May 10, 2021

Life cycle and phenology of an Antarctic invader – the flightless chironomid midge, Eretmoptera murphyi

first_imgKnowledge of the life cycles of non-native species in Antarctica is key to understanding their ability to establish and spread to new regions. Through laboratory studies and field observations on Signy Island (South Orkney Islands, maritime Antarctic), we detail the life stages and phenology of Eretmoptera murphyi (Schaeffer 1914), a brachypterous chironomid midge introduced to Signy in the 1960s from sub-Antarctic South Georgia where it is endemic. We confirm that the species is parthenogenetic and suggest that this enables E. murphyi to have an adult emergence period that extends across the entire maritime Antarctic summer season, unlike its sexually reproducing sister species Belgica antarctica which is itself endemic to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. We report details of previously undescribed life stages, including verification of four larval instars, pupal development, egg gestation and development, reproductive viability and discuss potential environmental cues for transitioning between these developmental stages. Whilst reproductive success is limited to an extent by high mortality at eclosion, failure to oviposit and low egg-hatching rate, the population is still able to potentially double in size with every life cycle.last_img read more

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Coro Energy to sell Italian portfolio to Zenith Energy

first_img Coro Energy to sell Italian portfolio to Zenith Energy. Photo: courtesy of Tumisu from Pixabay. Coro Energy plc, the Southeast Asian focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that the Group has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with Zenith Energy Ltd (“Zenith”) for the proposed disposal by Coro of its entire Italian Portfolio for a total consideration of £3.9 million (the “Disposal”).The Disposal follows confirmation by the Company, in its H1 2019 interim results published on 12 September 2019, that Coro was firmly committed to its South East Asian growth strategy and that the Coro Board had, at that time decided to prioritise the divestment of the Group’s non-core Italian operations.The initial £0.4 million consideration for the Disposal, payable by Zenith to the Group on Completion, will be settled through the issue of 6.7 million new Zenith Shares at an effective issue price of 6.0 pence per Zenith Share. Subject to the Italian Portfolio being disposed of achieving average daily production of 100,000 scm over a period of four successive months, a deferred consideration payment of £3.5 million will be made by Zenith to the Group through the issue of new Zenith Shares at an effective issue price equal to a 40% premium to the then prevailing Zenith share price at the time of issue.Completion of the Disposal is conditional on, inter alia, the passing of the Resolution at the General Meeting and the approval of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.James Menzies, Coro’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:“As the Company continues to focus on the investment opportunities in South East Asia, the disposal of our Italian portfolio removes non-core assets and streamlines our geographic focus. The Italian portfolio requires significant management time and capital expenditure to sustain its production and in-line with our stated strategy, we believe that focusing our resources on the rapidly growing South East Asian market will provide greater opportunity to maximise shareholder value.”Background to, and reasons for, the DisposalThe Group continues to execute its South East Asian growth strategy following the acquisition of a 15% interest in the Duyung Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) in the West Natuna basin, offshore Indonesia (which contains the Mako gas field) and the successful restructuring of the cash consideration payable in connection with the Company’s first deal in Indonesia – the acquisition of a 42.5% working interest in the Bulu PSC (which contains the Lengo gas field offshore East Java).Completion of the Company’s acquisition of a working interest in the Bulu PSC was, as announced on 28 July 2019, conditional on, inter alia, joint venture pre-emption waiver (the “Waiver”) and regulatory government approvals (the “Approvals”) prior to a long stop date of 2 December 2019 under the Bulu acquisition agreement (the “Long Stop Date”).The Company announced on 3 December 2019 that the parties to the Bulu acquisition agreement continue to progress the transfer of the participating interest in the Bulu PSC and that whilst the necessary Waiver had been received, receipt of the Approvals had been delayed. As a result, the Bulu Acquisition did not complete by the Long Stop Date. The Company confirms that the parties to the Bulu acquisition agreement are currently negotiating a further 6-month extension to the Long Stop Date to accommodate the additional time required for the Approvals to be received (the “Bulu Extension”) and intend to enter into the Bulu Extension as soon as is practicable. The Company will update Shareholders in relation to the Extension, as appropriate, in due course.The Company was pleased to announce on 22 November 2019 that a planned two well appraisal programme at Duyung had been completed by the Duyung PSC partners, on time and within budget, and that the appraisal programme had confirmed, inter alia, the Mako field to be a simple, single gas tank system with the upper section of the reservoir demonstrating high permeability and good porosity sandstone. The valuable information collected from this appraisal campaign will be used to revisit the resource estimates for the Mako field and the Duyung PSC partners will be commissioning an independent assessment of resources, which are currently expected to be completed in Q1 2020.In addition to progress at the Duyung PSC, the Group continues its business development activities in the region and the Directors see further opportunities for the Group to capture value and scale in South East Asia.The Directors do not consider that the same opportunities currently exist for the Group in Italy, where recent legislation has imposed a ban on exploration activity in the country – greatly reducing the appeal of developing an Italian energy and projects business such as the Italian Portfolio held by Coro Europe.Whilst the Italian Portfolio produces 100% of the Group’s current revenues (H1 2019: c.US$1.7 million), the currently producing assets in the Italian Portfolio have inherent production decline curves and Coro Europe will require investment to sustain and increase current levels of production.The Board believes that incremental capital expenditure in South East Asia is a more value accretive use of the Group’s resources and, ultimately, has a greater possibility of generating greater returns for Shareholders than allocating additional capital to the development of the Italian Portfolio.As a result, Coro Europe has become a non-core element of the Company’s portfolio and the Board has taken the decision to proceed with the Disposal.Details of the DisposalThe Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cell A, has entered into a binding conditional sale and purchase agreement with Zenith for the Disposal by the Group of the entire issued share capital of Coro Europe, which holds the Group’s interests and liabilities in the Italian Portfolio.The Disposal is conditional on, inter alia, the passing of the requisite Resolution at the General Meeting and receipt of necessary regulatory approvals including the approval of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.Under the SPA, the Consideration for the Disposal of Coro Europe will be £3,902,000, to be fully satisfied by:(i)           a payment of £402,000 to be settled by Zenith on Completion through the allotment and issue of 6,700,000 new Zenith Shares to Cell A (“Initial Consideration Shares”); and(ii)          subject to the average production of all hydrocarbon assets in which Coro Europe has an interest at Completion yielding not less than 100,000 scm/d of extracted product for a period of four consecutive months (the “Production Condition”), a further payment of £3,500,000 to be settled by Zenith on the first business day after satisfaction of the Production Condition through the allotment and issue of new Zenith Shares to Cell A as shall be calculated by dividing £3,500,000 by the London Stock Exchange plc closing price of Zenith Shares on such day plus 40% of such closing price (“Deferred Consideration Shares”).The Initial Consideration Shares and the Deferred Consideration Shares will be subject to a six-month lock-in from issue. All proceeds received by the Group pursuant to any sale of the Initial Consideration Shares and/or the Deferred Consideration Shares, as proceeds from the disposal of the Italian Portfolio, must be retained within Cell A and its subsidiary companies pursuant to the security charge associated with Coro’s Eurobond issued in April 2019. Source: Company Press Release Disposal of Italian portfolio and notice of general meetinglast_img read more

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CCO Promotions Page Coming Soon!

first_imgSTARTING JULY !, 2016 THE CITY COUNTY OBSERVER WILL BE LAUNCHING A COUPONS AND PROMOTIONS PAGE THAT SHALL BE OFFERING OUR READERS A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY WHEN THEY SHOP LOCALLY.AS THE DEADLINE NEARS WE SHALL GIVE YOUR MORE DETAILS ON THIS UNIQUE CHANCE TO WIN SOME VALUE GIFTS WHEN YOU ENTER OUR WEEKLY DRAWINGS.STAY TURNED BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY READING OUR SOON TO BE LAUNCH COUPONS AND PROMOTIONS FEATURE SECTION!THIS IS YET ANOTHER MOVE TO HELP MAKE THE CITY COMMUNITY OBSERVER TO BECOME A BONE-FIDE “COMMUNITY NEWS PAPER”.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Open Space Survey Results Now Posted Online

first_imgA plan that will guide future open space acquisition and usage in the city is almost complete.The Ocean City Environmental Commission expects to present the plan to the Ocean City Planning Board this summer. The research started with an August 2012 grant and included a public input process in which 307 people responded to a survey.The survey offers a snapshot of public opinion on open space strengths and challenges in Ocean City, and on what people would prefer to see as priorities for the future. The results are broken down among year-round residents, owners of second homes and visitors.See the open space survey results and presentation at ocnj.us/openspace.The posted information includes:Council Presentation PowerPoint From 5/8/14Demographic Analysis of Survey RespondentsSurvey Summary and Open-Ended QuestionsCommission Chair Pete Ault said the plan will help as the city applies for grants and it will help the city manage existing open space. He said the plan recognizes the density of development in Ocean City and seeks creative solutions — something as simple as widening sidewalks could create a running path … or the purchase of contiguous partial lots could create a small open space usage.last_img read more

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Summer Concert Series Announced

first_imgThe Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the Music Pier as part of the summer concert lineup. (Photos courtesy City of Ocean City) Ocean City’s popular Summer Concert Series at the Music Pier is already taking shape, and tickets are on sale now for five different shows.The series brings popular rock and contemporary music acts to the stage on Monday nights throughout the summer.Ticket sales are open for the following shows:Get The Led Out: A perennial favorite tribute to Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. Monday, June 22.Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie: Two folk legends share the stage in Ocean City. 7 p.m. Monday, June 29.Killer Queen: The premier Queen tribute featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury. 7 p.m. Monday, July 13.Straight No Chaser: An a cappella group with a wide repertoire and viral appeal. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 20.Marshall Tucker Band and Pure Prairie League: Bands who helped invent Southern rock and country rock. 7 p.m. Monday, August 24.Tickets for these shows are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets may be available through the Music Pier Box Office in the spring. The Music Pier is on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.Get ready for Killer Queen. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENTS SET FOR JAN. 20 Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, will be held at noon at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.It brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria.Assemblyman-elect Antwan McClellan, Joseph Pratt, Georgina Shanley, Brittany Battle, Takiya Wilson and Joshua Baker will be honored with Martin Luther King Awards for their service to the community.Ocean City Intermediate School students also will be honored for their winning essays reflecting on the lasting impact of Dr. King.After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The menu includes fried chicken and other comfort food. The Hughes Performing Arts Center is at Ocean City High School, and the entrance is on the beach block of Sixth Street.Volunteers are invited to join others nationwide in a Day of Service earlier on Jan. 20 to honor Dr. King’s contributions. Citizens are asked to participate in a citywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon.Sign-up and supply distribution will take place at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, located in the Community Center, 18th Street and Simpson Avenue.Hot drinks and refreshments will be available back at the Senior Center after the cleanup. To participate or for more information, please call 609-399-6111. Rev. Gregory Johnson, of Shiloh Baptist Church, delivers his message to a captivated crowd at the Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony at the Ocean City High School last year.ALSO COMING UP NATURE FUN DAY (Feb. 15): All are invited to a free “Family-Friendly Nature and the Environment Fun Day” featuring zoo animals, crafts, games, music and stories. The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue). Activities will include making your own pine-cone birdfeeder. Sponsors include the Cape May County Park and Zoo, the Ocean City Environmental Commission and the Ocean City Free Public Library.U.S. AIR FORCE BAND (March 15): Enjoy a free concert given by the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band 2 p.m. March 15 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show will feature orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.To reserve your tickets for this free concert, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, stop by an Ocean City Welcome Center or call 609-399-6111. General admission seating. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for this free concert will be available starting Feb. 3.last_img read more

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Investec predicts “a decent H1” for Premier Foods

first_imgIn advance of Premier Foods’ half-year (H1) results, to be announced 5 August, international specialist banking group Investec has said it is expecting “a decent H1” and has made a “modest upgrade to FY forecasts”.It estimates a sales figure of £1.2bn, £134m of trading profit and £59m of PBT (profit before tax). “With the balance sheet resolved, we expect the focus to be on trading, particularly in bread,” said Investec.It is expecting better news from Premier’s Hovis Division, but is staying cautious with its forecasts, pending more clarity on the bottom line. It forecasts the division will see sales of £369m and trading profit of £16m. The banking group said it was clear that the relaunch of Hovis in September 2008 had been a success in terms of sales and marketing, but said it was “very much in the dark as to whether top-line fizz is translating into bottom-line satisfaction.” However, it added that “any external perspective would suggest that this should be the case”. “This will be the first set of numbers from Premier where the balance sheet won’t be the prime concern,” added Investec.last_img read more

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Buddy Guy Brings The Blues Back To Life At The Novo In Los Angeles

first_imgPhoto: Brandon Weil Load remaining images In today’s music landscape, the blues is both everywhere and nowhere—well, almost nowhere. Strains of what is arguably America’s most consequential contribution to world music can be found in places both obvious (rhythm and blues, rock, country) and not so obvious (hip-hop, electronic dance music).But the rolls of honest-to-goodness bluesmen and blueswomen are slim, and thin each year.In 2015, B.B. King, 89, and Wendell Holmes, 71, both passed. 2016 claimed Prince, 57, and Maurice White, 74, whose respective repertoires were offshoots of roots that trace back to the Delta. Come 2017, two of the greats who paved the way from the blues to rock n’ roll—Chuck Berry, 90, and Fats Domino, 89—went knocking on heaven’s door.Those losses have hardly been attended by the requisite replenishing of their ranks. Guitarists from John Mayer to Gary Clark Jr., Son Little to Dan Auerbach, Derek Trucks to Jack White have done their part to fill the void. But even their extraordinary efforts and talents have only done so much to keep the music alive, to make sure the blues has its own story to tell beyond the inheritance it has left to its musical descendants.Which makes what happened at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles on a pleasant mid-March night not only revelatory in its own right, but vital to the very existence of the blues.That was evident as soon as Buddy Guy strolled onstage on Sunday night. The 81-year-old patriarch of Chicago blues bypassed opening pleasantries and dove straight into a ripping solo to triumphantly declare “Damn Right, I Got The Blues.”“If you don’t like the blues,” he told the audience at the 2,300-seat theater, “you shouldn’t have called me.”Nobody there seemed anything less than thrilled to see Buddy in all his rocking, raunchy, age-defying glory. The whole front section stood and cooed through “Hoochie Coochie Man,” egged on by (and egging on) Guy’s erotic embrace of his guitar. Their support had Buddy blustering after “She’s Nineteen Years Old,” like a sailor fresh off the boat, “Y’all gonna make me play all fucking night. I don’t care.”Granted, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows between the octogenarian and his adoring fans. When the crowd flubbed the lyrics to “Hoochie Coochie Man”, he let them know about it, with plenty of profanity as well as praise…for an audience in Tokyo that knew the words better.By and large, though, Buddy was there to give attendees young and old more than a taste of America’s musical foundations. He painted a portrait of a musical Renaissance Man whose career carried him from the Bayou to the Windy City and on to every other place where music is treasured.With a hat that read “Buddy Guy, Our Friend For Life” and the initials “BG” glimmering from his guitar strap, he regaled a receptive audience with tales told with both his tunes and his words. He sang of what it was like going back to Louisiana on “That’s My Home”, shared his mother’s wisdom that physical beauty is only “Skin Deep”, and flashed back to recording with Chicago blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson before bounding into “Who’s Making Love”. He shared stories of playing at a Stanford fraternity in the 1960s, where he wasn’t paid but was appreciative to have been offered a place to stay, and of bringing his Muddy Waters record to school in hopes of scoring music lessons.But Buddy didn’t stay stuck in his own past. He shared his interpretations of where the blues went, from its blossoming with John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” and King’s “Sweet 16” to subsequent distillations through the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” and Cream’s “Strange Brew.”He also acknowledged, both explicitly and implicitly, how changing attitudes in the wider world had altered his own. He credited the rise of hip-hop for his frequent cursing, and gave a nod to the #MeToo movement when, before some particularly edgy tunes (including Johnnie Taylor’s “Cheaper to Keep Her”), he reminded all within earshot that “I didn’t write these fucking songs. I’m just playing them.”Throughout a raucous romp that raged well past the designated 10:30 p.m. stop time, he channeled guitar savants from Hendrix to Tom Morello in showing off all the different ways to play. He plucked his string with a drumstick and strummed with a towel during a rendition of Little Milton’s “Grits Ain’t Groceries,” used his teeth to find tones during his brief ode to Jimi and rubbed the frets across his rear end while turning out his version of “Sunshine Of Your Love.”His most important work, though, wasn’t entirely what he did on stage. Buddy played his own classic, “Someone Else Is Steppin’ In,” while slipping out to the audience. He shuffled all the way to the bar on the opposite end of the venue, where revelers could experience his artistry up close, before circling back around to the front of the house.Along the way, he found a friend in the crowd: a seven-year-old named Quinn, who came equipped with his own guitar. Buddy invited Quinn onto the stage, where he showed the kid some tricks as they played Stevie Ray Vaughan’s standard “Pride and Joy.” “Whatever stage you be on from now on,” Buddy told Quinn, “put it on.”That same advice applied just as well to Buddy’s opener, Brandy Zdan. The Canadian rocker interrupted a run of her own plucky punk-ish songs, among them “More of a Man Than Me” and “I Want Your Trouble,” to show off her own eight-bar blues prowess with a riveting interpretation of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.”In truth, Buddy’s message was one for the masses, the youth included. He won’t be around forever to captivate and inspire on behalf of the blues. Someday, he will go the way of so many of his contemporaries. The blues can survive on the brilliant efforts of the genre’s current, aforementioned heirs. But for the blues to thrive, to find renewed life in forms of music that have yet to be invented, its proprietors must extend a wider, deeper reach across times and places and generations. It’s a commendable, perhaps necessary effort that Buddy began when he moved from Baton Rouge to Chicago in 1957 and has continued in the six decades since then. With any luck, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will find, if not forge, more than a few musical scions before his playing days are done, to ensure that the thread shared by seemingly all American music still has a distinguishable presence within the planet’s ever-expanding sonic tapestry.Check out the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil.Buddy Guy | The Nova | Los Angeles, CA | 3/10/18 | Photos: Brandon Weillast_img read more

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Rory O’Malley & More Enlisted for Nerds, A Musical Dot-Comedy on B’way

first_img Nerds, A Musical Dot-Comedy View Comments Rory O’Malley & Bryan Fenkart (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Related Showscenter_img The geeks are now in place! Tony nominee Rory O’Malley and Bryan Fenkart have boarded the cast of Nerds, A Musical Dot-Comedy as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, respectively. Also on board are Patti Murin, Lindsay Mendez, Benny Elledge, Rob Morrison and Kevin Pariseau. Directed by Casey Hushion and choreographed by Josh Bergasse, the new tuner is set to begin previews on April 1 and will officially open on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre.O’Malley earned a Tony nod for his performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon. His additional credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Nobody Loves You. Fenkart made his Broadway debut in Memphis. He recently appeared in Diner at the Signature Theater in Virginia.Murin, who takes on the role of Sally, has appeared in Lysistrata Jones and Xanadu on Broadway and in Wicked on tour. Mendez, who will play Myrtle, has previously starred in Wicked on Broadway and Dogfight off-Broadway. Nerds will mark Elledge’s Broadway debut; he will portray Steve Wozniak in the new musical. Morrison, set to play Paul Allen, also makes his Broadway debut in Nerds. Pariseau’s previous credits include Legally Blonde, Slut and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; he takes on the role of Tom Watson.The cast will also feature Tracee Beazer, Pierce Cassedy, Luther Creek, Joshua Franklin, Katie Lee Hill, Raymond J. Lee and Methany Moore.Another crucial cast member: you, by way of app integrations before and after the show and during intermission. The social interaction will allow theatergoers to chat with fellow audience members, choose the show’s ending and more.Featuring a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner and music by Hal Goldberg, Nerds tells the story of the rise of computer technology and the two men that made it all possible—Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. The production follows the founding fathers of personal computing as they transform from nerds to billionaires.Nerds previously ran in 2013 at North Carolina Theatre’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, with Stanley Bahorek as Bill Gates, Darren Ritchie as Steve Jobs, Diana DeGarmo as Sally and Leslie Kritzer as Myrtle, under the direction of Marc Bruni. from $39last_img read more

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Plant Growth Regulators

first_imgA University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agronomist says managing vegetative growth is key for cotton farmers. Yields and profits may be at risk without the use of plant growth regulators (PGRs). A PGR is chemical compound that limits the vegetative growth of a plant — in this case, cotton. Managing the plant’s growth is often necessary because of Georgia’s environment, climate and the growth characteristics of varieties used by growers, said Jared Whitaker, a crop and soil scientist with UGA Extension. “In Georgia, we’ve got a relatively long growing season,” Whitaker said. “In most cases, we do an excellent job of providing the plant what it needs in regard to soil fertility and irrigation, if available. We know that this situation sets up good yield potential but often creates more vegetative growth than needed and wanted. When uncontrolled, excessive vegetative growth can delay maturity and make the canopy too large and thick.”“With this excessive growth (often referred to as rank cotton), there can be issues with boll rot and more potential for target leaf spot disease,” Whitaker said. “It’s more difficult for spray to penetrate into the canopy and it can make harvest more difficult and slow.” Whitaker said boll rot could be a big concern in rank cotton. An overgrown plant increases the potential for high moisture down in the canopy. When bolls crack open slowly, they rend up retaining too much moisture, setting the stage for rot and potentially significant yield loss. Many factors to consider before applicationWhitaker said multiple factors have to be considered when applying PGRs, including temperature, soil moisture, irrigation and field history. The PGR needs also vary among different cotton varieties. For several years, up to 85 percent of cotton planted in Georgia was the variety DP 555 BR, an aggressively growing cotton requiring intensive PGR management. UGA cotton experts and Georgia farmers knew the variety very well and knew how to manage it best. However, that variety is no longer available, and farmers have worked to fill that void with a diverse collection of varieties. These varieties all have different growth characteristics and PGR needs. Some grow aggressively and require heavy management. However, some are sensitive to growth regulators, and farmers risk overusing PGRs and damaging their yields, Whitaker said. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, cotton generated $1.2 billion in Georgia in 2014 and accounted for 42 percent of the state’s row and forage crops. “What we try to do is manage growth, but what we don’t want to do is overdo it,” he said. “Ultimately, if we overdo it, we can potentially limit plant growth and end up with too few fruiting positions to maximize yield. Our hot and humid environment along with unpredictable rainfall patterns tend to limit fruit retention, so we often need a large plant to have enough positions in order to reach optimum yield potential.”Plant growth regulators are generally applied more than once per year and up to three or four times during the growing season. Whitaker has conducted a significant amount of research with PGRs and new cotton varieties to see which methods work best. More detailed information can be found at the UGA cotton website or by contacting UGA Extension agents at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. last_img read more

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Navies of Colombia and Brazil Start Joint Exercises

first_img The Navies of Colombia and Brazil started combined exercises including: search and rescue, maritime interdiction, communications, boarding, and other maneuvers in the Caribbean, on October 1, according to a military statement released in Bogotá. By Dialogo October 03, 2012 Operation Cobra performs different international operations with the Colombian Navy to increase the readiness and training of ships and crews. The ship will join the Colombian frigate ARC Caldas in the joint training called Operation Cobra. center_img The Brazilian Navy Ship Greenhalgh, one of the most emblematic and famous ships to have participated in the Atlantic Phase of UNITAS, arrived in the port of Cartagena for the drills. So far this year, there have been similar operations performed with the Netherlands and France.last_img read more

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