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Georgia vegetable farmers should scout for insects in young lima beans and snap beans now.Caterpillars, stinkbugs and thrips are among the insects that could pose a threat as these beans start to bloom. Although seeing a few thrips in a bloom shouldn’t worry you, finding many more could signal potentially significant damage.The threshold for thrips per bloom is 10, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist Stormy Sparks. If there are 10 or more thrips in a bloom, the thrips should be knocked back with an insecticide.High thrip populations can stunt plants, delay maturity and reduce yields.Cowpea curculio is still the biggest, most troublesome pest for Southern pea farmers. Jenna Kicklighter, Colquitt County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent, previously worked with UGA vegetable entomologist David Riley on measures to control the pest.“As far as I know, nothing has changed as far as methods for controlling the weevils. We still only have pyrethroids labeled for control,” Kicklighter said. “Also, the last time I spoke with Dr. Riley, Karate insecticide seemed to have greater efficacy than the other pyrethroids. If the curculio population is high enough, they can knock blooms off, so be on the lookout for that.”The first spray for cowpea curculio should be initiated at first bloom and sprayed at a short interval, every three days or so.UGA Extension vegetable specialist Tim Coolong says boron foliar sprays can help with flowering and pollination in plants. Beans are self-pollinating, and the pollination window is very short.Expect to see significant loss if the weather is poor during pollination. Boron application at flowering may not make a huge difference in yield if the pollination conditions are not ideal.For timely information about agriculture in Georgia, visit the Wilcox County Ag blog at site.extension.uga.edu/wilcoxcoag/.
He added: “And he is still one of the best players in the Premier League.” If there is any team Van Persie can feel confident about breaking his duck against it is Stoke. He has scored seven goals in his last five games against the struggling Potteries outfit, including one in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October. Indeed, United as a whole can feel reasonably confident about a visit to the Britannia Stadium. After all, since Stoke returned to the top flight in 2008, United have won eight of their nine meetings, drawing the other one and with Tony Pulis’ men so out of form, it would be a major surprise if a previously unstoppable title drive stalled again so quickly after Monday’s reverse. “If Manchester United had won on Monday that would have been it,” said Van der Sar. “That result would have hurt, as it always does when United lose a game. “But the only way to get over it is to focus on the next one. The title is almost over and that is the prize they really want. Over the years United have had some good results at Stoke and they are more than capable of doing it again.” Edwin van der Sar insists Robin van Persie has nothing to reproach himself for despite his barren streak extending into double figures. Press Association It is now 10 games since Van der Sar scored his last goal for Manchester United, against Everton at Old Trafford on February 10. Since then the Red Devils have crashed out of both the Champions League and the FA Cup and on Monday were beaten by Manchester City to see their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to 12 points. But Van der Sar insists his fellow Dutchman need not be concerned about his contribution and said: “Robin is playing well. All he is not doing is scoring goals. As a striker, all you want to do is score. But he has done his bit during the first and middle portions of the season.”
DID YOU KNOW: The stout Yale defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 38.6 percent, the 16th-best mark in the country. Columbia has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3 percent from the field through 25 games (ranked 253rd).___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.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditYale (19-6, 7-2) vs. Columbia (6-19, 1-8)Francis S. Levien Gymnasium, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Yale looks for its sixth straight win over Columbia at Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. Columbia’s last win at home against the Bulldogs came on Feb. 23, 2014. Yale looks for road win vs Columbia February 22, 2020 LEADING THE CHARGE: Columbia’s Mike Smith has averaged 21.6 points, four rebounds and 4.6 assists while Jake Killingsworth has put up 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Paul Atkinson has averaged 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jordan Bruner has put up 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds.RAMPING IT UP: The Bulldogs have scored 73.2 points per game across nine conference games, an improvement from the 72.6 per game they managed against non-conference competition.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Smith has either made or assisted on 59 percent of all Columbia field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 34 field goals and 11 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 65: Columbia is 0-17 this year when it allows 65 points or more and 6-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 65.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Yale’s Azar Swain has attempted 206 3-pointers and connected on 37.9 percent of them, and is 20 for 43 over his past five games. Associated Press
Related Articles On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Share The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that it will be making minor cuts to the upcoming 2020 fixture list, despite a number of concerns over long-term betting levy contributions. As the anticipated number of betting shop closures is expected to hit levy contributions hard, the BHA has been placed in a difficult position of maintaining a balance between the number of races and overall funding for the sector. However following ‘significant debate’ between the racing’s tripartite parties over the number of fixtures to be included, an agreement has been reached by the cross-industry Fixtures and Funding Group to introduce a number of new measures which sees 30 less meetings included in the calendar. 1,481 fixtures will be initially programmed in 2020, in comparison to 1,511 fixtures in 2019. While the measures have also outlined that no summer evening fixtures will start later than 9pm, and non-summer races will not begin after 8:30pm. Christmas and summer jump racing breaks will be extended by four and 12 days respectively, with the BHA also stating that the first race of the day is underway by 2pm when possible ‘to meet the needs of the betting public.’Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer at the BHA, commented: “The 2020 Fixture List and the policies governing it aim to balance the impact of the size of the Fixture List on the thousands of people that work tirelessly to service it; the need to support the industry’s revenues and prize money levels; and the importance of promoting the longer-term interests of the sport by delivering more competitive and compelling racing.“Production of the Fixture List is rarely straightforward with sometimes conflicting objectives amongst the different parties within racing. In the current climate it is more important than ever that all the parties involved continue to work together to create a Fixture List that delivers the best overall outcome for the sport.”The measures put in place seek to consider ‘the wellbeing of industry’s participants, the competitiveness of the racing product and the commercial need for the Fixture List to work for the sport’s customers.’While only a small percentage of fixtures have been cut from the racing calendar, the BHA has also addressed the future of Towcester Racecourse, having already held discussions with its new owners. As it stands, 10 fixtures that have previously been held at Towcester have been withdrawn from the fixture list however it is anticipated that these fixtures will be added at a later date – whether this be at the original location or at alternative courses. Wayman added: “There is much to be positive about in this year’s fixture list, with measures such as the extended Jump racing breaks, earlier finish times and more racing across the middle of the day brought in following feedback from both racing’s participants and its customers.“Looking to the future, it is very encouraging that all involved in the process are supportive of the external analysis of the financial and economic state of the sport that is about to commence. This is an important piece of work as it will provide a basis of agreed facts from which to develop fixture strategy for the future.” Share Submit StumbleUpon Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020