Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training will continue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers.As a reminder, your legislators recently passed two laws regarding the application of fertilizer and manure. Remember, our legislators are in place to represent the voting public of the state of Ohio. Ohio State University is not a regulatory agency; our goal is to deliver unbiased, fact-based information. We were invited by the Ohio Department to conduct the training for your fertilizer certification. We have been delivering research-based information on managing nutrients for 100 years.Before 2014 we had laws in place only for large animal feeding operations to set manure application limits, and for fertilizer we only counted the tons used in the state. Since 2014 we now have a law based on Senate Bill 150 outlining the requirement to be certified to apply fertilizer — fertilizer meaning nutrients with an analysis. In 2015 legislators passed SB 1 (apparently it was their first priority of the year) to limit fertilizer and manure applications in northwest Ohio. This bill also brought state-wide requirements for certification if you apply manure from a concentrated animal feeding operation.A third change legislators brought in House Bill 64 — the budget bill of 2016-17 — was to move the Soil & Water Conservation Districts to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The former SWCDs are now within ODA as the Division of Soil & Water Conservation. This places an office of the Department of Agriculture in every county in the state.Senate Bill 150 gives Ohio farmers until September 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. We are now in April of 2016, and at the end of the winter meeting season, meaning you have next winter to become certified. This site gives more details on the legal issues: http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog-categories/environmental.Ohio State University Extension is delivering the educational programs. We have delivered more than 150 programs around the state for over 10,000 attendees so far. From estimates within OSU Extension, we think perhaps about 20,000 may need fertilizer certification. From a conversation with Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Daniels last week, there are probably many more who need the certification.Record keeping requirements start when you receive your yellow Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. If you are a farmer you maintain the records for three years. If you are a dealer and apply the fertilizer, you maintain the records for three years and supply a copy of the record to the grower who purchased the nutrients.Within 24 hours of any nutrient application, record: Name of fertilizer certificate holder Name of applicator working under direct supervision of certificate holder (if any) Date of application Location (field ID, farm) Fertilizer analysis (such as 11-52-0) Rate of fertilizer application (in pounds per acre) and total amount applied Fertilizer application method (surface-applied, incorporated, etc.) Soil conditions For surface applications only: is ground frozen or snow covered? Temperature and precipitation during application Weather forecast for day following applicationOne very good place to get and print weather records and a forecast is http://weather.gov. I had a call last week from a grower who forgot to record the weather information for his nutrient application in February when we had that dry spell. One site I have found to look at for past weather forecasts is on Weather Underground. Go to www.wunderground.com, click on “More” near the top of the page and then choose “Historical” to see past weather information. But I am not sure this is a “good” record; remember the intention is that you will gather this information before the application.One other item almost buried in SB 150 was the development of nutrient management plans. To me this may be the best way to manage our nutrient loss concerns — consulting with a nutrient management planner at the Soil & Water office, with a consultant, with Extension, with NRCS or a retailer can find those most likely areas of loss and help to reduce them.last_img read more

The trio were selected in John Kears 24man squad

first_imgThe trio were selected in John Kear’s 24-man squad.14 of the 17 players who featured in Wales’ victory over Italy last October to secure World Cup qualification – including Ben Morris who scored a brace that day – have been named.Despite not being named in the initial train-on squad, uncapped Chester Butler and Gavin Bennion have both been called up to the final 24.Halifax’s Butler is the grandson of former Wales international Colin Dixon, while Bennion has recently left Rochdale Hornets to join Super League club Salford Red Devils.The only other uncapped player is Josh Ralph, who plays in the Queensland (Intrust Super) Cup for Tweed Head Seagulls.Ben Flower (Achilles), Jake Emmitt (elbow), Lloyd White (hamstring), Ollie Olds (ACL), Rhys Evans (shoulder), Calvin Wellington (hamstring) and Daniel Brown (ACL) have all been ruled out through injury.Gil Dudson, Larne Patrick and Dan Fleming, meanwhile, are unavailable for the tournament.Wales head coach John Kear said: “I’m really happy with the squad that I’ve got for the tournament.“We’ve had withdrawals – some because of injury and some for personal reasons – but the lads who are going are showing a great deal of desire to represent their country.“I’m pretty certain that they will perform at this World Cup on the biggest stage. It’s a great opportunity.“We’ve not won a World Cup match since 2000. We didn’t qualify for the 2008 World Cup and we didn’t win in 2013.“It’s a long time between World Cup wins, but we’re unbeaten in six matches and the main goal is to get that first win. There’s then nothing to say that we can’t get out of the group and make the quarter-finals.”Wales:Courtney Davies, Steve Parry (both Gloucestershire All Golds), Chester Butler (Halifax), Danny Ansell (Hunslet), Sam Hopkins (Leigh Centurions), Michael Channing, Ben Evans, Dalton Grant, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (all London Broncos), Joe Burke (Oldham), Gavin Bennion, Ant Walker (both Rochdale Hornets), Craig Kopczak (Salford Red Devils), Matty Fozard (Sheffield Eagles), Andrew Gay, Christiaan Roets (both South Wales Ironmen), Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Ben Morris (all St Helens), Rhodri Lloyd (Swinton Lions), Josh Ralph (Tweed Head Seagulls), Phil Joseph (Workington Town), Matty Seamark (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)Wales’ 24-man squad will meet up later today to begin a two-day training camp in North Wales, concluding with a celebration dinner tomorrow evening.The squad will then fly out to Brisbane for a further training camp on Tuesday October 17.Wales will open their Rugby League World Cup 2017 campaign against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday, October 28.They will then travel to Townsville in North Queensland to take on Fiji on Sunday, November 5.One week later, the Dragons will play their final group match against Ireland in Perth.last_img read more

Watch Do you want cleanliness and discipline Muscat asks party supporters

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Partit Laburista leader Joseph Muscat asked the party supporters whether they want cleanliness and discipline in their localities, during an activity held in Triq is-Swatar, Msida on Thursday evening.The political activity is part of Partit Laburista’s Annual General Conference themed ‘Lokalitajiet ta’ Għada’.During his concluding remarks, Muscat asked those present whether they want cleanliness in their respective localities having earlier said that he is not happy with the level of cleanliness in Malta. Speaking about a proposed reform for the local councils, he observed that one important aspect of the reform is that the regions will have more control over the issue of cleanliness and rubbish. He stressed that the level of cleanliness in the country must rise over the coming years saying that the Maltese held to their heart the cleanliness inside their homes and this should be reflected on the outside.Speaking about the upcoming Annual General Conference, Muscat said that while local councils were not his favorite, the manifesto which will be launched shortly explains better the Party’s vision for the various localities. He mentioned how Partit Laburista has prepared a manifesto for each locality saying that this was a result of a bottom up approach. According to Muscat, the Party’s vision for local council will give the local councils more tools to work with.Muscat spoke as well of the surplus which was recently registered by the country, saying that the country for the third consecutive year managed to register yet another surplus. Using the analogy of a business losing money, he said Malta was losing money in the past, however now it was registering a surplus. Muscat remarked that the Government has changed completely the country’s direction however at the same increased pensions and decreased taxes among others.Speaking about the surplus, Muscat told the supporters that when asked where the surplus is going, they should remember the cheques they have received, the tax refund, the VAT refund received on cars bought between 2003 – 2009, as well as higher pensions.Work-related injustices are being addressed, Muscat told party supporters on Thursday, saying that some €11.5 million will be given to 6,000 people who have suffered of such injustices in the past. The measure is directed towards addressing injustices suffered by police officers who were not paid for their overtime, dock workers, among others.Muscat during his concluding remarks reiterated the claim that Partit Nazzjonalista tried to prevent elections in some 23 localities. Elaborating on this claim, Muscat explained that the PN tried to disenfranchise voters, ‘in the hope that if the local council elections had not been held in these localities, the voters would not have gone out to vote in the EP elections’. SharePrintcenter_img WhatsApplast_img read more