PHOTOS: Mihali, Rob Compa, Danny & Mary At Garcia’s 4/6/18

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday, April 4, 2018, Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle performed a solo set at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY, along with sets from Rob Compa (Dopapod) and Danny Mayer and Mary Corso (Eric Krasno Band). While most of the musicians in the room come from jam band roots, they all took a singer/songwriter approach to the evening–much to the delight of their most loyal fans.During their performances of originals and covers, Danny & Mary’s set included a beautiful cover of Leon Bridges‘ “Coming Home”; Rob Compa delivered an outstanding take on Fleet Foxes‘ “Oliver James”; and Mihali provided a powerful version of “Round Here” by the Counting Crows.Thanks to photographer Andrew Blackstein, you can see some shots from the evening below.Mihali, Rob Compa, Danny & Mary | Garcia’s | Port Chester, NY | 4/6/18 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Fighting grape disease

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaBobby Scott Jr. had two choices. He could yank up his grape vinesor watch as Pierce’s disease ate through his earnings.He chose option three.When the Aiken, S.C., wine grape grower called University ofGeorgia professor C.J. Chang, he needed hope, help and answers.”Pierce’s disease is the major limiting factor for the success ofthe wine industry in the southern United States,” Chang said. Plant-derived controlUndeterred, Chang set out to find a plant-derived compound forcontrol. His answer came in a product called terpene, developedby the Eden Research of Oxfordshire, U.K.Scott is allowing Chang to test these potential control methodsin his vineyard. More than 500 test-plot wine grapes are now partof Scott’s 20 acres of wine grapes.The terpene solution is being fed to the grapevines through thevineyard’s drip irrigation system. Comparing the treatment tountreated control vines, the grower is seeing dramatic results.The treated vines are thriving while the untreated are sufferingthe effects of the disease.Chang is now working to develop a strategy to put in place incase wine-grape growers in north Georgia begin to see diseasesymptoms. Time is on the side of Georgia growers as the diseasespreads slowly at higher elevations.”The disease spreads slowly in vineyards that are 1,600 to 1,800feet or more above sea level,” Chang said. “There are someresistant muscadine and American wild grape hybrids available,but relying on these flavors alone limits marketability forSouthern growers.”As Chang and Scott work to develop ways to fight Pierce’s diseasein grapes, growers wait.”Until we can control it, our county agents are recommending thatgrowers yank out the diseased vines,” Chang said. “It soundsharsh, but right now it’s the most effective control around.” Replace or importWithin two to four years of contracting the disease, most grapevines originating from Europe die, he said. To fight the disease,wine grape growers must either replant vines periodically toreplace the diseased vines or import grapes from other regions tokeep their businesses going.Since the early 1980s, Chang has been searching for a way tocontrol Xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium is associated withthree major crop diseases in Georgia: Pierce’s disease of grapes,phony peach disease and plum leaf scald.When Scott contacted Chang, he was running out of options. Noplant pathologists in South Carolina were studying Pierce’sdisease. He turned to Chang in desperation.Since that first phone call, the two have developed a partnershipin the fight against Xylella fastidiosa. Scott has beencrossbreeding European grape varieties with bunch grape-muscadinehybrids resistant to Xylella fastidiosa. To date, he’s bredthousands of young seedlings. Oddly enough, he needed Chang toinoculate the fledgling vines with the bacterium.center_img Breeding for resistance”I start in the greenhouse with the new crosses,” Scott said. “Then they have to be inoculated so we can see how many survive.”Scott then plants the new potentially-tolerant vines in thefield. Many of his crosses don’t survive to live outside thegreenhouse and many die in the field. “We lose a lot of crosses along the way, but I know eventuallywe’re gonna be successful,” he said. “I feel good about theprogress we’re making. But it’s taking a little longer than Ihad hoped.”Scott now has 3,000 Pierce’s disease-tolerant vines in hisfamily’s Montmorenci Vineyard. Vineifier grapes are used tointroduce good quality wine genes.”We both acknowledge that as long as we work hard, the fruit ofour labor will be tolerant wine grapes for the Southern region,”Chang said.Besides breeding disease-tolerant grape varieties, UGAresearchers have been searching for other ways to control thebacterium. In 1979, scientists found it can be slowed down bytetracycline treatments. The find turned out to be a breakthroughin controlling diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa.Tetracycline successfully suppressed the symptoms of plum leafscald disease and oak leaf scorch. But researchers hit a snagwhen it came to using it on food-bearing crops.”Unfortunately, EPA frowned on the use of tetracycline as acontrol method,” Chang said. “They were concerned over theenvironmental hazards, and they think it could produce a bugthat’s resistant to tetracycline. So we can use it on trees likeoaks and sycamores, but not on food crops.”last_img read more

Palmer Amaranth

first_imgGeorgia cotton farmers are successfully managing the state’s most problematic weed, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, by using many methods, including hand-pulling the weed out of their fields. But tackling the weed is drastically cutting into their already limited profits, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper.“When you ask most of our growers if they’re doing OK in regard to managing Palmer amaranth, the answer is, ‘Absolutely not.’ But it’s because of the cost of management, not the methods of management,” said Culpepper, a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Overall, we’re doing well except for economics. When you’ve got cotton that’s selling around 60 cents per pound, and the herbicide program or weed management program is costing growers an average of between $60 to $80 per acre, it’s problematic.”Cotton prices have been slow to increase for almost two years. With the added expense of managing Palmer amaranth, it’s difficult for farmers to make a successful profit with their cotton crop.“Our management program is working, but it can be a costly expense for our farmers. The bottom line is that cotton prices need to improve soon so expenses don’t prove too much to overcome,” Culpepper said.Glyphosate resistance was first confirmed in Palmer amaranth in Georgia in 2004. The most destructive adversary to cotton production in Georgia, Palmer amaranth can reproduce at alarmingly high rates. A female plant can produce approximately 400,000 seeds in dryland production. In irrigated fields, seed production can exceed 750,000 per female plant.While herbicide systems continue to be Georgia growers’ most valuable short-term weapon, their best ally in achieving long-term sustainability is hand-weeding and moving toward sound conservation tillage systems, said Culpepper. In response to a recent survey issued by UGA Cooperative Extension, 88 percent of Georgia cotton growers reported pulling weeds by hand. While hand-weeding is an important management option for Palmer amaranth, it’s even more critical for long-term sustainability, Culpepper said. “Palmer amaranth is a big picture problem, but the bigger picture is herbicide resistance. The fact is that we have no new chemistries and we’re losing chemistries rapidly to both resistance and regulatory issues,” he said.Hand-weeding is one of the most effective ways to avoid management failure due to chemical resistance, Culpepper added. “If a weed escapes one of those effective chemistries, but we are out there hand-weeding and getting it out of the field so it doesn’t produce any seed, that serves as a win,” Culpepper said.Culpepper and fellow UGA scientists have spent more than a decade studying how an untreated weed can easily overtake a field. Culpepper believes Georgia farmers should be commended for the difference they have made over the past decade dealing with Palmer amaranth.“I see no other grower group in the cotton belt that is even close to the level of aggression and management of our growers,” he said. “Our growers are the most knowledgeable on the planet. They’re making progress where others continue to struggle. Grower knowledge is phenomenal. Grower management is phenomenal.” For more information about the cotton crop in Georgia, see read more

Which Place belongs to the National Team of BiH on FIFA Ranking List?

first_imgThe national football team of BiH occupied the 28th place with 863 points on a new list of the International Football Federation (FIFA).In comparison to the previous list, BH national team was ranked five positions lower.Argentina remained in the first place with 1,621 points, in the second place is Germany, which pushed Belgium with the third-placed Brazil to fourth place.Among the top ten teams of the world, France pushed European champions Portugal on the seventh position, while Spain moved up one place and now occupies tenth place.Besides the fourth placed Belgium, from the other opponents of BiH in the H-group of qualifiers for the World Cup 2018, the best ranked is Greece in the 42nd place, Estonia in the 119th place, Cyprus in the 139th place, while Gibraltar is in the 205th place.When it comes to the countries in the region, the best ranked is Croatia in the 16th place, Serbia is in the 43rd place, Slovenia in the 52nd, Montenegro in the 56th place, and Macedonia and Kosovo in the 155th and 164th place.Rang list of FIFA (the 20th of October):( 1.) Argentina 1621( 3.) Germany 14653. ( 4.) Brazil 14104. ( 2.) Belgium 13825. ( 5.) Colombia 13616. ( 6.) Chile 12737. ( 8.) France  12718. ( 7.) Portugal 12319. ( 9.) Uruguay 117510. ( 11.) Spain 1168…28. ( 23.) Bosnia and Herzegovina 86342. ( 48.) Greece 622119. ( 139.) Estonia 274139. ( 87.) Cyprus 384205 ( 205.) Gibraltar 0(Source: read more

Vera Nadien (Wolf) Rinehart, 89: Nov. 1, 1924 – March 21, 2014

first_imgVera RinehartVera Nadine (Wolf) Rinehart, 89, a lifelong Sumner County resident, died Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, Kansas.Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Hawks-Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington, Kansas.   Burial will follow at Goodell Cemetery near Drury, Kansas.  A visitation will be held from 12 noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening.  A memorial has been established in Mrs. Rinehart’s name for the American Cancer Society.  Contributions may be left with the funeral home.  For more information or to send a condolence, please visit   Nadine was born November 1, 1924 in Sumner County to William and Olga (Welch) Wolf, one of 9 children.  She attended a country school at Portland, Kansas and graduated from South Haven High School in 1943.  She was a member of the Hunnewell Methodist Church and later the South Haven Methodist Church.  She served with the United Methodist Women.  For many years, Nadine had taught VBS and served on different committees at the church.  She had put her hope and trust in Jesus, her personal Lord and Savior.On June 3, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Leonard Rinehart.  To this union six children were born.  They raised their children on the family farm in the South Haven community participating in many church and school events.  Nadine was an avid gardener, seamstress, cook and homemaker.  She canned and would freeze most of her family’s food throughout her life and was known far and wide for homemade cakes and pies.  Sewing and quilting were others of her many talents.  Together, she and Harold, grew crops and raised livestock.  Many meals were prepared for harvest crews.  In 1973, they received the honor of Farm Family of the Year.  Nadine was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She had unconditional love for all her family and friends.  With hands never idle, she continued her love for gardening, until moving from her country home to Caldwell, Kansas.  In 2012, she moved into a residential care home, eventually moving to Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.She is survived by her husband, Harold of the home; her sons: Leonard Rinehart and wife Joni of South Haven, KS; Gregory Rinehart and wife Priscilla of Winfield, KS; Jay Rinehart and wife Susan of South Haven, KS; and Ben Malina, Jr. of Houston, TX.; her daughters: Sharon Bergdall and husband Brenton of Lenexa, KS; and Kim Flick and husband Rocky of Bluejacket, OK; her sisters: Betty Bates and Earline Strickland both of Wellington, KS; her 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Malina, 3 brothers, William, Herman and Everett Wolf; 2 sisters, Ottis King and Lorraine Taylor and a granddaughter, Kari Rinehart.last_img read more