Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather Indiana Harvest Off to a Good Start with Dry Weather Previous articleTV Ads urges Congress to act on RVP legislationNext articleSouthern Indiana Corn Dying Prematurely Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mild weather patterns allowed harvest to progress and farmers to begin planting cover crops, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures across the State remained above average for the week, which helped to dry out the fields somewhat. The statewide average temperature was 70.3 degrees, 4.1 degrees above normal.Spotty rain showers came in over the weekend, slowing harvest down in areas that received increased precipitation. Statewide precipitation averaged 1.01 inches, above average by 0.26 inches. There were 5.1 days available for fieldwork for the week ending September 18, up 0.6 days from the previous week.The warm temperatures and moderate rainfall has kept most pastures lush. Those that had previously flooded from excess moisture remained saturated, but growers expect it to be in good condition through fall. Cutting and baling of hay and alfalfa has begun to wind down. Winter wheat planting progress continued to be slow as farmers get the beans off the fields.Corn matured was 48% complete in the North, 60% in Central and 65% in the South. Corn harvested for grain was 3% complete in the North, 6% in Central, and 17% in the South. Corn harvested for silage was 74% complete in the North, 63% in Central, and 75% in the South. Corn harvest continues to make slow progress, partially due to the humid conditions keeping the moisture content above the optimal level.Some farmers have reported white mold and diplodia ear rot. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 74% in the North, 78% in Central, and 63% in the South.Soybeans dropping leaves were 49% complete in the North, 51% in Central, and 29% in the South. Soybeans were 3% harvested in the North, 2% in Central, and 1% in the South. Harvest is just beginning throughout the state for beans. Farmers have reported that many fields continue to have high weed pressure, which has led to lodging and an increased risk for mold. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 78% in the North, 79% in Central, and 64% in the South. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 20, 2016 last_img read more

Shouting during the anthem disrespectful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I went to the Union/RPI hockey game at Union College recently. As is always the case, the event starts with the performance of the national anthem. The anthem begins “Oh say can you…” at which point, Union students and fans shout “U”, drowning out the lyrics on either side.Later in the anthem, RPI students and fans respond by shouting “red glare” (a reference to their teams’ colors) again, seriously disrupting the anthem.Well, they’re disrespecting our country, our flag and our national anthem. Wouldn’t you just love it if some college president said: “Get the sons ‘o’ b—-s out of the rink now. They’re expelled: Expelled.”I would report these “disrespectors” to President Trump, but he probably wouldn’t be too concerned because they’re almost entirely white.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams Dominate Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams defeated The  Franklin County Wildcats in Varsity and JV action at Brookville.JV.  Record: 2-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 8,  Franklin County 0Varsity.  Record: 3-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 10,  Franklin County 0Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

Bottoms, Saunders lead girls to win over Westinghouse

first_imgAllderdice got down by six at halftime and their coach, Dave Walchesky, expressed displeasure in the way his team played in the first half.“In staging a comeback, we knew we would have to trust our leaders,” he said. “That was the worst half that we’d played all year. I think it was nerves. We weren’t finishing with passes and shots. After a while, it just looked like we were spinning our wheels out there.”Bottom realized when the second half came she would have to lead her team to the crown.“My dad was sitting in the first row and all I could hear was what he was saying, after a while,” Bottoms said. “There were so many people and it made us so nervous. But it was when I made a couple of plays in the third quarter that helped me realize what was at stake and I wouldn’t go down without a fight.”Shanese Nelson’s 14 points led the Bulldogs who are no stranger to the championship. Their coach, Phyllis Jones, has been to more consecutive title games than any active coach in the league. She was unavailable for comment.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) DRIVING UPCOURT—Allderdice’s Janay Bottoms drives upcourt against Kayla Key of Westinghouse. Bottoms scored 12 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 38-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the City League championship game at Peabody. by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice came out and preserved their unmarked 17-0 City League record to claim their second-straight title over Westinghouse, 38-34, on Saturday.They were led by Janay Bottom’s 12 points, while Lanise Sanders and Sydnee Abernathy each added nine for the Dragons.last_img read more

Thurston County Area Propane Gas Check

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0If you have home delivery of propane, your company has probably completed a “Gas Check” on your system.  A Gas Check is a safety inspection of the entire propane delivery system.  This inspection checks for leaks, inspects all propane appliances, and ensures that everything is up to code and in a safe operating condition.Most insurance companies now require Gas Checks to be completed on any new propane account. This includes all situations where new homeowners or tenants move into a home, or anytime a customer switches from one company to another.  Even if your previous company had performed the inspection, by regulation the new company must complete one as well.  While this may seem like an unnecessary duplication, this process does ensure everything is operating safely and limits liability to the new company should anything happen.At Acme Fuel, if a new customer goes on Automatic Fuel Delivery, which I discussed in the last article, we will waive the $99 fee.  If the customer only wants to call for their fuel or shop for prices, we do apply the $99 fee; this way we at least recoup a portion of the cost of conducting the inspection.As always, if you have any questions or would like to sign up for service, give us a call at 360-943-1133 or check the website at www.acmefuel.com.last_img read more

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt traded to Moose Jaw Warriors

first_imgDuring the summer, Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt was unsure where he’d be playing this Western Hockey League season. Wednesday, the 6-foot, 200-pound sniper found a home when the Moose Jaw Warriors of the acquired the 20-year-old Nelsonite from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2018. Moose Jaw finished out of the playoffs last season, ninth in the Eastern Conference behind Swift Current. Last season Hunt finished 13th in the WHL in scoring last season with 33 goals, 50 assists, and 83 points in 71 games.  Hunt has played 197 WHL regular games with Medicine Hat and Regina, he has 59 goals, 74 assists, 133 points, and 142 penalty minutes.  In the 2015 WHL Playoffs, he had five goals and seven points in ten games, in 17 career post-season games he has nine goals and 12 points.  Hunt recently attended the Montreal Canadiens training camp. Hunt is expected to make his Warriors debut Thursday when they open the 2015-2016 regular season at Mosaic Place against the Regina Pats in what is a “stand-alone” feature game to kick-off the WHL’s 50th Season. —With files from Moose Jaw Warriors The story originated at The Nelson Daily.last_img read more

49ers on Thursday: Sherman insists injuries won’t determine playoff fate

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Call it “Injured Reserve Week” at the 49ers headquarters, where players are getting ruled out daily for their upcoming playoff run.The 49ers’ injured-reserve count features 15 players with Thursday’s addition of tight end Garrett Celek (back), following the leads of wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (foot, knee) on Tuesday and center Weston Richburg (knee) on Wednesday.Come Saturday, nose tackle D.J. Jones (ankle) also will go on IR, and, in return, they likely will summon 2018 …last_img

2016 draft horse sale dates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Here’s a list of some of the draft horse sales that will be held in 2016.  Be sure to follow the links below (when available) for more information and to verify times and dates before you make plans to attend a sale.Jan. 19-20, 2016: Pennsylvania Draft Horse Sale, Harrisburg, Pa.Feb. 1, 2015: Special Workhorse Sale, Kalona, IowaFeb. 11-12, 2016: Great Lakes Draft Horse Sale, East Lansing, Mich.Feb. 23-26, 2016: Midwest Draft Horse Sale, Gifford, Ill.March 7-11, 2016: Mid-Ohio Pony, Draft Horse, Carriage and Tack Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioMarch 15-18, 2016: Topeka Draft Horse and Equipment Auction, Topeka, Ind.March 18-19, 2016: Dixie Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Auction, Troutman, N.C.March 29-April 1, 2016: Waverly Midwest Horse Sale, Waverly, IowaApril 6-8, 2016: Midwest Select Draft Horse Sale, Madison, Wis.April 11-12, 2016: Spring Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Kalona, IowaApril 22, 2016: Buckeye Draft Horse and Colt Sale, Dover, OhioApril 28-30, 2016: National Clydesdale Sale, St. Louis, Mo.April 29-30, 2016: Baumli’s Draft Horse & Mule Sale, Maryville, Mo.June 9-10, 2016: Summer Carriage and Draft Horse Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioJune 17, 2016: Carriage Auction, Topeka, Ind.Sept. 23-24 2016: Baumli’s Draft Horse & Mule Sale, Maryville, Mo.Oct. 3-7, 2016: Mid-Ohio Pony, Draft Horse, Carriage and Tack Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioOct. 4-7, 2016: Waverly Midwest Horse Sale, Waverly, IowaOct. 17-18, 2016: Fall Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Kalona, IowaOctober 21, 2016: Buckeye Draft Horse and Colt Sale, Dover, OhioOct. 25-28, 2016: Topeka Draft Horse and Equipment Auction, Topeka, Ind.Nov. 25-26, 2016: Dixie Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Auction, Troutman, N.C.last_img read more

Frogeye and fungicides for soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologistFrom the scouting reports from the county educators and crop consultants, most of the soybeans in the state are very healthy with no disease symptoms.However, as the news reports have indicated, there are a few varieties in a few locations that have higher incidence of frogeye leaf spot than we are accustomed to seeing at this growth stage — mid R2 through flowering in Ohio. Most of the reports to date are along and south of route 70, which based on the past 12 years is where frogeye is the most common. When this disease occurs this early in the season, where it can be readily observed, this is a big problem and should be addressed right away with a fungicide soon and a second application at 14 to 21 days later depending on if disease continues to develop and if environmental conditions (cool nights, fogs, heavy dews, rains) continue.What if there is no frogeye on the varieties in your area? Wait and keep scouting. If you know your seed company’s resistance rating scale and your variety has good resistance, then you just saved a lot of money by not having to spray a fungicide.We know from previous work that if frogeye does not appear in a field until growth stage R5 — on a susceptible variety — there is no yield loss. This is most common in the northern part of Ohio (route 30 and north), it’s rare to have a fungicide pay for frogeye leaf spot. This disease does not really begin to move until later in the season.This disease is fairly easy to scout for. The newer leaves are the ones that are susceptible not the older, fully expanded leaves. So take a look before you buy. Check your variety ratings and keep listening to where it has been detected in your area. More importantly, we do need to evaluate if any of the strains of C. sojina are susceptible to frogeye leaf spot in the state, so please send us leaves with lesions.last_img read more

Ausport Online

first_imgAttached is Ausport Online, the Australian Sports Commission’s monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date with all of the latest news and events in Australian sport.Touch Football Australia’s Technical Coordinator Tara Steel is even quoted about her involvement in the ASC Coaching and Officiating Workshop.Related Filesausport_online-pdflast_img