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Cantaloupes

first_imgUniversity of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit.Since the early 1990s, numerous nationwide outbreaks of salmonella have been linked to fresh, whole cantaloupes.This UGA project is funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant sponsored by the USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative. UGA’s portion of the USDA grant is approximately $20,000 spread over two years. UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Tim Coolong is conducting the research on the UGA Tifton campus.“Some of the food safety issues that happened several years ago have put food safety at the forefront of cantaloupe production,” Coolong said. “Hopefully the research generated through this study will help us take another positive step toward developing a more sustainable cantaloupe for growers to produce.”Coolong, who also serves as an associate professor of horticulture at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of several scientists from Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas who are conducting cantaloupe research with the goal of producing a quality melon with a different rind netting. Scientists in each of the participating states are studying different cantaloupe varieties.This is a small part of a large research study led by Texas A&M University scientist Bhimu Patil. The overarching project will help scientists develop a more sustainable, systems-based approach to safe, healthy melon production in the U.S.“My research is a production variety trial. I’ll grow the cantaloupes and look at standard quality and yield parameters. Once we’ve completed the trial, I will ship the cantaloupes to Texas A&M University and the University of Arizona, where the cantaloupes will be subjected to additional tests, specifically consumer acceptance tests and food safety analyses,” Coolong said.Commercial and experimental varieties from breeders who are also part of this project will be grown and evaluated.Cantaloupes generated more than $24.2 million in Georgia in 2016, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development’s Farm Gate Value Report.last_img read more


Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame

first_imgAnn O’Brien (Muffet) McGraw was just announced as one of the new inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  She is part of an 11-member class that includes Rebecca Lobo and George McGinnis among others.McGraw, of course, is currently the head women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame.  In her 27 seasons at Notre Dame she has compiled a 662-217 record.  The 61-year old Pennsylvania native has been married to Matt McGraw since 1977.Had it not been for Connecticut, Muffet would have probably had several NCAA championships of her own.  There have been 4 women’s programs that have dominated the women’s scene since they have joined the men in a national tournament.  Besides Connecticut you would have to add Tennesse, Stanford, and Notre Dame.Congratulations to Coach McGraw!last_img


Hart must fight for the gloves

first_img “The goalkeeper and the other positions of the team are exactly the same. “Joe finished last season playing very well. We’ll see next Sunday which 11 starts against Newcastle (in next Sunday’s Premier League opener).” City had four Englishmen on the bench, including Hart, but none in the starting XI. Nationality will not come into Pellegrini’s thinking during the season. He said: “It doesn’t matter if they’re English players, American players, Spanish players. For me it’s exactly the same. “In every competition we play I’ll play the team that I think is best to win that game.” Pellegrini says he has little time to prepare his side for next week’s Premier League-opening trip to Newcastle, with numerous players having only recently returned following World Cup duty. He said: “We have seven players who have just worked for five days. They were not considered for this game. Press Association Joe Hart faces a fight to convince Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini he should be the English champions’ first-choice goalkeeper this season after Willy Caballero was preferred in the Community Shield loss to Arsenal. “We have another five players who have just worked for eight or nine days. “It’s difficult to be ready in two weeks. Aguero, (Pablo) Zabaleta, (Martin) Demichelis, Kompany, (Bacary) Sagna, Fernandino just arrived seven days ago. They started working on Monday. “They will have 15 days before we start the Premier League so we’ll see during the week which of them are ready and which of them are not ready.” Captain Vincent Kompany was also watching from the stands – alongside Frank Lampard following his loan signing from New York City FC – as the fringe players did little to impress. Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud were on target as the Gunners sauntered to a second Wembley win in 85 days and a second trophy after May’s FA Cup defeat of Hull ended a nine-year drought. Pellegrini was encouraged by the second-half showing after a poor first 45 minutes. He said: “We had two different faces. First half we didn’t play with the pace we did the whole pre-season and Arsenal scored two goals because we didn’t defend very well. “The second half we played well, with possession of the ball, we had chances to score. It was really near to the team that I saw in pre-season. “It is always bad to lose, but we don’t need to worry.” Pellegrini could soon add to his defensive options, revealing France defender Eliaquim Mangala is close to a move from Porto. Pellegrini told BT Sport: “Some papers are maybe missing but we continue having interest in the player, he wants to come so we will see what happens in the week.” Hart, who was dropped by Pellegrini midway through last season following a string of high-profile errors, was an unused substitute at Wembley, with the City boss afterwards refusing to offer any guarantees over places. “All the 22 players that we have in our squad must demonstrate who is number one in all the positions,” Pellegrini said. last_img read more