Sun & Soil

first_imgTemperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and home gardeners are beginning to plan their fall vegetables.If you’re new to food gardening, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers tips that should lead to a successful fall harvest.Establish the garden in a location that receives full sunlight, from six to eight hours per day.Prepare the soil before planting based on soil test recommendations. A laboratory soil test takes the guesswork out of determining whether the soil needs fertilizer or lime to nourish your fall garden crops.To have your soil tested, visit the Extension website for directions on taking soil samples. Then bring your dry soil sample to your local Extension office with the $10 testing fee.Plant fall vegetables on schedule and use varieties that are recommended for Georgia. For a list of recommended cultivars and planting dates, refer to UGA Extension Circular 963, “Vegetable Gardening in Georgia,” at extension.uga.edu/publications.Control weeds, pest insects and diseases.When Mother Nature does not supply rainfall, water your garden thoroughly at soil level. And, as always, if you have any questions, contact your local Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for advice.last_img read more

Third Shawano wins of season for Yarie, Van Straten

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (May 21) – Marcus Yarie and Travis Van Straten both won their third local fea­tures of the season while Lucas Lamberies secured his second Shawano Speedway victory of 2016 Saturday night.In Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified action, Tyler Wilson grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but was quickly pressured by Joel Seegert. The lead duo raced nose to tail as Seegert tried both high and low to find a way by Wilson.As the lead duo duked it out, Yarie worked his way toward the front after starting deep in the field and on lap nine it became a three-car battle for the lead. Wilson continued to lead with Seegert and Yarie side-by-side and right on Wilson’s bumper.Yarie finally found an advantage on lap 15, making a pass up high in turns one and two to take the lead, then led the rest of the way for the win. Seegert made a last-lap pass of Wilson to finish second.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature continued the green to checkered, caution-free trend.  Van Straten made his way to the lead on lap 12 with an outside pass of Rod Snellen­berger.  VanStraten held the point position the rest of the way, but it was not easy as Snellen­berger and Kyle Frederick stayed right on him.Karah Taycher secured the lead on the opening lap of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod fea­ture while Brekken Kleinschmidt settled into second. Kleinschmidt maintained the second position un­til Lamberies grabbed the second spot on lap five and then used an inside pass to take the lead.Taycher continued to chase Lamberies until lap 12 when Jordan Barkholtz hustled his way into the second position.last_img read more

Pakistan appoint Mustaq Ahmed as assistant coach

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board after much reluctance has agreed to coach Mickey Arthur’s request by appointing former legspinner Mustaq Ahmed as assistant coach for the England tour.”The board had initially rejected Arthur’s recommendation that Mushtaq should be attached as assistant coach with the team for the tour to England and it had told the new coach he will be assisted by former Test allrounder Azhar Mahmood,” a well-informed source in PCB told PTI.The source said Azhar was not available for the first part of the tour due to his prior commitments with English county, Surrey.”With Azhar not available for the Tests, the board found itself in a dicey situation with Arthur asking as to who would be assisting him as the team leaves for England around June 17th,” the source said.He said with time running out the board finally decided to allow Mushtaq to go with the team to England.”Initially, the board had explained to Arthur they couldn’t release Mushtaq since he was now working as head coach at the NCA in Lahore.”Ironically, the board had released Mushtaq quietly as assistant coach when Waqar Younis was head coach and Pakistan had gone to play in the Asia Cup and World T20.The source said the board had also accepted Arthur’s recommendation to hire former Australian wicketkeeper Steve Rixon as fielding coach of the team with Zimbabwe’s Grant Ludon now working as trainer.Rixon was assistant coach of the Australian team until January 2014 when Darren Lehmann opted for his own hand-picked support staff. The source said another important decision which the board has taken is to appoint a public relations firm in the United Kingdom for the duration of the Pakistan team s tour.advertisement”The public relations firm will be responsible for working with the Pakistan team management in England and will ensure that a positive image of Pakistan cricket is built throughout the tour,” the source added.The board had earlier tried to appoint a foreign media professional to work as media manager of the Pakistan team in England but failed to convince two candidates to accept the assignment.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more