P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Residential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners …

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/82389/residential-building-in-cagliari-dante-o-benini-partners-architects Clipboard Architects: Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects Area Area of this architecture project Apartments Save this picture!© Giorgio Marturana+ 25 Share Year:  Residential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects CopyAbout this officeDante O. Benini & Partners ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingCagliariItalyPublished on October 19, 2010Cite: “Residential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects” 19 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Residential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects “COPY” Italy 2010 ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/82389/residential-building-in-cagliari-dante-o-benini-partners-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Giorgio MarturanaText description provided by the architects. The Bonaria quarter -in the south-east part of Cagliari- is an area characterized by an uneven topography and abundant housing developments which major part is dated from the fifties onwards. It is an area of fairly high natural elements (the hill of the Basilica of Bonaria) in a strong contrast with steep slopes overlooking the Mediterranean sea of the gulf of Cagliari. In such peculiar and privileged residential context, Dante O. Benini was asked to design another new vertical element featuring the city skyline in a strong manner.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarturanaRecommended ProductsSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20The high position of the building area allowed a research as an architectonic solution the emphasizes of the sea view, that becomes the principal planning element to which be attributed the utmost importance. Large windows are put in the day-area and protected from overhang balconies and sun-screens. Save this picture!© Giorgio MarturanaThe balconies have lengthen in the air until the utmost limit permission so that it is possible to enlarge, towards the outside, the built up areas. The south-west elevation will be characterized from an interactive facade in micro-perforated metal sheet for the radiating ventilation with function of solar screen to reduce in the lodging at the back. the excessive heat production. Save this picture!© Giorgio MarturanaTo protect the roofing and facilitate the heat dissipation, a radiating and ventilated micro-perforated sheet solar screen structure will be built and it will have also the support function for the photovoltaic panels of the electric power production. Save this picture!© Giorgio MarturanaAll the façades will be covered with a special titanium dioxide photocatalic plaster to reduce the air noxious materials and preserves its steady look during the time, being polluting agents proof.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarturanaProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Santa Caterina Market / EMBT Associated ArchitectsArticlesNoah’s House / VisiondivisionArticlesProject locationAddress:Via Messina, Cagliari, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Photographs CopyApartments•Cagliari, Italylast_img read more

Casa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño …

first_imgphotographs:  Luis GordoaPhotographs:  Luis Gordoa Save this picture!© Luis GordoaText description provided by the architects. Casa Puerto del Aire is located between the limits of Puebla and Veracruz. Is a deer farm with an area of 70 hectares.Save this picture!Site PlanThe home sits in the only ranch plain having an area of ​​3 hectares completely deforested but with spectacular views, including the Pico de Orizaba.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe area where the ranch is located has a micro climate which flora, very particular, hosts a forest of oaks, many of which are endangered species.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaTherefore as part of the important work of landscape architecture were also create an artificial lake that serves as a reservoir of water in the rainy season and the rest of the year for irrigation of 3 hectares.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe climatic conditions and situation of the land, which had views of 360 degrees, resulting in the idea of ​​giving a plant cross at the four cardinal points long views. It emphasize the cross with two stone walls that they turn around and generate the envelope of the wooden buildings which are attached, generating major corridors throughout the house with lighting in the stone walls .Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe decided to use a construction in cedar wood walls, floors and ceilings in the private area of the house as in the playground and dining as well as achieving a cozy cottage feeling, attending the climatic situation of the place. In the central area of the cross is the entrance hall; in this area we made a change using limestone pavement in order to emphasize the idea of the plant cross distinguishing between the different areas of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe architectural program consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, television, toilet, living room, dining room, BBQ area, games room, jacuzzi, kitchen and service area.Project gallerySee allShow lessHostal Ritoque / Alejandro Soffia + Gabriel RudolphySelected ProjectsRound Up: Made in ChinaMisc Share Area:  1071 m² Area:  1071 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV 2013 Casa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CVSave this projectSaveCasa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV Architects: Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Acultzingo, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500719/casa-puerto-del-aire-extracto-arte-arquitectura-y-diseno-srl-de-cv Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 39 Share 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/500719/casa-puerto-del-aire-extracto-arte-arquitectura-y-diseno-srl-de-cv Clipboard CopyAbout this officeExtracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CVOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAcultzingoExtractoArteArquitectura y Diseño SRL de CVHousesMexicoPublished on April 29, 2014Cite: “Casa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV” 29 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  “COPY” Mexico Photographslast_img read more

Red Cross launch new online shop

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dorothea Arndt, new media manager at the Red Cross said: “This is the first year that our Independent Living and First Aid products have been available to purchase online alongside our seasonal catalogue of gifts and cards. We believe that this is an important development to increase the sales and profits that fund our work.”She added: “”The online shop is fully integrated with our fulfilment agency, Braywood, and carries the latest stock levels to ensure it gives the best experience to shoppers. The back-office tools mean it is easy for us to administer and use for internal purchasing – both of which help keep costs down and maximize the profits which fund our work.” Tagged with: Digital Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The British Red Cross has launched a new online shop enabling the public to choose from 1,500 products including Christmas gifts and cards, first aid products, educational publications and independent living products.The online shop has been developed by website development agency Baigent, which has been working with the Red Cross since May 2001. Until now the British Red Cross had focused on mail order and telephone as retail channels.Facilities on the site include a display of the most popular products based on real-time basket data. Shoppers are also encouraged to make a top-up donation when buying. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 6 November 2006 | News Red Cross launch new online shop About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Disappeared, kidnapped journalists

first_img RSF_en News Organisation Syrians (whose names can be revealed)Yasser Al-Sattouf (aka Abu Ahmed Al-Deirahafri), correspondent, Shahba Press – 20/11/2013 Muayyad Salloum, correspondent, Orient TV – 1/11/2013 Sami Jamal, freelance journalist, Radio Rozana – 14/08/2013 Anwar Hazwini, reporter, Azaz Media Center – 11/08/2013 Obeida Batal, journalist, Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Hosam Nizam Al-Dine, soundman, Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Aboud Al-Atik, technician,Orient TV – 25/07/2013 Aboud Haddad, photographer – 26/06/2013 Akram Raslan, cartoonist, Al-Fida – arrested on 2/10/2012. We have not received any news since. Hussein Issou – journalist and writer – arrested on 3/09/2011. We have not received any news since. Iraq: Fred Nérac, French journalist – 22/03/2003 Algeria: Djamel-Eddine Fahassi, journalist for national radio – 8/03/1995 Aziz Bouabdallah, journalist, El Alem Essiyassi (Le Monde politique) – 12/04/1997Libya: Abdullah Ali Al-Sanussi Al-Darrat, journalist – arrested in 1973. We have not received any news since. * ASIA-PACIFICChina / Tibet: Sungrab Gyatso, Yeshi Sangpo and Draksang – 4/01/2013* MIDDLE EAST / NORTH AFRICASyria:Foreigners (whose names can be revealed)Niclas Hammarström, Swedish photographer – 23/11/2013 Magnus Falkehed, Swedish – 23/11/2013 Bünyamin Aygün, Turkish photographer, Milliyet – 21/11/2013Javier Espinosa, Spanish journalist, El-Mundo – 16/09/2013 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, freelance Spanish journalist – 16/09/2013 Marc Marginedas, Spanish journalist, El Periódico – 4/09/2013 Nicolas Henin, freelance French journalist – 15/06/2013 Pierre Torres, freelance French journalist – 15/06/2013 Didier François, French journalist, Europe1 – 6/06/2013 Edouard Elias, French photographer, Europe1 – 6/06/2013 James Foley, freelance US photographer – 22/11/2012 Bashar Fahmi Al-Kadumi, Jordanian reporter, Al-Hurra TV – 20/08/2012 Austin Tice, freelance US journalist, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera English, McClatchy – 13/08/2012 * AMERICASMexico: Zoila Márquez Chiu, Linea Informativa – 07/12/2013Gerardo Blanquet, Radio Grande de Coahuila – 30/04/2013 Sergio Landa Rosado, Diario Cardel – 22/01/2013 December 18, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Disappeared, kidnapped journalists 37 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappearedOn 18 December 2013 (non-exhaustive list)* AFRICA DRC: Gulain Chanjabo, Canal Révélation – 06/05/2013Kenya: Dickson Bokongo Bosire, Jackal News – 06/09/2013 Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Budweiser Clydesdales to Appear in 127th Rose Parade and Equestfest

first_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales, a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the St. Louis, Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company, will be part of the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.To kick off the festivities, the hitch team and red wagon will perform during the Equestfest on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center at 480 West Riverside Drive in Burbank. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the show begins at high noon.On Friday, January 1, 2016, the Budweiser Clydesdales will once again stroll down Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard during the Rose Parade, one of America’s largest New Year’s celebrations.The Pasadena visit is one of hundreds of appearances it will make this year as part of a nationwide tour for the hitch team. The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first appearance on behalf of Anheuser-Busch on April 7, 1933, when they delivered a case of Budweiser to the White House in celebration of the repeal of prohibition of beer.The Clydesdale breed originated from Great Flemish horses, bred by farmers living in the 19th century along the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire, Scotland. These large horses were used as draft animals that could pull loads of more than one ton at a walking speed of five miles per hour. In the mid-1800s, Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to the United States where the draft horses resumed their existence on farms. Today, the Clydesdales are used primarily for breeding and show.The Budweiser Clydesdales reside at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Merrimack, N.H. and Ft. Collins, Colorado for public viewing. Visitors can also see the Clydesdales up-close at Warm Springs Ranch, the premier Budweiser Clydesdales breeding establishment in Boonville, Mo. and at their training facility on the grounds of Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. Both attractions are open seasonally.Additional information about the Budweiser Clydesdales can be found online at www.anheuser-busch.com/Budweiserclydesdales/main.html.More details about the Equestfest, including ticket information, are available online at www.tournamentofroses.com/events/equestfest. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business: Retail News Budweiser Clydesdales to Appear in 127th Rose Parade and Equestfest From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 | 11:11 am Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Good News for Rental Investors

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Good News for Rental Investors in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Good News for Rental Investors Previous: What Lies Ahead? Next: Risky Business Average retention rates of expiring leases among single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations remained strong in September 2017, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings’ latest Single-Family Rental Research. The retention rate on full-term leases climbed to 76.3 percent in September, up from a revised 74.6 percent for August 2017. Of the single-family, single-borrower securitizations monitored by Morningstar, only three posted a retention rate below 70 percent. That’s half as many as in August’s total of six. Moreover, seven deals posted retention rates above 80 percent, as opposed to four in August. Rents themselves rose 2.9 percent in October. All of this amounts to good news for rental investors.The overall turnover over those two months, dipping from 3.9 percent in August to 3.2 percent in September. According to Morningstar, “vacancies for single-family rentals tend to decline in the late autumn and winter months.” October 2017 bucked that trend, with the average vacancy rate remained stable at 5.9 percent.The Houston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the highest vacancy rate at 10.0 percent—the first single-family MSA in 2017 to hit a vacancy rate of 10.0 percent or higher. For comparison’s sake, the next highest MSA vacancy rate was Nashville, Tennessee, at 7.6 percent. According to Morningstar, “While Hurricane Irma appears to have little to no impact on the Florida single-family rental markets, Hurricane Harvey may have contributed to the increase in vacancies and decline in rents in the Houston market.” Houston rents declined for two consecutive months, dropping by 0.4 percent in October and 0.8 percent in September.Lease expirations were up slightly for the month, hitting 6.5 percent for October, compared to a revised 6.3 percent in September and 9.0 percent in July.The average delinquency rate increased slightly for October, landing at 0.9 percent.You can read Morningstar’s full Single-family Rental Research report here. Also, be sure to register for the 2018 Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit by clicking here. Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] December 1, 2017 1,575 Views Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Morningstar Credit Ratings Single Family Rental single-family rental research Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Morningstar Credit Ratings Single Family Rental single-family rental research 2017-12-01 David Whartonlast_img read more

Dust Buster.

first_imgFor 30 years, Hanna has worked with pearl millet, a crop that looks and grows much likeyoung corn. But pearl millet doesn’t get nearly as thirsty.When other crops shrivel in dry weather, the millet thrives. Its roots have such adistinct dislike for soggy soil that they almost appear to prefer dusty dirt.”The roots will come to the top of the ground,” said Hanna, a plant breederwith the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Pearlmillet doesn’t like really wet soil.”If the crop likes dry dirt, Georgia fields have had plenty to devote to it during thepast three years. As the state’s farmers struggle to get water to their crops, pearlmillet seems increasingly a crop whose time has come.Drought-tolerant Crop”It’s probably the most drought-tolerant grain crop you can grow,” Hannasaid.Georgia farmers tried growing about 35,000 acres of pearl millet in the early 1990s.But a disease called rust wiped out the crop.Farmers don’t have to worry about that now. “We have the rust disease problemsolved,” Hanna said.The state’s huge poultry industry could be an ideal market for millet. Broiler growers are interested in substituting pearl millet for some of the corn that goes into chicken feed.The crop could greatly help poultry producers, since Georgia grain farmers don’t grow nearly enough corn to feed the more than 100 million chickens the state’s broiler growers produceeach month. And corn imported from other areas carries a higher price tag than local grain.Pearl millet could be a blessing to Georgia’s grain farmers, too. Supplying millet to poultry growers could create a potential $45 million Georgia market in about five years.Perfect for Poultry”It would fit just perfectly into the poultry industry for Georgia and theSoutheast,” Hanna said.Farmers could plant pearl millet seeds, water them for two days and essentially forgetabout the crop until harvest about three months later. Grain buyers are expected to payabout the same price for pearl millet as they would for corn.But Georgia farmers have grown corn for generations. Some may not want to risk tryingto grow the new crop.And even if they tried it, they’d have to grow enough pearl millet to supply thepotential new markets. They’d have to meet the needs of poultry and other livestockproducers.It’s not a sure thing. But with pearl millet’s drought-tolerant nature, the excitingpoultry-market potential and a lingering drought with no end in sight, switching crops isa tantalizing prospect for farmers.Hanna hopes to release two new hybrids of pearl millet in the next two to three years.The USDA is thoroughly researching the crop to make sure it lives up to its promises.The state of Georgia, the ARS and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences have joined forces to accelerate research of pearl millet. Theywant to get it into farmers’ hands as fast as they can. Wayne Hanna, an agricultural scientist in Tifton, Ga., sees a day when farmers may nothave to worry so much about rain. Photo: Joe Coursoncenter_img Pearl millet looks much like young corn, but the promising grain crop doesn’t need nearly as much water..last_img read more

Midville field day

first_img“Things have really picked up since the reopening,” Black said. “We have begun a new renewable energy program that focuses on the production of biofuel feedstock crops. I would say we are about up to full speed, and irrigated research land is about full capacity.”The day starts at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To find out more, call (706) 542-1060. University of GeorgiaTo showcase research and its importance to the agricultural industry in its region, the University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, Ga., will have a field day Aug. 19.Participants will see the latest work by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences experts on twin-row soybeans, fungicide trials, insect control and official state variety trials for corn, soybean and peanut, said Anthony Black, the center’s superintendent.Work at the Burke County center was postponed six years ago due to budget cuts. The center reopened last summer.last_img read more