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Despite progress made in educational systems in recent decades, more than 100 million children are not enrolled in primary or lower-secondary school, and many of those who do attend lack basic reading and writing skills, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Meanwhile, many countries face high unemployment rates, while regions like Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia have high underemployment rates. In some parts of the world, employers say they cannot fill jobs because job seekers lack required skills.To help nations improve how they educate and train people of all ages to be productive workers, the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills, chaired by David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), released the e-book “Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches” on January 22, 2014 at the WEF Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Topics addressed in the book range from the importance of early childhood education, secondary education, and online education to the economic benefits of investing in girls and women, enhancing youth employment, and tapping the full potential of mature workers. Education and economic challenges in Africa, Pakistan, and Japan also are discussed. Read Full Story
Summer is a great time for fresh local produce, but Georgia summers can present many challenges for gardeners trying to keep crops healthy and alive. This is especially true for tomatoes and cucurbits. Cucurbits are from the family Cucurbitaceae that includes squash, pumpkin, cucumber, gourd, watermelon and cantaloupe. Squash and cucumbers especially can be challenging crops to grow due to pests and diseases. Wet weather compounds the problems. Some of the more common diseases that strike are downy and powdery mildew, anthracnose, and cucurbit yellow vine disease. Downy mildewThe downy mildew pathogen survives the winters mainly in southern frost-free regions. The disease spores reach Georgia from late May into June. This year the arrival appears to be delayed, but the recent wet weather disease gives it the potential to be severe. Symptoms start as bright yellow angular spots on the leaf surface. Leaves later turn brown, often starting from the edges, causing a progressive defoliation from older to younger leaves. Manage the disease with a combination of cultural practices, resistance, and, if desired, targeted sprays. Certain cultivars have some resistance. Keeping plants healthy with balanced nutrition and in an open sunny location will help lessen the effects of this and other diseases. Powdery mildewPowdery mildew does not survive winters in the field but greenhouses can provide a potential early source of spores. Powdery mildew has been prevalent this year and the disease has the potential to defoliate plants. This is one of the easiest of diseases to diagnose since it is the only foliar disease where the fungus grows on the surface. Because of this surface growth there are more alternative and organic control products that may potentially prevent powdery mildew. There are also more cultivars available with powdery mildew resistance. AnthracnoseAnthracnose is mainly a concern on cucumbers and melons. The symptoms include leaf spots, defoliation and sometimes fruit lesions. The diseases survive in the infected debris, so rotation and the destruction of plant debris at the end of the season are important preventative measures. Wet weather is a major contributing factor. Trellising and/or the use of high tunnels, especially with cucumbers, can help reduce infections. Cucurbit yellow vineCucurbit yellow vine disease is a new bacterial disease in Georgia that mainly affects squash and pumpkins. The disease is spread by squash bugs and results in the sudden yellowing, wilting and collapse of plants. The symptoms may be confused with stem borer damage. Squash bug management is the best way to prevent this disease. Losses are substantial where the disease occurs. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologists are mapping cucurbit yellow vine disease in Georgia. If you think you have this disease in your garden, contact Elizabeth Little at [email protected] or (706) 542-4774.For more information on growing cucumbers in the home garden, see the UGA Extension publication at www.caes.uga.edu/publication.