first_imgBallybofey rugby star Larissa Muldoon has been given her chance to shine for Ireland after being given the green light to start against Kazakhstan in the final pool game at Women’s Rugby World Cup.Larissa in actionMuldoon is one of two Donegal women on the team.Fahan’s Nora Stapleton lined out a fly half for the wins over New Zealand and the USA and is on the bench for the latest game. An Irish victory today will secure them a semi final spot.  BALLYBOFEY WOMAN LARISSA TO START LATEST GAME FOR IRISH RUGBY STARS was last modified: August 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLarissa MuldoonNora stapeltonRUGBYWORLD CUPlast_img read more


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Assessing corn germination and emergence

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.Uniform corn emergence is one of the most important aspects of stand establishment and producing high yielding corn. Understanding germination, emergence, and how environmental factors influence these processes is the first step toward ensure uniform emergence.GerminationGermination begins in a corn seed when it has imbibed 30% of its weight in water. While corn can germinate when soil temperatures are 50 degrees F or higher, research has determined that the optimal temperature is 86 degrees F. Visual signs that corn germination is taking place are the appearance of the radicle root, coleoptile, and seminal roots. When temperatures are cooler, the germination process is slower and seedlings are more susceptible to disease, insects, and other damaging factors.EmergenceUniform emergence is one of the most important yield-influencing factors that growers should work to achieve. Delayed emergence can ultimately result in diminished yield. Emergence occurs when the coleoptile “emerges” from beneath the soil surface. The amount of time required for corn seedling emergence will vary based on environmental factors such as temperature and moisture, however it typically requires around 120 growing degree days for the coleoptile to break through the soil surface.Environmental factors influencing germination and emergence:• Temperature: For both germination and emergence, soil temperature plays a significant role. Both processes are slower with cooler temperatures. In cases where extreme cold temps exist, damage can be done to the seedling.• Moisture: Adequate moisture must be present for germination and emergence to occur. Too much moisture can result in damage to seedlings and can promote disease as well. A very critical time period for the corn seed is 24 to 48 hours after planting. During this time the seed is susceptible to imbibing injury if it absorbs cold water. A cold rain right after planting can cause significant damage to the seed.• Soil conditions: Several emergence-related issues can result due to poor soil conditions. Compaction, cloddy soil, and soil crusting can all cause problems for seedlings try to emergence.• Herbicide injury: Cooler wet weather can increase the likelihood of herbicide damage to slow-growing seedlings. When trouble-shooting emergence issues this spring, growers should keep in mind that many factors determine the success of germination/emergence of corn seedlings.last_img read more

SXSW: Let The Panel Picking Begin!

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#news#web mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It might be just about the last thing on your mind, but if you haven’t started planning for next year’s South By Southwest Interactive festival down in Austin, Texas, then now’s the time. Why’s that? The 2011 SXSW Panel Picker, the festival’s interactive, crowd-sourced method for choosing the conference’s panels, has opened today and will be accepting entries until early July.The Panel Picker was first used to help select panels for the interactive conference in 2007 and was joined for the first time last year by the music and film conferences, which, according to the company’s press release, resulted in more than 2,800 submissions.Here’s how it works:PanelPicker™ is a two-step online system. Step One encourages the community to submit proposals for programming at SXSW through the PanelPicker™ interface at beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2010 through Friday, July 9, 2010. Additional information including categories, presentation formats, and the new user-generated tags feature built in to PanelPicker™ can be found at Step Two allows the community to browse all of these ideas — and rate which of these proposals they think are the best fit for the March 2011 event. Community voting begins Monday, August 9, 2010 and will continue through Friday, August 27, 2010. While some could be heard grumbling at last year’s SXSWi that the panel picker was at fault for outdated panels, SXSW argues in its FAQ that this method gives attendees time to pre-plan what panels they’ll attend each year. The Panel Picker is also not responsible for choosing 100% of the conference’s content, as several slots are left open until January or February to allow for late-breaking developments. Anyone with access to the Internet can participate in the Panel Picker and public votes account for 30% of the decision-making process, with 30% going to staff votes and 40% to the SXSW advisory board, which is comprised of “experienced industry professionals whose advice and insights about programming and other event-related issues are trusted by the SXSW staff,” according to the FAQ.While the new “user-generated tags” feature is simply a way to help better categorize panels (and not a way to deal with some of the ridiculous hashtags we saw last year), the festival is planning on having a way for panel creators to have input on their session’s hashtag once the title is finalized in the second step of the voting process. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more