When Jabulani Malinga introduced his three sons Peter, Thami and Vusi into boxing, little did he

When Jabulani Malinga introduced his three sons Peter, Thami and Vusi into boxing, little did he know that he was preparing them for a journey of the achievers. They have hung up their gloves as fighters with lile or no recognition, and have replaced him as trainers in the JD Malinga Gym in Mofokeng section in Katlehong. Peter – a 48-year-old former SA, WBU and IBO welterweight champion – hones the skills of professional boxers while Thami, 42, who reigned supreme as the national lightweight holder, grooms them from the amateur ranks. Vusi, 40, captured the SA and WBC International bantamweight title, and now manages the careers of those boxers as well as the gym that Jabulani got through the assistance of top promoter Branco Milenkovic, who promoted them as fighters. The boxing bug actually bit the family from Bergville in KwaZulu- Natal way back in the 1970s, when father Jabulani began to box as an amateur under trainer Whitecity Molete in Lindela Station, Katlehong. Jabulani ended up teaming up with Norman Hlabane at the Sanyo Hall, which was inside the Nance‘eld men’s hostel in Soweto. Hlabane, a former professional boxer, turned Jabulani into a professional boxer and the ri...

Frogeye Leaf Spot in Northeast NebraskaTamra Jackson-Ziems, NE Extension Plant PathologistModerate to severe frogeye leaf spot

Frogeye Leaf Spot in Northeast NebraskaTamra Jackson-Ziems, NE Extension Plant PathologistModerate to severe frogeye leaf spot is being reported on soybean in northeast Nebraska and may be occurring in other areas of the state, especially on susceptible varieties. Scouting is advised to determine incidence and severity before making a treatment decision.Although QoI (formerly called strobilurin) fungicides have historically been most effective in managing the disease, pathogen resistance to products in this class has been widely documented in other states, including four counties each in South Dakota and Iowa.We suspect pathogen resistance to QoI in at least two Nebraska fields and are currently testing samples. When spraying for frogeye leaf spot, we recommend a product with two or more active ingredients from multiple fungicide classes. If you believe a fungicide application did not slow the spread of this disease, please contact the author via email at tjackson3@unl.edu or via Twitter at @tjcksn so a sample can be tested for resistance. Please collect a gallon food storage bag of symptomatic leaves prior to an additional fungicide application, refrigerate the sample, and cont...