Pound coin keyring to raise funds for hospice

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Guildford charity has started selling a key ring that doubles as a £1 coin holder, ideal for shopping trolleys or lockers.CHASE Children’s Hospice Service in Guildford hope that their new keyring will prove useful to people who arrive at the supermarket or gym and can’t find a £1 coin to put in the shopping trolley slot or to access the lockers.The key ring is on sale from CHASE’s head office and by mail order at £2, which includes postage and packing. Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 June 2003 | News Tagged with: Promotional Trading It was manufactured by Elle Publishing Limited of Covent Garden, London.center_img Pound coin keyring to raise funds for hospice  63 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Dorothy Manlief Schultz

first_imgDorothy Manlief Schultz, 73 of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday August 7, 2016 at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.  Dorothy was born Saturday February 6, 1943 in Russellville, OH, the daughter of Lorin and Grace (Rickey) Gelter. She married Barry Schultz February 26, 2010 and he survives. She was a member of the Moores Hill First Baptist church for over 40 years and she belonged to the American Baptist Women.  She worked as an optician assistant for Dr. Frank Burton in Aurora for 27 years.  Dorothy loved her Grandchildren and Family.  She enjoyed reading, being outdoors, her log cabin, and being a Reds and Bengals Fan.Dorothy is survived by husband: Barry Schultz of Moores Hill; Sons: Doug Pyles of Dillsboro, Kevin (Gena) Manlief of Lawrenceburg; Daughter: Annette (Scott) Walters of Aurora; Brother: Frank Gelter of Cincinnati; Sister: Vivan Farley of Cincinnati, Sadie Allen of Chillicothe, OH, Alice Dailey of Ripley, OH. 6 Grandchildren: Austin Walters, Sam Smith, Sydnee Pyles, Reagan Pyles, Ethan DeHamer, Kyleigh DeHamer.  She is preceded in death by: parents, 3- brothers, 4-sisters.Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday August 12, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Laura Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill cemetery in Moores Hill. Visitation will be Thursday 5-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Moores Hill First Baptist Church.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 South Main Street, PO Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031. 812-654-2141last_img read more

Football: No. 7 Wisconsin looks to keep pace atop Big Ten West against Illinois Saturday

first_imgIn what has become quite the entertaining three-way race for the Big Ten West, the University of Wisconsin football team looks to to to keep pace with the field as they defend Camp Randall from the University of Illinois Saturday.Over the past decade, the conference rivalry between border states has been almost entirely one-sided in favor of the Badgers. Wisconsin is 10-1 against Illinois in its last 11 games, and they head into Saturday afternoon riding a current six-game win streak over the Illini.After then-No. 10 University of Nebraska plummeted to a 62-3 loss at the hands of Ohio State University in Columbus last Saturday, the Big Ten landscape got interesting fast.Football: Wisconsin climbs to No. 7 in latest College Football Playoff PollWith the second College Football Playoff Poll in the books, the University of Wisconsin football team’s pathway to the 2016 playoff is Read…With the loss, many predicted the fate of the West to lie solely in the hands of Wisconsin, given that all the Badgers have to do now is win all three of their last games to guarantee a spot in the Big Ten championship.But UW’s border rival and division competitor, University of Minnesota, has quietly emerged in a lock with the Badgers atop the division standings. Perhaps most intriguing about this is the possibility of a Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe deciding the winner of the West in the final game of the season.Yet, the last thing the Badgers need to do is get ahead of themselves. Illinois’ record may not shine on paper, but the Fighting Illini still have the kind of playmakers in senior quarterback Wes Lunt and standout wide receiver Malik Turner that can decide the outcome of a game.While one quarterback has the No. 7 team in the nation and the other for a struggling 3-6 squad, guessing which team’s quarterback is having the better season statically might be tricky.Through 21 fewer attempts, Illinois’ Lunt has thrown the same number of touchdowns (six) as Wisconsin starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook, but more importantly, Lunt has also thrown six fewer interceptions. Lunt also boasts the advantage in accuracy, with a 3 percent edge over the UW freshman.Wisconsin continues to find athletic success in alumni hiresThere is something unique about the nature of Wisconsin athletics. It’s not the iconic “Jump Around” celebration after the third quarter Read…Malik Turner, Lunt’s favorite target, has already managed 35 receptions for 523 yards and four touchdowns. After Northwestern University’s star wide receiver Austin Carr managed 12 receptions, 132 yards and the Wildcats’ only touchdown last weekend in Evanston, it should be interesting to see how the UW secondary responds to handling Turner Saturday.Hayes’ Prediction: Wisconsin 34, Illinois 14ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Badgers a 92.9 percent chance to walk away from Camp Randall with the win Saturday night, and I think that sounds about right.Illinois has struggled to prevent its opponents from moving the ball this season. Allowing more than 407 yards per game and 5.5 yards per play thus far, Illinois is currently ranked 68th in total defense nationally.The Badgers don’t score a ton of points on offense, and their offensive attack is about the farthest thing from explosive. If Illinois wants to steal one from the Badgers in Madison Saturday, they are going to need veterans Lunt and Turner to put on a show through the air. Unfortunately for Illinois, I find it highly unlikely that Lunt and the Illini will be able to edge one of the best defenses Wisconsin has seen in years, especially not at home.Wisconsin vs. Illinois Cheat SheetWhere: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WisconsinWhen: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: ESPN2 (Channel 661 on UW Residence Hall Cable)Radio: Badgers Sports NetworkSeries Record: 39-37-7 [Wisconsin]Line: Wisconsin (-26.5)last_img read more

Ryan confident hurlers can bounce back from defeat

first_imgIn the last National League outing against Kilkenny, the Premier County missed a number of good opportunities to find the net before going down to a last-gap defeat at Nowlan Park.Tipp resume their Division 1A campaign against defending champions Waterford at Semple Stadium on Sunday.They will be without the services of Jason Forde and James Barry due to injury but Seamie Callanan and Kieran Bergin are available for selection once again.. Michael says that while it was disappointing not to see the green flag raised during the clash with the Cats he’s happy that his side is creating goal chances.Throw in at Semple is at 3 PM on Sunday with full live coverage on Tipp FM in association with Alliance Medical, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel.last_img read more

Two new caps in squad as England seek to end European drought

first_img18 Jun 2012 Two new caps in squad as England seek to end European drought England Golf will parade two new caps in their six-strong squad as they seek to bridge an eight-year gap without a victory in the annual European Boys Team Championships at Lidingo Golf Club near Stockholm in Sweden on 10th – 14th July. The newcomers to boys international golf are Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire), while the other four members of the team will be Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Patrick Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire), Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent) and Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex). The non-travelling reserve is Harrison Greenberry (Exeter G&CC, Devon). Marsh (image © Tom Ward) is the current leader of the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit following joint second place in the McEvoy Trophy and equal third in the Fairhaven Trophies, while Turner, fifth on the Merit list, was also third at Fairhaven. The inclusion of Turner means he steps up from an under 16 international last year when he was also an England schools cap. Fitzpatrick finished runner-up in last year’s Titleist/FootJoy Boys Order of Merit following a second place in the England Boys Under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy, reaching the quarter finals of the British Boys and as joint winner of the Junior County Champions Tournament. A former under 16 international, he became a boy cap in last year’s Boys Home Internationals in Wales and has won this year’s Selborne Salver and finished second on countback for the Hampshire Salver. Kelly, currently second on the Merit list, also made his debut as a boy cap in last year’s Boys Home Internationals, having finished runner-up to Greenberry in the British Boys. Another former under 16 cap, he won the Fairhaven Trophy last month. Orrin made his debut in last year’s European Boys Championship in the Czech Republic after stepping up from an under 16 international. Runner-up in the English under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy in 2010, he was equally successful last year, winning the Andalucia Junior Open in Spain, finishing second in the Darwin Salver and third in the Fairhaven Trophy. This year, he was again second in the Darwin Salver but has recorded two significant victories, winning the prestigious Thunderbird International Junior in Arizona and the Kent Championship. He was also tied fourth in the South East of England Links Championship. Tree returns to boys international golf after making his full England debut against France last month, winning two of his four games. Winner of the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters last year, he also tasted victory in South Africa over the winter, winning the Gauteng North Open. A former Sussex Boys champion, he has the distinction of winning the English under 14 Championship in 2008 then the under 16 title in 2010. He also finished runner-up in last year’s North of England under 16 Championship. England has not won the Boys European title since 2004 in Finland and will want to improve on eighth place in 2010 and 11th last year.last_img read more

FAVORED MOR SPIRIT WINS GRADE III, $150,000 ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES BY A MEASURED 1 ½ LENGTHS WITH STEVENS UP; BAFFERT COLT STAMPS HIMSELF AS WEST COAST’S TOP DERBY HOPEFUL

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–Mor Spirit took Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by a measured 1 ½ lengths under Gary Stevens and unequivocally stamped himself as the West Coast’s top Derby hopeful.Trained by Bob Baffert, who saddled his record sixth Lewis winner, the Pennsylvania-bred colt sat a perfect trip in behind dueling leaders I Will Score and Uncle Lino around the far turn and Stevens waited to call upon the long-striding son of Eskendereya leaving the furlong pole and won easily.“I actually got there (to the lead) quicker than I wanted to,” said Stevens. “I was loaded going into the stretch. He’s pretty special and I’m looking forward to facing more competition. He wasn’t even blowing after the race…I haven’t got close to finding the bottom of him yet and that’s a good feeling. He seems to do just enough of what’s in front of him, he likes a target. I think as he faces better horses, he’ll only get better.”Off at 3-5 in a field of six, Mor Spirit paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mor Spirit followed his win in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity posting his third win from five starts. With the winner’s share of $90,000, he increased his earnings to $378,400 and most importantly, picked up 10 all-important qualifying points to start in the Kentucky Derby on May 7.“He has that long stride, but in the mornings, he’s not a very good work horse. He’s sort of lazy…They were two really nice horses (Uncle Lino and I Will Score)…It makes the race even more interesting in that he’s able to collar those horses.”When asked what might be next for Mor Spirit, Baffert replied, “I don’t know. We know he’ll go on a plane to go somewhere, but right now, I’ll just go by how he’s doing. It’s just too far ahead.”In his fourth career start and first time around two turns, Uncle Lino, who was ridden by Fernando Perez, broke from the far outside and pushed I Will Score through splits of 23.49, 47.78, 1:12.34 and 1:37.10.Off at 7-1, he finished a half length in front of I Will Score. Trained by Gary Sherlock, he paid $5.20 and $2.80.“I’m very happy, he ran good,” said Sherlock. “The pace scenario dictated what we had to do what we did today…We’ll move forward off of this. He won’t be leaving here. I don’t have to go anywhere, there’s a million dollar race four hundred yards from his stall (Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 9).Ridden by Mike Smith, I Will Score was making only his third career start and was also trying a route of ground for the first time.“He ran really well,” said Smith. “The winner’s a really good horse. He’s definitely on the Derby Trail. He’s definitely that kind of horse. So we got beat by some good horses…He’s probably better off sprinting because he’s naturally quick. In saying that, he didn’t run bad.”The second choice at 5-2, he paid $2.60 to show.The second, third and fourth (Dressed in Hermes) place finishers picked up four, two and one Kentucky Derby qualifying points.last_img read more

Haimaruni HEYS participants determined to make a difference

first_imgExcitement is high among 20 talented youths in Haimaruni in the Moruca sub-district, Region One (Barima-Waini) as the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme is changing the trajectory of their lives.Following the completion of the first six months of the one-year program, there are already thriving businesses evident.Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Valerie Garrido-LoweDuring a recent visit to the village, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe visited three of the establishments and was very pleased with the efforts made by the youths there.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that a couple, Cleveland David and his partner, opened a snackette. The business is located in an area in the village where there is ongoing development of a tourism project. The project itself is located in close proximity to the Haimara Creek, a branch of the Waini River.David said since the business opened its doors, the community has been very supportive and they would continue to work towards its expansion as they eagerly awaited the completion of the village’s tourism initiative, which would further boost their business venture.Among other business initiatives undertaken are subsistence and poultry farming, fishing and a bakery. Agriculture ventures are on the increase as the youths are working individually and in groups to plant acres of farmland with cash crops and several permanent crops.The secondary school, the school feeding programmes, the village and neighbouring villages will be among the groups and institutions supporting these ventures, according to the Regional Education Officer (REDO), Nigel Richards, who accompanied the Minister and her team to Haimaruni.Parental involvement and support were also evident as parents continue to be active participants in ensuring their children’s business ventures are successful. One such example is a bakery established by two siblings, Shefiline and Shereen Smith. Their father sought the expertise of a villager who built a six-foot wooden oven, lined with aluminium sheets, which they utilise to bake delicious pastries, bread, salara, butter flaps, and much more.The elderly Smith, who wears many hats, is a seasoned baker and three times a week he bakes a variety of foods and his daughters who have already built a long list of steadfast customers would venture into the village to sell their edibles.Basil Cornelius, Senior Councillor of Haimaruni, satellite to the main village, Karaburi, acknowledged that parental support was a decisive factor in the success of the business ventures undertaken.“They have started good initiatives that can work in the community and with continuous support coming from their parents, their business can be successful. A year from now, I see them having very successful businesses,” the Senior Councillor explained.Minister Garrido-Lowe’s visit is noteworthy, since this is the first time in the history of the village that a sitting Minister of the Government has visited. The ministerial team was also ready to financially support a number of the businesses established, including the Smith’s bakery since the visit coincided with one of the scheduled baking days.Members of the team were able to purchase snacks; drinks (sweet fly); salara; and butter-flaps which were hot out of the oven.The Minister said she was proud that the youths have grasped the opportunity provided and were now venturing into small businesses which represented an important economic advancement which would ultimately change their lives.“Our Government has invested a lot of money in our youths, to build capacity so that they can establish their own businesses and it’s really good to know that it’s working,” the Minister said.Haimaruni, which has a population of approximately 150, was generally ignored by the past regime and for the first time (2018) the village will benefit from a presidential grant. Over the years, grants were used to fund projects in the mother village of Karaburi.The HEYS Programme, which is the Ministry’s flagship youth programme, is aimed at giving Indigenous/hinterland youth a second chance at life, and following its implementation in 2015, close to 4000 youths from all ten administrative regions have benefited.This would have seen Government budget almost $2 billion for the nation’s Indigenous youth.last_img read more

Workers on site being denied food, shelter

first_imgAurora Gold Mine strike…Harmon hopeful Labour, company find common groundAs almost 300 workers from the Guyana Goldfields company remain on strike, the workers at the Cuyuni -Mazaruni mining location are allegedly being denied food and shelter by the management.Some of the workers were forced to sleep in heavy downpoursThe workers claimed that they were forced to remain in the overnight downpours after the gates were locked.In a video seen by this publication on Thursday, the workers were forced to remain in the showers throughout the night and were overheard in a discussion with Human Resources Personnel over not being provided with food.In addition, the workers inquired about the reason for them being blocked from accessing the company’s Wi-Fi— which is their only means of communication with their families in the city and coastal regions.The workers downed tools since Monday because of concerns over another company taking control of its mining operation and as such, they may not be paid their severance packages among other issues.Information reaching this publication is that the staff has been dissatisfied for several months with the unfair treatment being meted out to them by the management of the company.Some staff members complained bitterly of the discrimination at the hands of the expatriates that the company recruited to hold top positions within the company.A number of the staff members who reached out to Guyana Times complained of gross mistreatment by those foreigners.They claim that at the company, only the foreigners have a say and local workers’ rights are trampled upon. This, they say, is the main reason why the company is opposed to having union representation for those workers.Workers demand Wifi connections as strikes intensifies“They have no regard for us locals working here. Imagine they stopped us from using phone and internet during working hours and it’s unfair as we work so far from our families. They bring foreigners and pay them a ton of money to do the work that folks here can do better and they come here feeling they’re superior and they treat us like crap. We have no voice and can’t complain because the management is all for them,” one worker told this publication.The workers also stated that they have no union representation but a Grievance Committee, headed by its very own Human Resource Manager, which had no interest in the rights and wellbeing of workers.“We as workers don’t have a voice here. The HR department don’t care about the welfare of locals only the foreigners,” the staff added.The workers alleged that the expatriates dismissed staff at their whim and fantasy without benefits and there is nowhere to lodge complaints or to receive representation.“These people just come here, trample upon us and do as they please to. They have the full support or management and we as the small man have no say and we do most of the work. A lot of discrimination goes on here and we are gagged,” the staff stated.Meanwhile, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon at his post-Cabinet press briefing Thursday told reporters that Department of Labour is working with Guyana Goldfields to address the issues affecting the workers that are on strike.The Director General expressed hope that the company and Department of Labour find common ground so that the company can continue to work, produce and provide employment for the Guyana workers employed there.Workers who were flown out from the mining site on Wednesday afternoon met with the Junior Social Protection Minister responsible with labour, Keith Scott.Minister Scott acknowledged the workers concerns about being unrepresented by a union. He gave the Government’s commitment to ensure workers get representation.Another meeting was scheduled for Thursday with the Ministry, company and proposed union representatives but efforts to obtain an update on that meeting proved futile.The workers may return to work temporarily as the parties seek to iron out the issues affecting them, Minister Scott had said.The company, in a statement Wednesday, said that the misunderstanding concerned management and certain open pit contractors.The company said that workers blocked the delivery of ore to its mill. It noted that with the exception of the underground decline, operations were suspended until a resolution could be reached with striking workers.“The company is actively working along with its employees and adhering to applicable laws and regulations and is facilitating communication with the relevant Governmental labour authorities to understand and address employees’ concerns and to resolve the matter as quickly as possible,” it said in the statement.“AGM has been examining options to improve mining performance in order to ensure Aurora’s long-term future.  No decisions have been made concerning any possible changes to the mining operation at this time… The company is making arrangements to have the strikers meet with representatives of the Ministry of Labour to mediate the dispute,” the company added.last_img read more

CALL FOR GARDA TOP BRASS TO MEET WITH INISHOWEN MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS

first_imgA county councillor has urged the Municipal District of Inishowen Council area manager to arrange immediately a meeting with the Garda Superintendent to brief council members on Garda personnel, numbers and resources.Cllr Albert Doherty said there needs to be a meeting to further discuss policing in Inishowen, recent local crime responses, weekend policing and the Garda role in the local parish.Councillor Doherty remarked,”During the recent election campaign and over the recent summer months many community groups as well as local residents have expressed their concerns at the increase in petty and more serious crime in the Inishowen area. “Serious assaults,threats and robberies have occurred at petrol station outlets and a number of private homes have been burgled both while family occupants were in the house and while the family home was empty.“A recent week end incident where family members were at a memorial mass for a dearly loved and returned to find their home entered and possessions taken was particularly distasteful and merits particular condemnation.“In my own area,Carndonagh,the summer months has witnessed among others burglaries,attempted burglaries theft of work equipment and tools,cars interfered with,damage at and to sporting clubs,continued damage to facilities at the Barrack Hill costing up to five thousand euro and a recent robbery of money at and damage to a local cafe.”He said councillors are messengers from the community to the council and to many other bodies including An Garda Siochana and are expected to raise pressing concerns. “The community in turn await the responses received by Councillors to allay the grievances worries and anxieties highlighted.The questions shared with me locally include ‘Who are the Garda personnel living in our communities? How familiar are the Gardai with the needs and safety assurances required in our rural parish area?When are the Gardai to be found on the beat? What are the resources available for week ends and particulary at week end nights.”The Sinn Fein politician said in Inishowen there is an apparent “knowledge deficit” about Garda resources and supports for the local communities.What will happen to or with the recently renovated garda station in Clonmany?A begging question from parishoners, he said.“I believe that the newly established Municipal District of Inishowen and the newly elected members have the potential to deliver improved sevices for Inishowen and Co Donegal.“I welcome the unanimous support received at the first meeting of the council from my fellow elected councillors.I trust that the meeting with the Garda Superintendent will occur later in the month and that safety benefits to all the people’s will result,” Cllr Doherty concluded.CALL FOR GARDA TOP BRASS TO MEET WITH INISHOWEN MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS was last modified: September 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:GardaInishowentop brasslast_img read more

IPM approach best for soybean aphids

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean growers will invest in neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The two-year, multi-state study revealed that, even during periods of infestation by the soybean aphid, the neonicotinoid treatment produced the same yields as using no insecticide at all.The study was a joint effort of Purdue University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, and the University of Wisconsin. The research was grower-funded, using soybean checkoff funds provided by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).The neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam, which is applied as a coating to soybean seeds, provides a maximum of two weeks of protection against insect feeding. Aphids typically don’t reach damaging numbers until much later in the season, said Christian Krupke, an entomology professor and extension specialist at Purdue University and one of the researchers and authors of the study. As a result, when soybean aphid populations reached threshold levels, from late July to August, the insecticide levels in tissues of neonicotinoid-treated soybean foliage were similar to plants grown from seeds without the insecticide.Bruce Potter, Insect Pest Management (IPM) specialist for the University of Minnesota Extension, said one of the most important aspects of the study was providing soybean growers information about how to invest their funds.Potter said soybean growers in northern regions, including Minnesota, don’t have chronic and consistent economic infestations of early season insect pests.“Farmers wouldn’t get an advantage from putting insecticide on soybean seeds,” he said. The exception to this conclusion would be fields at a higher risk for infrequent pests like seed corn maggot and white grub or for seed production fields where bean leaf beetle and bean pod mottle virus occur. The research study concluded soybean farmers in all the regions in the study should employ the IPM approach, combining scouting and foliage-applied insecticide where necessary.“In terms of long-term sustainability and the bottom line for your yearly balance sheet, the IPM approach is the most effective approach for pest management in the growing season,” Krupke said.A study examining neonicotinoid seed treatments of corn had a similar result. This study, published in the journal PLOS ONE in March 2017, was conducted by Krupke’s doctoral student, Adam Alford. It revealed that concentrations of the insecticide most commonly applied to corn seeds, clothianidin, declined rapidly and approached zero in plant tissues within 20 days after planting. Less than 5% of what was applied to the seed was recovered from corn plants in the field.Currently, at least one of two neonicotinoids, clothianidin or thiamethoxam, are routinely applied to more than 80% of the corn and over half of the soybeans grown in North America.Previous studies, although smaller in size, had shown similar results with neonicotinoid seed treatments, which were introduced in the 1990s, said Kelley J. Tilmon, state extension specialist for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University. She performed the research in South Dakota when she was on the faculty of South Dakota State University.The recent study was launched to provide more definitive scientific answers across a large geographic area, Tilmon said.Janet J. Knodel, extension entomologist and associate professor at North Dakota State University, said the results were similar in North Dakota.“As part of our research, we saw the soybean aphids coming into the field in late July and early August in North Dakota,” she said. “By then, the residual of the insecticide seed treatment is gone.”Farmers can consult with their local university Extension services for additional information on specific pest management strategies in their state. They also can obtain information by downloading the Purdue Extension publication “The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean” at http://bit.ly/2pZ8IBi.last_img read more