Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest So the calls have been coming in — “I have Horseweed this summer that I just cannot control!” And this is my response regarding Horseweed (Conyza canadensis), or Marestail as it is known in Ohio.This may be a new weed to you but the western side of the Ohio and especially the southwest corner have been fighting it since about 2002. It takes a comprehensive effort to manage but it can be managed.Depending on severity and tillage in your system:For no till soybeans — RoundupReady1. Spray a combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate in the fall after corn harvest (the biggest problem with horseweed is from late summer and fall germinating seed), or you can spray a combination of 2,4-D and dicamba in the fall.2. Spray a second burndown (this may be the glyphosate and 2,4-D as above or glyphosate plus Sharpen) in April and add your residual soybean herbicide — e.g. Trivence, Canopy, Authority, or your choice of many others, plus we usually add an extra two to six ounces of metribuzin. You can also spray a product like Boundary, again there are many options.3. Spray glyphosate in crop at three- to four-leaf soybeans. For tilled soybeans — RoundupReady1. Till shortly before planting, if not then start at two above.2. Before planting or immediately after, apply an effective pre-emergent herbicide.3. Apply glyphosate at three- to four-leaf soybeans. LibertyLink soybeans — and this is our best option to manage horseweed today1. If no till, apply fall turndown as noted above.2. In the spring for no-till or tilled apply pre-emergent herbicide before or at planting.3. At the three- to four-leaf soybeans apply Liberty (glufosinate), in some cases a post grass product may also be needed and added. A second application may also be used if needed. For conventional soybeans the practices are about the same as for RoundupReady soybeans as these weeds are all resistant to glyphosate anyway and we must eliminate them before planting. Also use a pre-emergent herbicide that is effective in preventing germination of new horseweeds.For many more details get an Ohio, Indiana & Illinois Weed Control Guide, produced by our OSU Weed Specialist Mark Loux from your local Extension office. Mark’s latest updates on weed management are posted on the Weeds webpage: http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/weeds, particularly view the Site of Action videos under multi-media. The weed science team also has a blog where they post some very well done videos on management: http://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/.And yes, new technology is coming, sometime, but it will still require good management and the application of a pre-emergent herbicide. Learn now and continue to implement those skills.
Twitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?
New Delhi: Hitting out at the Government over its advisory issued asking tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave the Kashmir Valley ‘immediately’, the Congress on Saturday alleged that the Centre is spreading fear on Kashmir.”The Home Ministry order has scared citizens. Tourists and pilgrims have never been asked to leave abruptly like this… The government is trying to create an atmosphere of hate, saying that Kashmir is unsafe for outsiders. We condemn this decision by the government of India,” said senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAt a Press meet in the presence of former Sadr-e-Riyasat, J&K Karan Singh, state’s party in-charge Ambika Soni, P Chidambaram and Anand Sharma, Azad said the pilgrimage was never stopped or tourists in the Kashmir Valley were never asked to go back during the previous governments in J&K. Questioning the recent advisory of troop build-up, he asserted that the situation in the Valley is “worrying” and the deployment of the additional forces is a “matter of concern”.
The Canadian PressBATTLEFORD, Sask. – A Crown witness in the trial of a Saskatchewan farmer charged with shooting an Indigenous man on his property said he lied to police and the Crown about carrying a gun and breaking into a truck on the day his friend was killed.But when they pulled up to the farm of Gerald Stanley it wasn’t to steal but get help for a damaged tire.Under cross-examination, 18-year-old Cassidy Cross admitted he changed his story the day before he took the witness stand Thursday in the second-degree murder trial of Stanley.“After the trial started you thought it good to take the Crown and the police officer aside and say actually we did have a gun, it was my gun, we were stealing, we used the gun to try and break into a vehicle?” Defence lawyer Scott Spencer asked. “So that’s all stuff you told the police last night after court?”“I told the Crown,” Cross responded. “Because honestly I was scared for myself and I was scared for the people there that they might get into trouble. I know that was wrong but that’s just how I was feeling over there.”Cross added that he was willing to face the consequence for the sudden departure from his testimony at an earlier preliminary hearing.“I was young. I was stupid and I’ve changed a lot since that happened,” Cross replied.Cross was driving an SUV carrying four friends that entered Stanley’s farm on Aug. 9, 2016.Stanley, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder after another man in that vehicle, 22-year-old Colten Boushie, was shot in the back of the head.Cross testified he had about 30 shots of alcohol and was drunk on the day of the shooting.Court has already heard that at around the same time of the shooting, RCMP received a report about a suspected theft from a truck at a farm about 15 to 20 kilometres from the Stanley property. A grey SUV with a flat tire, matching the one Cross was driving, was spotted at that scene and police found the broken stock of a gun.Cross initially told investigators that he and his four friends in the SUV where just checking out the truck, but on the stand, he admitted they were trying to steal and that they had used the gun to break in.“I lied about me going into that truck,” he testified. “My intentions were to go steal. ”The SUV then rolled up to the Stanley farm, but Cross said the group was simply looking for help with the tire.“I wasn’t there to steal,” he told court.Stanley’s son, Sheldon, has testified he and his dad heard an all-terrain vehicle start and thought it was being stolen. The pair ran toward the SUV and threw a hammer at the windshield as the driver tried to leave the farm.Cross said he was blinded by glass when the SUV’s windshield was smashed. He said he jumped out and ran after the SUV hit another vehicle on the Stanley farm.“We didn’t think about it. We just ran. I was scared out of my mind,” he said. “As I was running and got to the approach I heard a ricochet. I heard a bullet right by my right ear.”Sheldon Stanley testified he went in the house to get his truck keys and heard two gunshots. He said he heard a third when he came back out. He testified he saw his father standing beside the SUV looking sick with a gun in his hand saying, “It just went off.”Another passenger in the SUV, Belinda Jackson, testified the group had been drinking the entire day before arriving at the Stanley property. She said her memory of the day was fuzzy but she remembers seeing an older man coming out of a garage while they were still in the vehicle.“He came out with his own handgun. He came around the car to the passenger side and he shot Colten in the head. I’m not comfortable describing how he shot him,” she said.Jackson said she heard four shots fired and two were at Boushie. Court has already heard that Boushie was shot behind the wheel of the SUV. But Jackson said Boushie was in the passenger seat.Crown prosecutor Bill Burge warned the jury in his opening statement “there may well be some serious contradictions to what people saw.”
When asked about the potential impact on the project, Conway stated that the work stoppage would not impact the overall Site C project schedule, and that Hydro is currently assessing the potential cost implications. However, he added that any increase in costs related to the work stoppage would be covered by the project’s contingency funds.“We are proceeding with clearing and access road development along the transmission corridor outside of this area and waste wood disposal and hauling of already felled merchantable timber will continue along the entire transmission corridor,” said Conway in a statement. “We are assessing what additional work is planned for summer/fall in the other ‘critical areas’ identified in the injunction.”Conway added that this is not the first time BC Hydro has suspended work while waiting for a legal ruling. Work was suspended in the Moberly River area while awaiting a ruling after the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations launched a judicial review of construction permits in August 2015, a case that Hydro ultimately won. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A BC Hydro spokesperson says a work stoppage on clearing a path for a transmission line to connect the Site C to the rest of the provincial grid won’t impact the project’s overall schedule.BC Hydro’s Site C Community Relations Manager Dave Conway said that clearing and road access work on the dam’s transmission line corridor was stopped in at the request of the West Moberly First Nations on February 16th. The section of the corridor covers 29 of the 75-kilometre length of the future power lines, and includes Trapper Lake, Sucker Lake and Peace Moberly Tract.Conway said the area was identified by the West Moberly First Nations as a “critical area” in its late January application for an injunction to stop work on Site C pending the outcome of a Treaty infringement lawsuit, which was also filed that month. Last Friday, the B.C. Supreme Court decided an injunction hearing will take place sometime between July 24th and September 10th, and is expected to take 10 days. Conway said that BC Hydro has suspended that work until either October 1st, or a court decision on the injunction is made.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall has reportedly let it slip that Petronas will be taking a stake in the Shell-led LNG Canada project near Kitimat.According to Business In Vancouver, Mungall said during an interview that Petronas made it clear when it announced the cancellation of its Pacific NorthWest LNG project last year that the cancellation was due to market conditions, and had nothing to do with the change in government.“And to fully emphasize that point, Petronas is now investing in LNG Canada’s project,” said Mungall during the interview.Business In Vancouver says that neither LNG Canada nor Petronas have confirmed Mungall’s statement. The Globe and Mail has previously reported that since scrapping Pacific NorthWest LNG last July, Petronas has been looking at acquiring a minority stake in LNG Canada, and has also said to be interested in acquiring Chevron’s stake in the proposed Kitimat LNG project. LNG Canada confirmed last week that it has awarded the engineering and procurement contract for its proposed LNG export terminal to the partnership of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.Story courtesy Business In Vancouver: https://biv.com/article/2018/05/petronas-taking-stake-lng-canada-energy-minister With files from The Globe and Mail.
Dawson Creek’s Minor Hockey and the Swim Club will receive funds as well as their District Band Association, the Exhibition Association and the South Peace Art Society totalling grants of $492,100.Fort St. John’s North Peace Historical Society received a grant of $11,500.Eligible sectors that can apply for a grant include; art and culture, sports environment, public safety, human and social services, as well as parent advisory councils.For more information on applying for a grant click HERE VICTORIA, B.C. – Community based programs have received a boost of funding through the annual Community Gaming Grants.Dawson Creek and Fort St. John are both home to six of the 700 not for profit organizations around B.C. receiving part of approximately $18 million to support, community arts, culture and sports activities.A portion of revenue generated by commercial gambling revenues is distributed back into the community through the grant program, helping these community-based groups invest in facilities and assets that will provide a direct benefit to their community.
San Francisco: With the aim of helping organisations strengthen their data privacy practices, Microsoft has added new features to “Microsoft 365” that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data investigation capabilities. “Microsoft 365” is an integrated bundle of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) solutions by the tech giant, sold on a subscription basis. “Now with Office 365 Advanced Message Encryption, admins have additional controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails through a secure web portal,” Rudra Mitra, Partner Director of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “For example, with Advanced Message Encryption, you can leverage sensitive information types – such as health Ids – and automatically encrypt and expire the message after 30 days, which may be specified by the organisation’s internal or external compliance requirement,” Mitra added. The update in Microsoft 365 also allows organisations to quickly delete sensitive information in the event of a data leak. “In the event of a data leak, you can create an investigation to search and identify impacted content or people, then delete the email messages that may contain confidential information to prevent end users from accessing the content,” Mitra said. Microsoft also added new features in Teams, including data loss prevention and information barriers, to help organisations prevent sensitive information unintentionally being shared or leaked when using Teams. Microsoft Teams is designed to improve workplace collaboration by bringing together chats, meetings, and calling in a more secure and compliant way.
Ilkay Gündogan doesn’t think that the 7-1 win from the World Cup 2014 will affect Germany’s approach to the upcoming friendly match against Brazil and he is certain that this will be a completely different game.The Manchester City midfielder knows that the things have changed a lot since then and the most of the Brazil squad are completely different players – and it will be a tough game for Joachim Low’s side.The former BVB player spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We were all sitting in disbelief in front of the TV. Such a result is not commonplace for a World Cup semi-final.”“The current Brazilian team is not comparable to that of 2014. The 7-1 is no longer an issue for us – just having the two sides play against each other is special.”“Brazil are definitely one of the favourites for the World Cup. The Brazilians are very emotional, and they hold football in such a high regard, it gives them such a zest for life and has an almost spiritual meaning for them.”