Registration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural…

first_imgAdvertisementPLACERVILLE, CA: Registration is now open for the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association meeting on August 19, at 6:30pm. The discussion via Zoom is with Lynn Wunderlich, Farm Advisor with the U.C. Cooperative Extension-Central Sierra, and Charlene Carveth, El Dorado County Agricultural Commissioner. The topics covered include the importance of using licensed and ELDO-registered farm labor contractors, mitigating heat stress, nutritional deficiencies, powdery mildew and mealey bugs in the Foothills.There is no cost to participate but registration in advance is required to get the Zoom meeting login. After registering, a confirmation email with login information will be sent. The link to register can be found here.For more information regarding the meeting or the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association, contact Karen Thomas at [email protected] or 707-853-3025.The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is committed to helping growers to improve quality and market visibility of wine grapes grown in El Dorado County. For more information visit our website Pinterest Email Share Facebook TAGSEl Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Registration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural Issues…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRegistration Now Open for El Dorado Grower Discussion on Vineyard Cultural Issues and Pre-Harvest Matters Including Farm Labor Contractors, August 19By Press Release – August 17, 2020 107 0 Twitter ReddIt Previous articleCOVID-19 Restrictions Pushes East Coast Wineries Toward Reservation-Only Business ModelNext articleBonterra Organic Vineyards Brings Climate-Friendly Practices to Life with “Tastes Like Saving the Planet” Advertising Campaign Press Releaselast_img read more

Economists warn falling RV sales signal impending recession

first_img Google+ Jeremy Burba, a sales manager at Camping World RV Sales in North Little Rock, Ark., walks past new motor homes parked at the dealershipTuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers are expected to increase by nearly 4 percent in 2015, (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Economists are warning that a downturn in shipments of recreational vehicles from the northern Indiana “RV Capital of the World” suggests an impending recession.RV Industry Association data shows more than 80% of recreational vehicles sold in the U.S. are produced in Indiana, and roughly 65% of those come from Elkhart County.The Indianapolis Star reports that wholesale shipments of RVs are down 20% so far this year. Companies such as Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. have slashed output and cut back the work week to slow production.Ball State University economist Michael Hicks says consumers don’t buy RVs and other big-ticket items when money is tight, so economists watch for declines in the RV sector and a slowdown in auto sales as signals of a contracting U.S. economy. Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By Associated Press – August 26, 2019 0 244 Twitter Previous articleWest Noble High School teacher, coach killed in hit-and-run crashNext articleElkhart Police asking for help after theft of trailer Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Economists warn falling RV sales signal impending recession Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

groSolar completes 2.96MW solar project in Shelburne

first_imgMeach Cove Farms and groSolar have completed the Limerick Road Solar, LLC, project, a 2.96 MWdc solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Shelburne, Vermont. Project design and solar engineering was performed under the direction of LW Seddon, LLC, and the installation and construction was managed by groSolar. The project is located on 15 acres of the 1,000-acre Meach Cove Farms, a certified organic farm focusing on efficiently using local natural resources.”The Limerick Road Solar project enhances the mission of Meach Cove Farms and will provide many benefits to our surrounding community. As an organization we conduct research on projects which provide renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuels. This solar project represents an important step forward in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and creating clean, renewable energy for the community,” said Christopher W. Davis, manager of Meach Cove Farms.Average annual electrical production from the facility is estimated to be 3,450,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), which is equivalent to the annual electrical consumption of 385 average Vermont homes. The electricity produced will be sold to Vermont utilities under the state’s Sustainably Priced Energy and Economic Development (SPEED) program. The solar facility uses 9,878 Renesola 300-watt photovoltaic modules mounted on a Schletter racking system. DC power is converted into utility-grade AC power by five Advanced Energy inverters located in two PowerStation enclosures.”Working with groSolar and Meach Cove Farms on this project has been a very successful collaboration. All three of our organizations are dedicated to designing and constructing renewable energy solutions that utilize local resources in the most environmentally responsible and cost-effective way,” stated Leigh Seddon, of L.W. Seddon, LLC. “This project was completed on schedule and within budget due to the excellent project management and collaboration between groSolar and Meach Cove Farms.”About Meach Cove FarmsMeach Cove Farms (MCF) is located in the southwest corner of Shelburne, Vermont. MCF is a privately owned 1,000-acre certified organic farm. The primary crops are 300-plus acres of organic and conventional soy beans, organic hay, wheat, rye, and corn, three-acres of wine grapes, and 350-acres of productive woodland. Meach Cove Farms has always been interested in exploring ways to make better use of the natural resources available locally to offset the petroleum that is being used for heating.About groSolargroSolar is an industry-leading large commercial- and utility-scale solar engineering, procurement, and construction firm serving the 1 to 30 MW market. For 15 years, groSolar has been dedicated to high quality, on time, and on budget project performance. With megawatt+ projects and over 2,000 installations nationwide, groSolar’s experience spans a broad spectrum of applications. These include design and build applications atop brownfields/ landfills, commercial, educational, and municipal facilities, agricultural land, and manufacturing plants. groSolar provides a one stop source for solar projects ranging from development services and financing through construction and long-term operations and maintenance.SHELBURNE, VT–(Marketwired – February 07, 2014) – groSolarlast_img read more

Tarpons end season on losing note at Rio Hondo

first_img RelatedLady Tarpons clinch playoff spotBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpon varsity hoops squad won their third straight district contest of the season Tuesday night, taking the measure of the Hidalgo Lady Pirates on the road, 46-39. In so doing the team guaranteed itself a playoff spot with one…January 31, 2013In “Sports”Zapata in PI, Parents’ NightBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS February 12, 2015 The Zapata Hawks will be in town this Friday evening for the penultimate district game of the 2014 – 2015 boys’ basketball season, and it will be Parents’ Night for the last home contest of the season. Two games remain…February 13, 2015In “News”Lady Tarpons Fall at Home to Rio HondoBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A spirited 2nd-half comeback fell short for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons basketball team last week.  They lost to Rio Hondo, 47-43, after rallying from double-digits down in the fourth quarter in the second district game for both teams. Port Isabel falls…December 24, 2015In “News” By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Tarpons basketball squad ended their season Monday night with a 58-27 loss in the final district contest of the season at Rio Hondo.The Tarpons end their 2014-15 season with a 6-21 record overall, 2-12 in District 32-4A play.“They jumped on us pretty quick and we made a lot of mistakes early in the game,” first-year PI boys head coach Nathan Janak said Wednesday. “That’s kind of typical of a young team on the road.”“Rio Hondo was playing for a playoff spot and (they) came out really lights out, and we were in catch-up mode the rest of the game,” Janak said.Rio Hondo led 19-8 at the end of the opening quarter, 37-12 at the half, and 47-18 at the start of the fourth quarter.Almost immediately at least one Tarpon player found himself in foul trouble; “Fernie (Lopez) … had two fouls in the first quarter and we tried to get him out of the game and he picked up his third foul (first quarter). He’s one of our younger kids that really applies defensive pressure. He had to sit out most of the game and he fouled out in the fourth quarter. So that kinda’ slowed us down right away.”“We played better defense in the second half, held them to 10 points in the third quarter,” Janak said.“Big Nick (Carillo) finally learned how to block out and one time he used his body to block out two people.”This is a young team that had only one senior, Chris Garza, this season, which means that almost the whole team will return next year.“Now we’ve got eight players with a year-plus of varsity experience and three freshmen (sophomores next season) with a year of varsity experience.Last Friday the Tarpons led Zapata 23-20 at halftime and 33-31 at the end of three quarters but lost in the end 57-48.“We were able to win some district games and we were in quite a few district games that we had a chance to win,” Janak said.“The kids were asked to do some things that they had never been asked to do till this year. We worked on a lot of fundamental skills … because they lacked them,” explained the coach.Some of the players are involved in spring sports such as baseball and track, but Janak is encouraging them to continue to work on their game as they have free time to do so. “Anytime they’re in the gym, shooting, dribbling, passing, playing … is only going to make us better,” he said of his squad.Coach Janak will also do what he can to involve his players in a summer hoops league. “For sure we’ll get into a summer league, probably in June, and we’ll try to find one in Brownsville. Last year we were in Harlingen. I’d love for the guys to go to a summer team camp, if there’s one nearby,” he said.“I think we’ve got it moving in the right direction,” said Janak. “I think the kids that were here in the end, they worked hard, played hard, came to practice every day with a good attitude. They want to learn and get better and that’s always a good sign.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more