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

HIGHLAND RADIO AND DLFM BATTLE IT OUT FOR RADIO LICENSE TODAY

first_imgToday is D-day for the two applicants competing for the radio license for the North Donegal franchise area.Highland and DLFM go head-to-head today.Both sides, Highland Radio and the new applicant DLFM, will make their pitches to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) in Letterkenny’s Radisson Hotel at 10.30am.The presentations are completely open to any members of the public who wish to attend. The showdown will see former Highland Radio boss Charlie Collins, now part of the DLFM consortium, come face-to-face with his former employers.The oral presentation will be conducted by the Contract Awards Committee, a statutory committee of the BAI which has responsibility for the assessment of any applications received in a licensing process.The purpose of the oral presentations is to provide each applicant with the opportunity to make a presentation to the Contract Awards Committee.The presentations, which will both last fifteen minutes, will be based on the application already submitted by both Highland and DLFM. After their presentations, both sides will have to answer any questions or clarify any matters if asked by the Contracts Awards Committee.Following completion of the oral presentation process, the Contract Awards Committee will then assess and score both applications received.Once assessment and scoring is completed, a recommendation will be made for the award of the license to the Authority of the BAI.It is expected that an announcement will be made on the awarding of the license in the coming weeks. HIGHLAND RADIO AND DLFM BATTLE IT OUT FOR RADIO LICENSE TODAY was last modified: March 31st, 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:BAICharlie CollinsDLFMdonegalHighland Radioradio licenseShaun Dohertylast_img read more

Man driving stolen LA sheriff’s cruiser shot by San Diego police

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Los Angeles County sheriff’s department refused to release any details about how the car was stolen. The incident is under internal investigation, said Deputy Tony Moore. A caller reported seeing the squad car at a gas station in northern San Diego County at around 8:30 a.m., Rooney said. California Highway Patrol officers tracked down the car in San Diego’s Otay Mesa neighborhood after another caller reported seeing it parked in a lot there. Aguilar allegedly jumped back inside and sped away. Two San Diego police cars and another CHP vehicle joined the chase onto the highway. Two officers, one from the San Diego police and one from the CHP, fired when Aguilar reached for the shotgun, according to Rooney. SAN DIEGO – Police shot and wounded a man spotted driving a stolen Los Angeles County sheriff’s squad car in a southern San Diego neighborhood near the Mexican border, officials said Wednesday. Police contend Regino Aguilar, 26, reached for a shotgun secured between the cruiser’s front seats after leading officers on a brief chase on Interstate 5 Tuesday morning. Aguilar’s injuries weren’t life threatening, though officials declined to release exact details of his wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will be booked into county jail on suspicion of auto theft, evading arrest and assault once he is released, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney said. The marked cruiser was stolen from a parking lot outside a youth activity center Los Angeles at around 7 a.m. on Christmas Day. The windows were intact when Aguilar was stopped in San Diego and the keys appear to have been in the ignition, Rooney said. last_img read more