Athletics complete 11-game win streak — started in May

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s played 2.5 innings on Friday afternoon, resuming the suspended May 19 game that was suspended in the bottom of the seventh at Comerica Park in Detroit, with the A’s leading 5-3 in the middle of what would be a 10-game win streak.The Coliseum video board producers bumped the Tigers’ pre-game hype video, hundreds showed up at Comerica Park west to see the end of this game nearly four months in waiting.“It almost felt like a legion game because you go out there and nobody’s …last_img read more

Considering growing wheat in wide rows?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Growers are interested in wide-row wheat production due to reductions in equipment inventory (i.e., lack of grain drill) and to allow intercropping of soybean into wheat. With funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Michigan Wheat Program, we’ve conducted row width trials to examine variety selection and seeding rate. Here are some considerations if you plan on growing wheat in wide rows this fall:Variety selectionVariety selection is very important when growing wheat in 15-inch row spacing as yield is influenced by wheat variety. Each year, we conduct a 15-inch wheat variety trial in Wayne and Crawford County. Varieties selected for evaluation in 2015 were the top 25 yielding varieties in the 2014 Ohio Wheat Performance Test. In 2015, varieties averaged 81.2 bushels per acre with a range of 72.0 to 85.1 bushels per acre across both locations. Seeding rate was 25 seeds per foot of row (871,200 seeds per acre) for all varieties. The Ohio Wheat Performance Test for 15-Inch Row Spacing can be found here: http://stepupsoy.osu.edu/node/35.Seeding rateIn the Ohio Wheat Performance Test for 15-Inch Row Spacing, we used a seeding rate of 871,200 seeds per acre. However, many farmers were curious how wide-row wheat yielded at higher seeding rates. Three trials were established during the 2013-2014 growing season and one trial was established during the 2014-2015 growing season in Fulton County to compare wide-row wheat grown at 1 million and 1.5 million seeds per acre to the standard practice of wheat grown in narrow rows at 2 million seeds per acre. Averaged across the four site-years, the standard practice of wheat grown in 7.5-inch row width yielded 15% greater than wheat grown at 15-inch row width. However, there was no difference in yield when wheat was grown at 1.0 and 1.5 million seeds per acre. Planting 1 million seeds per acre was adequate to maximize yield in wide-row wheat production. A draft of the 2014 report can be viewed at: www.go.osu.edu/fultononfarmresearch3. Plant dateWe recommend planting wheat within 10 days of the Hessian Fly Safe Date. Fall wheat growth is reduced when planting is delayed resulting in reduced winter hardiness. The Hessian Fly Safe Date for each county can be found at: http://ohioline.osu.edu/iwy/flydates.html4.Weed controlWide row wheat should be planted into a weed-free seedbed accomplished with tillage or burndown herbicides. With wider row spacing and more sunlight reaching the soil surface, we recommend using an approved post-emergent wheat herbicide in the spring as well. Be sure to observe label restrictions if you plan on a second crop into wheat or after wheat. Herbicides labeled for use in wheat are listed on page 131 of the 2015 Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana found at: http://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/.5. Disease Management in wide-row wheatChanging management practices such as row spacing, planting density (seeding rate), and N-rate may lead to changes in the microclimate within a wheat field. And these changes may affect the spread and development of diseases. As part of the same OSGMP-funded research project, we evaluated the development of foliar and spike diseases in wide-row (15-inch) wheat compared to standard or narrow-row (7.5-inch) wheat. In two of the three years of the study (2014 and 2015), both the average incidence (number of head with scab out of a 100 heads) and severity of head scab (percent of head area with scab symptoms) were higher in 15-inch rows than in 7.5-inch rows.Since our results also showed that wheat grown in 7.5-inch rows generally had higher yields and test weights than wheat grown in 15-inch row, we also evaluated higher N-rates as an option for increasing grain yield and quality in wide-row wheat. In all three years (2013, 2014 and 2015), increasing N resulted in higher leaf rust severity. For instance, in 2015, leaf rust severity was 18% in plots that received 80 pounds of N per acre, 24% in plots that received 120 pounds of N per acre acre, and 31% in plots that received 160 pounds of N per acre. The good news is that a single application of a fungicide (Prosaro), effectively controlled leaf rust (when applied at boot) and suppressed head scab (when applied flowering) in both wide-row and narrow-row wheat. So, is you are thinking of planting wheat in wide rows, you should have a disease management plan, particularly if you plan to use higher N rates.last_img read more

The Two Millionth Active Geocache – Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgJust one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache. Uploaded by geocacher paparazzi patsy, who added, “enjoy the honors of being the CO of the 2,000,000th cache!! And CONGRATULATIONS to the FTF!!!”Last week, we hit a major Geocaching milestone: our two millionth active geocache. This feat happened only three years after the millionth geocache, which means our favorite activity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To continue the celebration, this week we’re featuring the geocache that put us at the two-million mark: Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.Take one look at the log book and you’ll see just how excited the Geocaching community is about the two millionth geocache. There are more than 1500 notes from geocachers all over the world sending congratulations and well wishes to the geocache creator, rAMPant_1.Geocacher TheRadioheads writes, “Wow, what a milestone to have: we would like to add our congratulations on having the 2,000,000th cache published.” Geocaching HQ got in on congratulating rAMPant_1 by sending a Geocaching care package. The package includes personal tags from those that work at Geocaching HQ and Lackey Geocoins. Who knows, they may end up as swag in the 2,000,000th active geocache.And that geocache is no walk in the park. The difficulty and terrain are both 3.5 and the search includes a scramble up a short, steep slope. From ground zero, you’ll get an amazing view of Alice Springs and the surrounding country.View to the west from ground zero. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.So far, Overwatch #1 only has one find by geocacher tttedzeins, but we’re guessing that this geocache will have plenty of “found it” logs soon.Note posted on the “Overwatch #1”Are you planning on making the trip to Alice Springs to log the two millionth active geocache?Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] from the site of the two millionth geocache. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrating Two Million GeocachesFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Thank you to the Geocache Hiders Video – Celebrating the 2 Millionth Active GeocacheFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi part ways again, another comeback looks bleak

first_imgMahesh Bhupathi and Leander PaesThousands of miles away, the tenor of both voices on the telephone is the same, so are the tone and the words they can bring themselves to speak, uniformly low and sad.To Indian tennis, it’s almost like a death in the family. Like death, it appears,Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander PaesThousands of miles away, the tenor of both voices on the telephone is the same, so are the tone and the words they can bring themselves to speak, uniformly low and sad.To Indian tennis, it’s almost like a death in the family. Like death, it appears now that the professional parting between Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes turned out, unfortunately, to be inevitable.The two were living in the same hotel in Indian Wells, California, separated by one floor and hours and days of unspoken resentment, answering the same questions about the reasons why they will play with different partners on the professional tour-in all probability, for the rest of their working lives.As they discuss their futures, Paes says he is looking for commitment and communication, so does Bhupathi. But it is clear that they are not looking to each other any more.They will play with others because they can no longer play together. On the endless weeks of the professional tennis tour, Team Bhupathi-Paes has failed to make it beyond the second round in their last three events.In the last six Grand Slam events, stretching back to the US Open of 2000, they have won one, but lost in the first round four times and once in the second. Their troubles are more than six Grand Slams old.Their first acrimonious break-up-blamed on the interference from support teams who instigated a personal rivalry for a share of the limelight-did deeper damage than was feared. Everything that has happened since has stemmed and festered from there.advertisementIn the past two years they have hardly had much to say to each other off court and in their last match together in Delray Beach, Florida, they barely exchanged a word on court either. Outgoing coach Bob Carmichael was their medium, but following his departure in search of a younger replacement, everything has come unglued, including, most critically, the way their peers look at them. A friend says, “They had an aura on court. Now, it’s like someone has taken a pin and burst it-pop.”At their fiercest, they could be trailing 2-5 in a final set and the opponents would worry because man, those Indian guys could rise from the grave and send you there. Today, up 5-2, anything could give. “It has hurt us both,” Paes says.”Those guys we lost to in the US Open,” Bhupathi says, “we didn’t know who they were.” While they would not be mobbed walking down the street when compared to the 12th man of the cricket team (Paes was once asked if he played table tennis), to the average Indian Bhupathi-Paes were Indian tennis.To the global game, they were Indian tennis too. Beyond the immediacy of daily headlines and the seeming relevance of who started it and who finished it, former Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar recognises the moment for what it is-the end of an era. “They are without doubt India’s greatest doubles team of all time. I don’t think we will get an Indian world No. 1 team again.”Bhupathi and Paes know that too, which is why turning their backs on the second wind will be doubly painful. Their partnership was founded on a mix that was more heart than head: two boys who knew each other from age 14, played complementary styles and liked corny Hindi songs (so much that they picked Alisha Chinai’s tinny Made In India as the ditty to introduce them by during their first appearance at the World Doubles Championships in 1997).Emotion melted their first freeze-out as the clamour for the boys to get back together “for the country’s sake” was overpowering. Paes saw the Sydney Olympics like a beacon that beckoned and Bhupathi, who had all but signed up to play with Australian Todd Woodbridge for two years at the time, also responded to the powerful pull of that light.Once the moment was gone, so was the emotion, but not the differences. This then is another way to handle the fact that the last few years of both men’s careers are too precious to be awash with bitterness and bad memories.They will not defend their French Open title, but will turn out for India in the Davis Cup, where they have won 10 out of 12 matches played together, last losing in 1996. It may seem all seething emotion today, but this parting is Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi’s age of reason.last_img read more

Milan don’t fear Juventus – Reina

first_imgAC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina urged his team to go into their Serie A clash with Juventus on Sunday with no fear.Gennaro Gattuso’s team face a huge test when they welcome the league leaders to San Siro, although Milan have strung together a four-match unbeaten run after their 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Thursday.Reina recognised Juve were a strong outfit, but said his side had nothing to be scared about when facing Massimiliano Allegri’s men. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “With all humility and respect, we’re aware they are strong, but we face them with no fear, there is so much trust,” he told Sky Sport Italia.”We play with a full San Siro and we have to do our best to get three points.”Points are shared at the Estadio Benito VillamarínA Siviglia finisce 1-1#BetisMilan #UEL pic.twitter.com/Kz5AC3IjS4— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 8, 2018Juventus are already six points clear atop Serie A after winning 10 of their opening 11 matches.Milan have jumped into fourth on the back of three straight league wins and Reina feels they are much-improved after getting through a tough period.”In difficult moments, you have to get out of it to become even stronger,” he said. “Now, we must continue like this.”Milan are dealing with an injury crisis at the moment, though, with Gonzalo Higuain, Giacomo Bonaventura and Davide Calabria set to miss out this weekend while Lucas Biglia and Mattia Caldara are long-term absentees.Hakan Calhanoglu and Mateo Musacchio are also a doubt after suffering injuries on Thursday.Gattuso says Milan will not concern themselves with the injury issues, though, and focus on the players available.last_img read more