Windy Conditions Hamper Planting

first_imgMore crop condition reports and agronomy recommendations are available at the Pioneer Agronomy page. Mary GumzPlanting conditions are almost ideal across northern Indiana according to Mary Gumz, area Pioneer agronomist. She said weekend rains provided just enough moisture, “Field conditions are very good right now, many areas received several tenths of an inch of rain over the weekend.” She told HAT seed beds are working up well and both corn and soybeans are going into the ground.   But strong winds are making working conditions very dusty, “Fields that have been worked have a fine powder on them, and the dust is an issue.” Gumz said she is concerned that some fields may be drying out too quickly. She added the gusty conditions are playing havoc with any kind of spraying operations. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Windy Conditions Hamper Planting Windy Conditions Hamper Planting Gums told HAT overnight lows in the 40s and upper 30s have not impacted the corn because the growing point is still below the ground but the wheat crop has been hurt, “I have seen a lot of frost damaged wheat.” She said the damage ranges from just cosmetic freeze burn on the upper leaves to severe damage to the flag leaf that will impact yield. [audio:|titles=Windy Conditions Hamper Planting] By Gary Truitt – Apr 23, 2012 SHARE In some areas the corn has been planted for more than 3 weeks, but Gumz said some emergence issues are beginning to show up, “Crops that were planted about 3 weeks ago are starting to show uneven development. One part of the field will have plants at V while other parts of the field are at V1.” She said as there is not a more than 2 leaf collar difference between different areas of a field, yield should not be impacted. SHARE Previous articleAFBF Sees Lots to Like in Farm Bill Draft But Room for ImprovementNext articleHardisty Receives Top Award from Ball State University Gary Truittlast_img read more

Potato farmers in Donegal fear crop will be totally wiped out

first_imgNews Potato farmers in Donegal could be facing a total wipe-out of their crops if weather conditions do not improve in the coming weeks.Heavy rains have been flooding fields across the county and farmers are facing the worst potato harvest in decades.The majority of farmers have only 10% of the crop harvested so far this year, where as normally at this time of year it would normally be 60%.Spokesperson for the IFA in Donegal, and potato farmer, William Monagle says farmers are facing losing their crop altogether…….[podcast][/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – October 21, 2011 Facebook Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Previous articleMan appears in Court in Derry in connection with paramilitary style attackNext articleNoWDOC service in Donegal could be cut completely after midnight News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Potato farmers in Donegal fear crop will be totally wiped out Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Brotherly Love: G. Love Heads to the Mountains with the Avett Brothers

first_imgG. loves the Blue Ridge. What inspired you to finally fully embrace old blues? This is a record I’ve been trying to make for a very long time. This is a style I was into before I stumbled onto the hip-hop side of what I do. I started as singer-songwriter playing the coffeehouse circuit, when I was in high school in Philadelphia. When I decided I was going to do it, I made a wish list of possible producers, and the Avett Brothers were at the top.Why were the Avett Brothers right for this project? With those guys, the energy and creativity was constantly crackling. They are both multi-instrumentalists, great vocalists, and great songwriters. Right away, just the three of us could go into a room and create a huge variety of sounds. They both sing beautifully, so adding layers of harmonies or additional lead vocals was a piece of cake. They also both have great ideas. When they work, they’re really supportive of each other but they also push each other. They’re decisive without a lot of second-guessing, which is a struggle for a lot of artists. And they’re easy-going guys, so even though we were in a high-pressure situation with time constraints, they kept it fun with a lot of laughs.What was it like recording in Asheville? Echo Mountain is a beautiful space to record. You walk into that old church and immediately get a good vibe. The Avett Brothers have done a lot of recording there, so they were already very comfortable with the space and the gear. It helped me get right into the comfort zone. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better nine days in my life. 1 2 G. Love has made a successful career out of his infectious blend of hip-hop and the blues. On his new album, Fixin’ to Die, the Philadelphia-based G. Love (real name Garrett Dutton) has peeled back a few layers, put the freestyle rapping aside, and delivered a spirited yet reverent homage to old school blues. Helping him on the journey were Scott and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, who brought G. Love to Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville. Together, the trio churned out a dusty, largely acoustic mix of traditional covers, plenty of Love originals, and a surprise reworking of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”last_img read more

NCAA approves voluntary activities beginning June 1

first_img Published on May 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: May 22, 2020 at 5:07 p.m.The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.All Division-I sports are able to begin voluntary on-campus athletic activities June 1, the NCAA announced in a release on Friday. The decision comes two days after its ruling that football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball athletes could return to campus from June 1 until June 30.Decisions to return will be voluntary, and safety measures — including testing and social distancing protocols — will have to be worked out by individual universities and conferences as well as local and state governments. COVID-19 has disrupted the spring and summer college sports calendar, but the moratorium on all athletic activities for all sports will now end May 31. Wednesday’s vote and Friday’s announcement represented significant steps toward the possible return of college football and other sports in the fall. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Syracuse University is working to finalize a comprehensive public health strategy for our campus community,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement on Thursday, “which includes a focus on employing best practices as it relates to social distancing, COVID-19 prevention, detection and treatment.“In close consultation with public health and government officials, we are working to ensure our student-athletes can healthily pursue sport-specific practice, training, and competition while protecting and safeguarding the well-being of the campus and Central New York communities.”The football schedule has been particularly in flux. Syracuse had just three spring practices and didn’t even use pads before all spring sports activities were canceled March 12. SU planned to use the spring to install new defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 defensive scheme. With players spread across the country, the football team recruited virtually, held Zoom calls with former players, trained remotely and participated in online team meetings. Wildhack previously said that football players likely need about six weeks of a “lead up time” to physically prepare for a season. SU also announced Wednesday that it will have in-person residential classes starting Aug. 24 with an accelerated curriculum that ends with virtual reading sessions and final exams between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9. This story has been updated with additional reporting and the NCAA’s decision to allow voluntary athletic activities across all sports beginning June 1. center_img Commentslast_img read more

No Iran deal for ex-Stars captain Appiah

first_imgEx-Black Stars, Stephen Appiah has failed to reach an agreement with Iranian club, Persepolis.The 31-year old was reported to have inked a deal with the Tehran-based club last week, but GNA Sports understands the move has fallen through.Information gathered by GNA Sports indicates that Appiah failed to impress the Portuguese trainer of Persepolis, Jose Manuel during the three-days of observation with the most supported club in Iran.According to Iranian daily, Tehran Times, the performance of Appiah fell short of the expectation of Manuel, of Ahly fame, who was hoping to bank on the services of the player to boost the club’s fortunes.“Manuel Jose rejected to sign former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah due to health reasons on Monday.“The 31-year-old Ghanaian midfielder Appiah attended the training with Persepolis but did not impress Jose,” quoted the Tehran Times. The development won’t go down well with fans of Persepolis, who thronged the airport in pockets to welcome the former Black Stars captain last week, and were hoping he dons their famous red colour.Meanwhile, Persepolis has invited Australian defender David Carney for a three-day trial ahead of a permanent deal.Appiah has not tasted action since his short stint with Serbian side Vojvodina which ended in April.The talented midfielder announced his retirement from international football in 2010 having had stints with Italian clubs, Udinese, Parma, Brescia, Juventus, Bologna and Cesena as well as Turkish giants, Fenerbahce.last_img read more