Turfgrass Funding

first_imgFor decades, University of Georgia scientists have conducted state-of-the-art turfgrass research. Today’s researchers still work in the same labs where modern turfgrass science started in the 1950s. Those legacy labs and greenhouses will soon get much-needed renovations. Georgia’s FY015 budget includes $11.5 million for the improvement of the University of Georgia’s turfgrass teaching, research and Extension facilities across the state. The funds will be used to build new greenhouses and research facilities on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton.Georgia’s turfgrass and related industries contribute more than $7.8 billion annually to the economy and provide 87,000 full- and part-time jobs. Turfgrass is one of Georgia’s top crops and provides 17 percent of the state’s farm gate value ($117 million). “The urban ag industry has been a longtime supporter of Georgia’s turfgrass and horticulture education and research programs — and now Georgia’s legislators recognize the economic value that these industries bring to Georgia,” said Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director of the Georgia Urban Ag Council. UGA Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz credits the funding to the support of the council and UGA’s other green industry partners.“World-renowned research and testing is accomplished at these UGA facilities and in the laboratories — and all are woefully outdated,” Woodworth said. “In order to continue to attract the best and brightest researchers and experts, we need state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. This funding will provide what we need to not only attract, but retain world-class turfgrass and horticulture experts.”On the main UGA campus in Athens, the funding will be used to complete construction of an indoor and outdoor research laboratory that includes, a greenhouse, classrooms and new research field plots. Collectively, these new additions will become the college’s Athens Turfgrass Research and Education Center. On the UGA Griffin Campus, the funds will go to construct a complex that includes a turfgrass research and education building, greenhouses and associated support offices and workspace. “This project will continue the Griffin Campus’ tradition of cutting edge turfgrass research, attracting world class researchers and educators, graduate students, cooperators and industry. The UGA Turf Team is humbled by the industry’s support of our programs and appreciates all their efforts to garner funding for these facilities enhancements,” said Waltz who is based in Griffin.The Tifton campus will see a new greenhouse complex. “The necessity for new greenhouse facilities has become more critical during the past few years so that the level of research and development which has come to be expected from UGA’s Tifton Campus Turfgrass Breeding Program can continue,” said UGA turfgrass researcher Brian Schwartz who currently works in greenhouses built more than 50 years ago.For more on turfgrass teaching, research and Extension programs at UGA, see the website www.GeorgiaTurf.com and follow on Twitter @GeorgiaTurf.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Juve vs AC Milan, Napoli vs Inter semifinals off due to outbreak

first_img Loading… The game between Juve and Milan had been scheduled to be played in a partially closed Allianz Stadium on Wednesday, with fans from the region of Lombardy — the epicentre of the outbreak in Italy — banned from attending.However, Lega Serie A, who organises the Coppa, confirmed on Tuesday that the game will now be played at an undetermined date. The first leg ended 1-1.Napoli’s clash with Inter was due to be played on Thursday but regional authorities ordered a postponement on Wednesday. There is no date in place for the game to be played. Napoli lead 1-0 from the first meeting.Ten Serie A matches throughout northern Italy have also been postponed over the past two weekends.Italy’s special coronavirus commissioner Angelo Borelli confirmed on Tuesday that the death toll from the virus in the country has risen to 79, while there have been 2,502 confirmed cases. Read Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matchesThe decision to postpone Juve-Milan came hours after Spain’s health minister announced that Valencia’s home Champions League round-of-16 second-leg clash with Italian side Atalanta — who are located in Lombardy — would be played behind closed doors due to fears over the virus.Inter will also face Getafe in their Europa League round-of-32 second leg in Spain behind closed doors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better The Coppa Italia semifinal second-leg matches between Juventus and AC Milan in Turin and Napoli-Inter Milan in Naples have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Serie A have announced.Advertisementlast_img read more

PHOTOS: Black Stars touch down in Comoros, begin final preps

first_imgGhana Black Stars have arrived in Comoro ahead of Fridays 2018 World Cup second qualifying round first leg tie.The team left Accra in the left hours of Wednesday night and touched down in Moroni Thursday morning.The team will train at Stade Said Mohammed Cheikh stadium in Mitsamiouli to familiarize themselves with the synthetic turf.Ghana coach Avram Grant has all 23 players available for the game after the full compliment of the team trained in Accra on Wednesday prior to their departure.The game will kick start Ghana’s campaign to qualify for a fourth successive World Cup. Click to read:Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black StarsGrant feels vindicated with Samuel Tetteh’s call upAvram Grant wants Black Stars bonus issue resolved  Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black Stars – See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2015/November-12th/comoros-v-ghana-10-quick-facts-about-avrams-current-black-stars.php#sthash.lc2XfwwP.dpuf Comoros v Ghana: 10 quick facts about Avram’s current Black Stars – See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2015/November-12th/comoros-v-ghana-10-quick-facts-about-avrams-current-black-stars.php#sthash.lc2XfwwP.dpuf–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more