fight against COVID-19, including by postponing events that involve mass gatherings during the ongoing emergency period.center_img Topics :last_img read more

HR Wallingford Announces Two-Day Dredging Course

first_imgNext month, HR Wallingford will be the organizer of a two-day training course on the environmental aspects of dredging.According to the company, this course will provide an overview of the environmental aspects of dredging, the latest technology and equipment that apply to dredging and the management of dredged material.“This course is designed to provide an introduction to the subject of dredging and will assist those who are responsible for commissioning and managing dredging contractors and those who regulate dredging. The course will enable attendees to manage and regulate dredging projects and contractors more effectively and efficiently,” the company said.Course content:Introduction to dredging and currently used terminology;Description of the different types of dredgers;Design of dredging works (capital-maintenance, marine-riverine);Modelling of dredging operations;Environmental aspects to consider during dredging;Licensing, consents and key stakeholders identification;Environmental monitoring of the dredging operations;Dredging contract types;Project implementation and management;Avoidance of common disputes.This two-day classroom training course will take place 4-5 October, 2017, at the Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK.last_img read more

SeaBird Sees Deficit Shrink

first_imgOslo-listed SeaBird has narrowed its quarterly loss for the period ended September 30, 2018 as revenues picked up on higher utilization, compared to prior-year third quarter.The seismic data provider for oil and gas companies posted loss of around $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to loss of $26 million in the corresponding period in 2017.SeaBird generated Q3-2018 revenues of $5.4 million, against $2.6 million in Q3 2017. Revenues for the first nine months of 2018 fell close to $0.7 million at $13.1 million.SeaBird’s active fleet utilization was at 55 percent, up from 22 percent sequentially – backed by reactivation of the Harrier Explorer and the start of two ocean bottom surveys (OBN) and two 2D surveys.Quarterly depreciation, amortization and impairment were down at $1.4 million, versus Q2 2017 charges of some $11 million.The company said it has seen a substantial increase in seismic survey tenders and expects the increased tender volume to continue for the rest of the year.Result for the first nine months of 2018 improved from last year as the company reduced its loss from $44.8 million in 9M-2017 to $8.3 million.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Pirates Defeat Wildcats

first_imgAfter the worst loss of the season on Tuesday, Greensburg came back and responded with a 6-2 victory against Franklin County.Without a win on the road in the past 5 seasons, Greensburg got the scoring started with a goal from sophomore, Luke Hellmich, his first of the season. The Wildcats would go on to respond with 26 seconds left in the half to tie it 1-1. Greensburg came out firing in the second half and produced the best (overall) offensive performance of the season. The second half scoring started with sophomore Grayson Newhart off of a corner kick from Luke Hellmich. Then, Sage O’Mara was able to break away from the defense and carry the ball from midfield to score and push it to 3-1 in favor of Greensburg. Another Grayson Newhart goal off of an assist from Collin Springmeyer would make it 4-1.A penalty kick for Franklin County would keep them from being shut out in the second half, but Greensburg quickly responded with another goal from Sage O’Mara, assisted from Collin Springmeyer. Springmeyer would find the back of the net with 1 minute left in the game to end it 6-2 in favor of the Pirates.The Pirates won their first conference game and are now 2-4-1 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

With all hands on deck, Badgers set to invade Las Vegas

first_imgRunning back John Clay and the Badgers will look to easily dispatch UNLV to open a season filled with high expectations. Wisconsin last played at UNLV during the 2007 season.[/media-credit]As the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers prepare for a season with Big Ten title aspirations, the campaign begins in Las Vegas as UNLV plays host for the season opener Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.The matchup should be familiar, as a UW-UNLV game has been a frequent fixture of the two teams’ early season schedules. The two last met in 2007, when the Badgers squeaked out a 20-13 win in Las Vegas. Overall, the two programs have met eight times, with Wisconsin winning six of them.However, the Rebels will be working under a new coaching staff in 2010, as Bobby Hauck takes over for Mike Sanford, who served as head coach since 2005.Meanwhile, Wisconsin is relying on its experience to carry the team to another successful year after a 10-3 (5-3 Big Ten) season. The Badgers return 18 starters — 10 on offense, six on defense and two on special teams.“It’s great,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said of his experience. “It’s one thing for me to feel comfortable. But it’s more important for the guys in the huddle to feel comfortable.”Leading that huddle once again will be quarterback Scott Tolzien, a fifth-year senior and one of six captains, as voted by the players. In 2009, Tolzien enjoyed a breakout year in his first full season as a starter, throwing for 2,705 yards and 16 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.“I’m most excited about the amount of guys we have coming back, the older guys,” Tolzien said. “The older you are, the most responsibility you have. We’ve got all the old guys, and we all have got to be accountable and carry the load for the young guys and just use that older leadership to keep getting better each day and make sure that a day doesn’t slip by.”Also enjoying a breakout year in 2009 was starting running back John Clay. At 6-foot-1, 255 lbs, the junior has proven ideal for the power running game that has long been the staple of Wisconsin’s offense. Last season, Clay rushed for 1,517 yards and 18 touchdowns on 287 carries, good for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Clay is still getting back to full speed after ankle surgery in the offseason, so capable sophomore Montee Ball should see plenty of action in the opener.For the Rebels, the Badgers’ prowess in the running game might spell doom. In 2009, UNLV was dead last in the Mountain West Conference in rushing defense, allowing 220.6 yards per game on the ground. Additionally, UNLV allowed 27 rushing touchdowns and opponents averaged 5.7 yards per carry on the ground, both worst in the conference.“They have a new coaching staff, so it’s pretty much going to be all new to us,” UW tight end and captain Lance Kendricks said. “We try to take our basic plays and try to roll with that and go from there.”On defense, Wisconsin boasts less experience but hopes to make up for it in talent and depth. Of the six returning defensive starters, three make up the starting linebacker unit — redshirt sophomore Mike Taylor (if cleared to play after offseason knee surgery) and sophomore Chris Borland will lineup outside, while redshirt senior and another a captain, Culmer St. Jean, will man the middle spot.In the secondary, assistant coach Chris Ash has a four-man rotation that consists of fifth-year senior Niles Brinkley, juniors Antonio Fenelus and Devin Smith and redshirt sophomore Marcus Cromartie.“The message that I try to preach throughout the whole process is there’s no such thing as backups, there’s no such thing as number twos,” Ash said. “What they are, they’re one play away from being a starter and those backup guys, they have to prepare that way because it could be the first play of the game, last play of the game, could be in practice. One play, and the next guy’s in. So the next man has to be ready at all times.”For UNLV, much of the offensive production comes from senior quarterback Omar Clayton. A dual-threat quarterback, Clayton threw for 2,230 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while also rushing for 238 yards and three touchdowns. Like the Badgers, the Rebels boast one of the most experienced offensive lines in their respective conference, as redshirt freshman guard Sean Tesoro is the only new starter.However, UNLV will be replacing its top receiver, Ryan Wolfe, who led the team with 74 receptions, 760 yards and two touchdowns. At running back, the Rebels return two upperclassmen — senior Channing Trotter and junior C.J. Cox.Entering the season opener, arguably the biggest challenge for Wisconsin will be to put together a dominant road performance in an effort to live up to expectations that are seemingly sky-high.“You don’t want to listen to the outside world, but, yeah, we have high enough expectations for ourselves so we’re pushing hard and striving,” UW strong safety and captain Jay Valai said. “Anything but greatness will be unacceptable from this team.”last_img read more