Website helps farmers identify, manage mycotoxins and ear rots in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear rots in corn.The site, Corn Mycotoxins, includes management information as well as photo and video reference materials about Aspergillus, Diplodia, Fusarium and Gibberella — the four most common and economically significant ear rots. The website also provides information on how to properly store moldy grain and the characteristics of various types of mycotoxins.Ear rots occur when certain fungi infect corn. Several of those fungi produce mycotoxins, which accumulate in grain. Mycotoxins can be harmful to livestock and humans if contaminated grain is used in livestock feed or human food products.Mycotoxins are natural chemicals that are very stable and not easily eliminated from contaminated grain, said Charles Woloshuk, professor of botany and plant pathology and member of the website development team.“Prevention is the most effective management strategy to reducing the impact of ear rots and mycotoxins,” Woloshuk said. “We created the website to make management information readily accessible to farmers and agribusiness personnel so they can take appropriate precautions to prevent ear rots and manage mycotoxins if they occur in the grain.”The website is a product of the Integrated Management Strategies for Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rots of Corn project, which was established in 2012 with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The goal of the project is to coordinate and promote a research and Extension collaboration that provides corn producers with new tools for managing ear rots and mycotoxins.In addition to the USDA and Purdue, participating institutions are the University of Arkansas, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University.The national scope of the project is important, Woloshuk said. For example, researchers have examined how common production factors such as hybrid susceptibility to ear rots and fungicide application impact mycotoxin levels in different regions of the U.S.last_img read more

How To Jailbreak iOS 6 On Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Touch

first_imgAt last, the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is here. That not only means that the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and fourth generation 10-inch iPad can be freed from Apple’s restrictions, but that it’s safe for hardcore jail breakers to upgrade older devices to iOS 6 as well. Starting Monday, iOS users can do a lot more with their devices.  Jailbreaking isn’t a difficult or highly technical process, but it does demand some caution. The evasi0n jailbreak tool comes with simple step-by-step instructions in its readme.txt file, but we thought a more thorough walk-through would be worthwhile, lest you accidentally delete your cherished, digitally-captured memories.  (See Also: Why iOS 6 Jailbreaking Is Popular Enough To Break Cydia)Note:The screenshots used in this tutorial were made on Mac OS X. For Windows and Linux, use the analogous options within iTunes.1. Getting Ready: Download Evasi0n And Back Up Your DeviceThe first thing you’ll need to do is download Evasi0n onto your computer. There are versions available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Once it’s downloaded, unpack it, install it and open it.Before you do anything with Evasi0n, plug your iOS device into the computer via USB, and open iTunes so you can back it up.  When the device appears within iTunes, right-click it and choose “Back Up.”  In iTunes, you have the option to back up to your local hard drive or iCloud. For the sake of speed, backing things up locally is probably the better option. Make sure the “Encrypt backup” checkbox is unchecked.  7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Finally, if you use a passcode to lock your device, go into iOS’s Settings and turn it off. It can apparently screw with the jailbreaking process. 4. Launch Evasi0n And Jailbreak Your Device Once everything is backed up and updated, launch evasi0n. Take a deep breath. Click “Jailbreak.”  Cydia is the jailbreak equivalent of Apple’s App Store. At first glance, Cydia app store is not quite as polished as Apple’s, but it doesn’t take long to find your way around. You’ll want to start by browsing through the “Featured” list and looking at the themes that are available. Cydia does a pretty good job of breaking things down into useful categories, and even provides a list of tools to start out with. There are a lot of apps, tweaks and design themes available in Cydia. It’s worth taking the time to scroll through each list, check out the descriptions and screen shots, and start installing things you think would be useful for you. When I first jailbroke my iPhone 4, I started small by adding a fifth icon to the dock, enabling app-renaming, making Sparrow my default email client and adding a new theme. There are plenty of Siri-related tweaks, which you can find by searching “Siri” within Cydia. Other popular enhancements include additions to Notification Center, Wi-Fi tethering, game emulators and a variety of lock-screen modifications. Most tweaks and apps are free, but a handful of them cost a few bucks. The tethering and hotspot apps tend to run $10-$20, but price tags that large are otherwise pretty rare in Cydia. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? john paul titlowcenter_img Related Posts If you’ve download apps directly to your device, you’ll want to transfer those purchases to iTunes first. Go to File -> Devices -> Transfer Purchases from [whatever your device is called]. This way, when you restore the device, you won’t lose anything. If any apps go missing, you can always restore them on the device later by going to the “Purchased” tab under “Updates” in the iTunes store. 2. Back Up Your Photos And VideosBacking up your device in iTunes does not include your photos and videos. Before proceeding with the jailbreak, import everything using iPhoto, Adobe Bridge or any other photo management software. If you don’t back up the photos and videos on your device, you will lose them forever – and be sad.3. Upgrade to iOS 6.1 (If You Haven’t Already)  If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 6.1 yet, this is when you’ll want to do so. Once everything is backed up, go to the device’s “Summary” tab in iTunes and click the “Update” button under the iOS version number.  At this point, you might want to do some leisurely reading or get back to work, because the jailbreak itself may take 15-30 minutes to complete.  After several minutes, evasi0n will ask you to go to wake up your iPad and tap the “Jailbreak” icon now installed on your home screen (alongside your existing apps). Do that. From there, evasi0n will inject the last of the jailbreak files onto your device and it will reboot itself. Unlike the older Absinthe A5 jailbreak, evasi0n will automatically restore your device from its backup, saving you the extra manual step. 5. Getting Started With Cydia Tags:#hacking#iOS 6#iPad#iPhone#iPod Touch#jailbreaking Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Ailing BlackBerry Gets A Buyout Offer

first_imgFor the second time in two trading days, trading on BlackBerry Ltd. has been halted again, this time after the canadian hardware vendor announced that it will be going private in a sale to a consortium helmed by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.See also: Disaster Strikes BlackBerry—Huge Job Cuts, $1 Billion Net LossThe deal, which will bring $9 per share to stockholders, will total around $4.7 billion, according to MarketWatch. Fairfax currently owns around 10% of BlackBerry’s shares now.The buyout will have to undergo due diligence, BlackBerry has said.Image courtesy of Reuters/Mark Blinch. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Tags:#BlackBerry#now Related Posts readwritelast_img read more

Dissatisfied football body puts end to PPL

first_imgLATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Unable to suit up due to injury, Lycha Ebon finds way to back up Lady Tamaraws Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Mariano “Nonong” Araneta. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOThe Philippine Football Federation on Saturday terminated Triple CH Holdings as operator of the Philippine Premier League, which kicked off last week with only five clubs—two of which did not even have a license from the federation.The decision was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors, led by PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, who had earlier given the PPL his backing only to pull it out after what a source described as “serious mismanagement” on the part of PPL organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The PFF said the league will revert back to its original name, the Philippines Football League with kickoff expected in the third week of May.A highly-placed source said the federation was far from satisfied at the way the competition is being managed, citing several issues from the PPL’s inability to secure a title sponsor to the league’s defiance on allowing clubs without licenses—Mendiola and Air Force—to see action last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsStallion Laguna and Global Makati pulled out a day before kickoff. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more