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Cappamore Agricultural Show

first_img TAGSCappamore Agricultural ShowMusic Limerick Print #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Music: 40Hurtz Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin NewsCappamore Agricultural ShowBy Guest Writer – August 15, 2013 818 Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleTogher Talk – Pat GiltenaneNext articlePoverty to fuel 200 college drops outs Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp THE Cappamore Agricultural Show will take place this Saturday August 17. It will include displays and competitions in areas such as cookery, crafts, agricultural and horticultural produce as well as traditional show sections such as cattle and horse showing and jumping classes.  Founded in 1954, the Cappamore Show is considered Ireland’s leading one day show and is held at the Showgrounds in Portnard.  Gates open at 9am. For more information see www.cappamoreshow.ieSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emaillast_img read more

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10-year sponsor Genesis Racing Shocks rewards drivers in four IMCA divisions

first_imgROSWELL, Ga. – Genesis Racing Shocks reaches another IMCA landmark in 2018, its 10th season of sponsorship.Drivers in the IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions earn product certificates from the Roswell, Ga., company.“Genesis Shocks has found the consistency of IMCA leadership and the consistency of IMCA rules to be a pleasure to deal with,” said Mike Lutz. “We always know where we stand and hence we can concentrate on making the finest product available to the members.”Top eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions and in national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings receive $350 product certificates.Certificates worth $250 go to the runner-up and for $150 to each third-place finisher in each Modified region and national Late Model, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings.Drivers in all four divisions are required to compete with four Genesis-manufactured shocks, display two Genesis decals on their race car and return a signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible.Genesis awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Genesis shocks and dealer network is available at the www.genesisshocks.com website. Information is also posted on Facebook and available by calling 678 659-9454.“It is hard to believe it has been a full decade since we entered into our current partnership with Genesis,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said, “but during that time we’ve seen the interest and use of Genesis shocks continue to rise each racing season.”last_img read more

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Organic farming gains ground in district

first_imgOrganic farming is steadily gaining traction among farmers in Vellore. In the last few years, many farmers in the district have started to move away from inorganic farming to adopt organic means of raising crops.Started in the year 2016, “Thondai Mandalam Uzhavar Urpathiyalar Niruvanam”, a consortium of 350 organic farmers, has demonstrated techniques to earn higher yields from farmlands.Farmers from 15 blocks of Vellore are part of the movement. D. Kumaran, who also recieved inputs from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a farmer welfare organization run by the government, reaped a rich Guava harvest on his farmlands in Kammasamuthiram in Kaniyambadi block. “Nothing is impossible in farming. You have to invest your money, energy and perseverance. It will pay you rich dividends,” he said.Multiple varietiesThere are about seven varieties of guava being cultivated in the district. ‘Thailand Pink’, ‘Thailand White’, ‘Arka Kiran’, ‘Lalith’, ‘Allahabad Safeda’, ‘Lucknow 49’ and ‘Arka Mrudula’ , are all high yield varieties of guava fruits, according to him. “Each guava produced at these organic farms weighs about 400-500 grams. Use of organic seeds and manure of nutrient value make the fruit bigger and tastier,” says Mr. Kumaran.“Likewise mango varieties of ‘Bengalura’, which when made into juice produces a pulpy nutrient, is assured of quality and a longer lifetime, if preserved properly,” he adds.“Consumers can purchase organic products at a lesser price than organic shops,” Mr. Kumaran says. The famers expect a better price for their produce as there are no middlemen involved. Apart from 30 acres of farmland with guava trees, 100 acres of mango and more than 400 acres of traditional rice varieties have also been cultivated using this method, says Kumaran.The consortium also provides technical support to farmers who want to take up organic farming. They are also guided in crop protection. “We are ready to help farmers who want to get organic certification for their products and also help them in getting training in value addition to their produce,” he says.Like him another farmer, C. Santosh from Baratharami says that they get technical advise from VIT-Vellore. “Farmers can be sure of better market value for their produce, if the people understand the importance of organic farming,” says Santosh.Inclusive projectWomen from self help groups like ‘Mahalir Thittam’ are getting training in farming, reaping, segregation, value addition and packing. “Thanks to the efforts of project director, A.R. Sivaraman, our members are able to get much closer to the buyers through the ‘Nam Sandhai’ market organised on Sundays at Vellore,” Santosh says. “More support in the form of extending loans to the organic farmers would enable more people to venture into this scientific agri-business,” says Mr. Kumaran.“Our aim is to turn farmers into businessmen, and once they establish regular contacts with the buyers, they would be encouraged to produce more depending on the requirements of their customers,” he adds.last_img read more

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Bundaberg Cup 2019 regos are open!

first_imgThe 2019 Bundy Cup will run Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd February 2019.Register now to take advantage of the early bird rate! Enter prior to 5:00pm, Wednesday 5 December 2018 to enter a team for just $220 (GST inclusive).A $20,000 prize pool is up for grabs.The following divisions are open for nominations:12s – Boys / Girls14s – Boys / Girls / Mixed16s – Boys / Girls / MixedOpen – Men’s / Wome’ns / MixedSocial (Masters) – Men’s / Women’s / Mixed (available for those teams with majority of team members 30+)(Note: Junior Divisions will be played on Day 1 ONLY)Location: Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg Touch Association. Isis Highway & University Drive, Bundaberg QLDClick here for more info and to access the registration site.last_img read more

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