Leroy Fer’s fabulous goal put QPR ahead at Loftus Road after Swansea had made the better start.Fer smashed home a right-footed effort from 30 yards – the Dutch midfielder’s third goal since his arrival from Norwich in the summer.Rangers had a lucky escape in the opening minutes when Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pass carved open their defence and keeper Rob Green appeared to be outside his penalty area when he handled the ball after racing from his line to deny Wayne Routledge.Former QPR man Routledge was involved in much of the early action, shooting wide of Green’s right-hand post as the visitors continued to threaten.But it was the home side who opened the scoring and Bobby Zamora missed a chance to double the lead when he headed Eduardo Vargas’ right-wing cross over the bar.Batetimbi Gomis could have equalised for the Swans, who named star striker Wilfried Bony among their substitutes.Gomis dragged a shot wide and also saw a weak attempt comfortably gathered by Green. QPR: Green, Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Ferdinand, Phillips, Onuoha, Mutch, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Do you have enough feed for this winter? Is it of good quality? If not, there is still time to generate more quality feed for this winter for our cattle. What can we do?Stockpiled field in NovemberFirst and foremost, resist the temptation to graze our pastures too close to avoid feeding hay early. When our animals overgraze, bad things happen. Grass that is grazed too close will have to start growing from the roots. Grass not grazed too close can start growing from parts above the ground. If we leave vegetation above the ground, that will help keep cover over the soil and conserve moisture. When do receive rain, more moisture will soak into the soil, especially if we have heavy rains and the ground has some slope. We may be able to still get more growth early this fall that can still be grazed. To take it even a step farther, we also still have time to stockpile fields for grazing hay or pasture fields later in the fall and early winter.Stockpiled field in FebruaryWhile early August is probably the best time to initiate stockpiling, you will still get a yield and quality response if you apply nitrogen now. Predominately grass fields work best, with fescue being the top choice. For those new to this practice, stockpiling means to make the last harvest, mowing or grazing of a field, then set it aside to let it grow for grazing at a later time. This will provide the plants a chance to rest, build root reserves and produce forages for grazing later in the fall or even winter. The addition of 50 pounds of nitrogen can provide an additional 1,000 pounds of dry matter.We did a study where we applied 50 pounds of urea on September 24th and harvested the plots on Nov. 3. The plots with no urea averaged 2290 pounds of dry matter and the plots with 50 pounds of urea averaged 3271 pounds of dry matter, so there is still time. Don’t forget the protein content of the grass will improve as well. One issue with applying the most common form of nitrogen, urea, is that if it does not rain a half of an inch within a couple days when the soil temperatures are still warm, it could start to volatilize or evaporate, losing its effectiveness. The addition of a nitrogen inhibitor when dry weather is forecasted can extend the window to maintain effectiveness for up to two weeks. Another form of nitrogen to consider is di-ammonium phosphate or 18-46-0, if your soil tests also call for the addition of phosphorous. The 18% nitrogen in this fertilizer is more stable than the urea form of nitrogen.Can you still plant something? The answer is definitely yes. Small grains are still an option. Oats and cereal rye come to mind. They can be planted together or separate. Oats will grow fast and die off after cold weather sets in and cereal rye will grow slower, maintain quality, provide some forage in late fall, then provide early season growth when weather breaks next March. One nice thing about oats is if you have a field that has been grazed close, I have seen successful plantings when simply drilled right into the existing vegetation. If this is done, consider applying fertilizer after the oats have emerged to prevent the existing vegetation from utilizing too much of the fertilizer. Another advantage to planting oats or cereal rye is that it should be high quality to offset potentially low quality hay that we may have.Grazing Oats and Rye (photo courtesy of Mark Landefeld)Finally, will there be any crop residues that can be grazed after harvest? One that is often overlooked is grazing corn residue. According to my co-worker, Rory Lewandowski (November 27, 2013 Ohio Beef Newsletter) between 14 and 16 pounds of corn residue dry matter is left in the field for every bushel of corn harvested. University of Nebraska has done a lot of work with this and typically, less than one-third is removed from the field from grazing. Another University of Nebraska study conducted from 2004 to 2009 found an average of one bushel per acre of grain was also available for grazing. So while fall is here, we still have a small window to produce and utilize several types of feed for our cattle.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The farm is a busy place during harvest season and the “To-Do” lists seem to be never ending, but according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Andrew Lang one of the tasks that should be high an any list right now is soil sampling. He tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins why in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Timpat is known throughout the New York geocaching community for his impressive hides, supportive nature, and extensive GPS and mapping expertise. With nearly 10,000 finds and 400 hides, he is a true inspiration to all. Not to mention, his kayak geocaches are amazing.Tinman and Timpat family Behrens (aka FB) has helped geocaching bloom in South Africa. He (and his family) are known in the local geocaching community for their creative and challenging geocaches (all 88 of them) and for throwing well-organized, highly attended CITO events.T5? No problem for team BehrensKoouye is recognized throughout the Belgium geocaching community for being a dynamic, passionate, and devoted geocacher. He is a social butterfly, known for hosting great events and for attending other’s events (133 so far!)Koouye and his lovely familyThe Featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ after reviewing community input and blog comments. It’s a tough decision, given the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole. The time has come. Earlier this month, three amazing geocaching teams were nominated for January 2015’s Geocacher of the Month award, and a winner has been chosen.As a refresher, here are the nominees… After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, family Behrens has been officially named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for January 2015. There’s no denying that family Behrens or “FB” is an unstoppable geocaching force in South Africa. Their father, Jamie, leads the pack with his creative geocache hides and wonderful community organized events. Many would say that their passion and excitement for the game has helped geocaching spread like wildfire in South Africa and surrounding countries.1000th find!Finding one of family Behrens’ geocaches is a must. According to the community, they are beyond good, they are legendary. SawaSawa says that Jamie of FB “has become renowned for his wonderful creative caches for which he has garnered numerous Favorite Points and heaps of praise. He has also invented an original ‘trademark’ micro-cache design (100% waterproof) made from discarded plastic bottle tops which I have copied and used in many of my hides in Kenya. His ingenuity in cache design and care in preparation is now legendary in South Africa and especially Cape Town and everyone looks forward eagerly to the next FB creation.”Mr. and Mrs. family BehrensIf you’re in the area, you should attend an event thrown by this geocaching team. Andre & Jeanne says FB, “hosts numerous events and CITO’s. He works together with Table Mountain National Park to do path clearing and removal of alien vegetation.”Suikerbossies sums up the winner perfectly, “We love their hides, their unique containers, enthusiasm for the game and trouble they go to to give back to the game, nature and the community! Simply put, they are a great example and we are proud of them.”Jamie of FB. Rain or shine, geocaching is on.family Behrens will receive the very special Geocacher of the Month geocoin and a special prize package from Geocaching HQ, in recognition of their geocaching efforts.Send your kudos to family Behrens and our other January Geocacher of the Month Nominees. They’ve made the hobby we love WAY more fun. SharePrint RelatedThree Cheers for January’s Geocacher of the Month NomineesFebruary 13, 2015In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 9, 2013In “Community” The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month GeocoinShare with your Friends:More