Upcoming OSU Extension and OARDC agronomy field days

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistIt has been an interesting spring. Have questions? We may have the answers; we certainly want to have the discussion. Come to one or all three of our field days in July.OSU Weed Day, South Charleston — July 11Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, South Charleston — July 182018 Ohio Manure Science Review, Forest — July 25 The OSU Weed Science Field Day will be held on July 11 at OARDC Western Ag Research Station at 7721 South Charleston Pike (SR41), South Charleston Ohio. As in previous years, it’s a mostly self-directed event and a chance to look at all of our research. The day runs from 9 to noon, followed by lunch for those who preregister. Feel free to bring anyone you like and to tell others, but please send an email to Bruce Ackley to preregister — [email protected] — telling him how many are coming so he can plan appropriately. The registration fee $35, includes lunch and the plot book, payable on the day of the tour. We will be around as usual to answer questions and lead some brief discussions.The OSU/OARDC Western ARS Agronomy Field Day will be held July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no charge this year as we are soliciting sponsors to offset that cost. Lunch is included, and we will of course have our in-season updates as well as talk about some ongoing research. The location is the Western Agricultural Research Station at 7721 So. Charleston Pike, South Charleston south of I-70 and just west of the Ohio 54 and SR 41 intersection or from the west exit from I-71 onto SR 41, south, drive about 4 miles and you will see the station on the right. Western is one of three agronomy research stations across the state for OSU and you.Topics and speakers include:Keynote speaker: Robert Mullen, Chief Agronomist with Nutrien. Robert has much Ohio and international experience and will share his insight.Weed challenges this season with Mark LouxAnd back by popular demand is the mode of action weed screen plots. Walk through them and see what happened and why.Ohio soil fertility research update leading to the new fertilizer recommendations to come out later this season with Steve CulmanWater quality and fertilizer application research update; this work is what will bring the new P-Index to Ohio with Libby DaytonPrecision planting and smart seed firmers with Alex Lindsey. Can knowing your organic matter, soil temperature and soil type help you make seed depth decisions at planting?Disease and Insect Scouting School with Kelley Tilmon, Anne Dorrance, and Andy Michel. This class will be hands on help for mid-season scouting of insects and diseases. Want to know what else may pop up this summer? You will learn from the experts.CCA continuing education credits will be available.Pre-registration is required by July 11, 2018. To RSVP please email to Joe Davlin, [email protected] or Harold Watters, [email protected] Or to register by phone call the farm at 937 462-8016. The Ohio Manure Science Review this year is near Forest, Ohio on the Watkins farm on July 25. Learn how to avoid manure spills, limit spreading weeds with manure, and more. There will be demonstrations on surface runoff, soil health, sidedressing manure, manure spreader calibration, and more. Check-in, coffee and donuts: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Program: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.The location is 18361 Township Rd 90, Forest, Ohio 45843.For Certified Livestock Managers attending the event, you will be able to receive a total of 4.5 continuing education units. Collect CCA, ODA Fertilizer as well as Indiana and Pennsylvania credits too.Register online at http://go.osu.edu/msr2018. Available until July 16 for $25 per person.For questions, contact Mary Wicks at (330) 202-3533 or email at [email protected]last_img read more

Sony shows off two new unique Android tablets

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Sony shows off two new unique Android tablets (2011, July 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-sony-unique-android-tablets.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sony unveils two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets in iPad challenge (PhysOrg.com) — Sony has finally unveiled the S1 and S2; two uniquely shaped tablets, that it says, are for the more status minded buyer. Though both run the Android operating system, neither is shaped like the mostly etch-a-sketch designs currently on the market. The S1 has a folded back looking top that was designed to look and feel like a magazine that has been folded back. Company reps say that makes it more comfortable to hold in one hand. The S2 is a dual screen tablet embedded in a clam-shell case that can be opened and closed, making it look, as one observer at a recent press junket in New York described, like a sunglasses case. Explore further The S1 and S2 will be the first tablets introduced by Sony into the United States, and both appear to be aimed at users who are both looking for something different and have the money to pay for it.In addition to being more comfortable to hold, the added thickness at the top of the S1 means that when it’s laid on a table it tilts slightly towards the user, rather than at the ceiling, making it easier to read and type. Listed as a 9.4 inch tablet, the S1, which like the S2 will almost certainly be renamed before its official launch sometime in the fall, features both a USB and docking port.The S2, listed as a 5.5 inch tablet, actually provides a virtual 10 inch screen when the images on the two screens are used as one; it can be used either horizontally or vertically, which makes it ideal for reading eBooks in one direction and for use as a regular tablet in the other. Its big selling point is that it can be closed and put in a pocket, even if just barely.Both tablets are based on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 system on a chip (SoC) and have been, according to Sony, optimized to provide a faster user experience. Oddly, the S1 doesn’t have cellular connectivity, and thus the only means for getting online is via WiFi. The S2 on the hand can’t connect via WiFi; users will connect using only AT&T’s (in the U.S.) wireless services. Another draw for these two tablets is that both will have a PlayStation Certification, which means both will be able to run the PlayStation games that have been ported to an emulator on Android systems.Pricing for the two new tablets has yet to be announced.last_img read more