Pecan Grafting

first_imgGeorgia pecan farmers can learn the art of grafting during a clinic on Tuesday, April 21, hosted by University of Georgia Extension horticulturist Lenny Wells.Grafting involves taking a branch from one tree and connecting it to the vascular tissue of another, Wells said. If a pecan farmer wants a Stuart variety tree, the farmer can insert a branch from an existing Stuart tree and graft it onto the seedling rootstock. Wells said pecan producers graft trees because nuts produced by a specific variety will not produce an identical tree to the parent.“Once the connections are made through grafting, the tree becomes (the variety that) was attached,” Wells said. “There’s a science to it, but I think with grafting, it’s one of those things where there’s definitely an art to it. To be good at it, you have to have the touch. It just takes practice, and there’s a lot of different types of grafts you can do.”The free clinic will take place at the UGA Ponder Farm in Tifton, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The farm is located off of Highway 82 on Ty Ty Whiddon Mill Road.Participants will learn about two different grafting types — bark and banana, or four-flap.With bark grafting, a branch is taken from a tree the farmer wants to duplicate and inserted between the bark and the wood of the rootstock. Of the two methods, Wells said banana grafting is easier to learn how to do. Cuts are made on the bark and the bark is peeled down into four flaps, like peeling a banana. The wood is then cut inside out, cuts are made on the graft wood and the branch is inserted into the rootstock. The flaps are then brought back over. “There’s still a lot of interest in it because there’s a lot of people who want to know how to do it just for the novelty of it. Some want to learn how to do it for their own operation,” Wells said.last_img read more

Don’t be the weird guy in your office

first_imgI suppose we’re all weird in our own way. But, then there’s those people who take weird to the next level. There’s a great askreddit thread that asks, “What does the weird guy in your office do that creeps you out?” This is the guy you don’t want to be. Here are some of my favorites. (I’ve edited some of the harsher language…)“I put my meatball sandwich in the office refrigerator someone ate the meatballs out of the sandwich but not the sandwich. thats pretty creepy to me.” – SwanchSwabzMaybe he’s on a low carb diet.“Close talker. Really close. You back up and he follows you.” – LittleLarryThis is a highly aggressive close talker.“In my old job a guy came in ~5.30 in the morning and would beat the sh*t out of the vending machine to try to get free food.” – ZeruviIt’s always feels good to be the first one in the office, but not for this reason.“I work tech support help desk, the weird guy in our office is outwardly social and goes to the gym 3 times a week. F*ing monster.” – beefstendersI guess being the normal guy in an office full of nerds makes you the weirdo.“I am probably the weird guy in the office, to be honest. I have no idea what people might think I do that’s creepy though, but it might be the farting.” – warpusYeah that’ll do it.“Use to sit next to this guy who would eat full packets of mayonnaise at 8am. He would then turn to tell me something while his mouth of full of mayonnaise.” – AnElectricForkNo.“He will not touch food. He eats his sandwich with the baggie still wrapped around as much of it as possible. He eats bags of popcorn or chips with a spoon. He eats his bagel with a fork stabbed through it. Very strange, but also highly entertaining.” – undercanopy813Haha. At least this guy provides entertainment.“Not me, but my wife sits next to a guy who opens up oatmeal packets and throws in it his mouth along with water, making oatmeal in his mouth. He says he doesn’t have time to eat. Does the same thing with protein powder and milk.” – goode3790Who wants to wash a bowl every day?Hope you enjoyed these. For more, check out the feed. 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Renovators delight to be sold under the hammer

first_img202 Bayswater Rd, Currajong is for sale.The home is on an 809sq m block and has hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout.The house has casement windows and glass louvres which provide plenty of light and ventilation while the two generous bedrooms also have plenty of natural light.The separate bathroom and toilet are in original condition and there is undercover parking for two vehicles. ■ 202 Bayswater Rd will be open for inspection on Saturday from 1-1.30pm before the auction on July 24 at the Keyes & Co office at 505 Flinders St, Townsville City. For more details call Mr Keyes on 0418 781 421. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020202 Bayswater Rd, Currajong“We’ve had younger couples looking to renovate it but we’ve also had some mature investors who want to tidy it up and put someone in it until the market improves.“We’ve also had inquiries from NSW and people are eyeing Townsville as a good place to put your money because of where the market is.“Buyers in that renovator market are very active now.” 202 Bayswater Rd, CurrajongA 1940s’ post-war home in original condition that would make the ultimate renovation project will be sold under the hammer on July 24. The two-bedroom, one- bathroom home at 202 Bayswater Rd, Currajong, hasn’t been on the market in 70 years.Keyes & Co principal and selling agent Damien Keyes said the home would be perfect for a tradie or an experienced renovator while the home could also be demolished.last_img read more

Sudan ex-leader sentenced for corruption

first_imgThe corruption case was linked to a$25-million (£19 million) cash payment he received from Saudi Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman.(BBC) Bashir also faces charges related tothe 1989 coup that brought him to power, genocide and the killing of protestersbefore his ousting in April.  Sudanese former president Omar al-Bashir sits inside a cage during a hearing at a court in Khartoum, Sudan on Dec. 14. REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ex-president Omaral-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a social reform facility forcorruption on Saturday.   The judge said under the Sudanese law,people over the age of 70 cannot serve jail terms. Bashir is 75. last_img

Knockout Matches Begin in Trophy 5-a-side Tourney

first_imgIn Oyo State, the draws and matches will take place at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan and Ogbomoso Stadium, in Osun, actions will take place at OAU Football Field, Arubidi Football Field, Ile-Ife and Osun State University Football Field, Oshogbo and in Ogun State, the draws and matches will happen live at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, practice pitch Dipa Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode and Honda Football Field, Sango.All participating teams at the knock-out stages will go home with memorabilia and other merchandise in appreciation of their participation. Fans also stand the chance of winning super prizes from the TV show where they have the opportunity of calling in and answering questions on the matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The draws for a slot in the final 16 has been concluded as the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Hounour tournament enters the knock-out stage. Over 1,000 teams were selected to vie for the tournament, which comes with a cash prize of N3 million as well as bragging rights of the best 5-a-side team in the country. In addition, the winning team will proceed to the Pan African regional finals taking place in Tanzania to compete for the African title. They will also have the opportunity of meeting with Samuel Eto’o, the African ambassador for the tournament.Also starting in earnest is the super fans recruitment where five lucky winners will be selected to travel on an all-expense paid trip with the victorious team to Tanzania to watch regional matches and cheer the team to victory. While four of the super fans will be selected via in-bar recruitments across the four states, one lucky winner will be selected online.In Lagos, the draws and knock-out matches will take place at the practice pitch, National Stadium Surulere, Trade Fair Complex Mini Stadium, Ojo and Gbagada Mini Stadium.last_img read more

Lauderhill CARES Program – One-On-One in Person Assistance

first_imgThe Lauderhill CARES Program is here if COVID-19 has affected your ability to pay Rent, Mortgage, or Water Bill! The CARES Program is offering One-On-One in Person Assistance on Tuesdays & Thursdays (July 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The in person assistance is available behind City Hall (5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313). For more information, call 954-714-2181, e-mail [email protected], or go to your eNotification preference. Attention Renters, Homeowners, and Business Owners!last_img

PSG beat Chelsea again to reach last eight

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic fired the winner as Chelsea’s hopes of salvaging their season suffered a major blow when they lost 2-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain, bowing out 4-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last 16.It was always going to be a difficult proposition against a strong PSG side and their task was made even harder when the visitors, who were leading 2-1 from the first-leg, opened the scoring courtesy of Adrien Rabiot’s tap-in from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sumptuous cross.Chelsea responded with Diego Costa emerging as their great hope. The forward was mocked in Paris for wearing a ‘superhero’ protective mask in the lead up to the game, but he threatened to make those ‘humorous’ digs come back to haunt them, capping an all-action display with a fine first-half equaliser.The home side struggled to lift themselves again in the second half and once Costa went off injured, it looked more likely that PSG would take control of the proceedings. And the visitors eventually grabbed a crucial second away goal on 67 minutes when Angel Di Maria crossed for Ibrahimovic to tuck home his 50th goal in UEFA competitions.It meant Chelsea needed three to go through and they never looked like reducing the arrears as they game fizzled out. The Blues must now raise themselves for their FA Cup quarter final at Everton at the weekend as they bid to salvage something from a turbulent season.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more