Reducing Input Costs on Corn

first_img Facebook Twitter Reducing Input Costs on CornBrittany-LoewenWith corn prices at very low levels, growers are trying to find ways to cut the cost of producing a bushel of corn. Two products from Dow AgroSciences can reduce costs, boost yields, and protect the environment — all at the same time.Nitrogen stabilizers are not new; in fact, N-Serve has been on the market for over 40 years. Yet this old technology is finding new life in today’s corn market.  Brittany Loewen, Nitrogen Management Specialist with Dow AgroSciences, told HAT that growers need to watch the cost of every crop input this year, “That includes nitrogen. That is where N-Serve® and Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers can really pay off. We can extend nitrogen availability by 6 to 8 weeks which gives you maximum crop growth, better yields, and more profit.”She recommends that, no matter when you apply your nitrogen, a stabilizer should be part of the mix, “Agronomically, it is beneficial to have a nitrogen stabilizer in your fertilizer application from fall through early side dress application. No matter what fertilizer source you are using or when you are applying, it is always best to have a stabilizer in there.” The key to maximizing your corn yields is to make sure you have the right amount of nitrogen when the crop really needs it. Loewen says that is where N-Serve and Instinct can really help boost yields, “Extending that nitrogen availability 6-8 weeks after application means it is going to be there when the plant really needs it in the V 10 stage.”Another benefit to a nitrogen stabilizer is the environmental benefits it provides. “N-Serve® and Instinct® have been proven to reduce nitrate leaching by 16% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51%,” said Loewen. She  urged growers to speak up about how their farming operations are helping to improve the environment.For more information on Instinct and N-serve, see your Dow AgroSciences representative. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 22, 2018 Reducing Input Costs on Corn Home Indiana Agriculture News Reducing Input Costs on Corn Previous articleUSDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become IndependentNext articleAmerican Farm Bureau Urging Lawmakers to Get Behind AG Act Bid Gary Truittlast_img read more

Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions hand sanitiserAs the government announced tighter restrictions on communities after a spike in Coronavirus cases, Limerick was dealing with further outbreaks of the deadly virus.The Limerick Post can reveal that University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Hanratty’s Direct Provision Centre and St Patrick’s GAA Club are the latest to be hit by Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As UHL announced measures to tackle an outbreak of the virus on one of its medical wards, the HSE confirmed it was in the process of managing another Covid-19 cluster at a direct provision centre in the city.The HSE told the Limerick Post that a letter sent to residents at Hanratty’s Hostel was “a standard letter that we use when there is a number of cases in a congregated setting”.Management at the centre, located on Glentworth Street, which had 212 residents on the books, declined to comment.St Patrick’s GAA Club, meanwhile, joined a growing list of local sports clubs who had announced they were testing or had players test positive for Covid-19, including Claughaun, Ahane and Cratloe GAA clubs as well as Shannon, Old Crescent and Munster Rugby.On Wednesday morning, St Patrick’s confirmed that “a player from an adult group, who trained with others in an outdoor setting” had contracted the virus.The player is considered low/casual risk and the club is working with the HSE and the Limerick County Board to deal with the issue.An outbreak control team was established at UHL after two Covid-19 cases, involving a patient and a staff member, were confirmed on Tuesday.Staff who have been identified as contacts were asked to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing continued.Meanwhile, in what was a first for fee-paying Glenstal Abbey School, international pupils were welcomed into a period of self-isolation in Murroe, ahead of the start of the new school term.“The first of our students from outside Ireland have been arriving over the weekend, to spend their 14-day period of restricted movement here in Glenstal. It is great to see students back in our school at last! #iloveboarding #growatglenstal,” Glenstal tweeted. Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleProtobaby’s Twisted Words – new single and album on the wayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Singer songwriter Dáwna David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaksBy David Raleigh – August 20, 2020 2091 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews last_img read more

Donegal Airport suspends flights between Donegal & Glasgow

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – September 25, 2020 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Donegal Airport suspends flights between Donegal & Glasgow Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articlePeople on wage subsidy won’t pay tax owed until 2022Next articleGovernment urged to waive commercial rates in Donegal News Highland Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal Airport has announced that flights between Donegal and Glasgow have been suspended.A spokesperson says the decision was taken in light of the latest travel advice issued by the Irish Government and the uncertainty arising from evolving Covid-19 restrictions.The last flight will take place on October 21st.The airport says they hope Loganair will be able to resume services in April 2021.Customers with bookings after October 21st can transfer to fly from City of Derry Airport, receive a full refund or bookings can be placed on hold for 12 months. Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Patel highlights value of interfaith dialogue

first_imgEboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, discussed the importance and implications of interfaith narrative and dialogue in a lecture titled “Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Non-Religious Diversity in the 21st Century.” The lecture was sponsored by Notre Dame’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services.Patel, who also serves as an member of the Inaugural Advisory Council for the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the need for coexistence and cooperation among various religions would become a defining question of our time.“The question of how people orient around religion differently, or interact with one another, whether that be based on conflict or cooperation, will be one of the most engaging questions of the 21st century,” he said.Patel said becoming an interfaith leader is a process that involves viewing one’s identity as a person of faith as an opportunity to create relationships among multiple communities of faith, which helps establish cooperation and dialogue.“You could look to make [your faith identity] a barrier of division, you could look to make it a bludgeon of domination or you could look to make it a bridge of cooperation,” Patel said.Patel said civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist, was an example of a successful interfaith leader because he took inspiration from the peaceful protests of Mahatma Gandhi, a Hindu, and cooperated with prominent leaders of multiple religions.“Martin Luther King is many, many things, but amongst them, he is certainly an interfaith leader,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith leadership is developed through three key experiences or “moments.” He said these moments include being inspired by a person or ideal of another faith, engaging and cooperating with people of multiple religions and observing and collaborating in solutions to combat interfaith violence.“You being inspired by an ideal or a person from a different religion; you recognizing and lifting up your memories of partnering with people of different religions whose endeavors are beautiful and great and holy; you recognizing the scourge of religious violence and thinking to yourself, ‘there has to be something done about this and I will take some responsibility’ — these are the kinds of moments that help you craft your own story of interfaith leadership,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith dialogue requires youth leaders who create inspiring and innovative discussion on faith. He focused on the concept of storytelling in the process of developing as an interfaith leader and said interfaith leaders “tell new stories to the world and embody those stories in their lives.”He said storytelling involves creating narratives and environments that are defined by similarities among, rather than by division of, people of different faiths.“Part of what leaders do is shape environments that make salient the commonalities between people from different religions,” Patel said.Tags: Eboo Patel, Gandhi, interfaith, interfaith dialogue, Martin Luther Kind, Multicultural Student Programs and Serviceslast_img read more