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Cards fall late to Oroville at home

first_imgCorning >> The Cardinals Noah Miller and Oroville’s Logan Schereck pitched gems Thursday afternoon through six, but the Tigers rallied for four runs in the seventh and the Cards couldn’t match it, falling 4-1.Both pitchers faced the minimum through three. When Oroville’s Hunter Monnot reached on an error in the top of the third, Miller picked him off at first to retire the side. Colton Rogers reached on an error to lead off the fourth and Miller got him as well.Schereck didn’t falter until …last_img read more

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

Mehbooba asks all to join talks

first_imgAs Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that the arrival of the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma “rekindled hope,” the top-rung separatists maintained silence. However, the lower-rung separatists called for a “tripartite dialogue and inclusion of Pakistan [in it].”In her reaction to Mr. Sharma’s maiden visit to the State, Ms. Mufti tweeted: “I am optimistic that parties and organisations in J&K will not miss this opportunity to be a part of peace parleys. The hope of resolution via dialogue has been rekindled in J&K.”But the mood on the ground, especially among the separatists, did not match Ms. Mufti’s enthusiasm. “Mr. Sharma’s mission should be made clear. On what issues he is going to start a dialogue,” asked Muzaffar Shah, senior vice-president of the Awami National Conference, a mainstream political party.‘Shun rigidity’National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said: “The elected representatives in the State made their stand clear when they passed the autonomy resolution in 2000 with a thumping majority.” “Therefore, the Centre must shun rigidity and take it up in the upcoming session of Parliament,” he said at a rally. He asked both India and Pakistan to take “concrete” steps to resolve the “vexed” Kashmir issue.Pradesh Congress Committee president G.A. Mir said the BJP government’s decision to open talks with all in the State amounted to a U-turn on its Kashmir policy. “If the Centre is open to talks with all, it should come out with a road map.”Though there was a muted response from Hurriyat chairmen Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik, the lower-rung separatists rejected “bilateralism.” “Any bilateral dialogue between India and the Kashmiri leadership will be an exercise in futility. The appointment will not help as history shows India has never been serious about finding a solution [to the Kashmir issue],” Hurriyat Conference State convener Shabir Ahmed Dar said.Speaking after a protest in Srinagar, Muslim Khwateen Markaz chairperson Yasmeen Raja said the interlocutor had come “to rub salt into our wounds.”last_img read more