Sheila: “It motivates me to face Rapinoe, we’re like that”

first_imgYes, I can only dedicate myself to football because I live with my parents. Right now I combine football with studies. I study sports nutrition, a medium grade. But most of my colleagues work, because the average age is high (29 or 30 years old). There are few others in the university. In my case, studies are very important for when football ends, but I think I can live years of this.How is a day in your life?We have the bad luck that we train in the afternoons because most of the players work. Although the Agreement has been signed, they have to combine it. We adapt to your schedules. In the morning I study. Then I have an hour’s drive to train from my home in Yunquera (Guadalajara). I also direct several teams of Rayo girls.Is it rewarding to work with girls?The quarry is very good. And now there are more resources, there is professionalism. When I was little I had to play with children, there were no teams of girls. When I was five years old, I had to wear an M shirt, which was huge. Now they all have their ideal material.Tell me how it started in this football.It was thanks to my older brother. I went down to the street and won, but I had more body. It itched a lot. He was the one who trusted me and made me believe it. With three I started and with five I signed for the team of my town. At nine they called me from Guadalajara. At 12 I was selected with Castilla la Mancha and that was a showcase in my career. With 17, Rayo loved me but I didn’t have the possibility to go to Madrid every day. My parents worked and did not dare to let me go alone to Vallecas by train. They were afraid. It was turning 18 and the first thing I did was take out my driving license to be able to sign for Lightning. Luckily they called me again. That was what made me become a professional player, move on to the First Iberdrola. Take that leap. It was my dream.You will share costumes with the best in Spain. Who are your La Roja references?Jenni Hermoso, Marta Corredera or Amanda Sampedro, whom I’ve been watching since I was a little girl. They are referents. They have incredible quality. I have a lot to learn from them.What can you contribute to this Selection?I think a lot of verticality, since Spain has a very different style of touch. I have respect for this situation but not fear. There are going to be high level players in the United States and that motivates me. How did you find out that you were among the 23 called to dispute the SheBelieves Cup with Spain?I was picking up my mother from work and I saw him on social media. I thought about the work behind me and that I am having a great season. I think I deserve it, but part of this is thanks to my team that has always supported me and helped me.What did you know about the SheBelieves Cup?I had no idea how important it really is. I knew it was special. I am very grateful to the coach for taking me to this beautiful tournament. Now it’s my turn to do my best.Which player motivates you to face?To Rapinoe She is a player more or less my style. It is my reference in the United States. But all three teams have incredible players, they are the best in the world. I hope to enjoy this moment to the fullest.Reach the absolute after a great career in lower categories.My companions have called me to congratulate me. It came from lower categories and is a job that I have done well to reach the absolute.What have you been told in your club? It’s been a long time since a Lightning player arrived …They are very happy. The last one was Natalia Pablos. She called me to congratulate me and gave me some advice. He told me to take full advantage that this happens only once.How is the Lightning?The team is fine, at ease. We are in the middle of the table and do not suffer with the issue of descent. We are happy Vallecas’s feeling never changes. Although important players have gone to great clubs and that has made it lower the level a bit. But we have pride and a lot of feeling in the costume family. That is key to getting the team forward.What does it look like in the future?I am very comfortable and very good at Rayo, but it’s always nice to get to the Champions League or win a Queen’s Cup. Or win an Iberdrola League title. I want to mark those goals. I think they can arrive. That’s why I don’t discard anything.A few days ago history was made by signing the collective agreement. How has it affected you?It has not affected me personally. These are rights that we should have all had for a long time. In my club, which is humble and with the lowest budget, I think we deserve to have that minimum.Is it one of the lucky ones that can live only from football?last_img read more

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$22M nursery school commissioned in Diamond

first_imgBuilt at the cost of $22.9 million, the Diamond Number Two Nursery School was constructed to accommodate the constant growth of school-aged children in the community.The new modern facility, located at Fifth Avenue in Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was commissioned on Wednesday with the capacity of sitting a total of 120 pupils in its six classrooms. However, while the school was now commissioned and officially handed over to the regional department, it has opened since last year for the 2017 academic year.Currently, the school has 60 learners enrolled in its first year and 40 in the year two programme. Moreover, the school is expected to undergo expansion works in August to increase its accommodation capacity.Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Assistant Chief Education Officer (ag), Samantha Williams, explained that while there are other sister nursery schools in the surrounding areas including Diamond, the need for a second school wasThe current batch of pupils at the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School performing at the commissioning ceremonyrecognised.“There are other sister schools in its environs… However, the distance to these schools pose a degree of inconvenience to parents as well as to the learners and this affected the attendance and punctuality rate of learners at these schools. Transportation woes and, of course, the overcrowding of the… [other] sister schools caused the regional administration to work towards acquiring another nursery school in this community,” Williams explained.Williams, speaking on behalf of Education Minister Nicolette Henry, noted that such modern facilities contributes to an improved learning culture, where imaginations are set free and talents are developed through the foundation of reading, writing and arithmetic.“This is the place where holistic learning leads to fun roles… Anything is possible here at the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School with your classmates and teachers. You can go on to be whatever you want to be and there is no pressure… you will be exposed to a world of possibilities,” the acting Assistant CEO stated.Meanwhile, Regional Chairperson of Region Four, Genevieve Allen, in addressing the gathering, said that all children have potentials within them to achieve success at the highest level but they need the necessary tools and environment in order to do so.Allen noted that while this new nursery school is fully equipped, children also need support and guidance. To this end, she called on parents to play an active role in their children’s education.The regional chairperson went on to recognise that the community produced four students in the Top One per cent at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) exams from the New Diamond/Grove Primary school, saying that with hard work and dedication the pupils of the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School can also have their names published as top performers in a few years’ time.last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND INVITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN

first_imgFEATURES: Letterkenny and district Pipe Band is a cross community band based in Conwal Parish church hall, Letterkenny – and they’re looking for new members to join!Formed in 2000 by Mervyn Elvin, the band has taught many young people of the area both Bagpipes and drums. Crowning glory for the band came in 2009 when the band were crowned World Champions in Grade 4a.Unfortunately, since 2009, emigration, college, work and family commitments have resulted in a drop in numbers for the band.In 2014 Mervyn Elvin handed over the role of Pipe Major to Lee Hegarty but still remains a valued member and tutor.Having gone back to basics they are now inviting new people to join the band whether as beginners or looking to play in 2016 Grade 4b competition. As well as learning to read music, play an instrument and being part of a young enthusiastic team there have been proven health benefits in playing the bagpipes with lung capacity greater than that of a long distant runner.Uniforms, equipment and tuition are all supplied free of charge with the only charge being €10 towards insurance.Band practice is in Conwal Parish Hall, Letterkenny every Monday 7.30pm to 10pm and Friday 8pm to 10pm. If interested contact Lee Hegarty 0863779411 or 0749127061 You can also look us up via Twitter and FacebookLETTERKENNY AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND INVITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN was last modified: February 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:FeaturesLetterkenny Pipe Bandnew membersnewslast_img read more

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RESULTS & PIX FROM DONEGAL GAA 5K

first_imgTHERE was a great turn-out in Ballybofey today for the Donegal GAA fundraising 5k.Many of the stars of the county team were there for what was a cold – but great day out.All the results are below: Donegal Footballers 5kOverall : MenPlaceNumberNameTimeCategoryClub12040Gerad Gallagher00:17:35SMFinn Valley A C22004Shane McNulty00:18:06Boys 16McCumhaills32002Aaron Kelly00:18:35Boys 16McCumhaills42027Gavin Ward00:18:42SMDungloe CLCG52001Danny McGeehan00:19:03Boys 16McCumhaills62036Ben Dunleay00:19:31M45+Letterkenny A C72018Martin Shovelin00:20:04SMArdara CLCG82005Andrew Scanlon00:20:25SMFinn Valley A C92038Kevin McGuire00:20:42SMFinn Valley A C102032Damien Diver00:20:44SMArdara CLCG112019Conor McBrearty00:20:48SMMountcharles CLCG122003Pauric McGeehan00:21:28SMMcCumhaills132024Mark Cassidy00:21:44SMArdara CLCG142041Owen Boyle00:21:49SMGlenties CLCG152033Martin McShane00:22:21SMArdara CLCG162029Adrian Brennan00:22:21SMArdara CLCG172028Declan Brennan00:22:21SMArdara CLCG182037Darren Ferry00:22:25M45+Letterkenny A C192025Anne Marie Lynch00:22:27SWFinn Valley A C202007Charles McGuinness00:22:44Boys 16Glenties CLCG212008Michael Murphy00:22:50SMGlenswilly CLCG222026Neil McGee00:22:50SMGweedore CLCG232044Maxi Curran00:22:59SMDonegal GAA242022Edel McGlynn00:24:25SWGlenfin CLCG252046Ryan Dorrian00:24:25SMGlenfin CLCG262023Edwina Sweeney00:24:54SWGlenties CLCG272017Frank Craig00:25:25SMArdara CLCG282045Donal Bonner00:26:13SMConvoy CLCG292039Angela Trimble00:26:20SW0302035Patrick Gallagher00:26:36SMArdara CLCG312020Gavin McBride00:26:48SMGweedore CLCG322031Charlie Boyle00:26:55SMGlenties CLCG332030Danielle Boyle00:26:58SWGlenties CLCG342006Yvonne McGuinness00:27:00SW0352014Jim McGuinness00:27:00SMGlenties CLCG362009Imelda Gallagher00:27:33SWGlenties CLCG372010Mary Gallagher00:27:33swGlenties CLCG382015James Boyle00:28:02SM0392047Mary Martin00:28:14SWFinn Valley A C402034Ted Breslin00:29:01SMArdara CLCG412016Pat Shovelin00:29:01SM0422021Muriel Hegarty00:31:04SWGlenties CLCG432012Bernie Molloy00:31:36SWGlenties CLCG442011Stephanie Oconnell00:31:37swGlenties CLCG452013Seanie McDevitt00:31:37SMGlenties CLCG462043Louis Hasson00:32:17SMSt. Eunan’s472042Margaret Hasson00:32:18SWSt. Eunan’s482048Charlie McManus00:35:00SMDonegal GAARESULTS & PIX FROM DONEGAL GAA 5K was last modified: December 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:Ballybofeydonegal gaa 5kResultslast_img read more

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Students right on target

first_imgNearly eight out of 10 Whittier-area schools met their state-mandated improvement targets on this year’s Academic Performance Index (API), which uses test scores to determine the overall performance of a school and district. Figures released Thursday by the California Department of Education showed that statewide about 68 percent of schools met their API targets. But in the Whittier area, the number of schools meeting their targets was nearly 80 percent for the 124 schools in the East Whittier City, El Rancho Unified, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Lowell Joint, Montebello Unified, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, South Whittier, Whittier City and Whittier Union High school districts. Every year, each school is required to improve by a certain number of points on the API, which is based on tests given to students in grades 2-11 every spring. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The API assigns a score from 200 to 1,000, with 800 being the score the state would like to see every school achieve. But in addition to increasing its overall API score, schools must improve the scores of significant subgroups of students, which are classified by race, socio-economic status, and whether students are disabled or English-language learners. Locally, Frontier High School in Whittier showed the most year-to- year improvement on its overall API. Frontier is a continuation school where the overall API score skyrocketed 169 points this year to 530. But the Montebello Unified School District had the highest percentage of schools 93 percent that met API targets this year. Figures showed that 25 of 27 Montebello district schools met their targets. The two that did not were Suva Intermediate in Bell Gardens and Fremont Elementary in Montebello. “We are thrilled with our district’s performance on the API and we will use this momentum to continue our focus on student achievement,’ said Superintendent Edward Velasquez. “Our teachers and staff have worked very hard… and our students have risen to the challenge.’ At the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, 86 percent of schools met their target scores. Superintendent Ginger Shattuck was not surprised, but said “we’re happy we’re finally seeing the results of our board’s efforts to have nine out of 10 children reading at grade level by 2007.’ “It’s a combination of steadiness and improving practices in the classroom, as well as using a standards-driven curriculum,’ she added. In terms of having the highest percentage of schools meeting their targets, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified was followed by the Whittier City district (83 percent), Whittier Union High district (80 percent), Little Lake City (78 percent), Los Nietos (75 percent), El Rancho Unified (69 percent), East Whittier City and South Whittier (both at 62 percent), and the Lowell Joint district (33 percent). “We are so proud of the progress made by our students on the state assessments, and we acknowledge the hard work of our teachers and staff,’ said Whittier City School District Superintendent Carmella Franco. “This is truly the aim of public education to ensure high- quality instruction for every student.’ At the Lowell Joint School District, four of six schools El Portal, Jordan, Meadow Green and Rancho Starbuck Intermediate did not meet API targets among either the socio-economically disadvantaged or Hispanic subgroups. However, all five elementary schools have among the highest school-wide API scores in the area, ranging from 815 at Meadow Green to 889 at Macy elementary schools. Rancho Starbuck Intermediate is three points shy of the 800 mark. Lowell district officials said they had not analyzed the scores and could not comment. At the East Whittier City School District, where eight of 13 schools met API targets, Superintendent Dorothy Fagan said she was disappointed with this year’s results. “We have an external evaluation group working with us for program improvement,’ Fagan said, “and we certainly will be doing everything we can to make the improvements necessary. “But it is disappointing,’ she added. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said the state has come a long way with the API, which began in 1999. At that time, the only factor that went into API was standardized test scores that were not aligned with state educational content standards. Since that time, the state has added more standards-based factors to determine API. “You might remember when we first implemented this accountability system that teachers had the dilemma of whether they should focus on the tests or the (state’s) content standards,’ O’Connell said. “If you notice, we don’t hear that anymore. And that’s because now, if you teach to the test, you’re teaching the standards,’ O’Connell said. “So the alignment to the standards that has taken place makes the API a more accurate snapshot of how well schools are performing.’ — Tracy Garcia can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or by e-mail at tracy.garcia@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BREEZY, SUNNY SPELLS, CLOUDY: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel.Today’s Weather: A great deal more cloud across Donegal today after the bright sunny weather of the weekend. The sun will peek through from time to time as the day goes on especially in the west and north of the county. Temperatures by the afternoon will reach around 14C, perhaps a bit higher during sunny spells in the early evening. There is the chance of one or two showers but these will be confined to the far south of Donegal in the afternoon and evening.Still a good day all round for getting out and about.Tomorrow: At this stage more of the same for most of the day before a low front from the Atlantic brings wet weather to the county overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.Sources: Met eireann, BBCNI, Sky. DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers! BREEZY, SUNNY SPELLS, CLOUDY: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 21st, 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) Tags:breezyCloudydonegal daily weatherdonegal weathermount errigal hotel letterkennyshowersSunny Spellsweatherlast_img read more

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Meet the Donegal finalists in Ireland’s Talent Search

first_imgThe grand final for Ireland’s Talent Search is set to take place tomorrow evening at the lavish Hilton Hotel in Dublin.The winner of the prestigious competition will walk away with €2,000 and an appearance on national television.Donegal will be very well represented in the final with magician Dylan Murray, and vocalists Lauren Friel-Gormley and Frankie taking part.  Magician Dylan Murray astounding judges with his highly skilled sleight of hand tricks and illusions. Dylan, the reigning winner of Derry’s Got Talent, said “I have a few new tricks put together, I think I’m going to do two card tricks, along with psychological magic.”As part of his semi-final performance, Dylan performed a trick involving psychological magic and has a huge prediction up his sleeve to reveal in the final.“The judges loved my audition, they were amazed. It’s a celebrity panel of judges for the final! I have something big planned for it. Roll on the final! I’m really excited for it!”  11 year old Lauren Friel Gormley, who is a pupil at St. Mary’s National School in Ramelton, made it through to the final after wowwing judges with her unbelievable vocal skills.Lauren Friel Gormley Letterkenny lady Frankie is also through to the final of Ireland’s Talent Search, as well as Teenstars Ireland’s prestigious singing competition! She is planning on singing Fight Song by Rachel Platten and Dog Days are Over by Florence and The Machine.A busy girl, Frankie is also currently working very hard to perfect her Irish dancing for the Ulster Championship this weekend, and then must set her sights on focusing on her Jiu Jitsu grades next month.Frankie Good luck to all involved tomorrow!Meet the Donegal finalists in Ireland’s Talent Search was last modified: November 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

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A sign of things to come: Fortuna dominant at Battle at the Bay Tournament

first_imgMcKinleyville >> If the way they played at the McKinleyville “Battle at the Bay” Tournament is any indication, the Fortuna Huskies will be hoisting another Big 5 League title when it’s all said and done.The Huskies, along with Arcata, Hoopa Valley and host McKinleyville, competed in the two-day, round robin tournament, which concluded on Friday.Fortuna makes statement with dominant winsThe talk of the tournament was none other than three-time Humboldt-Del Norte League MVP, Hailey Dolcini of …last_img

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Malaria-proof mosquito a reality

first_imgAnopheles stephensi is responsible formalaria transmission in India and Pakistan. (Image: VectorBase) MEDIA CONTACTS • Michael RiehleDept of Entomology, Arizona University+1 520 626 8500; Marley 641G RELATED ARTICLES • Scientists abuzz over mosquito • Roger Milla, Fifa give malaria the boot • Swaziland to wipe out malaria • Adventurer spreads his nets wideJanine ErasmusScientists at the University of Arizona have bred a mosquito that is immune to malaria infection. With about half the global population at risk of contracting the disease, and the global malaria-related death toll approaching 1-million people annually, this could save millions of lives – most of them in Africa.The female Anopheles mosquito transmits the disease to humans through a bite. Single-celled parasites of the genus Plasmodium pass into the blood of the victim and begin to multiply, eventually settling in vital organs such as the liver and kidneys. These become vulnerable to damage and failure, which may result in death.Most of the annual deaths – around 90% – occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and one child under the age of five dies from malaria every 30 seconds.In the past scientists experimented with the insect’s genetic makeup in the hopes of breeding a mosquito that can’t pass on the disease. Their efforts were only partially successful as the insects still managed to infect humans, albeit to a much reduced extent.Now they’ve taken the concept one step further, with the development of an Anopheles stephensi mosquito that is immune to infection by Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite variety that is most dangerous as it is the only one that kills people. The finding was published in the online version of peer-reviewed open-access journal PLoS Pathogens in July 2010.One discovery leads to anotherUnder the guidance of team leader and entomology professor Michael Riehle, the group of scientists from the Arizona and California universities initially set out to discover how to shorten the lifespan of A. stephensi, an important malaria carrier in the Indian subcontinent.This is significant because parasites must mature for two weeks inside their host before they’re ready to be passed to humans, and mosquitoes in high-risk areas live for about two weeks. Only the oldest individuals are able to transmit the disease.The team felt that a lifespan reduction of even days could shrink the window of opportunity for Plasmodium, and result in a dramatic reduction in malaria infection rates. They targeted a gene that was thought to be responsible for both lifespan and resistance to infection. By injecting this modified genetic information into mosquito eggs, they bred a generation of insects that carried new genetic material.According to Riehle, they were hoping just to see an effect on the insect’s growth rate or lifespan – which was indeed cut by about 20% – but were pleasantly surprised to discover that their manipulation also completely blocked infection.The super-insects were tested with a meal of Plasmodium-infected blood, with the encouraging result that not one mosquito became infected.“If even a single parasite slips through and infects a human, the whole approach will be doomed to fail,” said Riehle, “and so you need mosquitoes that are no less than 100% resistant.”The team is hoping that these genetically modified mosquitoes will be eventually released into malaria-ravaged areas where they will breed with, and replace the normal insect, whether through natural selection or with scientific help.They are also now seeking to understand how the parasites are killed inside the mosquito’s body, because that valuable information could be used to create an even more robust insect.According to Riehle, it will be at least a decade before the new mosquitoes will be ready for large-scale release. But before this the experts will have to address the public’s fears of putting a genetically modified creature into the wild – an idea which could alarm many.Preventable and curableMalaria is both preventable and curable, but field experience has shown that it can only be successfully combated with a multi-faceted approach. This involves the widespread distribution of insecticide-impregnated bed nets, indoor spraying, bite prevention and treating patients effectively. None of these strategies is as powerful on its own as it is in combination with the others.The development of a vaccine by 2015 is also an important research goal. Although a number of vaccine candidates have gone to clinical trial, none of them made it through the long and rigorous process.Earlier in 2010 the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in its World Malaria Report 2009 that South Africa and eight other African countries had managed to halve their malaria burden. South Africa, Botswana, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, and Zambia achieved this using a combination of insecticide nets and efficient treatment of patients, said the WHO.last_img read more

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Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference approaching

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fruit, vegetable and specialty crop growers can learn how to do everything from increasing sales using social media to producing barley for malting during a daylong conference offered by horticulture, entomology and local foods experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The Southwestern Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference is Feb. 2 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, in Loveland.OSU Extension has organized a grower school for more than 30 years in southwestern Ohio, but this conference will be different and bigger than in previous years, said Greg Meyer, an OSU Extension educator.“In addition to focusing on more topics, we’ve moved the event location to a conference center which allows us the space to offer more class options, including sessions on fruit, vegetables, greenhouses, specialty crops and marketing,” he said.Ohio Private Pesticide Applicator Credit will be available for Core, Category 3 and Category 5, Meyer said.Fertilizer certification is required for growers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of agricultural production grown primarily for sale.“This conference will include a three-hour fertilizer training class which will meet the requirements to obtain your fertilizer certification,” he said. “Participants must attend the entire three-hour class.A fertilizer certification class focused on fruit and vegetable production will also be offered.Workshop topics include:* “New Apple Rootstocks for Ohio.”* “Pumpkin Integrated Pest Management: An Update on Research and Management of Pumpkins.”* “Biological Control of Insects in Greenhouses and High Tunnels.”* “Super Berry Production and Marketing.”* “Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training.”* “How to Decide the Amount of Insecticide and Water to Use on Tree Fruits.”* “Managing Bacterial Diseases in Vegetable Crops.”* “Management of Soil-borne Diseases in High Tunnel Vegetable Production.”* “Collective Marketing: The Co-op Model.”* “New Apple Variety Selections for the Midwest.”* “Bio-control of Cucumber Beetles.”* “How to Develop an Integrated Pest Management Program for Your Greenhouse and High Tunnels.”* “Understanding Food Marketing Regulations.”* “Blackberry and Raspberry Season-Extension Methods.”* “Managing Worms on Vegetable Crops.”* “Hops Production in Ohio.”* “Increasing Sales Using Social Media.”* “Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides.”* “From Traps to Trends: Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management.”* “Squash Vine Borer Control.”* “Producing Barley for Malting.”* “Pricing Your Food Products for Direct to Consumer Marketing.”* “Mixing Pesticides: Avoiding Mistakes that Reduce Effectiveness.”Registration for the conference is $50 by Jan. 22 and includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch and a USB memory stick containing all of the conference handouts. Registration is $60 by Jan. 31.Online registration is available at regonline.com/swfruitvegconf. A schedule of workshop presentations can be found at go.osu.edu/swohfvsc. For more information, contact Meyer at 513-695-1311 or meyer.213@osu.edu.last_img read more

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