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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500 boxes of liquor seized; 4 arrested

first_imgSaludares and the other suspects denied theywere selling liquor. The liquor were for safekeeping, they stressed. There is an ongoing liquor ban in Iloilo City,too. The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited./PN “Hindipa natin alam kong magkano ang halaga ng lahat na inumin,” saidBalmaceda yesterday. The CIDG carried out the arrests yesterday ataround 11:30 a.m. after receiving information that two trucks loaded with boxesof liquor were heading to Santa Barbara from Iloilo City. The other truck had a vehicle pass for medicalhealth workers from the city government of Iloilo and a home quarantine pass. The windshield of one truck had quarantinepasses from the Department of Trade and Industry and the inter-agency taskforce on the coronavirus disease 2019. ILOILO City – A village councilman and threeothers were arrested by the Criminal Investigation and DetectiveGroup (CIDG) Region 6 in Barangay Agutayan, Santa Barbara, Iloilo fortransporting 500 boxes of liquor. The four suspects face a charge of violationof Executive Order 080 of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. imposing an enhancedcommunity quarantine (including a liquor ban) and violation of Article 151of the Revised Penal Code (disobedience, usurpation of authority bymisdeclaring cargo).center_img Meanwhile, from what the Santa Barbara policestation so far gathered, the trucks were from Muelle Loney in Iloilo City. ESSENTIAL DRINK? An operative of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detective Group discovers boxes of liquor inside this truck in Santa Barbara, Iloilo on April 24, 2020. Despite the liquor ban in Iloilo city and province, this truck from the city managed to pass through quarantine control points unhampered; its driver told the police he was transporting “essential goods.” IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Now in CIDG-6’s custody were Joel SaludaresJr., councilman of Barangay Agutayan; Romnick Suaman and Jan Ron Angelo,drivers of the two trucks; and truck helper Joefil Angelo of BarangayNabitasan, La Paz, Iloilo City. The two trucks were apprehended while parkednear Saludares’ house. There is an ongoing liquor ban in Iloiloprovince due to the enhanced community quarantine. “Nakalusotang dalawang trucks samga quarantine control points kasisinabi ng drivers sa pulis na foodang karga nila. Hindi naman nai-checkng pulis,” according to LieutenantColonel Jun Balmaceda of CIDG-6.last_img read more

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Registration limited for free Fetal Alcohol Syndrome program

first_imgBatesville, In. — The director of the Indiana National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Susan Elsworth will hold a free presentation Thursday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech in Batesville. The seminar includes information about parts of the brain that may be affected and suggested positive intervention.Registration is now available for up to 30 participants by emailing [email protected] or call 812-932-1026.The program is sponsored by One Community One Family, the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, choices Collaborated Care Solutions, United Families, the Indiana Family Social Services Administration and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Continuing education credits are available.last_img

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