BIRTHDAYS FOR SEPTEMBER , 2016

first_imgJIM BUSHDENNIS AVERYMIKE ADAMSTAMI TENBARGEMARY HARTALLEN KELLERABBY ELPERSMIKE ADAMTAMI TENBARGEIAN HAUERJEANNE McCORMICKDEBI WOLLFERICK RINEYTYRONE EDWARDSVICKI HUBIAKCONNIE RALPHMICHAEL W SANDERSBOB BALLARDPATRICK MOOREMELANIE LEACH-MOOREAMANDA GREENCABBLE STUARTJAKE HICKSJennifer Warner MitchellJim McGillemBrenda FloydScott EvernhamSandra McCulloughPam Chaddock DoerterA.J. NaasJeffrey O StrattonAnnie GrovesCliff Louis DardeenDan KatzReenie BrownCandle BossDeborah Bates-KessingerLori MaeLinda BarthRalph Darke-SchreiberFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Day lily dread

first_imgBy Mark CzarnotaUniversity of GeorgiaDay lilies, with their beautiful repeating flowers, are among themost popular perennials throughout the United States.Unfortunately, weeds can be hard to control in day lilies.Established perennial broadleaf weeds can be extremely tough.The good news is that annual broadleaf and grassy weeds can beeasily controlled with mulches and the judicious use ofherbicides.As with any garden plants, planting day lilies in a proper placeis vital to growing healthy plants.Mulches are extremely helpful in preventing weeds fromgerminating. Always have a 2- to 4-inch layer of pine bark, pinestraw or shredded hardwood bark in place.Many herbicides are labeled for use on day lilies.Postemergent herbicidesSeveral postemergent grass herbicides are labeled for use in daylilies: Acclaim Extra (fenoxaprop); Envoy (clethodim); Vantage(sethoxydim); and Fusilade II, Ornamec and Grass-B-Gon(fluazifop).These grass herbicides are concentrates you mix with water andspray over the top of day lilies to control actively growinggrasses. They won’t keep seeds from germinating.Pre-emergent herbicidesPre-emergent herbicides keep many broadleaf and grass weed seedsfrom sprouting: Barricade and Factor (active ingredientprodiamine); Dimension (dithiopyr); Gallery (isoxaben); Pendulum(pendimethalin); Pennant (metolachlor); granular Snapshot(isoxaben and trifluralin); Surflan (oryzalin); Treflan(trifluralin); and XL (benefin and oryzalin).You can get most of these products in both granular and sprayableform. Granular herbicides are more popular because they requireno mixing and are more forgiving when you apply it wrong.Note that these herbicides don’t control all weeds. There are nosilver bullets when it comes to weeds. Most of these chemicals orcombinations will provide 80-percent to 95-percent control of theweeds from seed.Some weeds aren’t controlled with pre-emergent herbicides, butmost of these weeds can be easily hand-removed.LimitationsThe pre-emergent herbicides listed are designed to work only ifyou apply them before the weeds germinate, and all will need tobe applied at least twice (spring and fall).Pre-emergent herbicides tend to be more useful to large growers.In the home garden, you might find hand-removing weeds adequateand even invigorating.All of these herbicides were available when this article waswritten. But herbicide labels can change, so make sure that youread and understand the label before using any pesticide.As herbicides go off patent, many third-party manufacturers maymarket under different trade names. Glyphosate, the activeingredient in Roundup, is now available from many suppliers.The tough partNow, the tough part: Broadleaf and other perennial weeds can behard to control in day lilies.Nut sedge (Cyperus species) and Florida betony (Stachysfloridana) are two problem weeds with no selective over-the-topherbicides available to control them in day lilies.You can carefully use products that contain the glyphosate tocontrol the problem perennial weeds you can’t keep out by hand orwith mulches.To do this, carefully separate the weed foliage from the day lilyleaves. Remove as little of the weed foliage as possible, and trynot to break any leaves or stems. If you can lay the plant onbare ground or a piece of plastic, do so.Paint or spongePaint on or sponge-apply a 5-percent solution of glyphosate (6ounces of herbicide to 128 ounces of water). Make sure theproduct you use to make the solution contains 41 percent or moreglyphosate.Be careful not to get the herbicide on the day lilies. If you do,wash it off immediately. Cover the plant with paper or plasticuntil the herbicide has dried.In 10 to 14 days, the treated weeds will begin to die. If anybegin to resprout, repeat the procedure.A fairly new herbicide, Manage (halosulfuron), provides excellentcontrol of sedges (yellow and purple). It can be used as a sprayaround day lilies.(Mark Czarnota is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

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Charity hospital’s dental department in deplorable state

first_imgResidents living in the north of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), particularly in the Pomeroon areas, continue to face tremendous economic hardship accessing public oral health services owing to the condition of the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital’s dental department, which is currently out of operation.The department’s unsanitary conditions have forced staff to send patients to Suddie and Anna Regina dental departments.The current condition of the Charity Oscar Joseph dental departmentResidents related that they have to travel long hours and when they reach Suddie, they were often sent away.“When we reach Suddie, we are told that they already reached the amount of patients for the day and as such, we have to come back, I travelled from as far as Wakapao in the Pomeroon River to do an extraction and that is what I was told,” a resident told Guyana Times.Other residents related that they have to incur additional expenses to venture to the Anna Regina Health Centre to access dental services. This poses an extra burden on persons’ pocketbooks.In March 2017, the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital’s dental department was closed as a result of bat and ant infestations. The matter was discussed at the last statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in detail.Head of the Region Two RDC, Devanand Ramdatt said he was not aware that Suddie’s dental department has a “cut off” on the numbers of persons it treated, but he would investigate.Ramdatt said he was, however, concerned about the way a particular contractor was carrying out his job at the Charity facility. He noted that a contract was awarded for works to be done at Suddie and Charity hospitals, but the contractor was moving at a snail’s pace. Ramdatt further said on account of the slothfulness of the contractor, the dental department at the Charity hospital remained out of operation. He stated that the works at the hospitals needed to be sped up so that services could be made available to the people. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

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Real Madrid have signed 16-year-old who’s played 17 minutes of football for £39m

first_img Vinicius Junior Real Madrid have announced the signing of Vinicius Junior from Flamengo for a reported £39 million fee.The 16-year-old has played just 17 minutes of professional football in Brazil’s Serie A, but is regarded as one of the best youth players in world football.The forward has scored 19 goals in just 22 games for Brazil Under-17s since making his debut in July 2016, having also netted six in six appearances for Under-15 side.Los Blancos confirmed a deal has been agreed with Flamengo to transfer the rights of Vinicius Junior from July 2018, though the youngster will remain in his homeland until the following July.However, he may head to the Bernabeu at an earlier date if both clubs agree. 1last_img read more

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