NASS to Gather Information on Chemical Use

first_img Facebook Twitter NASS to Gather Information on Chemical Use SHARE Previous articleFAPRI Releases Analysis on RFS WaiverNext articleLook Out for Tax Hikes January 1 Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Oct 7, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NASS to Gather Information on Chemical Use USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will gather data on chemical use from soybean and wheat growers in 26 states as part of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey. NASS Program Administration Branch Chief Chris Messer says the use of fertilizers and pesticides for U.S. crop production is among the most studied topics in agriculture today. He says the survey is conducted to ensure any and all decisions about agricultural chemical use are based on current, unbiased data from the growers themselves. Messer says responding to this survey gives growers a chance to impact product availability for the entire industry. Messer says many industry stakeholders anticipate the results and will use the data as soon as it becomes available on May 15th, 2013.This part of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey is handled through face-to-face interviews only. Hundreds of NASS interviewers will visit selected growers over the next three months to gather information about chemical use on their crops. The producers are asked to report the nutrient or fertilizer use, biocontrol or pesticide applications and pest management and irrigation practices on one randomly selected field to represent data from their farm. NASS notes growers can safely respond to the survey with certainty their responses will remain fully confidential. The data will only be used for statistical purposes – and NASS publishes only aggregate information on state and national levels.The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted jointly with USDA’s Economic Research Service.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Donegal to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

first_imgNewsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Donegal to mark World Suicide Prevention Day Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day, with a number of events taking place in Donegal, including the release in Buncrana of several Chinese Lanterns representing people who have been lost.Meanwhile, the HSE says it is stepping up its delivery of two suicide prevention courses throughout the county, and is trying to ensure that all communities have members who are trained in suicide prevention.Suicide Resource Officer Anne Sheridan says the HSE in Donegal has some of the most skilled, professional and committed trainers in the country.She’s been outlining what the the courses entail:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/annes830.mp3[/podcast]Clerical abuse in the Catholic Church is set to dominate proceedings at a conference on suicide prevention, taking place in Dublin this morning.Last weekend, the Vatican’s reaction to the Cloyne report was criticised by victims groups – which accused the Holy See of failing to take adequate responsibility for its role in the scandal.Father Aidan Troy believes the hurt caused to victims has been compounded by the Vatican’s response:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/08trocloyney.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Previous articleMFG – Government exploring alternative ways of delivering servicesNext articleMeeting to address MFG crisis and explore future options News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – September 9, 2011 Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quotalast_img read more

Keane salutes great ‘leader’ O’Shea

first_img The 33-year-old Sunderland defender will become the sixth Irishman to reach three figures if he is selected to face Germany in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday evening, following in the footsteps of Keane, Shay Given, Kevin Kilbane, Steve Staunton and Damien Duff. Keane, who will make his 137th appearance in a green shirt if he gets the nod from manager Martin O’Neill, has watched O’Shea’s international career at close hand and has saluted his enduring quality on and off the pitch. Robbie Keane has paid tribute to a “proper leader” as Republic of Ireland team-mate John O’Shea prepares to win his 100th senior international cap. “The very fact that you have been picked by all those managers might suggest something.” O’Shea made his senior debut as a substitute against Croatia in August 2001 and has become a fixture in the team in recent years. He was part of the squad which qualified for the Euro 2012 finals via the play-offs, but performed poorly in Poland and the Ukraine, and that has made him all the more hungry to make it on to the big stage once again. The LA Galaxy striker said: “He wouldn’t have played for Manchester United for so long and won trophies if he wasn’t a good player. He’s been great for the country. To get 100 caps for your country is great. “He has been brilliant since he came in from the start, and he’s a big, big player. These are the games where people will be looking to the likes of John O’Shea and the experience that he has. “He has been brilliant on the field, but he has been off the field as well. In the dressing room and around the place, he has been great. “He talks and when he talks, he makes a lot of sense. Around the hotel, he is good with the younger players, he helps everyone who comes through. He is a proper leader.” O’Neill too was full of praise for a man who has become the mainstay of his defence which has lost stalwarts Richard Dunne and Kilbane in recent years. He said: “It’s a fantastic achievement, there’s no doubt. To play 100 times for your country is really terrific. If and when he reaches that milestone, that’s well done him. “There are five players who have done it – that might tell you, in the history of Irish football, that there are only five players who have managed to do that, that might tell you how difficult that is. “You have to have had a strong career, you have to go through certainly a fair length of time without injury, and I’m quite sure during the course of that time there would be a number of managers who might have a different approach to it. Press Associationlast_img read more

NO EVIDENCE FOR HARSH WINTER – INSISTS MET EIREANN

first_imgMET Eireann today hit out at long term forecasts for a harsh winter – insisting they are not accurate…because they can’t be.Forecaster Pat Clarke urged people to “keep a sense of perspective” when reporting the weather.“We have seen a number of articles predicting extreme weather for October but none of those have come to pass. We would urge the public to concentrate on the short range weather reports which are most accurate. October has been a mild month and despite the wet weather Ulster has experienced exceptionally mild weather,” he said. Mr Clarke insisted: “Despite this, articles forewarning of Arctic conditions have proved wide of the mark. While these may be on the way they cannot be predicted accurately so no one can say for sure.”A number of online weather sites – based mainly in the UK – have predicted heavy snow.So there you have it folks…..we MIGHT get harsh winter – and then again, we MIGHT not!Time will tell….. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNO EVIDENCE FOR HARSH WINTER – INSISTS MET EIREANN was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal no showdonegal no snow!donegal snowdonegal weatherMet Eireannlast_img read more