Organic Farm Tour

first_imgIn its sixth year, UGA’s Organic Farm Twilight Tour is a chance to stroll around UGA’s 90-acre organic research and horticulture farm and learn about the latest in organic growing methods. The tour will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Durham Horticulture Farm at 1221 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville, Georgia.Faculty and researchers will be at their plots to talk about their research and best practices for small and medium vegetable and fruit producers. Topics include natural pest and disease control, fruit tree and vine pruning, high tunnel growing, small farm machinery, organic watermelon production, measuring nitrogen from cover crops and more. The field day promises to be interesting for anyone who is interested in how organic food is grown, the challenges organic growers face and how they overcome those challenges. Past Organic Twilight Tours have attracted more than 100 visitors to the Durham Horticulture Farm, and it’s a very pleasant way to wind down a summer evening.This year’s demonstration topics and presenters include:Small farm equipment display, Ryan McNeillSpring organic lettuce production under high tunnels, TC JayalathEvaluation of winter squash varieties for organic production in Georgia, Zachary MatteenExploring warm-season cover crops under high tunnels, Suzanne O’ConnellNitrogen release from organic fertilizers in growing tomatoes, Kate Cassity-DuffeyBeneficial insects, Lindsay DaviesUsing natural variation in watermelon breeding, Cecilia McGregorTomato no-till production, George BoyhanThe 2017 Organic Twilight Tour is sponsored by Chestatee/Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council and the council’s executive director Frank M. Riley, Jr.In case of inclement weather, the tour will be held on June 30. For more information, email George Boyhan at [email protected] To learn about sustainable agriculture at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, see sustainagga.caes.uga.edu/news.html.last_img read more

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Levi Strauss warns of weak second half on pandemic woes, to cut 700 jobs

first_imgShares of the San Francisco-based company, which have lost about a quarter of their value since the start of the year, fell 4 percent in extended trading.Net revenue in the second quarter fell 62 percent to $497.5 million, but beat analysts’ expectations of $485.5 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Levi reported net loss attributable to the company of $363.5 million compared with a profit of $28.2 million, a year earlier, largely due to $242 million in restructuring charges and inventory costs.On an adjusted basis, the company posted a loss of 48 cents per share, narrower than expectations.Topics : Levi Strauss & Co on Tuesday cautioned its business would be hit in the second half of the year, even as the denim apparel maker’s sales have been improving at its reopened stores, following government-mandated COVID-19 lockdowns.The company also said it would cut about 700 positions, or roughly 15 percent of its workforce, in non-retail, non-manufacturing segments that would help it save US$100 million annually.Met with temporary closure of its own stores as well as partner outlets, Levi introduced curbside pickup and started fulfilling online orders at its stores as customers turned to online shopping to avoid contact with people. The company reported a 25 percent increase in its online business in the second quarter ended May 24, with a month-over-month rise of nearly 80 percent in May.Levi added that weekly sales performance in company-operated stores was improving sequentially, as productivity in the final week of June reached 80 percent compared to a year earlier.Still, Chief Executive Officer Chip Bergh said that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the early trends.The company also expects its margins for the rest of the year to be under pressure as it tries to offload excess inventory that remained unsold during the lockdowns.last_img read more

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England drop Ali for Leach

first_img(BBC) – ENGLAND have dropped Moeen Ali and replaced him in the squad with slow left-armer Jack Leach for the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.Off-spinner Moeen returned match figures of 3-172 and scored only four runs in the 251-run defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston.Jofra Archer is likely to make his Test debut, with pace bowlers James Anderson and Olly Stone missing through injury.The second Test of the five-match series begins on August 14.Leach, who has played five Tests, was man-of-the-match when England beat Ireland at Lord’s in July after making 92 as a nightwatchman.Archer was named in the squad for the first Test but was left out of the team to give him more time to recover from a side strain.He took 6-27 and hit a 99-ball century for Sussex 2nd XI this week.Anderson bowled only four overs at Edgbaston after aggravating a right calf injury, while Stone will be out for two weeks with a lower back injury.England, who trail the series 1-0, have not lost a home Ashes series since 2001.Batsman Joe Denly, who made scores of 11 and 18 in the first Test, has kept his place in the 12-man squad, as have Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, who scored a combined 20 runs at Edgbaston.Moeen has struggled for form throughout the summer and was dropped by England in the decisive stages of their World Cup campaign.He has taken 181 wickets in 60 Tests and in the last 12 months he has taken more wickets – 48 in 10 Tests at 25.12 – than any other bowler in Test cricket.However, he has made just two half-centuries in his past 20 innings for England and has particularly struggled against Australian counterpart Nathan Lyon, who has dismissed him nine times in 11 matches.The left-hander has made four ducks in nine Test innings in 2019 for a total of only 90 runs, 60 of which came in one innings in Antigua against West Indies.Moeen was unable to profit from a turning pitch at Edgbaston, while Lyon took 6-49 on the final day to bowl England out for 146.He has scored 476 runs at 25.05 in 11 Tests against Australia and taken 20 wickets, with a best of 3-59, at 64.65.Former Australia bowler Mitchell Johnson said on Monday that he “feels” for the all-rounder, adding: “His record against Australia isn’t that great. I can feel for him a bit but that’s part of playing professional sport.”Leach has taken 20 wickets in five Tests for England since making his debut against New Zealand in 2018.last_img read more

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Anderson makes 1st team

first_imgAdding to her growing list of accolades as a Wisconsin Badger, junior guard Jolene Anderson was named to the first team All-Big Ten for the first time in her career Monday.With an average of 19.3 points per game, Anderson became the first Badger woman ever to win the Big Ten scoring title. She also finished toward the top of the conference in several other categories. Anderson ended up third in the conference in free-throw shooting, making 85.4 percent of her foul shots, ninth in rebounding, with a team-best 7.2 boards per game, and third in steals, with yet another team-high 2.38 takeaways per game.”She can do everything,” Anderson’s teammate Rae Lin D’Alie said. “She can shoot, she can drive, she’s a great passer, great leader by example, and she’s got great defense.”Anderson is joined on the list by Ohio State’s Jessica Davenport, Purdue’s Katie Gearlds and Purdue’s Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton as the only players selected by both the coaches and media to the first team. The coaches selected Penn State’s Amanda Brown, while the media to the first-team tabbed Ohio State’s Brandie Hoskins.Davenport was also named Big Ten Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, the first woman to ever achieve the feat. Her coach, Jim Foster, also repeated as conference coach of the year. In her first year with UW in 2004-05, Anderson garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Year and third-team All-Big Ten honors, and last year was named to the second team All-Big Ten as a sophomore. Anderson led the Badgers in scoring and rebounding in all three of those years.She is just the ninth Wisconsin women’s player to be named to the first team.”She’s the backbone of our team and has earned every accolade that she’s been awarded,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “She doesn’t pay attention to them, but we do. The list does go on and on. She’s a special kid. She’s a person that always puts the team ahead of herself.”Two other Badgers were also honored Tuesday.Anderson’s teammate Janese Banks also received recognition for her season, as she was named All-Big Ten honorable mention. The junior guard is the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 13.9 points per game, which puts her in the top ten in scoring in the conference. Banks also finished fourth in the conference in offensive rebounding, bringing in 3.14 offensive boards per game.Freshman Brittany Heins also received an accolade, as she was selected by the Badger coaches as the team’s honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, which rewards athletes for their contributions both on and off the court.”It’s quite an honor,” Heins said. “I’m just really honored that I would be thought of to get it.”last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Penn State

first_imgSyracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) and Penn State (5-1) will close out its week at the NIT Season Tip-Off at 7 p.m. on Friday. Both teams lost their first game in the Barclays Center on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions blew a 16-point halftime lead in a close loss to Ole Miss while the Orange lost by 14 to Oklahoma State. Below is what to know about Penn State ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 62-43Last time they played: This will be the first time the Orange have played the Nittany Lions since 1982. Syracuse won that meeting 69-68 and was led by Erich Santifer, who scored 16 points. The Penn State report: The Nittany Lions are a top-3o team in defensive efficiency per KenPom.com, and have only allowed more than 70 points once this season (against Ole Miss). The Nittany Lions have played mainly a seven or eight-man rotation thus far through the season and don’t have a player taller than 6-foot-9 on the roster. Still, Penn State will look to attack the basket often. Senior forward Lamar Stevens is averaging nearly a double-double with 17.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Mike Watkins, a senior forward, stands one inch taller than Stevens at 6-foot-9 and averages 11.3 points and 8 rebounds per game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats OSU: For the Nittany Lions, success starts down low, which is exactly where Syracuse has struggled defensively so far this season. Syracuse needs a big day out of Bourama Sidibe in the middle of the 2-3 zone or perhaps a spot appearance from Jesse Edwards who flaunts a large wingspan and height advantage over Penn State’s forwards. Regardless, it’s going to be a struggle for Syracuse to limit the Nittany Lions offensively. In what will likely become the story of the year for SU, it just simply needs to shoot better than it did against Oklahoma State. Syracuse has defined itself as a 3-point shooting team. If those shots don’t fall, the Orange won’t win many games this year. Stat to know: 41.6%— Syracuse currently ranks 330th in the country in percentage of opponents’ scoring coming from 2-pointers. That might seem counterintuitive considering zone defenses typically yield 3-point shots, but SU has aggressively run shooters off the line instead of staying compact. This will come into play Friday as Penn State is mainly a two-point scoring team. Syracuse may be handing Penn State scoring opportunities in the exact spots the Nittany Lions want them. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 45% chance to win the game Friday, with a final score prediction of the Nittany Lions winning 69-68 per KenPom.Player to watch: Stevens, Forward No. 11The image of Lamar Stevens rising to the hoop for an uncovered dunk could be replaying on SportsCenter all of Friday night. An All-Big Ten First Team selection last season, Stevens currently ranks fifth all-time in scoring at Penn State. In 2018-19, he scored in double digits in all but one game. Comments Published on November 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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