Pioneer Crop Update 7/13/15

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleIndiana Wheat Harvest Lags along with Corn and Soybean Condition Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jul 13, 2015 Pioneer Crop Update 7/13/15 Home News Feed Pioneer Crop Update 7/13/15 SHARE Facebook Twitter The almost nonstop rain has made wheat harvest very difficult.  Fields too wet to support equipment have slowed progress, especially in the north.   The excess moisture along with cooler temperatures left some of the matured and harvested wheat sprouting and molding, as well as suffering from aflatoxin and vomitoxin. In the southern half of the state, it is traditional to plant a crop of soybeans after the wheat comes off, but this year Bush says many growers are having second thoughts about double crop soybeans, “Especially farmers closer to Indianapolis are considering not planting a double crop of soybeans. They do not feel they have enough daylight and growing degree days to get the crop to maturity before a frost.”  He says, historically, planting soybeans in mid-July will still work, but perhaps not this  year, “Research shows we can still plant soybeans as late as July 20 and be okay, but many growers are not sure they want to risk it this year.”  He added, if the cool wet weather continues, the likelihood of success with a double crop is questionable. Pioneer Crop Update 7/13/15 Bush recommends that growers walk their fields and make assessments field by field, “A lot of the crops look really ugly, but, in the case of soybeans, there is not much we can do. The yellow and stunted beans will recover with some sun and warmer temperatures.” He added, if growers are concerned, then split the soybean plants and examine if the nodes are still alive. SHARE Brian Bush, with DuPont Pioneer, says most fields in southern counties have been cut, and, although very little progress was made this past week, yields are good, “Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the yields have been good from the 70 to 80 bpa range with even a few fields yielding 100 bpa.”  Yet, in other parts of the state, the yields are not so good. In last week’s report, the USDA cut Indiana wheat yields at an average of 72 bpa down 4 bushels from last year. According to the latest USDA crop update, “Regionally, Indiana winter wheat was 81% mature in the North, 86% in Central and 99% in the South. By region winter wheat harvested was 5% in the North, 25% in Central and 77% in the South. The condition rating put Indiana wheat at 52% good to excellent. The 53% wheat harvest progress was behind the 76% mark of last year and the average of 83%.” Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Osgood Officials Mulling New Cat Policy

first_imgOSGOOD – Town Council members are trying to figure out how to handle a reoccurring issue that is becoming a real pet peeve to some residents.Council has received several complaints regarding cats defecating in the yard of other property owners in town.According to the Osgood Journal, a new ordinance was presented at a recent meeting that if approved, would essentially allow a property owner to apprehend a cat. If the pet is not claimed within five days the property owner would have the right to get rid of the cat as deemed fit.The board did not make a decision and plans to further discuss the motion at a future meeting.last_img read more

Joey Barton has FA ban for breaching betting rules reduced

first_img English football suspension extended until 30 April  March 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Upon appeal, the ban of former England international and Premier League footballer, Joey Barton has been reduced by five months.  Barton was punished by The FA for breaching betting and player conduct rules on 1,260 bets on matches between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.  The former Burnley midfielder appealed against the length of the ban, describing it as ‘excessive.’ The appeal board of the FA agreed with Barton and shortened the ban which was due to end on 25 October 2018, but will now end on 1 June 2018.The report by the FA, said the ban now “reflects the overall seriousness of the breaches and also the mitigation including the full extent of Mr Barton’s addiction.”Barton, who was released by Burnley in May was given a one match ban by the Scottish FA in November 2016, whilst playing for Rangers, also for breaching gambling rules. Last April the footballer announced on his personal website, that the length of the FAhas “effectively forced me into an early retirement.”Barton revealed on Twitter that he was also due to play in a charity match for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, however, as it is an FA sanctioned match his ban will inhibit him from playing any part in the game. Share UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement March 24, 2020last_img read more