Sourav Ganguly : Heading BCCI will be easier than captaining India!

first_imgAdvertisement 8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs39hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epy7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0gbaWould you ever consider trying this?😱e1fc2aCan your students do this? 🌚zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly will be announced as the new President of BCCI within next few days. According to the former captain of Indian cricket team, nothing can be compared with captaining India in the biggest stage. Though he reckons that BCCI President will be a new challenge.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association Of Bengal for the last five years. He took some bold decisions as an administrator there. So, it is expected that he will take some bold steps as the President of BCCI also. Sourav mentioned that he would look into the matter of ‘conflict of interest’.Advertisement According to the former captain of India, Ranji Trophy will now be given more importance in terms of player selection of Indian Cricket Team. Sourav also told that he was not in touch with any political leader of India before filing the nomination paper for the President Election of BCCI.Now, he is going to be selected as the unopposed candidate in this President election. The former captain of India thanked his state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her constant support towards him. The cricket fans are hoping that some real changes are going to come in Indian cricket under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly.Advertisement Almost Stranded: Mohammad Shami’s US visa declined, gets approved after BCCI intervenes Advertisementlast_img read more

Maintenance worker slapped with gun, ammo charge

first_imgA maintenance worker was slapped with an illegal gun and ammo charge when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Delson Wayne pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated on October 6, 2016 at Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 pistol and three matching live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The 30-year-old man, of Lot 27 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, maintained his innocence and stated that he and two other men were charged for the offence, and the firearm and ammunition have to be the property of either of them.The man admitted that he was aware that there was a toy gun in his bag at the time, which he had confiscated from a child on his way to work, because the child shot at him a number of times with small pellets.The unrepresented defendant pleaded for bail in a reasonable sum, claiming he was a father of three and had to work in order to support them.The prosecution objected to bail, noting that no special reasons were presented by the defendant.The defendant was refused bail. He will make his next court appearance on November 2, 2016 for assignment by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more

Families eager to move in to homes built by Jimmy Carter project

first_imgThey spent last week painting, shingling and putting the finishing touches on their house as part of the 500 hours of “sweat equity” that Habitat families are required to log in exchange for the lower cost of their homes. Families buy their homes, which , through no-profit loans with low monthly payments. . Work on Harborside Terrace began in February, with the Jimmy Carter Work Project putting most of the finishing touches on the homes during a high profile week from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Each year, former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, donate a week of their time to help build Habitat for Humanity homes, bringing with them celebrities and other volunteers in an effort to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing. “It’s been really nice to see Mr. Carter next door building; it just inspires,” said Guerrero, noting that Carter was her father’s favorite president. “It was all about Jimmy Carter in my house growing up.” Guerrero said she is extremely grateful and excited for their new start. “This is the best decision we’ve ever made to help our family and our children to have a brighter future,” Guerrero said. A few houses down from the Bell-Guerrero family are Rosa Vega and her two children, Rosiel Vega and Adan Martinez. They will soon be moving from a converted garage in Wilmington to their three-bedroom Habitat duplex. Rosa Vega, a widow who works at a school that offers computer and English classes, was already making plans for her new home. She anticipates their move-in day will be an emotional one. “I’m going to cry all day,” she said. “And we’re going to have a big party.” She said she plans to cook for her 15 siblings in her new kitchen. Her children said that the weeklong building blitz was a great experience. “It’s busy and tiring, but at last, we’re going to get the house,” said Martinez, 18. Rosiel Vega, 21, marveled at the number of volunteers. “There’s different people from different countries sharing this experience,” she said. The family said they feel lucky to have been chosen by Habitat on their first try. “A lot of people have been applying for years,” Rosiel Vega said. They said they are looking forward to having the extra space, harbor views and great neighbors. “There’s no words to explain,” Rosa Vega said. “It’s like a dream.” The families are expecting to move in some time in December. are built with volunteer labor and donated supplies The homes this year range from $125,000 to $200,000 rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones Staff Writer Esmeralda Guerrero stood in what would be her kitchen, taking a break from painting. “It’s beautiful,” she said, looking around at her new home. “It’s really coming along.” Guerrero and her husband, Andre Bell, were one of the lucky families selected to buy one of the 16 Habitat for Humanity homes being built in San Pedro last week. They worked alongside former President Carter, celebrities and Habitat volunteers to nearly finish the low-income housing project and were given ceremonial keys to their new homes on Nov. 2. Although the Harborside Terrace homes, at 308 North Palos Verdes St., aren’t quite finished, the families are eager to start their new lives in San Pedro. “It’s really nice to be a part of this,” Guerrero said. “I feel so blessed to have a new home.” She and Bell have been renting a small two-bedroom home in South Los Angeles with their four children and grandchild. The pair were disheartened when it seemed that they could not afford to buy a house in their hometown, even when they both worked full time. Guerrero is also taking online classes to get a degree in health care and plans to get her license to be a registered nurse. “It’s been a long time coming,” Bell said of their new home, a two-story duplex with four bedrooms and a large kitchen and living room. last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal made doll has featured in a wacky You Tube clip which has received a staggering 4 million views in just a week.Children’s doll Lottie, the brainchild of Ballybofey man Ian Harkin, features in the clip about a Canadian couple’s private life. Mr Harkin, whose company is now based at the CoLab Building at the LYIT, is delighted by the exposure.Simply CLICK to play and keep an eye out for Lottie! DONEGAL DOLL FEATURES IN GLOBAL YOU TUBE HIT was last modified: May 30th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:DOLLIan HarkinLottieYou Tubelast_img read more

Salmon fishing is under threat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The problems affecting salmon in the Klamath River – aging dams, poor water quality, deadly parasites attacking young fish, and battles over allocating scarce water between farms and wildlife – remain. “For so many years we were told nobody wants your product, they just want it cheap,” Snow said. “We finally turn the tide, and now this. “I’m sure if we have a zero season or a severely restricted season, some people will go broke, and it doesn’t really need to be,” he said. “We need proper science and agreements with water users for habitat.” The Pacific Fishery Management Council makes its final decision the first week of April. If it shuts down sport and commercial salmon fishing from Cape Falcon on the northern Oregon Coast to Point Sur south of San Francisco, salmon won’t disappear from supermarkets. Sixty percent of world supply is farm-raised in Chile, Norway and Canada, and the bulk of the ocean catch – pink and sockeye – comes from Alaska. The 668,000 chinook or king salmon caught by some 1,200 active West Coast trollers last year account for less than 1 percent of U.S. consumption. But it is the filet mignon of salmon, prized for superior taste and texture as well as heart-healthy oils. The demand for wild salmon has encouraged fishermen to boost their prices by handling their fish carefully – bleeding them before putting them on ice, avoiding bruising, and sometimes flash-freezing them at sea. Some will still be caught off southeast Alaska and Washington, and small harvests may be allowed inside state waters off Oregon and California. But millions of pounds will be off the market. Mark Newell, a salmon fisherman and wholesaler who serves on the Oregon Salmon Commission, said the $3.18 per pound he was paying fishermen last year is likely to go over $4 this year if there is any fishing allowed. “They’re saying next year doesn’t look any better than this year,” said Newell. “If you lose this for two years, you’ll lose a lot of these fishermen.” Commercial salmon landings last year were worth $13 million in Oregon and $23.3 million in California, according to the council. Recreational fisheries were worth another $5.2 million in Oregon and $17.9 million in California. By the time that money runs through restaurants, seafood markets, and gear stores, the overall losses from closing the season will be more like $150 million, said Glen Spain of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, which represents California salmon fishermen. That money depends on healthy salmon in the Klamath River. Cutting through the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains in southern Oregon and Northern California, the Klamath was traditionally the third-biggest producer of salmon on the West Coast, after the Columbia and Sacramento, which this year expect healthier returns than the Klamath. During the gold rush of the 1850s, the Klamath suffered the ravages of hydraulic mining. In 1917, the first of a series of hydroelectric dams blocked hundreds of miles of spawning habitat. Political and legal wrangling continue over how much water goes to irrigating 180,000 acres of potatoes, hay, mint, grain and cattle pasture in the Klamath Reclamation Project and how much goes down the river for salmon. In 2001 those farmers paid the price. Drought forced the federal government to cut back irrigation so there would be enough water for coho salmon, a threatened species that shares the Klamath with chinook. An Oregon State University study put crop losses between $27 million and $46 million. That’s comparable to the $36.3 million in 2005 commercial salmon landings in Oregon and California that fishermen stand to lose this year. The Bush administration threw its support behind farmers, and in 2002 Interior Secretary Gale Norton and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman made a special trip to turn the valves that restored full irrigation. That September, low warm water led to the deaths of some 70,000 adult chinook returning to the Klamath to spawn, according to the California Department of Fish and Game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWPORT, Ore. – Just two years ago, Don Snow boated a chinook salmon that dressed out at 48 pounds, 6 ounces – the biggest he’s ever caught in the lower 48 states. Commercial fishermen were feeling good about salmon in 2004. As a result of aggressive marketing, prices for chinook caught by trolling the Pacific were up after years of being driven down by more plentiful farmed fish. Those good times have gone bust this year. The third straight season of poor chinook returns to Northern California’s Klamath River to spawn have federal fisheries managers considering closing 700 miles of coastline to salmon fishing for this year’s May through October season, despite plentiful stocks elsewhere. They have already closed this year’s spring season, and forecasts for next year are not good. Because there is no way to harvest plentiful stocks from other watersheds without killing Klamath fish, fans of wild salmon expect to have a tough time getting troll-caught chinook, and salmon fishermen like Snow will be scrambling to keep their boats. last_img read more

Christian Eriksen sinks Inter Milan to keep Spurs alive in Champions League

first_img 3 Harry Kane started the game like a man on a mission and a brilliant run from the halfway line opened up space for Dele Alli, but the England international drilled his 20-yard shot over.Inter came into the game for a period without threatening and Spurs, led by a rampant Moussa Sissoko, got back on top.The Frenchman created a good chance for Lucas when he robbed the opposition of the ball in the right-back position and then broke at speed, squaring for the Brazilian, who shot too close to Samir Handanovic.Their best moment of the first half came eight minutes before the interval when they worked it neatly to Winks, whose dipping effort from 25 yards thundered into the crossbar. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Spurs climb above Inter with one match remaining and the north Londoners know victory at Barcelona will secure progression from the group, which at one stage seemed so unlikely.A resilient and determined Inter side appeared destined to get the point they required to qualify for the knockout stages, before Dele Alli picked out Eriksen in the box, who smashed the ball into the roof of the net.Although they were made to work hard by the Italian side, Tottenham deserved the win as Harry Winks earlier hit the crossbar and Jan Vertonghen somehow headed wide from close range.Given the critical nature of Tottenham’s predicament, it was little surprise they dominated and they should have been awarded an early penalty when Lucas Moura was barged over by Matteo Politano. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Eriksen was the match-winner BEST OF Vertonghen missed a glorious chance at 0-0 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Eriksen saved the day center_img REVEALED 3 Serge Aurier passed to the marauding Sissoko, who burst into the area and fed Alli, whose superb tee-up put it on a plate for Eriksen to smash home from 10 yards.There was a nervy ending as a 1-0 win meant Spurs had the better head-to-head record and Inter pressed for an equaliser, with Lloris producing a smart save to deny Danilo D’Ambrosio.They saw it out, though, and head to the Nou Camp with their fate in their own hands. no dice 3 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The frustration levels increased after the break as Inter did everything to disrupt the game and Spurs had no fluency whatsoever.Chances were harder to come by, but when they did they were decent ones.First Alli, who boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed as a big-game player beforethe game, skewed a good opportunity wide from the edge of the area before Vertonghen nodded wide from just a couple of yards.Inter did threaten on the break as Ivan Perisic brought a fine save out of Hugo Lloris, but Spurs’ golden moment came with 10 minutes remaining and it was a brilliant goal. huge blow Tottenham moved one step closer to the most improbable qualification from their Champions League group with a crucial 1-0 victory over Inter Milan.Substitute Christian Eriksen struck with ten minutes remaining to give Spurs the victory they needed to stay in the competition. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more


first_imgNAOMH CONAILL 0-9  FOUR MASTERS 0-6 – Four Masters finally ran out of steam despite a brave attempt at turning over Naomh Conaill in the semi-final of the Senior Championship this afternoon.A terrific final quarter inspired by Dermot Brick Molloy saw the men from Glenties and Fintown reach the final where they will play St Eunans.And now they’re in the final man! The Masters will rue no less than seven missed chances in the second half at O’Donnell Park while it was Naomh Conaill’s accuracy which put them through to the final.IN the end Naomh Conaill had three points to spare on a final scoreline of 0-9 to 0-6.It was a somewhat scrappy first half which saw Four Masters lead by a single point 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time.Despite scoring three times in the first half, Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy still went in at half-time on the chasing side. The Donegal Town team was rising to the challenge despite the heavy schedule in recent days.However their cause wasn’t helped when their star player Karl Lacey had to be withdrawn at half-time after picking up a serous injury in the first half.Four Masters continued to edge in front in the second half but missed opportunities to go further in front as they hit a number of wides.Dermot Molloy continued to chip away and along with the impressive Darragh Gallagher, they leveled the scores at 0-6 to 0-6.Four Masters goalkeeper Paul Durcan kept his side in the game with a couple of fine saves and good marshaling of his area. But Glenties sensed that Four Masters were a wounded animal without Lacey and chipped away at the points.Gallagher, Molloy and Ciaran Thompson all pointed as the Genties men stretched their lead to three points 0-9 to 0-6 as the game headed into injury time.To their credit Four Masters tried all in their powers with a number of subs being thrown into the mix.But it wasn’t enough as they simply looked dead on their feet at the final whistle. Many will look to Lacey’s loss at half-time but credit must go to Four Masters for a superb championship run.In the end it was Glenties, inspired by Brick Molloy, who had a little bit more in the tank.A cracking final is in store next weekend and although St Eunans may be slight favourites, nobody will bet again Naomh Conaill.THEY’RE FROM GLENTIES MAN, NOW THEY’RE IN THE FINAL MAN! was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:donegalfour mastersGAANaomh ConaillO’Donnell Parksemi-finallast_img read more

The devastation hits home for Floyd

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Not for Floyd, USC’s new basketball coach. Those are his friends and family suffering. His hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., his adopted home of New Orleans, cracking from the weight of this horrendous storm. Floyd grew up in Hattiesburg, 60 miles north of the Gulf Coast. Spent six summers in his youth in New Orleans working for the Saints at their training camp. He first made a name for himself as a basketball coach at the University of New Orleans. Later returned to coach the New Orleans Hornets into the playoffs. Has lived in New Orleans for 10 years. Floyd, 51, still owns a condo there a block and half from the Convention Center, a condo his wife and family just moved from to Los Angeles only two months ago. The pictures and footage of the wreckage, of the human loss and misery speak directly to Floyd. Every phone call can seem to bring another tale of anguish, another moment to cause pause, to fathom what at once seems both inevitable and unbelievable. From homes in the Los Angeles area, the images from New Orleans and south Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina are so horrifying, so disturbing as to feel almost foreign. “These people lost their jobs,” he said. “They lost their homes. They lost everything they’re familiar with. And in some cases we’re watching people lose their dignity as well, and that’s something we should all hold onto. “It’s just horrific the implications of this. Kids don’t have schools, have to relocate. People in these hospitals that can’t be treated. I never thought I’d see anything like it.” Much of his family still lives in the Hattiesburg area, which despite being inland, was hardly spared the veracity of Katrina. “My sister lost two homes,” he said. “And that’s 60 miles north of the Gulfport, which tells you how devastating these winds were in Hattiesburg, Miss. “That’s one of the communities the media hasn’t even covered yet, but there’s devastation in that community as well. Not nearly as bad as what we’re seeing down to the coast, but everybody we’ve talked to.” His voice trailed. So much destruction. So much continued suffering. One of his former assistants, Mike Giorlando, is now the coach at Loyola University of New Orleans. Giorlando’s father had open heart surgery 10 days ago. “They had to transport him out of the city and they’re extremely concerned about his ability to make it at this point as a result,” Floyd said. “He was doing fine until they had to move him. “His father lost two homes. Mike’s five brothers and sisters all lost their homes. His other relatives, his extended family, all lost their homes – it was 100 percent in his family.” Floyd said Giorlando’s brother is a physician who was one of the few to get to his boat in St. Bernard parish, or county, another community under water. “He spent the first three days rescuing people and saw over 100 bodies in the water he could not pull out,” Floyd said. “There just weren’t any other boats down there rescuing, because nobody could get to them.” Floyd is so fond of New Orleans, has such a deep affection for this unique city, that he had planned to keep his condo. “We thought one day we might retire to it, but there’s going to be so little housing down there for all these people who are trying to relocate, that we’ll probably sell it and give somebody an opportunity to get in it,” he said. “We’re all devastated by this. My hope is they get the money and the resources to rebuild. These people don’t need canned goods, they need money. This country has to step up. We all have to step up and do our part.” Floyd is trying to rebuild a basketball program, something now left in unwanted perspective by an entire region that has to rebuild, once the water finally recedes and the bloated bodies and the stench is removed and the fires fade and the desperate find some calm. Days after it moved out, Katrina still batters New Orleans. “Everybody who’s ever lived there knew this was going to happen at some point,” he said. “Every single citizen. The state authorities, local government has pleaded forever for the restoration of the marsh land and the federal funding to help with the levies. “We all knew it was an inevitability that it was going to happen, but I was hoping I would never have to see it.” Floyd has a new recruit to show around, to tour the Trojans’ new arena now under construction, to sell on something special being built at USC. And 1,600 miles away, a city with friends and family, tries to start anew. “My hope is that the city returns and the country rallies behind everybody,” he said. “That we don’t forget about it, and continue to help these people get back on their feet. “It’s a proud city with a lot of charm. One of the three or four unique cities in this country – from the architecture to the music to the food to the people. I’m just hopeful that some of the charm can be returned one day.” Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Tim Floyd is not sure where to begin. Which story to draw on, which loss to touch upon. “We know so many people that have been affected,” Floyd said. “Family and every friend I’ve talked to have their own personal tragedy.” last_img read more

Tshwane introduces three new Wi-Fi services for residents

first_img20 August 2015In addition to offering schools, libraries and public areas free wireless service, Tshwane’s ground-breaking Free Public Wi-Fi initiative, run by non-profit organisation Project Isizwe with the City of Tshwane and several partners, is now bringing a much needed technological and social connectivity to the city in the interests of better service delivery and social cohesion.The public Wi-Fi facility, which has been running for over a year, is also available at the city’s health facilities, customer and municipal centres, tourism and heritage venues, as well as sites on buses, taxis and trains. The city has now launched three new user services: Wi-Fi Voice, Drive-In and Chat.The Wi-Fi Drive-In service will stream films and other programming to personal devices in public areas such as parks, events venues and other public gathering areas. Like traditional drive-ins, the service is aimed at bringing people together for a shared community experience.The first Drive-In programme is currently available at the Fountains Valley public park during the venue’s popular weekend flea market. The service has a catalogue of 30 free movies to choose from, with 10 new titles added monthly. There will be an emphasis on locally produced content in several languages. The number of venues where the streaming service is available will also be expanded over the coming months, covering the whole Pretoria/Tshwane region.Zahir Khan, Project Isizwe COO, says the idea behind it was to create a community and family experience, giving the people of the city an opportunity to gather in a secure, fun environment, “where citizens can break away from their usual routine and engage in a unique, ground-breaking experience.”The Wi-Fi Voice service allows users connected to the Tshwane Free Wi-Fi network to make unlimited free calls to other users, as well as connect to the city’s utilities customer-care line.Wi-Fi Chat, much like the Whatsapp and WeChat messaging apps, is a web- based platform for instant chat between users and a service delivery platform for city queries and information.“The high cost of voice calls and messaging creates a barrier to stimulating economic growth and creating opportunity for our youth,” says Khan, “the City of Tshwane will effectively reduce the cost of doing business in and with the city through the Tshwane Wi-Fi Voice and Chat apps.”With over 700 live Wi-Fi sites (and growing) across 95% of the city wards in the city, the Tshwane Free Public Wi-Fi service has over 720,000 unique users, making more than 22 million connections, enabling every citizen to be digitally included and part of the digital economy, regardless of personal circumstance. The mayor and Project Isizwe hope that the long-term benefits of increased GDP, productivity and efficiencies from service delivery ultimately make the citizens of Tshwane the best connected people in South Africa.Source: Screen Africalast_img read more

Use caution choosing cover crops for SCN-infested fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are plenty of agronomic incentives to plant cover crops this fall. But for fields infested with soybean cyst nematode (SCN) there’s one watch-out: Don’t feed the nematodes.“If you have SCN in your fields, we encourage you to consider cover crops that are nonhosts and poor hosts for SCN,” says George Bird, Michigan State University nematologist and leader of The SCN Coalition. “It’s the single most damaging pest in North American soybeans, and once it’s in your fields, you can’t eliminate it completely, but you can manage it.”Researchers from The SCN Coalition have compiled this list of cover crops that are suitable to grow in SCN-infested fields without fear of providing a host for the nematode. The list is based on the results of checkoff-funded research published by Iowa State University and North Dakota State University. Work with your crop advisors and local experts to decide what’s best for your situation.Legumes (nitrogen-fixing) that are poor hosts or nonhosts for SCN:AlfalfaAustrian winter peaBerseem cloverCowpeaCrimson cloverHairy vetchPeasRed cloverWhite cloverResearchers at North Dakota State found slightly higher SCN reproduction on Austrian winter pea, hairy vetch and field peas than what Iowa State scientists found, but reproduction was low in both studies.Grasses and cereal grains that are poor hosts or nonhosts for SCN:Annual ryegrassBarley*Cereal ryeOats*Wheat**From the SCN Management Guide 5th edition Brassicas (radishes, cabbage, mustards) that are poor hosts or nonhosts for SCN:CanolaDaikon-type radishMustardOilseed radish“There’s even been some discussion of planting field pennycress – also in the Brassica family – as a cover crop,” Bird says. “But a word of warning: Research from Purdue University showed that field pennycress is a moderately good host for SCN. Reproduction of the nematode on field pennycress could lead to increases in SCN population densities.” Do not grow pennycress as a cover crop in SCN-infested fields.Checkoff-funded cover crop researchThe United Soybean Board, North Central Soybean Research Program and several state soybean boards are supporting research on cover crops and SCN. There’s no published research yet showing that cover crops can consistently reduce SCN populations.“The problem is, SCN eggs in their mother’s protective cyst can remain viable in the soil for more than a decade,” Bird says. “So we’re also looking at new approaches, including biological controls and trap crops, which are crops that attract nematodes but aren’t suitable hosts.If you’re planning to plant cover crops this fall but have soybean cyst nematode in your fields, The SCN Coalition recommends choosing cover crops that are non-hosts or poor hosts for SCN. (Photo courtesy of Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)“For the past five years, my laboratory at Michigan State University has been searching to discover the first trap crop for SCN. We hope that our 2019 fall-planted cover crop, followed by a 2020 soybean crop, will identify the first true trap crop for SCN.”Lastly, Bird reminds farmers that all varieties of the same cover crop are not created equal.“Select the best variety to meet your objective and manage it to achieve your objective. Specific details about using cover crops in SCN-infested fields in your area can be obtained from your state Extension nematologist.”The SCN Coalition is a public/checkoff/private partnership formed to increase the number of farmers who are actively managing SCN. Our goal is to increase soybean farmers’ profit potential and realize higher yields. Partners in The SCN Coalition include university scientists from 28 states and Ontario, grower checkoff organizations including the North Central Soybean Research Program, United Soybean Board and several state soybean promotion boards, and corporate partners including BASF, Bayer, Pioneer, Growmark, Nufarm, Syngenta and Winfield United.last_img read more