first_imgThis week, The Motet kicked off their fall tour with Dopapod. Tonight, ahead of their show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, the group will head to Madison Square Garden, where they’ll play a special halftime performance during tonight’s basketball game. Before the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets play each other as part of the Subway Series, Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky will open the game by singing the National Anthem. The full band will then perform a special, funk-fueled halftime show later in the evening.Members Of The Motet, TAB, & More Tribute Jamiroquai At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Audio/Videos]The Knicks/Nets game will be televised on the MSGNetwork (and you can watch online at MSG Go). Folks in the New York area can also catch The Motet’s show with Dopapod at Irving Plaza tonight, with more information about the show and tickets available here. Today also marks the release of a brand-new single from the Colorado-based funk act—a new tune called “Get It Right”. You can take a listen for yourself below! [Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more

first_imgAfter suffering a three-week dry spell in May, Georgia corn crops benefitted from rains during the month of June.It’s an encouraging sign for the future of this year’s corn crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn weed specialist Eric Prostko. “We’ve been catching these rains right at pollination or slightly later so they’ve been very helpful,” Prostko said.No significant rainfall was recorded from May 11 into early June, causing uncertainty around Georgia’s corn crop in late May. This was especially harmful for Georgia’s dryland corn crop, where irrigation is unavailable. Georgia’s dryland acreage totals about 70,000 acres.“Not having any rain really hurt us, but that 21- to 25-day period was especially rough because it was about seven degrees hotter than normal,” Prostko said. “Of course, we’ve been getting rains now so that should be really helpful.”According to this year’s UGA Extension Corn Production Guide (, corn requires the most rainfall during pollination, approximately 0.33 inches per day. Rainfall is essential for the plant to produce ears of corn. If the corn doesn’t receive the right amount of water at the right time, the amount and size of the kernels could be impacted.“Most of (Georgia’s) corn is irrigated, which is a good thing. But for the 20% that’s not, we won’t know the impact of that drought until it’s time for harvest,” Prostko said. “I had a farmer tell me this year that a year ago he made 200 bushels of dryland corn. I don’t think that’s going to happen this year.”Dryland farmers had a successful year in 2018 due in large part to the abundance of rainfall Georgia experienced during late spring. Two straight weeks of rain in May 2018 helped spike corn production in dryland fields.Georgia growers planted 325,000 acres in 2018, with harvested acres for grain estimated at 275,000. Corn production in Georgia was estimated at 46.5 million bushels in 2018, up 8% from 2017. Georgia corn yields have consistently been close to or more than 170 bushels per acre since 2012.For more information about corn production in Georgia, see the UGA Grain Crop Team website at read more

first_img Comments Published on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb In 7.61 seconds, Jarret Eaton established himself, for now, as the most premier hurdler in Syracuse’s history. And if Flings Owusu-Agyapong could have finished the 60-meter dash just .04 seconds quicker, she would have also placed her name even deeper into the Orange’s record books.‘Jarret was exceptional, the fastest time in the country. It doesn’t get better than that,’ head coach Chris Fox said. ‘For Flings, it was a super start. She’s healthy and she’s going to run fast enough to make nationals. The sky is the limit for these two.’Owusu-Agyapong finished the 60-meter dash in 7.40 seconds at the Cornell Upstate Challenge on Saturday, narrowly missing the school record she set last season. At the same meet, Eaton’s 7.61-second performance in the 60-meter hurdle broke not only an SU record, but also set a new national record for this season.This weekend, the Orange will be competing in two locations — the Boston University Terrier Invitational and the Penn State National Invitational — where Owusu-Agyapong and Eaton will be competing, looking to build on their performances at Cornell.Though she didn’t break her record from last season, Owusu-Agyapong’s time at Cornell’s Barton Hall still secured her spot in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Championship in early March. Eaton’s time, which he says didn’t top his personal best, qualified him for the Big East, IC4A and NCAA championships later this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It felt pretty good to get my first one out of the way,’ Eaton said. ‘I’m looking forward to get back to where I was last year, and if I can do that, things are OK.’In his first meet of the season, Eaton showed no signs of rust. Eaton’s record-breaking performance also showed his coaches that his capabilities and potential for the season are high.SU assistant coach Chris Hegland said in just one meet, he saw that both Eaton and Owusu-Agyapong were in near-perfect shape physically at the beginning of the season.‘They showed that they are in good shape right now,’ said Hegland, who works often with sprinters and hurdlers. ‘It’s a good indicator that they’re fit, and hopefully we can keep them moving forward.’In addition to their strong performances in competition, both Owusu-Agyapong and Eaton feel they have become team leaders. Fox said he can tell the younger members of the team to look up to Eaton, and for good reason, considering he’s been at SU for five years and is one of the team’s best competitors.And for Owusu-Agyapong, the support goes both ways. Though she tries to be a role model for the young runners, she’s also able to take advantage of the support they show her.‘There are a lot of young girls here that need some guidance,’ Owusu-Agyapong said. ‘I feel like I provide that leadership to get us all going as a team when we are at a meet. I’m there for them, and they are also there for me as well.’Although the season is just getting started, the team has its sights on the NCAA championships at the end of the season. Owusu-Agyapong said she hopes to clinch an automatic qualification for the nationals with her performances in the next few weeks.And Hegland said what Owusu-Agyapong and Eaton do now is only the buildup to what they could do toward the end of the year.‘The goal for both of them, just like everybody else, is to keep getting better every day and every week and keep working hard,’ said Hegland. ‘It’s all about what they can do at the end of the year. The expectation now is to keep working real hard, stay healthy and compete a lot better later in the season.’Since he’s already clinched his spot in nationals on March 9-10, much of Eaton’s focus now will be putting his role as a leader to good use and helping his teammates, who will be there with him in Nampa, Idaho.‘I expect to stay composed, keep running fast, stay healthy and continue to help my team get there as well,’ Eaton said. ‘I don’t want to be the only one going to nationals. I want my team there, too. Hopefully, we can make that happen.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more