Woodside signs agreement for LNG supply

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first_imgThe quantity of LNG to be supplied under the SPA is approximately 0.84 million tonnes per annum Woodside signs agreement for LNG supply. (Credit: Tumisu from Pixabay( Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd has entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH (RWE) for the supply of LNG from Woodside’s global portfolio for a term of seven years commencing in 2025.The quantity of LNG to be supplied under the SPA is approximately 0.84 million tonnes per annum. The SPA is not subject to final investment decision (FID) on any project.The SPA builds on Woodside’s and RWE’s strong relationship developed through existing mid-term and spot business in Asia-Pacific and the Atlantic basin.Woodside Executive Vice President Development and Marketing Meg O’Neill said the signing of the SPA with RWE was further evidence of the strong market demand for LNG in the second half of this decade.“Customers are increasingly seeking to secure new energy supplies in a timeframe which supports the development of our Scarborough offshore gas resource and the expansion of the Pluto facility with the addition of a second LNG production train.“This agreement with RWE is another demonstration of the momentum we are gathering ahead of our targeted FID on Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 in the second half of this year.“The SPA also provides the opportunity for Woodside and RWE to explore the potential for carbon-neutral LNG production and trading,” she said.Chief Commercial Officer Origination and Gas Supply at RWE Supply & Trading Andree Stracke said the transaction demonstrated RWE’s ongoing commitment to expanding its global LNG portfolio.“RWE is delighted to enter into a longer-term LNG supply agreement with Woodside which further reinforces the strong relationship we have developed together over the last years.“The volumes will continue to enable us to deliver effective LNG solutions to our customers and will provide a platform to further advance our existing business in Asia,” he said.In October 2020, Woodside and RWE also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to discuss mutually beneficial hydrogen-related opportunities. The MOU supports Woodside’s plans to develop such opportunities.Hydrogen is expected to play an increasingly important role in the future global energy mix as a carbon-neutral fuel. RWE is progressing approximately 30 hydrogen projects, mostly located in Europe. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

ACC closes buildings in Alpena and Oscoda

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Community College has shut down its buildings in Alpena and Oscoda. This went into at 4 p.m. today.The closure does include the testing center and the library. Some classes will continue to be offered remotely.The college has already instructed teachers to communicate with students regarding how to proceed. The some departments will still be staffed, and employees will continue to be paid based on their regular hours. President of ACC, Don McMaster, says he appreciates everyone’s consideration and professionalism at this time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, close, coronavirusContinue ReadingPrevious SBA loans available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19Next Meijer announces changes to their store hourslast_img read more

Magical season ends as Cardinals beat Pirates 6-1 to win NLDS

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first_imgSt. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright celebrates after striking out Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez for the final out of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)by R.B. FallstromAP SportswriterST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright went all the way and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night, advancing to the NL championship series.Wainwright scattered eight hits in his second dominant win of the division series, coming through for the Cardinals in a winner-take-all Game 5.St. Louis gets to stay at home to open the NLCS against the well-rested Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.The last three seasons, the Cardinals are 8-1 when facing elimination. They also won Game 5 of the NL division series at Washington last year and at Philadelphia in 2011.Freese homered in the second inning off rookie Gerrit Cole and Adams connected in the eighth against reliever Mark Melancon to make it 5-1. Pete Kozma added an RBI infield single, and Wainwright finished it off by striking out Pedro Alvarez with two on.Alvarez became the first player with an RBI in his first six postseason games on a fluke hit that caromed off first base in the seventh. But the Pirates were held to one run in each of the final two games in their first playoff appearance in 21 years. They haven’t won a postseason series since the 1979 World Series.The 23-year-old Cole beat the Cardinals with an impressive effort in Game 2. They got to him early this time even though his fastball hit 100 mph in the first inning against Matt Holliday.Freese made the kid pay for a full-count walk to Jon Jay with two outs in the second, lining a 1-2 pitch into the visitors’ bullpen in left.The Pirates had the bullpen up in the fourth after Yadier Molina’s infield hit and a throwing error put runners on second and third. Cole gave up just three hits over five innings, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth.Freese struggled this season to overcome a back injury in spring training and had nine homers and 60 RBIs. But just like teammate Carlos Beltran, he’s an October star with seven homers, 29 RBIs and a .325 average in 36 career postseason games.Adams’ power hitting helped the Cardinals overcame a mid-foot sprain to cleanup man Allen Craig in early September and he hammered a first-pitch fastball from Melancon well over the right-field wall for his first RBIs of the series.The Pirates scratched out their lone run on two infield hits and the single by Alvarez that looked to be a harmless inning-ending groundout before it hit the bag.Freese was a hometown hero in 2011, both the NLCS and World Series MVP. He singlehandedly got the Cardinals to Game 7 of that World Series with a two-run triple with two outs and two strikes in the ninth and then ended Game 6 with a leadoff homer in the 11th.The snapshot moment from the title run came when Freese joyously flung his helmet between the legs a few steps from the celebration waiting at the plate.At 23 years, 31 days, Cole was the youngest NL pitcher to start Game 5 of a division series and the fifth-youngest NL pitcher to start a winner-take-all postseason game, according to STATS.Counting the postseason, Cole didn’t allow a homer in six straight starts. That ended when Freese connected for a 2-0 lead in the second.Starling Marte robbed Matt Carpenter of a hit with a diving catch near the left-field line in the third.Neil Walker drew a one-out walk in the first off Wainwright, who issued just 35 walks in the regular season for third-best in the majors and none in Game 1, but went no farther. Carpenter was perfectly positioned at second base to snare a soft liner by Alvarez, flipping to first for an easy double play.NOTES: Lou Brock, clad in a red sport coat worn by all the Cardinals’ Hall of Famers, bounced the ceremonial first pitch, with pitcher Joe Kelly making a nice scoop. … Josh Young, in town for the musical Evita, sang the national anthem. … This was the 24th meeting between the teams this season, with each team winning 12 times.last_img read more

Penguins’ Orpik taken from ice on stretcher

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first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Brooks Orpik is taken off the ice after being injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was expected to travel home with the team after being taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston’s Shawn Thornton in the opening period of Saturday’s 3-2 loss.The club said on its Twitter site that he “returned from the hospital and will be traveling with the team back to Pittsburgh.”During the game, the Penguins said on their site that he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where “he is alert and conscious.”It happened in a wild sequence of events. Boston’s Brad Marchand was injured on the other end when Thornton came skating up quickly from center ice and grabbed Orpik from behind, knocking him down backward before punching him.Thornton, dressed in a suit and speaking very quietly in front of his locker after the game, said he was “sorry” for what happened.“It’s hard for me to talk about right now. I can’t say I’m sorry enough. I’m sure I’ll be criticized, but it’s true,” he said. “I felt awful. It wasn’t my intention. I know Brooksie. I’ve gotten to know him the last seven years here. I skated with him during the lockout. I texted him a couple of times. It’s not what I wanted to see or anyone to see.”In TV replays, it appeared that Orpik didn’t move after taking the punch. He also appeared hit his head on the ice when he fell. Thornton was given a match penalty.Thornton has a hearing with the NHL.“I hope he’s doing all right,” Thornton. “I heard he’s conscious and talking and I’m happy about that.”Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Orpik has a concussion.“I think he was out on the ice for a period of time,” Bylsma said. “So I think that means he’s got a concussion, for sure.”Players immediately called for medical assistance for Orpik. He was surrounded by members of both team’s medical staffs before he was taken off on a stretcher after about a 10-minute delay.Pittsburgh’s James Neal was assessed a kneeing penalty for his hit on Marchand.“I mean, what do you want me to say? That I was trying to hit him?” Neal said. “No, I’m going by him. I don’t get out of the way, like I said. I need to be more careful and I guess get my knee out of the way, but I’m not trying to hit him in the head or injure him or anything like that.”In the game’s opening minute, Orpik hit Boston’s Loui Eriksson with his shoulder near the winger’s head as he turned to move up the ice.“I think that’s a big reason why,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said when asked why Thornton may have reacted like he did.Eriksson was stunned and went to the bench dazed before heading to the dressing room with a trainer taking one arm to help his balance as he got up from the bench.Eriksson didn’t return to the game.Bruins coach Claude Julien said Eriksson left with a concussion and will not travel to Toronto for Sunday’s game.A few seconds after Orpik’s hit on Eriksson, Boston captain Zdeno Chara charged at the defenseman and drew a cross-checking penalty.Boston forward Milan Lucic also fought the Penguins’ Deryk Engelland midway into the period.last_img read more

Razor Clam Dig Begins February 23, More Proposed Through April

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first_imgMarch 24, Friday, 5:01 p.m.; 0.5 feet; MocrocksMarch 25, Saturday, 5:44 p.m.; 0.2 feet; CopalisMarch 26, Sunday, 6:24 p.m.; 0.0 feet; MocrocksSeasonal switch to morning tidesMarch 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet; MocrocksMarch 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, KalalochApril 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochApril 2, Sunday, 11:39 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis Facebook123Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)Razor clam diggers can count on evening digs starting Feb. 23 and begin planning trips this spring to Washington’s beaches after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through April. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening at three ocean beaches later this month after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:Feb. 23, Thursday, 4:42 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 24, Friday, 5:21 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 25, Saturday, 5:58 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 26, Sunday, 6:34 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 27, Monday, 7:11 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 28, Tuesday, 7:48 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin HarborsState shellfish managers recommend that diggers hit the beach an hour or two before low tide. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. WDFW also announced a list of proposed digs in March and April, subject to the results of additional marine toxin tests. Shellfish managers will announce a final decision on those openings about a week before each dig is set to begin.Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW, noted that the current schedule does not include proposed digs this spring for Twin Harbors or Long Beach.“We’re waiting to see how the next few rounds of marine toxin tests go before we set a schedule for those beaches,” Ayres said. Toxin levels on Washington’s southern beaches – Twin Harbors and Long Beach – have been declining. Twin Harbors opened earlier this month when levels of domoic acid met public health standards.  A natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, domoic acid can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Razor clam digging is local favorite activity unique to the Washington coast.If toxin levels at Long Beach continue to drop, the beach could open in March for digging, Ayres said. Razor clam diggers also should be aware that WDFW plans to alternate digging between Copalis and Mocrocks during March and April. Those two northern beaches will not be open on the same days in the coming months.“We wanted to maximize the number of days that diggers would have out on the beaches,” Ayres said. “We hope that diggers will pay close attention to the schedule and stay off whichever beach is closed for the day.”Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Maps of the beaches can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.Tentative razor clam digs in March and April:March 9, Thursday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1 feet; MocrocksMarch 10, Friday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; CopalisMarch 11, Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochMarch 12, Sunday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Kalaloch April 13, Thursday, 8:43 a.m.; 0.0 feet; CopalisApril 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m.; 0.1 feet; MocrocksApril 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m.; 0.3 feet; CopalisApril 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrockscenter_img April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; MocrocksApril 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet; CopalisApril 29, Saturday; 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochApril 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Copalis, Kalalochlast_img read more

RÓNÁN TO SHOWCASE OUR CELTIC COUSINS

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first_imgRónán Mac Aodha Bhuí will be celebrating our cultural links with our Celtic neighbours this week on his Rónán Beo @ 3 show on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta over the next couple of days.Today he will have a music session recorded in studio with Manx Singer Ruth Keggin and her band.Ruth will be singing traditional and contemporary songs in Manx Gaelic from her new album ‘Sheear’. She will be accompanied by James Lindsay on double bass and Dave Pearce on guitar. Ruth also talks about the renewal of the Manx language, and her own delight at being able to sing these songs in Manx for us. On Thursday, Rónán will bring us a session in studio with Scottish band Dàimh, with their newest member Griogar Labhruidh. Griogar brought out an album with Gaoth Dobhair singer and musician Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde a few years ago, and is well known to RnaG listeners.Dàimh have a strong following in Scotland, and have been nominated several time for the Scots traditional music prizes. The group is Angus Mc Kenzie, Damien Helliwell, Gabe Mc Varish, Ross Martin, and Griogar.Tune in to Rónán Beo @3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm for music from our Celtic neighbours to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge.  RÓNÁN TO SHOWCASE OUR CELTIC COUSINS was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Swansea v Chelsea line-ups: Begovic starts, three youngsters on bench, Swans pair return

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first_imgChelsea have given Asmir Begovic his first Premier League start since November and given Matt Miazga, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Alexandre Pato another chance to impress.Gary Cahill has failed his late fitness test, meaning Miazga is partnered in central defence by Branislav Ivanovic, who captains the team in the absence of John Terry.Oscar for Kenedy is the other change for the Blues, who name youngsters Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett and Kasey Palmer on the bench.Swansea have made four alterations, with Neil Taylor and Jefferson Montero coming back in down the left.Andre Ayew is fit again while Alberto Paloschi also starts after his goal as a substitute against Stoke last time out, with Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Leon Britton and Bafetimbi Gomis dropping out.Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Fer, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Paloschi.Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Ki, Barrow, Routledge, Gomis.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Miazga, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar; Pato. Subs: Courtois, Aina, Kenedy, Colkett, Palmer, Traore, Falcao.See also:Swansea pair doubtful for Chelsea gameBlues youngsters to play as Terry and others are ruled outSwansea v Chelsea: five key battlesSwansea City v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figuresHiddink on Hazard, Conte, Chelsea youngsters and what he plans to do nextFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Nandipha Mntambo: art beneath the hide

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first_img11 May 2011Nandipha Mntambo, the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for visual art, is known for using cowhide as a canvas for exploring the creative process and challenging societal and cultural norms. Now she’s taking her exploration further.“My intention is to explore the physical and tactile properties of hide and aspects of control that allow or prevent me from manipulating this material in the context of the female body and contemporary art,” Mntambo said in the catalogue for her 2007 solo exhibition Ingabisa.“I have used cowhide as a means to subvert expected associations with corporeal presence, femininity, sexuality and vulnerability.”Brenton Maart, the National Arts Festival committee member for visual art, describes Mntambo as “one of South Africa’s most remarkable young sculptors … Her mastery of an incredibly difficult medium, animal skin and hair, allows her to shape morphing structures that are part human and part animal, part alive and part dead, part grotesquely revolting and part sensually enticing.“It is this ambivalence, that sense of unease, that elevates Mntambo’s work above the level of the commonplace into the ranks of the astonishing.”Visitors to the 2011 National Arts Festival, taking place in Grahamstown from 30 June to 10 July, can expect something new from the artist, however.‘A shift within my art’Mntambo, along with the other Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners, will be showcasing her newest work on the main programme of the festival.Mntambo’s exhibition, Faena, will not only extend her interest in bullfighting (the term “faena” refers to the most skilful section of a bullfight, a dance with death in which the matador must prove both his (or her) courage and artistry).The show will also extend the artist’s own range, using the media of painting, drawing, video and sculpture to creates an experience/encounter that interrogates the viewer’s sense of sight, hearing, smell and touch.“Grahamstown will see a shift within my art practice,” says the 28-year-old Mntambo. “I have begun working in various media, and this show is going to be a new departure for me as a visual artist.“I’m inspired by my everyday environment, the past and the present … I’ve also been experimenting with photography, video and performance. It’s great to be able to diversify.”Career so farMntambo’s solo exhibitions have included Umphatsi Wemphi at Brodie/Stevenson in Johannesburg (2009), The Encounter at Michael Stevenson in Cape Town (2009), Ingabisa at Michael Stevenson (2007), and Locating me in order to see you at Michaelis Gallery in Cape Town (2007).Her work has also been exhibited as part of numerous group exhibitions around the world. In 2010 her work formed part of nine different exhibitions in Berlin, Australia, Senegal, Wales, Denmark, Germany, Paris, Rome and Newtown, Johannesburg.In 2009 she also exhibited in the US, UK, Mali and Norway, and again in Germany. In 2008 her work travelled to Italy and again to the UK, in 2007 to Spain, and in 2006 to the Canary Islands.Mntambo was awarded the Wits/BHP Billiton Fellowship to do a three-month residency at the Wits School of the Arts in 2010. In 2006 she was a finalist in the MTN New Contemporaries Award, and in 2005 she received the Brett Kebble Curatorial Fellowship.She was also a recipient of the Mellon Meyers Fellowship in 2003 and 2004 to study at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Art (with distinction) in 2007.Mntambo is in the process of completing a commissioned public sculpture for the Nedbank head offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, and another for the Gulbenkien Foundation in Portugal.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Considering yield limiting factors in the fungicide decision

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is no question that disease issues are plaguing Ohio crops this year due, in part, to the unbelievable stretch of wet weather in many parts of the state. With that in mind, many corn and soybean producers are considering fungicide applications.Even with diseases present, though,  there are several factors at work in fields to think about with the economics of this decision to protect the plants from yield loss. It costs between $30 and $40 per acre to apply fungicides in corn, which requires preventing around 10 bushels of yield loss to break even. With the extensive challenges facing crops this year in many areas, the yields may not be there to protect. If leaf diseases are not the most yield limiting factor in a field, fungicides will likely prove to be an unnecessary expense.AgriGold agronomist John Brien has been finding early stalk rot problems in corn fields that may eliminate any benefit from fungicide application. This early in the season, stalk rot could limit the vital nutrient and water uptake to produce strong yields and limit grain fill potential significantly. Because of this, part of the decision to add inputs to corn fields should be based on the stalk health and other yield limiting factors.“The corn roots, stalks and leaves are the critical factory parts. As we start going out in fields and breaking open stalks we are seeing some interesting things early in the growing season,” Brien said in mid July. “Normally when we split a stalk open this time of year we see very juicy green vascular tissue. The nodes are light colored and clear. That is the sign of a healthy stalk that allows nutrients and water to move back and forth. What we are seeing now is quite the opposite. We are seeing stalks that have a lot of white cottony pith to them and our nodes are turning brown. We typically see this at the end of the grain fill period. We are seeing this at the beginning of grain fill this year and I am concerned about if we will have enough nutrient and water flow up and down the corn plant to fill this ear. This is a good sign that we may be seeing a lot of stalk rot pathogens moving into corn plants. Stalk rots start as root rots and root rots are mainly started due to saturated fields.”In terms of soybeans, Ohio State University Extension research by Laura Lindsey and Anne Dorrance found that disease was not the yield-limiting factor in soybean fields with significant flooding, so flooded fields were unresponsive to fungicide treatments. A positive yield response to strobilurin fungicide applications at the R3 growth stage at six out of 16 locations (around 38% of the time) in 2013 and 2014 with a range of yield increase from three to 12 bushels per acre. The responsive sites averaged higher disease levels than unresponsive sites.“There are several factors that I have found in the past that can influence this return on investment: growth stage of the plant, conditions that are favorable for disease and the presence of inoculum,” Dorrance said in a recent CORN Newsletter. “The take home message is: only spray if the field has a history of Sclerotinia stem rot or lesions of frogeye leaf spot are already present, the variety is susceptible, and you can get the fungicide on at the appropriate growth stage.”For Sclerotinia, if a variety has a good level of resistance, then it is probably not going to give a very large return following fungicide applications at the same level that a highly susceptible variety might — which can be as much as 50% of the yield saved.“If the field has been too wet to spray, and it is now in full flower or past flower, it is too late,” Dorrance said. “The infections would have occurred and all of the fungicides labeled for Sclerotinia must be on the plant prior to inoculation or the spores landing on the plant.”Frogeye leaf spot has also been showing up in fields.“When I evaluate fungicides for efficacy towards frogeye, I use a variety that is super susceptible. On the company rating scales where 9 is the worst, we are right up there with a 7, 8 or a 9.  When this happens, lesions will start to be pretty easy to pick out around flowering. We then apply fungicides at the R3 and can save some yield,” she said. “When we wait until the R5 with just a few lesions here and there, we do not see any increase in yield and often there are still very few lesions on the new leaves.”If frogeye can be easily found in fields in 2015, Dorrance recommends one fungicide application at the R3/R4 growth stage.“We are also moving more towards a triazole type of chemistry due to good efficacy. Change up the mode-of-action this year in case we have strobilurin resistant strains, as well as reduced cost of material,” she said. “If it turns hot and dry, you may not need this. If we have cool nights, in the untreated strip checks (yes, please leave a couple in your fields), there should be the continued development of disease.”Moving forward, varietal resistance will be important after 2015.“Work with your company contact to know the true resistance level of the variety. If the variety has a few spots, but is believed to have good resistance, this will prevent too many more spots from developing as well as reduce the amount of Sclerotinia stem rot that develops,” Dorrance said. “The reason you purchased that top-notch variety is so you would not have to worry about the added costs to your production for the fungicides — so don’t spray in these situations. Your homework is paying off.”last_img read more

SOP not followed during Kulgam encounter: CPI(M)

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