Salibo Somé, founder of Africa’s Sustainable Development Council, will deliver the 2010 Darl Snyder Lecture March 4 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.The lecture will begin at 10 a.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and is free and open to the public. As executive director for Africa’s Sustainable Development Council, Somé has helped raise more than $4.3 million to support people across Africa. Focusing on literacy and micro-enterprise development in agriculture, livestock and forestry, Somé has helped 7,500 men, women and children living in 106 villages since founding the program in 1998. His vision for a sustainable nation began when he was a child growing up in Burkina Faso. After earning a master’s in entomology and a doctorate in crop and soil science from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, he returned to rural Africa. Somé is multi-lingual, speaking six languages, and has authored or co-authored several articles on sustainability and entomology.Since 1992, the UGA African Studies Institute has invited accomplished scholars in African Studies to lecture in honor of Darl Snyder.A pioneer in the development of African studies at UGA, Snyder established numerous linkages with African universities. His UGA career began in 1969 at the Rural Development Center in Tifton, Ga. During his 27-year tenure at UGA, he established the worldwide Collaborative Research Support Program on peanuts and implemented a USAID-funded agricultural human resource development program. This led to the creation of an agricultural research station at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. A fellowship fund, created in Snyder’s honor, helps fund student trips to Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
As the weather grows cooler most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material. Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.Newly installed plant material, even if properly watered, is highly stressed and can die. In the fall months, the air temperatures have cooled and the plants are not under as much stress. The stems and leaves will begin going dormant, but the roots will continue to grow in the soil. Cold weather gives the plant more time to become established and develop a strong, healthy root system. By the following spring and summer, the plants will be more resistant to heat and drought conditions. Spring-planted trees and shrubs have a much shorter period of time to become established. This makes them more vulnerable to the stresses of summer.For trees and shrubs, dig the width of the hole at least one and one-half to two times the size of the root ball. Plant it at the same depth as it was in the container. Do not install the plant’s crown below soil level. Planting too deeply can lead to rot and other problems leading to damage and possible death of the plant material. Research has shown adding organic matter, like compost or top soil, to the hole is not necessary. The plant’s roots might be so happy in the rich soil that it prevents their roots from growing out into the native soil. However, when planting a bed of multiple trees and shrubs, add organic matter and till it in throughout the entire planting bed. Do not fill the individual holes with organic matter.When purchasing plants, select plants that appear healthy and free of insects and diseases. Pull the plant out of the pot and examine the roots. Healthy roots should be white or light brown and spread throughout the root ball. Avoid plants with black mushy roots, or those with poorly developed root systems. If plants roots are matted around the edge of the root ball, use a knife and make a few cuts to break up the mat and allow the roots to spread. Do not apply fertilizer to the individual planting holes. Wait until the plants become established before fertilizing. Thoroughly water the plants once or twice a week. Apply two to three inches of mulch, such as pine straw, pine bark or cypress mulch, around the plants. Do not mass mulch around the stems of the trees and shrubs. This can lead to disease and insect infestation of the stem. Fall is the best time of the year to establish trees, shrubs, and many types of perennials. Install these plants now to enjoy them in the spring and into the future. For more information on fall plantings, contact your local University of Georgia Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
New Delhi : Ravindra Jadeja, India’s star all-rounder could not get India over the line but won billions of hearts, including his fierce hater Sanjay Manjerakar, by his brilliant performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand.Manjerakar, whose ‘bits and pieces’ remark against Jadeja made headlines last week and prompted sharp reaction from the player himself, was all praises for the all-rounder for his 77 off just 59 balls knock against New Zealand.In a video shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on its Twitter handle, Manjerakar said, “By bits ‘n’ pieces of sheer brilliance, he’s ripped me apart on all fronts.”“This is Ravindra Jadeja that we have not seen very often. His highest score in last 40-odd innings had been around 33 (but) today he was brilliant, economical with the ball,” he added.Since India’s loss to England in the World Cup, Manjrekar has been vocal in his criticism of a few players, including the seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener K L Rahul. The Mumbaikar also recently referred to Jadeja as a ‘bits and pieces player’. The comment did not go down well with Jadeja, who took to Twitter to express his anger.“Still I have played twice the number of matches you have played and I am still playing. Learn to respect people who have achieved. I have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea,” Jadeja wrote.In 151 ODIs, Jadeja has scored 2035 runs and taken 174 wickets, while Manjrekar played 74 matches scoring 1994 runs. In today’s match, it was Jadeja who brought India back to hunt after being reduced to 92-6. Jadeja stitched a crucial 100 plus partnership with MS Dhoni to take the match deep but fall in the 48th over while trying to hit Trent Boult over the ropes. India lost the match y 18 runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.