Monsanto Announces New Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 11, 2015 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Home Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto Announces New Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants Previous articleUSDA Announces Funding on 80th Anniversary of Rural ElectrificationNext articleOver Half of Indiana Corn Planted and Growing Fast Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Monsanto Announces New Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants Minor Changes in June WASDE Report SHARE Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Insect Management Knowledge Program (IMKP). The program, which started in early 2013 as the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Program, provides merit-based awards of up to $250,000 per award per year for up to three years for outstanding research that will not only enhance the collective understanding of insect management, but help address significant challenges and issues in agriculture.“The valuable research that is being generated through this program will provide industry and academia further opportunity to enhance our collective understanding of insect management, leading to even more effective solutions for farmers in the future,” said Dr. Sherri Brown, vice president of science strategy for Monsanto and co-chair of the program.The IMKP is guided by a 10-person Advisory Committee that is co-chaired by Dr. Brown, and Dr. Steven Pueppke, associate vice president of research and graduate studies for Michigan State University. The committee consists of academics and growers, and provides guidance on integrated pest management, as well as recommendations for areas of basic research on insect resistance and management that would be of interest to growers, the academic community and Monsanto. Earlier this year, the program expanded its focus to include insects that are economically damaging to any U.S. row crop.“This IMKP grant will allow us to move our laboratory-based studies of the molecular mechanisms of gene silencing in insects into an actual field testing setting, which I couldn’t do with more traditional biomedical research funding agencies,” said Dr. Philip Zamore, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, and co-director of the RNA Theraputics Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.The six awards granted focus on a number of items from addressing the management of insect threats such as whitefly, soybean aphid, and corn earworm resistance to creating a new model for determining how key risk factors affect the development of insect resistance in transgenic Bt corn. The award recipients are:Peter Ellsworth, University of ArizonaFelicia Wu, Michigan State UniversityJeff Gore, Mississippi State UniversityMatthew O’Neal, Iowa State UniversityTom Coudron, USDA-ARSPhilip Zamore, University of Massachusetts“I am very appreciative that the Insect Management Knowledge Program is providing a grant for our team to model how the most devastating pest of U.S. corn, the corn rootworm, develops resistance to insect control products, and how management practices can help combat this problem,” said Felicia Wu, university distinguished professor at Michigan State University.A listing of the winners and background on their projects is available on the Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program webpage. SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

Hovis to cut waste with technology

first_imgHovis is rolling out new supply chain technology across all its 23 bakery sites in the UK, which will cut wastage by at least 10%.The new system, initially trialled at three Hovis bakeries, will provide traceability for every batch of bread baked by the company, using SAP management software, combined with bar-code scanning technology. Each loaf is scanned at multiple stages along the supply chain, from the production line to delivery at the retailer, according to technology consultancy firm Capgemini, which spearheaded the project. “If the load is not correct or the delivery is not on schedule, an alert will be issued by the system so that problems can be corrected before the delivery is made to the retailer,” explained Capgemini’s vice-president of consumer products Anthoula Madden. “Once arriving at the retailer the load is scanned once more and a record of the delivery is logged, providing full visibility for invoicing. Savings are made across the supply chain as loaves do not get lost and perish, resulting in a minimum of 10-15% reduction in waste.”Phil McCallum, director of IT and infrastructure at Hovis parent company Premier Foods, said: “The traceability solution will deliver important benefits, including improved customer service and reduced waste.” l In related news, Premier Foods is to use sustainable palm oil in its products, including Hovis and Mr Kipling, by January 2010.last_img read more

New Zealand PM hits back at Trump’s ‘patently wrong’ virus claims

first_img“You see what is going on in New Zealand,” Trump told supporters.”They beat it; they beat it. It was like front page [news], they beat it because they wanted to show me something.”Citing a “big surge in New Zealand”, Trump added: “It’s terrible. We don’t want that.”New Zealand, with a population of five million, has around 1,300 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began roughly eight months ago and around 70 active cases.The United States, on the other hand, is the hardest-hit nation in the world with well over five million cases and more than 170,000 deaths.It is not the first time that Trump and Ardern — a relatively young, center-left leader — have clashed.Shortly after her stunning election win in 2017, Trump met her at a summit in Vietnam and joked she had “caused a lot of upset in her country”.”You know, no one marched when I was elected,” she retorted, referring to the protests that followed Trump’s victory in 2016.Both leaders are heading into elections in the coming weeks, and for both, trading barbs is likely to play well with supporters.Ardern has been forced to postpone the elections by a month because of the latest outbreak, putting her sizable lead in the polls at risk.Trump is trailing Democrat Joe Biden in the polls and facing fierce criticism over his handling of the pandemic. “Obviously, it’s patently wrong,” she added of Trump’s remarks, in unusually blunt criticism from an American ally.New Zealand had been hailed as a global success story after eradicating local transmission of the virus and Ardern was lauded as the “anti-Trump”.But the recent discovery of a cluster in Auckland forced the country’s largest city back into lockdown.At an election rally in Minnesota on Monday, Trump jumped on that development as evidence his critics — who held up New Zealand as an example — were wrong. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump’s talk of an out-of-control coronavirus “surge” in New Zealand as “patently wrong”.She expressed dismay after the US president exaggerated the new virus outbreak in New Zealand as a “huge surge” that Americans would do well to avoid.”Anyone who is following,” Ardern said, “will quite easily see that New Zealand’s nine cases in a day does not compare to the United States’ tens of thousands.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Last Turbine Stands at Hohe See

first_imgFred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Blue Tern has installed the final turbine at the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm.Credits to Darren McNally/ Fred. Olsen WindcarrierThe first of the project’s 71 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines was installed at the project site some 95km north of Borkum and 100km northwest of Helgoland in April.The 497MW Hohe See offshore wind farm delivered first power to the German grid in mid-July.Blue Tern and its sister vessel Brave Tern will now begin the transport and installation of the 16 turbines at the neighboring Albatros offshore wind farm.The two wind farms are owned by EnBW, Enbridge, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).last_img

Fortune’s bid for World Masters Indoor Championships in need of support

first_imgGUYANA’S veteran track star, Alisha Fortune, who is best known as the 2015 World Masters U-40 Outdoor World Champion at 100m, 200m and 400m, is currently raising funds to travel to Poland for the Indoor version of those games. However, she is short of her target of $875 000 which is required for her trip.So far, contributions from the Guyana Committee of Service, Modern Optical, the Beterverwagting NDC and Star Party Rentals among other individuals have helped her cause to a total of $310 000. The National Sports Commission (NSC) has also pledged their support but the track star is still a long way from achieving her target.She is pleading with corporate Guyana and patriotic citizens to help her cause financially since she is travelling on Saturday to secure her Visa.Fortune, who was a triple gold medallist (100m, 200m and 400m) in 2015 at the outdoor version of the meet in France, followed up with two silver medals and a gold medal last year in Spain.Interested persons willing to contribute to Fortune’s cause can contact her on telephone number 642-0615.last_img read more

Cashel overcome Nenagh Ormond

first_imgCashel put a dent in Nenagh Ormond efforts to push for top of Division 2 A of the League last night.It was a nail biting finish as Cashel ran out 13-10 winners which helps move them from the lower half of the table. They now complete their league programme away to Malone this day week while Nenagh will play at home to Belfast Harlequins before heading into the playoffs – hoping to secure Division 1 action next seasonCashel captain Pat O Connor kicked the winning drop at goal says it was a hugely competitive clash with growing numbers of spectators which is good for both the club and the game. Photo © CashelRFC Facebook Homepglast_img

World Cup trust fund to be launched

first_img27 September 2010A trust fund is to be formed to oversee the money that Fifa gives to South Africa following its successful hosting of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil, to ensure that the money goes towards football development in the country.Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday following a 2010 Local Organising Committee board meeting, Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said the fund would be jointly managed by Fifa and the South African Football Association (Safa).“This will be a perfect opportunity for Safa to bring other investors on board for the future who will also contribute to this trust,” Valcke said, adding that he could not yet divulge the size of the fund.Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan declared his support for the trust fund, saying that South Africa would continue to benefit from hosting the Fifa World Cup for a long time to come.“The people who came to South Africa had a great experience, and I’m told that up to 93 percent of them said they will definitely come back to the country to visit.”Jordaan said plans were afoot to ensure that the stadiums constructed for World Cup were used extensively in the coming decades. “We are in a position where we can make bids for other major international events, and we will do so.“Durban is already talking about bidding for the Olympics, and they have the infrastructure already,” Jordaan said. “All they need to do is to make a few adjustments to meet such requirements.“After the World Cup, Soccer City hosted one of the biggest rugby matches in this country, and the same applies to other stadiums. These will continue to be national assets.”Valcke said the resounding success of the 2010 Fifa World Cup had set a new benchmark against which future global showpieces would be judged.BuaNewslast_img read more

Dotterer appointed to United Soybean Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 19 members and 3 alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers from around the country appointed to serve three-year terms included Dave Dotterer from Rittman, Ohio.“I truly appreciate the time and expertise that these individuals have agreed to provide, and know U.S. soybean producers will be well served by these men and women,” Perdue said.The board is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. To become a member, you must be a soybean producer and be nominated by a qualified state soybean board. The board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Information Act.It became effective July 9, 1991, when the Soybean Promotion and Research Order was implemented. Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards.  They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities.  USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal accountability and program integrity for participating stakeholders.last_img read more

Canada Day celebrations from around the globe

first_img SharePrint RelatedWhere in the world is Signal the Frog®? Canada!May 16, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Kanada-Tag-Feiern auf der ganzen WeltJuly 10, 2017In “Deutsch”Everything you need to host a great Canada Day eventJune 13, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Traditionally, Canada is the place to be on July 1, but this year Canada Day celebrations were found throughout the world for the country’s 150th! On July 1 and 2, over 25,000 geocachers across the globe gathered to celebrate Canada, Signal the Frog®, and earning the Canada Day 2017 souvenir!Signal’s surprise announcement of a Canadian souvenir only sweetened the celebration as nearly 340,000 geocachers earned Geocaching’s newest country souvenir!We’ve gathered photos and stories from near and far so you can see some of the Canada Day celebrations from around the globe.Geocacher THEG-FORCE hangs out with Signal the Frog® at the Signal Celebrates Canada 150 event (GC76Z6K) in British Columbia, Canada. The Mayor of Esquimalt, the town where the event was held, even came by to give a short speech to open the event and meet Signal!The Canada 150 event (GC76XRX) also in British Columbia celebrated with sunshine and a festive Canadian themed cake! Here, geocacher Jeandix captures the day!Event Oh Canada 150 (GC76V0A) in Ontario, Canada got festive with a red and white themed event! Geocacher Muskoka Pearl organized the event with a great turn out and smiles all around.Switching continents now, Canada 150th! event (GC76YF3) in South West England, United Kingdom printed out Canadian flags for attendees to color in! Geocacher Red.Roaming organized a great event and an even better group photo!Photo courtesy of Headbanger-Berlin.Event Canada 150 in Berlin (GC77C2Y) was hosted guessed it! Berlin, Germany! When the event description says “Just look for the bear in a Mountie’s uniform near the front of the Canadian Embassy and that’s where we will be gathering,” you know it’s going to be a good one. Event organizer Dadndaughter sure didn’t disappoint, they even had Canada themed cookies!Do you have a favorite moment from your Canada Day festivities? Share how you celebrated in the comments!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Mighty-PH sweeps touted Lebanon five for 3rd place

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants More importantly, the accessories and apparel team backed by SMDC, HealthCube, Go for Gold and Oriental Game closed out its campaign in the nine-day, 10-team invitational tournament on a strong note, a marked improvement from its woeful one-win showing on its tournament debut in 2017.“Overall, I think the stint was a successful campaign,” said Mighty Sports coach Charles Tiu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRandolph Morris finished with 11 points while top gun Justin Brownlee and Roosevelt Adams added 10 points each, but it was former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom who put on the finishing touches in a relatively easy windup.The 6-foot-10 Odom racked up eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a block. He nailed a triple for a comfortable 83-64 advantage with less than three minutes to play. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Rich ladies TCC lures us open champ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DUBAI—Mighty Sports-Philippines repeated over reigning Lebanon league titlist Homenetmen, 91-76, on Saturday night to finish third overall in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships at Shabab Al Ahli Club gymnasium here.Former Ginebra stalwart Jett Manuel saved his best for last with a team-high 19 points, making all his seven attempts inside as Mighty-PH bounced back from a painful 89-84 loss to fancied Al Riyadi-Lebanon in the knockout semifinal round the other night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ View commentslast_img read more