07 New fruit trees

first_imgThe new Attapulgus fruits are Sunsplash nectarine and WhiteRobin, Gulfking, Gulfcrest and Gulfprince peaches. Apricotvarieties are being developed, too. Plant breeders hope to have acommercial variety in about 10 years.The breeders’ emphasis is on the early season, so fruit farmerscan harvest for a better market window. But the peach andnectarine varieties are excellent for both home and commercialorchards.They’re a good fit in the home garden because early-ripeningvarieties require much less spraying for bugs and blight thanmid- and late-season varieties.Fewer spraysFor early-season peaches, sprays of an insecticide-fungicidecombination when the flower petals drop off and about 10 dayslater will often be all you need in your home orchard. It may notgive you picture-perfect fruit, but most home gardeners can livewith that.You may need another fungicide spray for brown rot close toharvest, a peach tree borer spray in September and two oil spraysfor scale during the winter.See your University of Georgia Extension office for a moredetailed spray guide, prepared by the UGA fruit insect anddisease specialists.The new fruit varieties come from a cooperative peach andnectarine breeding program between the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, University of Florida and UGA.Breeders’ resultsBreeders from those institutions have been developing new peachesand nectarines since 1991. While their work benefits homegardeners, the project’s aim is to benefit the agriculturaleconomy of south Georgia and north Florida. The results so far:Sunsplash nectarine blooms in lateFebruary and ripens inmid-May. It produces a sweet fruit of medium size.White Robin peach blooms in lateFebruary and ripens in mid-May.It bears a sweet, white-flesh peach with melting flesh. It’srecommended for home gardens, local sales and distant shippingwith careful handling.Gulfking peach blooms in mid tolate February and ripens in earlyMay. It has yellow, nonmelting (firm flesh) fruit with red skinand good flavor and size for a very early-season peach. It’srecommended for both home garden and commercial orchards.Gulfcrest peach is similar toGulfking, but blooms and ripensabout a week later. It has more red in the flesh and is slightlysmaller.Gulfprince blooms in mid to lateFebruary and ripens in late Mayand early June. It has high yields of medium-large, yellow,nonmelting-flesh fruit with a red-blushed skin color. It’srecommended only for home garden and local sales, not for distantshipping.The nonmelting-flesh peaches we’ve tested are excellent for homecanning and freezing, since the flesh is much firmer thanmelting-flesh types. We think the finished product looks muchbetter, too.Most people like the nonmelting-flesh texture as fresh fruit, butsome prefer the melting type. Besides the fruit, the beautifulpink flowers of these peaches are a real treat.To get these varieties, see your local nursery, or call theFlorida Seed Foundation at (850) 594-4721 for a list of nurseries.(Gerard Krewer is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) By Gerard KrewerUniversity of GeorgiaNew peach and nectarine varieties from Attapulgus, Ga., areadapted to the mild winters and humid summers of south Georgiaand north Florida. They may make life easier in home orchards. Volume XXXNumber 1Page 7last_img read more

Family First’s ‘offensive’ flyer ruled okay

first_imgNZ Herald 13 April 2013Watchdog cites free speech for rejecting complaint against anti-gay marriage pamphlet. A complaint about an anti-gay marriage brochure, criticised as being “extraordinarily offensive”, has been dismissed by the country’s advertising watchdog on the grounds of freedom of speech. Family First’s “21 great reasons to keep marriage as is” pamphlet equates same-sex marriage with incest and paedophilia, denigrates children of same-sex couples and is hurtful to single-parent families, the Advertising Standards Authority heard. The complainant said the brochure was “inflammatory, largely incorrect and was filled with biases”. It was “extraordinarily offensive”. However the authority, quoting parts of the code of ethics, has ruled that the complaint against the brochure should be dismissed because of the importance of free speech. While the authority said there were “sincere concerns of … offence caused by the brochure”, the allowance for “robust expression of belief or opinion, irrespective of the message”, meant the pamphlet was allowed. “Accordingly, the [authority] chairman said that there was no apparent breach of the Advertising Codes and therefore no grounds for the complaint to proceed,” the authority said in its decision.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10877545 The Advertising Standards Authority says the pamphlet meets the test for “robust expression of belief or opinion”. Photo / Suppliedlast_img read more

Eto’o’s emotional birthday message to Ronaldinho in prison

first_img Loading… The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner who starred for Barcelona and AC Milan during his active playing days clocked 40 on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Brazilian remains behind bars having been arrested in Paraguay after allegedly producing a false passport to enter the South American nation. Nevertheless, the four-time African Player of the Year has reached out to his former Barca teammate in an Instagram video captioned: “Happy birthday my brother.” There, the Cameroonian extolled Ronaldinho’s good virtues while assuring him of his assistance. “Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don’t even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you,” said Eto’o in the video.Advertisement “You are my brother, my friend. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I can only ask you to have the strength and to pray a lot. “I hope that all this can be solved soon because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need. “What I can do, I will do. And if I can’t do it, I’ll ask a friend for the favour.” Together at Camp Nou, Eto’o and Ronaldinho won two Champions League titles, four La Liga, one Copa del Rey and two Supercopa de Espana titles. Rated as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the Brazilian enjoyed a hugely successful playing career spanning 17 years. Read Also:BREAKING: Ronaldo’s Madeira hometown hit by earthquake At international level, he won 97 caps for Brazil, scoring 33 goals, and played a key role during the team’s run to glory at the 2002 World Cup in South Korea-Japan. There, he contributed two goals and was named in the All-Star team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Samuel Eto’o has posted an emotional birthday message to ‘friend’ and ‘brother’ Ronaldinho. Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological InnovationsHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!10 Albino Animals Who Look Like Ghosts7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Countries With Higest Technology In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Presbyterian looks to end streak vs UNC-Asheville

first_imgFEARLESS FRESHMEN: Presbyterian’s Cory Hightower, Michael Isler and Zeb Graham have collectively scored 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 38 percent of all Blue Hose scoring over the last five games.CLUTCH CORY: Hightower has connected on 26.7 percent of the 86 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 19 over the last five games. He’s also converted 68.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Bulldogs are 0-8 when they score 70 points or fewer and 12-6 when they exceed 70 points. The Blue Hose are 0-12 when they fail to score more than 64 points and 9-7 on the season, otherwise.TWO STREAKS: Presbyterian has dropped its last six road games, scoring 67.8 points and allowing 79.2 points during those contests. UNC-Asheville has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 78.7 points while giving up 72.3.DID YOU KNOW: The UNC-Asheville defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.9 percent of all possessions, which is the 18th-highest rate in the country. Presbyterian has turned the ball over on 21.7 percent of its possessions (ranked 316th among Division I teams).___ Presbyterian looks to end streak vs UNC-Asheville Associated Press February 21, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPresbyterian (9-19, 6-9) vs. UNC-Asheville (12-14, 6-9)Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNC-Asheville looks to extend Presbyterian’s conference losing streak to five games. Presbyterian’s last Big South win came against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs 65-61 on Feb. 6. UNC-Asheville lost 79-64 to Radford in its most recent game. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

#AFCONonCiti: Jordan Ayew, Partey score as Black Stars qualify to Round of 16

first_imgStory updated to reflect that Ghana will face Tunisia in the next round Ghana’s Black Stars have secured a place in the next round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday.Goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey helped the Stars remain unbeaten in the tournament and finish top of Group F.Despite being widely expected to be a walkover for the Black Stars, the match with Burkina Faso was anything but, at least in the first half as Guinea-Bissau started as the better side.Thomas Partey, who has struggled all tournament, yet again found himself in a bit of bother as he gave the ball away in the middle of the pitch and was beaten for pace.Joseph Aidoo made a clumsy tackle on the onrushing Guinean in the box but the referee waved away the penalty appeals.With the Black Stars struggling to keep the ball early on, the Guineans threatened and almost took the lead as Brito e Silva’s powerful bending shot was pushed onto the bar by Richard Ofori.Having survived the early scares, the Black Stars grew into the half and created a number of good chances, the best falling to Jordan Ayew who put through on goal and hit the post.The rebound from Andre Ayew was blocked by the Guinean defence.Some good work from Samuel Owusu down the right saw him work in a good cross which found Kwabena Owusu unmarked in the box but he headed wide.Thomas Partey then had a long-range drive scrambled out by the keeper as the Black Stars ended the half strongly.It must have been some team talk from Kwesi Appiah at half-time as the Black Stars came out firing.Jordan Ayew ran onto a long pass forward, beat his marker easily and bent a delightful finish into the top corner.He almost got on the end of another long pass but was adjudged to have fouled the defender this time.Guinea-Bissau almost equalised but a shot from outside the box hit the post.They hit the woodwork again direct from a corner before Mendes’ effort was palmed away by the impressive Richard Ofori.Ghana then secured all three points and with it, qualification, as Andre Ayew played in Baba Rahman, whose cutback was turned home by Partey.Jordan Ayew hit the post again for good measure with Guinea-Bissau failing to threaten for the rest of the game, exiting the tournament without a goal.With Cameroon and Benin drawing 0-0 in the other game in the group, the Black Stars topped the group having scored more goals than the Indomitable Lions.Ghana avoid an all West African meeting with Nigeria and will now face Tunisia who were runners-up of Group E while Cameroon go on to have a showdown with the Super Eagles.last_img read more