Saltwater turf

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaImagine being able to water your home lawn with salt water. Yes,salt water.Thanks to the new seashore paspalum grasses, this isn’t a dreamfor those who live along the coast. Seashore paspalum cantolerate a wide quality range of water, including seawater,brackish water and recycled water.”The grass requires only minimal pesticides and judiciousapplications of fertilizers,” said Clint Waltz, a turf specialistwith the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.The grass uses key fertilizer nutrients efficiently, Waltz said.It can easily be managed to comply with many environmental waterregulations.Coastal golf coursesRetired UGA professor Ronny Duncan bred a number of seashorepaspalum grasses. They’re being used on golf courses along theGeorgia coast and in Hawaii and Guam.”Aside from its uses as an athletic turf, seashore paspalum maybe used to clean up polluted or contaminated waters or soils,”Waltz said.”It may be effectively used to transition into wetland sites orother environmentally sensitive areas,” he said. This can helpreduce pollution from industrial or other problem areas.Update in SavannahWaltz and others from UGA, the University of Florida and theGeorgia Department of Natural Resources will present an update,”Seashore Paspalum: The Environmental Steward,” Oct. 15 at theCoastal Georgia Center in Savannah.Duncan will be on hand to provide a history of seashore paspalum.UGA agronomist Bob Carrow will discuss its characteristics andwater conservation qualities. And he’ll tell how to manage thegrass.Other sessions will look at seashore paspalum as a recreational,amenity or forage grass or for land reclamation, stabilization,bioremediation and other uses.DetailsThe update was planned by the Georgia Center for UrbanAgriculture and the Coastal Resources Division of DNR. It beginswith registration at 8 a.m. The program starts at 8:30 and endsat 5 p.m.The cost is $50 before Oct. 4 or $60 after that. To preregisteror learn more about the update, call the UGA Griffin campusOffice of Continuing Education at (770) 229-3477.To learn more about the UGA seashore paspalum breeding program,see www.georgiaturf.comon-line.(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

“I don’t see positive being a tennis player, I only play tennis for money”

first_imgBublik highlights the demand that has led him to skilled tennis and criticizes the very fact of enjoying so many video games in a brief time period. “I love this sport, I can’t say the other, I love hitting the ball. When I end my profession, I’m certain I’ll maintain hitting balls. I suppose I will die enjoying tennis. However Being a skilled tennis participant and enjoying video games every single day even when you have ache in every single place may be very troublesome. You possibly can’t say “I don’t really feel effectively, I don’t play.” It doesn’t matter if you happen to separate out of your girlfriend or get divorced, you must play. And if you happen to lose, everybody asks you why you misplaced. Leap on the monitor if you are able to do higher than me. That’s the a part of tennis that I hate. “ Alexander Bublik made some controversial statements in an interview with the French newspaper L’Équipe whereas enjoying this week the Open 13 Provence of Marseille. The Kazakh tennis participant revealed that he doesn’t like skilled tennis and it was clear when explaining the the explanation why he’s nonetheless on the circuit.Bublik stated that if he performs tennis it’s only to earn cash. “I hate tennis with all my coronary heart. I hate the times I should play. If I’m trustworthy, I don’t see something positive in being a tennis participant. I only play for cash. If there was no cash at stake, I would depart it instantly. I haven’t earned sufficient but, in any other case I would have already retired. “Bublik’s explanations are additionally mirrored in one of many tattoos that the Kazakh tennis participant has on his physique. “I have seven tattoos and each is said to a particular second in my life. The one I have associated to tennis, which is a skeleton that has a tennis ball in its hand, It jogs my memory that I should endure this sport filth every single day. “last_img read more

Funny reactions: Balotelli scored and football fans did this…

first_img Mario Balotelli scores his first Premier League goal for Liverpool 1 It finally happened. It may have taken 13 games, but Mario Balotelli has scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool.His summer transfer from Milan has not quite worked out the way he and his manager, Brendan Rodgers, had hoped, but he is off the mark in the league. His winning strike against Tottenham in the 3-2 win means he now has two goals in 16 games in all competitions following his goal against Ludogorets in the Champions League.‘SEEING IS BELIEVING’ – LIVERPOOL FANS REACT TO BALOTELLI’S WINNERRead on to see how the funny reactions of other football fans after the £16m man tucked the ball past Hugo Lloris…FINALLY, MARIO! THE PICTURES LIVERPOOL FANS WILL LOVE SEEINGlast_img