Field Day

first_imgUniversity of Georgia cotton and peanut research will be on display at an annual field day in Tifton next month.Scientists from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and industry experts will lead the field day set for the UGA Tifton Campus on Sept. 10.The half-day event, sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission, will feature speakers talking about cotton and peanut agronomics, variety testing, breeding, weed control, diseases, insects and fertility. Economists will also be on hand to discuss the market outlook for both crops.“What we’re going to do is showcase all the different research that’s going on that’s supported by those two commissions,” said Guy Collins, UGA Extension cotton agronomist on the UGA Tifton Campus. “There’s a lot of folks at UGA working in both of these crops so we really only have time to hit the highlights. We’re going to hit the most important research that’s going on in both of these commodities that’s supported by both of those commissions.”The field day will start at 8:30 a.m. at UGA’s Gibbs Farm before relocating to the Lang Farm around 11 a.m. Lunch will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at 12:45 p.m. Those planning to attend need to RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Michelle Pitts at [email protected] or by phone at (229) 386-3006.UGA’s new Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort will be on hand to meet and greet industry personnel and farmers. Monfort stresses the importance of the field day and the information that will be relayed to the public.“Some of the topics that you will hear during this tour include disease, weed and insect management by some of the world’s leading Extension and research faculty,” Monfort said. “This is a perfect opportunity for growers to have a chance to speak with specialists one-on-one in regards to issues they might encounter on their own farm.”To learn more about the field day, go to read more

Badgers with work to do heading into Big Ten play

first_imgThe Wisconsin football team will begin the Big Ten season on the road Saturday when it travels to Evanston to face Northwestern, following the Badgers’ 27-10 win over South Florida in their final non-conference game.While acknowledging there are still areas where his team must improve, Badgers head coach Gary Andersen said he has been pleased with how his young team has competed as it heads into the conference season.“I like this team. I like the way they deal with adversity,” Andersen said at his Monday news conference. “You worry greatly about a team that is as youthful as they are and the lack of numbers in the senior leadership role, but I’m highly impressed with the way they have hung in there.”Wisconsin handled much of that adversity in last week’s battle against South Florida, as the heavily favored Badgers got off to a slow start and were tied at three with USF at halftime.  In the final 30 minutes, the offense got back on track and scored 24 points to win by more than two touchdowns.Andersen credited star running back Melvin Gordon, who finished the game with 181 yards and two touchdowns, with remaining calm when the Badgers were struggling and acting as one of the leaders on the field.“[It] could have been real easy when you’ve got Melvin Gordon taking a handoff on the two-yard line and he gets smacked in the backfield,” Andersen said. “You didn’t see him get up and point fingers again. You saw him get up and deal with it and we moved on and we played the next snap when we had the opportunity to.”After a breakout performance by Wisconsin’s passing attack in game two of the season against Western Illinois, quarterback Tanner McEvoy has not had the same success through the air in the last two games, including Saturday against South Florida. McEvoy threw for 160 yards and had trouble multiple times getting the snap from center Dan Voltz.Andersen said that he liked a lot of what he saw from McEvoy on Saturday, but that he and his staff will continue to try to help McEvoy get in a rhythm and feel more comfortable in the pocket.“There’s some opportunities to get Tanner involved in high-percentage throws hopefully early on, and that’s something that we’ll look at and we’ll see,” Andersen said. “There’s a lot good things to see, but there’s things we need to get better at.”The Badger defense held down the fort Saturday while the offense was still figuring things out, holding South Florida to just 10 points and putting together yet another solid overall performance. Andersen said he likes what he’s seen defensively, but becoming great will require playing this well consistently.“We expect to play great defense,” Andersen said. “I would never say I’m overly surprised, but I’m happy with where they sit at this point, and if they can sustain that and maintain that for 12 regular season games, they will be a special defense.”This Saturday at Northwestern, the defense will get a chance to keep building toward that goal, as they will be heavily counted on in order to beat the Wildcats, who are coming off an impressive win 29-6 over Penn State.Especially after their strong performance last week, Andersen will not be overlooking the Badger’s opening Big Ten opponent.“They were able to throw the ball. They got big plays when they needed it from the offense and defense. The special teams was very solid,” Andersen said. “So if that doesn’t catch your eye and understand that this is a very, very good football team, then you don’t know football very well.”Northwestern is also the first opponent Andersen will face for the second time as Wisconsin’s head coach, which Andersen expects to be a helpful thing when preparing for the Wildcats.“It gives you a little bit better feel of who they are, the size of their team,” Andersen explained. “And what they do live is always a little bit different than what they do on tape.”Although the Wildcats lost seven of their last eight games to finish last season and have started this year off .500, they have posed a difficult challenge for UW on their home turf. The last time the Badgers won in Evanston was 1999, losing their last three games at Ryan Field.In addition to Northwestern, Andersen said that the Badgers are expecting every Big Ten game to be a battle, and the conference slate will require his team to compete hard every week in order to reach Indianapolis for the conference championship.“Especially with what I’ve learned in one year of the Big Ten, you had better have yourself ready every single week because it’s going to be competitive, and it’s going to be physical, and your opponent is very well coached,” Andersen said.last_img read more

Ronaldo Seals Four-year Deal with Juventus

first_img“Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you. I’m leaving but this shirt, this crest and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am.”Ronaldo ends a glorious trophy-laden spell in the Spanish capital, having picked up 16 titles including no less than three FIFA Club World Cups, four UEFA Champions Leagues – including the last three – and two league titles. He was also named as the world’s best men’s player on six occasions while representing Los Blancos.Additionally, the 33-year-old racked up an incredible scoring record with Real, setting in stone a tally of 451 goals in 438 games.“Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football,” the Spanish club said in an official statement.“Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement. For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its great symbols and a unique reference for future generations.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Italian giants Juventus have signed Cristiano Ronaldo, with the former Real Madrid star heading for his first spell in Italy, after nine years starring in Spain’s La Liga.Having requested a transfer, the reigning The Best FIFA Men’s Player, fresh from reaching the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with Portugal, signed a four-year deal with the Turin side, who have won the Italian Serie A title for a record seven successive seasons.“I believe that the time has come to begin a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer request. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand,” Ronaldo said in an open letter.last_img read more

Mikaela Shiffrin sets record for most World Cup wins in a season

first_imgAlready the slalom and overall champion this season, the American was the quickest in both runs, her combined time of 1 minute, 38.98 seconds enough to secure victory by 0.85 seconds over Wendy Holdener, with Petra Vlhova (+2.03) a distant third. Ski racing’s record books belong to @MikaelaShiffrin.The most world cup races ever won in a single season (15) — and she’s not done yet. @usskiteam // #Spindl2019— Team USA (@TeamUSA) March 9, 2019Shiffrin, who turns 24 next week, has now won 39 World Cup slalom events in her career – including seven in the current campaign – leaving her one short of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark.She holds 58 wins across all disciplines and continues to rapidly close in on Stenmark’s benchmark of 86. The peerless Mikaela Shiffrin once again made history on Saturday, breaking the record for the most race wins in a World Cup season with her 15th triumph of the 2018-19 campaign.Shiffrin claimed victory in the slalom discipline at Spindleruv Mlyn, the Czech venue where she made her World Cup debut in 2011, two days before her 16th birthday. Her record total, which tops the 14 wins of Vreni Schneider in 1988-89, could yet be increased, with four further events scheduled for next week’s season finale in Soldeu. Related News Lindsey Vonn: Mikaela Shiffrin will eclipse World Cup record in two yearslast_img read more