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Japanese beetle in corn and soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have been hearing reports of Japanese beetles in corn and soybean.  These beetles are large with a shiny copper and green color.  Foliage feeding in corn is almost never economic, though economic damage from silk clipping is possible (though rare).  Consider a rescue treatment when  silks are clipped to less than half inch and, fewer than 50% of the plants have been pollinated, and the beetles are still numerous and feeding in the field.Japanese beetles will also feed on soybean foliage.  Defoliation guide for soybean (University of Nebraska)While the damage might look startling, it is very rare that this reaches economic levels from Japanese beetle.  A rescue treatment is advised when defoliation levels reach 30% in pre-bloom stages, and 20% in bloom to pod fill.  These defoliation levels apply to the plant as a whole, not just certain leaves.   A visual guide to defoliation is useful because it is very easy to over-estimate defoliation in soybean.  If there are other foliage-feeding insects present in soybean the same percent defoliation guidelines can be used for all of them collectively.last_img read more

Skype Launches Qik Video Connect iPhone App

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Once a competitor of Skype, the video-streaming company Qik was acquired by the VOIP giant in January. But it appears this hasn’t ended the development of Qik’s live-streaming software, as Qik is launching a new iPhone app today.Qik Video Connect offers video streaming and video calling – available for real-time viewing or recorded and sent as a video message. The app will also allow you to post live video links to Facebook and Twitter. The app comes in two versions with two price tiers – Qik Video Connect and Qik Video Connect Plus. The latter costs $2.99.The pro version offers HD video recording and includes additional features like filters and editing tools. The live video chat will work between iPhones on Wi-Fi as well as on 3G, and the video messages can be shared to those not on the iPhone platform, making it a good alternative to Apple’s own video-calling app Facetime.Despite the acquisition of Qik by Skype, it appears as though the video sharing app will retain its own name and branding. It’s an indication, nonetheless, that Skype plans on being active in video and mobile calling. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#NYT#Video Services#voice#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterslast_img read more

Why Johnny Can’t Sell

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Johnny never worked in a bull pen. He was never surrounded by other salespeople, so he never heard their conversations with prospects, and he never heard their conversations with clients. Johnny never listened to how his peers dealt with the friction that is part of business. He also never heard the collaborative conversations that are necessary to winning deals.Johnny works from home. He has to figure out for himself what he is supposed to do, how much he is supposed to do, and how to do it. Johnny is smart, and he is resourceful. But he doesn’t have a very good model of what his days and weeks should look like, so he lives in reactive mode, waiting for things to do to show up in his inbox, and responding as best he can.Johnny’s manager never worked in a bullpen either. In fact, his manager never spent much time in the field with prospective clients at all. He was hired for his experience as a manager, and most of his background is in marketing. Johnny’s manager wants to help him, but a lot of what he does is really about serving the organization, not the salespeople themselves.Johnny makes his face-to-face sales calls by himself. His manager has never been in Johnny’s territory, and he has never been on a ride-a-long. He feels like he does a good job in front of his prospective clients, but he doesn’t really have a frame of reference. He has no ideas what other people are doing differently, and he has no idea where his blind spots are.Johnny spends four hours a week on internal meetings. Well, not meetings, but web meetings. He’s learned to use his iPad to browse the web, so that the meeting software shows him as attentive when he is logged in on his laptop. Most of these meetings are a waste of time, and his long sales cycle doesn’t really require a forecast update twice a week.Johnny wants to do well. But Johnny can’t sell.last_img read more

Uddhav returns; CM says temple issue not political

first_imgAs Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray returned to the city from his two-day tour of Ayodhya as a part of his mission to construct the Ram temple, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the temple issue is not political. Mr. Fadnavis, who was in Karad to pay tribute at the memorial of the State’s first Chief Minister Y.B. Chavan, said, “Shri Ram is a deity for the entire country, he (Mr. Thackeray) will get his blessings too,” he said.Mr. Thackeray, who offered prayers at the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya on Sunday, said the BJP government at the Centre “may not last” if the temple is not constructed and demanded an ordinance for it. The Sena chief returned to the city on Sunday afternoon where he was welcomed by a large number of party workers and leaders amidst loud sloganeering and victory chants. At home, Mr. Thackeray and other Sena leaders offered prayers before a photo of party founder late Bal Thackeray. Prior to leaving Ayodhya, in a press conference there, Mr. Thackeray questioned why the BJP had made promises in its manifesto if everything was going to be as per the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, State BJP president Raosaheb Danve said the Sena’s stand on the Ram temple is similar to that of his party’s. “The Sena has not backed the BJP recently, but we have been together for decades. To avoid division of votes, the Sena is going to be our partner for the general and Assembly elections next year,” he said. However, the Sena had earlier said that it will fight all the upcoming elections solo.The Opposition criticised the Sena over its Ayodhya visit. “This is a political stunt targeted at polarising Hindu-Muslim voters. Had this government fulfilled its election promises, they would not need to do this,” said State Congress president Ashok Chavan. Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil asked if the Sena immersed its letters of resignations from the State government in the Sarayu river while offering prayers. “At a time when Maharashtra is battling drought, such events are like rubbing salt on the wounds of the people,” he said.last_img read more

16 days agoEx-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer is training with Aston Villa.He is seeking a new club after departing Millwall in the summer, says the Daily Mail.Archer was released by the Lions at the end of the last campaign and would be an experienced option for a number of clubs, having clocked up more than 200 senior appearances in his career.The 26-year-old will work with Villa goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler and the ‘keepers who have not departed on international duty, Orjan Nyland and Jed Steer, as well as the rest of the squad who have remained at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.Archer started his career at Tottenham but never made a senior appearance for the club. He joined Millwall permanently in 2015, following a successful loan spell, and made more than 150 appearances for the Lions. last_img read more

Iowa Releases “4th Quarter” Hype Video Ahead Of Rose Bowl

first_imgIowa football players run onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes leads his team onto the field against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff semifinal contests may be over, but ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ still awaits. Friday, Iowa and Stanford are set to tangle in the Rose Bowl in what might be the most exciting non-playoff postseason contest. It’s the first appearance in the big game for the Hawkeyes since 1991, and as such, tens of thousands of Hawkeyes fans are making the trip out west.Thursday, the school released an interesting hype video for fans to watch ahead of the fourth quarter. Check it out:For your viewing pleasure during the 4th quarter of the @rosebowlgame | #Hawkeyes : @chrisruthiowa https://t.co/5Zh1MDgMcB— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 31, 2015Will Iowa restore faith in the Big Ten after a rough Thursday night? We’ll find out in just a few hours.last_img read more

MES Delivers Bulk Carrier to Genoa Shipping

first_imgzoom Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has delivered MV Desert Harrier, a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier, to the Marshall Islands-based shipping company Genoa Shipping and Investment Limited.Delivered at MES’ Chiba Works on February 1, 2017, the newbuilding represents the 21st vessel of the shipbuilder’s “neo60BC” eco-ship design.The 34,507 gross ton MV Desert Harrier features a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 32.25 meters.Having four cranes and five cargo holds, the bulker is designed for loading various cargoes like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.Classed by classification society ABS, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks designed for operation in ECAs (Emission Control Areas).MES has 23 ships on order, of which ten 60,000 dwt bulkers. The ten bulk carrier newbuildings are slated for delivery in 2017 and 2018, according to data provided by VesselsValue.last_img read more

WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV KAREN KNOX

first_imgKaren Knox – Photo by Lauren Vandenbrook Twitter All successful projects start with a good idea. Sometimes having the idea is the easy part, but what happens next and bringing that idea to fruition can be the hard part. Despite advances in technology and more opportunities out there than ever for young content creators to make their mark, it still takes a lot of work, sweat, favors and risk-taking on the part of those involved to bring a new series to life. That’s exactly what Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn discovered when making the KindaTV web series Barbelle. The 10 episode first season of Barbelle follows girlfriends and bandmates Alice (Cumyn) and Veronica (Knox) who break up, but must fake their relationship to adoring fans while trying to make their sophomore album.While Knox and Cumyn received support in making Barbelle from Bell Media and originally premiered on Bell Fibe TV before KindaTV, a lot of funding for the project came from the duo and a crowdfunding campaign they ran prior to production. The money raised allowed the pair to make the first season and staff their show. In addition to co-creating Barbelle, Knox and Cumyn wrote, produced and starred in the series, with Knox also directing an episode.Knox recently spoke with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series. She discussed how a background in theater led her to discovering her true passion as a film and television content creator. Knox shared her perspective as a young creator and how she and Cumyn brought their idea of Barbelle to fruition. Having recently completed directing the short film Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping, which looks to shine a light on rape as an overused plot device in film and television, Knox shared why she found such joy directing and hopes to continue with it. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The TV Junkies: Can you share a little about your background? Did you always want to work in film?Karen Knox: I didn’t come from a film and TV background. It’s funny because it seems like in the tech sector, the jobs are getting more and more specialized, but content creation, which is the umbrella term I give myself now, requires so many different skills. I have to be a writer, producer, actor and I direct. It’s becoming less and less specialized since you have to have all these skills that work together.I started in theater though, directing there and writing poetry. I then moved to England and got my masters in classical performance. It was a very expensive, ultimately useless degree except it solidified for me, that I am not interested in being a pawn in plays written by dead white men 400 years ago. I got my Masters, but I thought if I never do another Shakespeare play ever again that’s just fine with me. In the theater world, we worship at the altar of all these classic playwrights that are all men, and I’m kind of over the classics right now. I get it, but the male perspective is overdone for me right now. That’s why I’m really interested in making new content that gives a chance for the female view and perspective. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

SSC candidates withdraw agitation following assurance from Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The School Service Commission (SSC) candidates who had been part of a hunger strike in the city since February 28, withdrew their movement on Thursday, following the assurance of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who personally met them on Wednesday.Following the Chief Minister’s instruction, five SSC candidates on Thursday met a committee comprising five senior Education department officials at Bikash Bhawan and placed their 14-point charter of demands.

The Education department secretary assured them that they would get back to the candidates after going through their demands. After Thursday’s meeting, the students called off their hunger strike but said that they would again start a similar movement from the first week of June, if their demands are not met by then. SSC Chatra Yuva Adhikar Mancha secretary Insan Ali said: “We had a long discussion with senior Education department officials and submitted files carrying our 14-point agenda. The officials will come up with a decision within April 3. We have withdrawn the strike following the assurance of the Chief Minister, for whom we have the highest regard.” Banerjee had met the candidates on Mayo Road on Wednesday and urged them to end their hunger strike, assuring them that she would look into the matter. She also sought some time from the candidates. She also reminded them that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was already on and hence she would not be able to make any specific assurance in this regard. The Chief Minister also told them that her sympathy is with the candidates and also said that her government would try to find a solution in the first week of June, after the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She clarified that nothing can be done immediately as that would violate the MCC and if anything is done in haste, it could be challenged in the court of law. Banerjee instructed state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, who was accompanying her, to include five of the agitating candidates in the expert committee headed by the Education department secretary Manish Jain, to make a comprehensive report on the issue. It may be mentioned here that Thursday was the 29th day of the hunger strike by the SSC candidates. Over 400 SSC candidates from the state had been part of the hunger strike at Mayo Road under the banner of SSC Chatra Yuva Adhikar Mancha. The candidates had accused that there have been some irregularities in the appointment of assistant teachers at state-run schools. They have called for immediate recruitment in the numerous vacancies across the state.last_img read more

Commentary Special teams need to become a priority

This time last year, I was sitting in front of my TV, wondering why Ohio State’s special teams play was terrible. Today, I’m sitting in the press box wondering the same thing. In the off-season, coach Luke Fickell assigned special teams coaching duties to coach Dick Tressel. Last year, the team was without a special teams coordinator. Last year, OSU kept teams in games because of special teams mistakes on several occasions.. This year seems to be no exception. In the first half of Saturday’s game against Toledo, OSU had a punt blocked that was returned inside the 1-yard-line. That folly led to an 8-7 Toledo lead. The woes didn’t end with the punting game. Sophomore kicker Drew Basil has now missed both of his field goal attempts on the season. Each kick was in the 40-50 yard range. OSU did have some special teams successes on the day, including one that ultimately kept it in the game. Wide receiver and third punt returner Chris Fields took a line drive punt from Toledo’s Vince Penza to the end zone to put OSU up, 21-15. In the third quarter, defensive back Vincent Petrella tackled Toledo’s holder for a loss after a bobbled snap on a 50-yard field goal attempt, giving the Buckeyes great field position. The ensuing drive led to a TD by running back sophomore Carlos Hyde. With wide receiver and special teams specialist Eric Page creating almost all of Toledo’s offense on the day, I’m more than a little surprised he did not return a kickoff for a touchdown. Page did, however, give the Rockets great field position with almost every kick return, either because of his effectiveness or the fear of kicking to him. Basil deliberately kicked short, line drives on kickoffs to the Rockets to keep the ball out of Page’s hands. Special teams needs to become a priority for the Buckeyes. The touchdown resulting from the blocked punt sparked the Toledo offense and gave them the passion they needed to keep the game interesting. The Rockets were one score away from handing Ohio State a big loss early in the season.  Last year the kickoff coverage was the problem for the Buckeyes. This year it seems the entire special teams unit could use an overhaul. read more