Sunbelt Field Day

first_imgGeorgia farmers can learn about agricultural research while interacting with University of Georgia scientists during the annual Sunbelt Field Day in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday, July 25.From 8:30 a.m. to noon, UGA agriculture specialists and other industry leaders will present their findings from various crop research projects conducted on the 600-acre farm.Among the UGA experts whose research will be highlighted is UGA Cooperative Extension soils and hydrology specialist Glen Harris. He’s researched cotton and peanuts at Sunbelt for more than 20 years and believes the research done here is vital to the Georgia farming community.“My research experience at the Sunbelt Ag Expo goes back to the days of Darrell Williams, who the research farm is named after,” Harris said. “It’s a place to be able to show the cutting-edge research that the University of Georgia is known for.”Harris’ research this year focuses on soil nutrient needs on cotton, specifically how fertilizer impacts cotton’s growth. Sulfur-based fertilizer, foliar potassium and side-dress nitrogen fertilizer are part of his research, which is replicated every year.Cotton, peanut, weed, vegetable and forage researchers will speak to field day attendees about the statewide impact of their research. Along with Harris, other UGA scientists presenting this year include Lisa Baxter, UGA Extension forage agronomist; Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension weed specialist; Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension forage specialist; Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County Extension coordinator; Monique Leclerc, Regent’s Professor on the UGA Griffin campus; Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut specialist; and Jared Whitaker, UGA Extension cotton specialist.“The research partnership that we have with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers gives us a healthy blend of university and corporate research plots on our Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Working with the UGA researchers, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the latest agronomic research as it pertains to seed and forage varieties, crop protection, irrigation and water management, soil fertility, and precision agriculture,” said Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo.For more information about the Sunbelt Field Day, see https://sunbeltexpo.com.last_img read more

Monmouth looks for home win vs St. Pete’s

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. Peter’s (10-10, 7-4) vs. Monmouth (13-9, 7-4)OceanFirst Bank Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Monmouth looks for its fifth straight win over St. Peter’s at OceanFirst Bank Center. The last victory for the Peacocks at Monmouth was a 62-61 win on Jan. 14, 2015. February 7, 2020 TEAM LEADERSHIP: Monmouth’s Ray Salnave has averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while Deion Hammond has put up 16 points. For the Peacocks, KC Ndefo has averaged 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while Daryl Banks III has put up 8.4 points.STEPPING IT UP: The Hawks have scored 74.5 points per game against MAAC opponents thus far, an improvement from the 65.5 per game they recorded in non-conference play.SOLID SALNAVE: Salnave has connected on 44.7 percent of the 94 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 9 for 29 over his last five games. He’s also made 87.4 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Monmouth is 0-6 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 13-3 when it scores at least 64.STREAK STATS: Monmouth has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 78.8 points while giving up 68.9.DID YOU KNOW: St. Peter’s has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 36.2 percent, ranking the Peacocks 13th nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Monmouth sits at just 25.4 percent (ranked 276th). Associated Press center_img Monmouth looks for home win vs St. Pete’s ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Fresh Inglis finished as a ‘Mr Fixit’

first_imgAs Souths battled to click the way coach Michael Maguire knew they could in the wake of plenty of form and fitness concerns in 2016, Inglis was shuffled from fullback to five-eighth (for four games) then centre (for two games) with breakout rookie Cody Walker excelling in the unfamiliar fullback role.Souths won Inglis’s first two games when he was not at fullback but lost the next four and his return to the custodian role coincided with a return to form for the club. The 2014 premiers surged home with four straight wins to at least boost the confidence heading into 2017.”Through that time we were looking at a few different opportunities with Greg. But Greg in my eyes is a fullback,” Maguire said at the launch of the 2017 Charity Shield at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.”He’s definitely looking forward to staying at fullback,” Maguire added, while also all but confirming Walker would partner Adam Reynolds in the halves to start the season.For his part, Inglis was in no doubt that fullback is his best spot.”I’m definitely staying there, that’s where I want to play,” Inglis said.”Last year you couldn’t help it with the injuries that we had but in saying that, this year moving forward, clean sheet, everyone pretty much knows where their positions are going to be.”Inglis added that he was feeling physically and mentally refreshed after his later return to pre-season training due to the Four Nations tournament, as he heads into what will be a massive year for all the Test players with a World Cup at the end.”I’ll worry about [my workload] down the track, as for now I just want to hit Round 1 fully fit and ready to go for the season ahead. I really want to play good footy, I think we all do, at the club before this rep season gets around,” he said.”I feel fine. I came back mentally refreshed, the body was refreshed so I think it’s a great time to be coming back and on top of that it’s a great squad to be around.”Inglis won’t go to Auckland for the Nines but will play for the Indigneous All Stars in Newcastle the following weekend. That and the Charity Shield against the Dragons will be his only hit-outs before Round 1.last_img read more

Sir Geoff Hurst tells talkSPORT: ‘New England boss MUST be English!’

first_imgSir Geoff Hurst believes the Football Association should NOT appoint another foreign coach to succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager, and insists the next boss MUST be English.A long list of managers have already been linked with the role in the seven days since Hodgson’s resignation following the Three Lions’ embarrassing Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.The likes of Arsene Wenger, Laurent Blanc, Claudio Ranieri, Jurgen Klinsmann and even Wales boss Chris Coleman have been mentioned, while Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate has reportedly turned down the job.Glenn Hoddle has also received heavy backing from pundits, with Harry Redknapp insisting the former England and Tottenham manager is PERFECT for the job.And World Cup-winning legend Hurst has told talkSPORT that, after a change of heart, he believes the FA MUST pick an Englishman.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the 1966 hat-trick hero said: “I’ve actually changed my mind, because I thought a while ago that we should be looking for the best man worldwide to do it.“But we’ve had two foreign managers who didn’t make any particular difference for me, so I think we do need an English manager to run the England team.”Asked if Hoddle be his preferred choice, Hurst replied: “Yes.“With his experience and his knowledge, Glenn would be a very strong candidate.”A number of ex-players have also put their name into the hat, with the likes of Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand just two to have voiced their desire to enter the England set-up.But Hurst insists they lack the coaching experience to be considered for the job.He added: “There are so many names already coming out, even people like Shearer and Ferdinand“But really, it’s very difficult to start putting your name forward to be the boss of England when you’ve had almost no coaching experience at all, even at club level.“So it surprises me when people like that put their name forward.“Glenn Hoddle of course has managed before and he’s a fantastic coach, and there’s an opportunity there, but we want to get it right and we want to have an improvementlast_img read more