Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As if the hot, dry weather during pollination and compaction issues in Ohio fields weren’t enough to put pressure on this year’s corn crop, corn rootworm may be just one more issue farmers may be dealing with. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist with Syngenta, to discuss corn rootworm evaluations and management.
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Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… In January, the AP reported on a BLS statistics showing that only about 45% of US workers were happy with their jobs. In May, The Wall Street Journal reported on BLS data indicating more workers in general were quitting their jobs.“During the recession many companies had to initiate hiring freezes, postpone new technology implementations and simply ‘do more with less,’” Technisource president Michael Winwood said in a press release. IT workers, like many other workers, could be harboring resentment for their current employers and/or be suffering from burnout.Enterprise IT departments should be particularly concerned about turnover. Although overall job growth in the US is stagnant, IT spending is projected rise, so IT workers confidence may not be misplaced. Before the recession, enterprises faced staffing shortages in IT and if demand for IT workers picks up, it will be workers who have the upper hand. Much was written before the recession speculating as to the reasons for the shortage of skilled IT workers. Blogger Dan Morrill wrote about the poor quality and high cost of education in the US, and the precarity of IT careers (this rant drives the precarity point home).But Linda Musthaler, writing for Network World, pointed to the numbers of unemployed but highly skilled IT workers looking for employment even before the recession:There’s no shortage of smart, employable IT workers. There is a shortage of flexible employers who are willing to hire people who don’t match an exact, niche profile or have a very specific skill or type of experience. There is a shortage of companies willing to invest in the training and development of enthusiastic and committed employees.If workers can’t find the training they need outside the work place, and enterprises can’t find the employees that meet their criteria, there’s a clear compromise: better internal training programs. Enterprises will need to invest more in employees to retain a competitive edge in the future. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now According to the IT Employee Confidence Index, a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by IT staffing company Technisource, IT workers are more confident in the economy than they have been in the past three years, and 37% are planning to look for new jobs in the next 12 months. read more
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dzaovic was in uniform but decided to sit this one game in the last minute after her ITC (International Transfer Certificate) wasn’t processed in time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steffen, Duke brace for tight showdown PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pacifictown Army bucked a third set meltdown in turning back Bali Pure, 25-20, 25-16, 24-26, 25-23, Sunday to set in motion its title campaign in Season 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Imports Janelle Jordan and Olelna Lymareva-Flink alternated in delivering the blows and finished with 15 points each as the Lady Troopers did well in their return to the league after once reigning supreme in the Shakey’s V-League, which was the predecessor to the PVL, more than a decade back.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue In the second game, Creamline got its title defense going off on the wrong foot—quite literally—after taking a 25-22, 26-24, 25-22 defeat at the hands of Petro Gazz.Creamline superstar Alyssa Valdez suffered a severe ankle sprain in the second set and never returned.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFormer two-time league MVP Jovelyn Gonzaga showed she is way past the knee injury that shelved her for two years and chipped in eight hits.It helped Pacifictown that Bali Pure played minus Danjiela Dzaovic, one of its two imports who is still in the process of clearing her papers. View comments read more
Affiliates from across Queensland will meet in Brisbane on Saturday, 26 October and Sunday, 27 October 2013 to take part in the inaugural Queensland Touch Football State Conference. The conference will consist of a range of topics across both days, while the inaugural Maroons Dinner will be held on the Saturday night, recognising the athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers across Queensland. The conference will see plenty of topics covered ranging from the NRL-TFA Strategic Alliance, High Performance aspects including pathways and current trends, localised marketing solutions for affiliates, referee and coaching topics as well as sessions run by Fox Sports Pulse and a look at the new courses, resources and procedures from Touch Football Australia. For more information about the weekend, please visit the Queensland Touch Football website – www.qldtouch.com.au. Related LinksQLD State Conference read more
My, how things have changed.The last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team played Purdue, the Buckeyes were fighting to sustain what seemed like long-shot Big Ten championship hopes.The Buckeyes arrived in West Lafayette, Ind., at 1-3 in conference play. With four minutes remaining in the game, OSU was down 10 and facing the virtual death sentence of a 1-4 conference record.But the Buckeyes had other plans. They ended the game on an 18-4 run and stole a season-saving road win. It was the start of a nine-game, in-conference win streak that has left the Buckeyes tied with Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten.A month later, OSU (20-6, 10-3) and Purdue (21-3, 9-3) meet tonight at the Schottenstein Center in a game with heavy Big Ten title implications. The No. 9 Buckeyes have reached the AP poll’s Top 10 for the first time in three years. The No. 4 Boilermakers are right behind OSU in the conference standings, tied for third.If the Buckeyes expect to beat the Boilermakers tonight, they may need to do a better job of stopping Purdue junior Robbie Hummel. Although they survived the last encounter, Hummel torched the OSU 1-3-1 zone for 29 first-half points. It was not until coach Thad Matta assigned junior David Lighty to shadow Hummel that the Buckeyes were able to slow him down.As they have done all season, OSU will likely employ both zone and man-to-man defenses tonight, but their ability to stop Hummel will be crucial.“He’s a blue collar-type kid and he’s a great leader,” junior Evan Turner said of Hummel. “He can walk the walk and really set the tone for Purdue. He plays hard and he plays with a passion.”A Buckeye win would allow them to keep pace with Michigan State and keep their conference title hopes alive. Although most OSU fans will keep a close eye on the Spartans in the home stretch of the season, Matta said his focus is and always had been squarely on his team.“You’ve got to keep your focus on you,” Matta said. “I’ve been fortunate with some conference championships and my mind has always been the same. Let’s keep it on us and control the things that we can control.”This isn’t the first time his team has been in contention for a conference title. He led the Buckeyes to outright regular season titles in 2006 and 2007. However, with the exception of junior David Lighty, none of the players on this year’s team have been a part of those championship teams.For Turner, the opportunity is one that he and his teammates have embraced.“I definitely think about the opportunity, but at the same time I’m not really nervous,” Turner said. “You have to go in prepared, have confidence and have an attack mentality.”He and the rest of the Buckeyes know that all eyes will be on Columbus tonight. Considering what’s at stake, OSU’s battle with Purdue has the potential to be one of the year’s best games, not only in the Big Ten, but in all of college basketball.Like Turner, Lighty said his team knows what’s at stake.“It’s up to us,” Lighty said. “It’s in our hands to go and get the Big Ten championship.” read more
The NFL season is more than a week away, but fans across the country are already gearing up for fantasy football. Whether you are your league’s reigning champion or perennial laughingstock, here are a few tips that could help you take home a title this season. Sleepers In my opinion, you cannot win a fantasy league with your top picks. Generally, the difference in production between players drafted in the first round is fairly negligible. But for that very reason alone, you can definitely lose a fantasy league with your first few picks. Stay away from high-risk players early on, and then target low-risk, high-reward players later in the draft. If they turn out to be gems, their performance could propel you to a league title. Jay Cutler (Quarterback, Chicago Bears) In 2008, Jay Cutler threw for more than 4,500 yards and 25 touchdowns in his last season with the Denver Broncos — his best statistical year to date. Now in Chicago, he has been reunited with quarterbacks coach, Jeremy Bates, and wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, both new additions to the Bears, that helped him reach those numbers. If you aren’t keen on spending a top pick on one of the league’s elite quarterbacks, Cutler could be a steal later in your draft. Greg Little (Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns) Little is the No. 1 wide receiver for a team that lacks exceptional playmakers. The Browns’ offense will almost certainly struggle again this season, but rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden will look Little’s way early and often. If you’re in a league that awards points per reception, Little is even more valuable. Keepers If you’re in a keeper league, which allows you to retain up to two players the following year, then rookies will be in high demand. For that reason, the obvious first-year players such as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely be overvalued and picked too early. Don’t make that mistake: select veteran players that will contribute to your squad right away during the middle rounds, and then steal one of the following under-the-radar rookies late in your draft. Coby Fleener (Tight End, Indianapolis Colts) While your opponents reach on Luck, you should patiently wait for Fleener and select the first-year tight end toward the end of your draft. Fleener and Luck were teammates for three years at Stanford, so Fleener will likely be one of Luck’s top targets in Indianapolis. Their immediate chemistry should translate well on the field, and for your fantasy team. Fleener had 667 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns last season at Stanford. Doug Martin (Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Martin flew under the radar while putting up impressive numbers during his collegiate career at Boise State, and will likely be undervalued in your fantasy draft. Starting as a rookie, Martin is Tampa Bay’s present and future. He is a perfect fantasy bench player that could evolve into your team’s future star. Busts Many people consider “busts” to be players that simply have terrible seasons, but I believe that a player can have a good season and still be considered a bust, as long as they were overvalued during a fantasy draft. Why spend a first-round pick on a wide receiver like Calvin Johnson, when you can receive similar production from a seventh-round pick? Calvin Johnson (Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions) One year after leading all wide receivers in yards and receiving touchdowns, expect a drop in production from Calvin Johnson. Johnson could very well be one of the top fantasy receivers again this year, but is he really worth a first-round pick? As I mentioned above, you can get similar production from receivers picked in the fifth, sixth or seventh rounds. The same cannot be said for running backs. Use your first-round pick on one of them, and then worry about getting a top receiver. In the pass-happy NFL, there are plenty of them. Michael Turner (Running Back, Atlanta Falcons) New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter favors a pass-heavy offensive attack, and the Falcons have a plethora of playmakers that will succeed in his system. Turner, however, is not one of them. The veteran running back has averaged just 10 receptions per season since 2008, and his backup, Jacquizz Rodgers, is a capable receiver out of the backfield. Turner will likely have a limited role in 2012. read more