Local athletes named to all-star teams

first_imgREDDING >> Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 22nd annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, April 2, at 2211 College View Drive.Sixty athletes from throughout far Northern California, including two girls and four boys from Tehama County schools, will participate under the guidance of four volunteer coaches. Lexi Pritchard and Allyson Drury will represent the Red Bluff Spartans on the girls South team. Drury led the Eastern League with …last_img read more

49ers report card: ‘A’ for an amazing comeback over Cardinals

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (9-1) rallied for a 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A-SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws under pressure against Arizona Cardinals’ Cassius Marsh Sr. (54) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Nhat V. … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Dodder in western Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have had reports of dodder in some red clover fields. Dodder is a parasitic plant without any leaves or chlorophyll to produce its own energy. It lives by attaching to a host with small appendages (called ‘haustoria”), and extracting the host plant’s carbohydrates. The stems are yellow-orange, stringlike, twining, smooth and branching to form dense masses in infested fields. Although neither toxic nor unpalatable to some livestock, dodder can weaken host plants enough to reduce yield, quality, and stand. If infestations are severe enough, dodder may kill host plants.Dodders are annuals that spread by seed. Seed may be able to survive in the soil over 20 years. Controlling dodder with herbicides depends on the crop in which you wish to control it. Some herbicides may affect dodder, but also may affect the crop, or not be labeled for that use. In many cases, dodder control may be more effective if herbicides are applied before the plant attaches to the host. PRE applications of Kerb have provided good control of dodder in ornamentals and turf. Trifluralin and pendimethalin have also been reported to suppress dodder germination, but in most cases PRE applications will not retain enough residual activity to provide control for the rest of the season.Glyphosate has sometimes been reported to control dodder POST. It can be applied as a 1 to 2-percent spot treatment in alfalfa, but non Roundup Ready alfalfa will be injured or killed. A broadcast foliar application would be possible in Roundup Ready alfalfa. Raptor applied at 5 ounces per acre can suppress dodder when applied after dodder emergence, but before it is three inches tall. Pursuit also can suppress dodder after emergence, but as soon as dodder attaches to the host plant, becomes less effective. The Pursuit label recommends using it with COC or methylated seed oil when trying to suppress dodder.Other resources:http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/repositoryfiles/ca4304p30-68548.pdfhttp://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=9331https://www.btny.purdue.edu/WeedScience/2005/Dodder05.pdfhttps://www.naaic.org/Meetings/National/2002meeting/2002Abstracts/Reisen.pdf.last_img read more

London Olympics: Parupalli Kashyap was smart and clever

first_imgThe beauty of this format is that it always gives underdogs a chance. It is like One-day cricket where a team dominating in the beginning holds the advantage. Similarly, in this format of badminton, a lead by few points at the start puts the opposition under real pressure.This is why you see so many upsets these days, unlike in the past when a player had to win service and then score points. Here, a top-rung player cannot breathe easy. If he is pushed behind at the start, he can be shaky and it opens up the game for an underdog.All said and done, gameplan and proper execution are central to an unfancied player’s chances over his rival. The way Parupalli Kashyap played against higherranked Tien Minh Nguyen, it was clear that he has done his homework well. I had said in my earlier column that Kashyap needs to plan his game against Tien Minh, vary his pace, mix his variety of strokes and patiently wait for the defensive Vietnamese to crack.Kashyap did exactly that. He was smart and clever and played a tactical game. Tien Minh is a very defensive player. He likes to retrieve against a faster player. He would return each and every shuttle and wait for the opponent to commit mistakes.Kashyap kept the shuttle low and was not giving enough space to Tien Minh. In the long rallies, he would increase the pace, slow it down and then hit straight that caught his opponent totally off guard.advertisementThe shuttles being used are extremely slow and this should suit the game of someone like Tien Minh. But once Kashyap got off to a good start he played freely, and without any pressure.Now, Kashyap has a god chance of moving into the quarter-finals. He will meet Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne in the pre-quarters, whom he beat earlier this year.Karunaratne has often come to train at our academy in Bangalore. He is a physically strong and attacking player. He would be high on confidence after knocking down eighth seed Japanese Kenichi Tago to top Group C. But Kashyap would fancy his chances.Lang Ville of Finland stretched world No.2 Lee Chong to three games in the group stage. If Indonesian Simon Santoso upsets Chong Wei in the prequarters, Kashyap will face the former.Coming to the women’s doubles match of Jwala and Ashwini, it was pleasing to see that the two have started to get their act together.Ashwini was at her attacking best and did a lot of hard work. The Chinese Taipei pair tried to put Jwala under pressure, but she stood up to the challenge. The Indians should be confident when they take on Singapore’s Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao next.(The writer is a two-time national champion and former India coach)last_img read more