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HOUSWEETY New Lovely Metallic Sweet Lady Hollow Rose Flower Elastic Hair Band Fashion Headbands : but took a bit longer to arrive but its awesome i got it for my sisters birthday

first_imgBeautiful item fast delivery. Slightly too small for my head, but can still. Slightly too small for my head, but can still be used for a short amount of time (before the headache starts). Very pretty and looks lovely when. A little bit flimsy but does what it needs to to. It looks great but was a bit too small for me (I but took a bit longer to arrive but its awesome i got it for my sisters birthdayHeadband took a while to arrive, the metal roses It’s really nice and the quality is good for the price you slightly too small for my head, but can still Very pretty And looks lovely whenHOUSWEETY New Lovely Metallic Sweet Lady Hollow Rose Flower Elastic Hair Band Fashion Headbands (Gloden Flower)Zinc metal alloy(Cadmium Free)GoldenApprox:44cm(17 3/8″)Size:44cmx68cm(17 3/8″x26 6/8″)Girl Hollow Rose Flower Elastic Hair Metallic Band Headband Golden Very nice product, fit perfectly. Headband took a while to arrive, the metal roses. Headband took a while to arrive, the metal roses often get tangled up together. Wearing for a while causes some discomfort but for the price is okay. It looks great but was a bit too small for me (i. It looks great but was a bit too small for me (i dont have a big head at all) so would recommend for children. A bit small but pretty so will extend the elastic. It is so pretty and comfortable. Lovely but be careful if headsore removing it. It’s really nice and the quality is good for the price you. It’s really nice and the quality is good for the price you buy it but people with soft, straight hair shouldn’t buy it it slips back all the time. This has a lot more weight to it than i expected, but it still sits really nicely on the head and looks very feminine and dainty. Beautiful headband for my 11 yr old, she loved it :). But took a bit longer to arrive but its awesome i got it for my sisters birthday. Really impressed but took a bit longer to arrive but its awesome i got it for my sisters birthday. I loved it i am going to order another two one for me and one for my another sister.last_img read more

Purdue looks at impact of GMO crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the United States were banned, according to a Purdue University study.Wally Tyner, James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics; Farzad Taheripour, a research associate professor of agricultural economics; and Harry Mahaffey, an agricultural economics graduate student, wanted to know the significance of crop yield loss if genetically modified crops were banned from U.S. farm fields, as well as how that decision would trickle down to other parts of the economy. They presented their findings at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research in Ravello, Italy, last year. The findings of the study, funded by the California Grain & Feed Association, will be published in the journal AgBioForum this spring.“This is not an argument to keep or lose GMOs,” Tyner said. “It’s just a simple question: What happens if they go away?”The economists gathered data and found that 18 million farmers in 28 countries planted about 181 million hectares of GMO crops in 2014, with about 40 percent of that in the United States.They fed that data into the Purdue­developed GTAP­BIO model, which has been used to examine economic consequences of changes to agricultural, energy, trade and environmental policies.Eliminating all GMOs in the United States, the model shows corn yield declines of 11.2 percent on average. Soybeans lose 5.2 percent of their yields and cotton 18.6 percent. To make up for that loss, about 102,000 hectares of U.S. forest and pasture would have to be converted to cropland and 1.1 million hectares globally for the average case.Greenhouse gas emissions increase significantly because with lower crop yields, more land is needed for agricultural production, and it must be converted from pasture and forest.“In general, the land­use change, the pasture and forest you need to convert to cropland to produce the amount of food that you need is greater than all of the land­use change that we have previously estimated for the U.S. ethanol program,” Tyner said.In other words, the increase in greenhouse gas emissions that would come from banning GMOs in the United States would be greater than the amount needed to create enough land to meet federal mandates of about 15 billion gallons of biofuels.“Some of the same groups that oppose GMOs want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reduce the potential for global warming,” Tyner said. “The result we get is that you can’t have it both ways. If you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, an important tool to do that is with GMO traits.”With lower crop yields without GMO traits, commodity prices rise. Corn prices would increase as much as 28 percent and soybeans as much as 22 percent, according to the study. Consumers could expect food prices to rise 1-2 percent, or $14 billion to $24 billion per year.In the United States, GMOs make up almost all the corn (89 percent), soybeans (94 percent) and cotton (91 percent) planted each year. Some countries have already banned GMOs, have not adopted them as widely or are considering bans. Tyner and Taheripour said they will continue their research to understand how expansion of and reductions of GMO crops worldwide could affect economies and the environment.“If in the future we ban GMOs at the global scale, we lose lots of potential yield,” Taheripour said. “If more countries adopt GMOs, their yields will be much higher.”last_img read more

C.A.R.E.S. puts sustainability in the hands of the farmer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers face public pressure these days to increase their efforts to protect the environment. Given this increased public attention, as well as EPA and local government initiatives, farmers are turning to sustainable farming practices centered on nutrient management.Crop Production Services (CPS) has developed a platform to provide education, seed recommendations, and the technology and nutrients growers need to take a proactive approach to ensure the highest productivity while minimizing environmental impact. The program is called C.A.R.E.S., an acronym for Certified Action Regarding Environmental Stewardship.“C.A.R.E.S. includes the best available farming practices based on the 4Rs and then we tailor those practices to the farm level and field level,” said Steve Emery, Division Manager for CPS in Southern Ohio. “The stewardship practices within the program are both cultural and agronomic and they help the farmer do the right thing for the environment, but C.A.R.E.S. also gives them a voice and a platform to point to and say what they are doing on their particular farm to be sustainable.”C.A.R.E.S. also allows farmers to document their practices while they continue to learn how best to protect the environment and operate a sustainable business, from planting season to harvest.“When we look at seed one of the things that helps a grower qualify within the CPS C.A.R.E.S. program is variable rate seeding,” Emery said. “Those rates are based off of a soil type or a previous year’s history and we can also pull in some satellite imagery to develop those areas of the field that allow us to put more inputs where we can truly maximize yield and back off the seeding rate where that yield potential is lagging.”If this sounds like a program only suited for larger operations, Emery says C.A.R.E.S. can work for any farm.“That’s the beauty of the program is that it is tailored all the way to the farm level,” Emery said. “So every grower, every farm and every field can see a benefit.”Emery said farmers will use the data gathered through C.A.R.E.S. to help make decision on the farm, but that information can also be used for farmers to share their sustainability efforts with neighbors and the community, to show how efforts are being made to protect natural resources, like air, soil and water, in their area.To find out more about the C.A.R.E.S. program, contact your local CPS retailer, or visit cropproductionservicescares.comlast_img read more

Terror angle not ruled out in Punjab’s Tarn Taran blast

first_imgThe Punjab police on Thursday sought the help of the National Investigation Agency and the National Security Guard to ascertain the nature of the explosion in Tarn Taran district that left two people dead and one injured, saying terror links could not be ruled out at this stage. The explosion took place in an agricultural field near Kaler village in Tarn Taran on Wednesday evening. Police approached the NIA and the NSG to examine the explosion site and ascertain the nature and the cause of the blast, officers said. “At this stage, we are not ruling out anything, including terror angle,” Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta said on Thursday evening. It has to be ascertained if it was “sophisticated explosive material, low grade or high grade material” that caused the blast, he said. In the initial investigations, it was indicated that there was no use of any Improvised Explosive Device in this incident. A team of the NIA reached the blast site earlier in the day and carried out an investigation.Pits found Police has found two pits in the field where the explosion took place. Two persons were killed and one was seriously injured in the incident and all of them were in their twenties. Police are also looking into the background of the victims, the DGP said. “We will question the injured once his condition improves,” he added. A post-blast investigation team of the NSG was yet to reach the site, Mr. Gupta said. He had called up the D-G of the NSG, seeking assistance. Counter-terror unitsExpert teams of counter-terror and forensic units of the Punjab Police were also dispatched, the police said. It is suspected that the trio was digging in the field when the explosion took place. Sniffer dog squads have been deployed in the area, they said. Notably, in November 2018, a grenade attack took place at the Nirankari Bhawan in Adliwal village of Amritsar that left three people dead and several injured.last_img read more