Rise for Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme UK has achieved a 12.6% rise in revenue over the 12 months to 31 January 2011, hitting the £33.4m sales mark. The firm said the growing demand supported its expansion plans to double its presence in the UK over a five-year period. Like-for-like sales increased by 1.4% year-on-year.Dawn’s product guideDawn Foods has launched its customer-friendly Foodservice Products Guide, which features a standard range of products across categories including muffins, cookies, mini loaf cakes and cupcakes, with photographs and product information. Marketing manager Jacqui Passmore said the guide was more than just a catalogue as it re-introduced Dawn as a company that could offer added value to their business.Irresistible extensionThe Co-operative has relaunched and revamped its premium range Truly Irresistible, with the addition of 50 new products for 2011. New items include a limited-edition pancetta, pea shoot & mint pesto tart; Sicilian lemon and summer berry torte; strawberry and champagne triple layer cake; and a Sicilian lemon curd & Belgian white chocolate triple layer cake.Award for AlliedAllied Bakeries has been awarded him!’s Best Fresh Supplier of the Year accolade, voted for by 461 convenience store staff and managers. It was given in recognition of Allied Bakeries’ ongoing success and growth in the convenience industry, said the firm.Croston’s birthdayCroston Engineering, which designs and builds bulk storage, handling and process plants for the bakery and associated industries, has recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.
ARMYWORMS marching through Georgia lawns can weaken turf and allow diseases to invade. “This year is the worst for caterpillars of all kinds that I’ve seen in 20 years,” said Will Hudson, an Extension Service entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Birds eat the caterpillars, but when hundreds are present, homeowners need to treat to kill the worms. (Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Left click to download the 4.2M file, right-click to download the .gif North Georgia lawns are under attack. Fall armyworms are chewing their way throughturf, leaving destruction in their wake. And University ofGeorgia scientists say they’ve only just begun to bite.”This year is the worst for caterpillars of all kinds that I’ve seen in 20years,” said Will Hudson, an Extension Service entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”If you haven’t yet seen fall armyworms on your turf this fall, it’s very likelyyou will, and soon,” said UGA horticulturist WalterReeves.Fall armyworms are the caterpillar stage of a nondescript, small gray moth whichoverwinters in Florida and the tropics. Each year, storms bring the adult moths north. Thefemales lay masses of up to 700 eggs on just about everything.In a recent test, Hudson put 15 small flags on a turf plot. Just 24 hours later, eachflag had at least one egg mass. Some had more than a dozen.”The eggs are cream-colored at first, but turn darker as the tiny caterpillars getready to hatch,” Hudson said. “They’re covered with gray fuzz from the female’sbody.”The first sign that enemy armyworms are near might be birds clustered on your lawn.”Although birds eat caterpillars, they’re no match for hundreds of them on onelawn,” Reeves said. “Look closer at the grass, and you may see severalcaterpillars munching on turf blades.” Young armyworms are one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch long. Mature ones are oneand a half inches. They are dark, with several light stripes down the length of the body.The head or “face” has an inverted Y on it.The first battalion of females lays eggs in south Georgia. Succeeding generations marchup the state, traveling on weather fronts and storms.The caterpillars hatch from eggs in two to four days, depending on the temperature.Eggs develop to fully grown larvae in two to four weeks. The larvae burrow into the soiland form pupae. Moths emerge in about 14 days.Fall armyworms can’t overwinter in north Georgia. They may survive a mild winter inFlorida and extreme south Georgia.”They rarely kill grass,” Reeves said. “But some plots may be severelyweakened. Feeding damage, coupled with damage from the recent drought, may justifyapplying insecticides.”In turf or pastures, finding five caterpillars per square foot is a signal to starttreating for fall armyworms.If you suspect your turf is being infiltrated but can’t find the caterpillars on thegrass, use a soap flush to bring them to the surface.Carbaryl (Sevin), chlorpyrifos (Dursban), acephate (Orthene), sinosyn (Conserve) andother insecticides are effective caterpillar killers.Products containing Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) are effective only on little(a half-inch or smaller) worms. Irrigate before treating, to move the caterpillars out ofthe thatch. Treat in late afternoon, when the caterpillars are likely to begin feeding. Ifpossible, mow before you treat, and then don’t mow for three days after the treatment.For help in identifying armyworms, or for more information on treating them, contactthe local Extension Service office.
British Open 2019: Shane Lowry’s glory a tonic to Rory McIlroy’s sob story British Open 2019: Shane Lowry reflects on stunning turnaround to victory Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will participate this fall in a revitalized skins-game event that also will include Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified source.The one-day golf competition — a throwback to the once-popular made-for-TV event “The Skins Game” — will take place Oct. 21 at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, east of Tokyo, and will be sanctioned by the PGA Tour, according to the report. Interestingly, news of the event comes after none of the four players made the cut at the 2019 British Open at Royal Portrush.It’s unclear who might televise the event in the United States, but this new skins game is part of an agreement Woods has with GolfTV, a PGA Tour rights holder that does interviews and other features with him at locations outside the U.S. Related News British Open 2019: Emotional Rory McIlroy praises ‘incredible’ support after near-miss British Open 2019: Tiger Woods loves ‘stress’ of major golf but frustrated by results Like “The Skins Game,” which typically was contested Thanksgiving weekend from 1983-2005, the event in Japan is expected to offer lucrative prize money, though the exact structure of the competition or money at stake remains to be determined, according to ESPN.With McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Day of Australia and Matsuyama of Japan participating, the event appears to be trying to reach a wide range of interested golf fans.Typically in a skins competition, each hole is worth a certain amount of money and the player who has the lowest score on the hole wins the money. However, if no player wins a hole outright, then the money is carried over to the next hole or holes until a player wins a hole outright. Per ESPN: Various other wrinkles could be added the event in Japan, which will be played a few days before the Zozo Championship, a new PGA Tour event outside of Tokyo that Woods has committed to play.Woods played in “The Skins Game” seven times but never won it. He and Phil Mickelson last Thanksgiving weekend played “The Match,” a $9 million winner-take-all matchplay exhibition in Las Vegas. Mickelson won on the fourth extra hole.Woods, who labored in the cool, damp weather at Portrush, has competed only 10 times this season, having won the Masters in April. The world No. 5 is skipping this week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic and not expected to play again until the Northern Trust, which begins Aug. 8.McIlroy held his No. 3 world ranking, according to Monday’s updated list, despite missing the cut at The Open. Day dropped three spots to No. 21, while Matsuyama also fell three spots to 29th.