Indiana Planting Advances Despite Cold and Rain

first_img Multiple storms brought below average temperatures and more heavy rainfall, halting fieldwork and slowing crop growth, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Heavy rainfall occurred throughout the state ranging from 1.09 to 5.06 inches, leading to more ponding in fields and leaving some recently planted crops underwater. Some parts of the state also experienced freezing nighttime temperatures, leading to problems with the recently planted corn and soybeans.The statewide average temperature was 50.1 degrees, 7.0 degrees below normal. Statewide precipitation was 2.98 inches, above average by 2.04 inches. There were 0.7 days available for fieldwork for the week ending May 7, down 3.1 days from the previous week.Statewide 51% of the corn has been planted, up from 45% last week and ahead of the average. Regionally, corn was 41% planted in the North, 58% in Central, and 56% in the South. Corn was 10% emerged in the North, 17% in Central, and 36% in the South. Statewide 18% of the corn was emerged up from 10% a week ago.Soybean planting were 19% complete up from 16% last week. Soybeans were 15% planted in the North, 22% in Central, and 22% in the South. Winter wheat was 70% jointed in the North, 84% in Central, and 92% in the South. Winter wheat was 11% headed in the North, 43% in Central, and 81% in the South.Very little planting progress was made this week due to the chilly and wet weather. Much of the corn and soybeans that have emerged are yellow or are underwater from localized flooding, especially in low-lying areas. Farmers are concerned that the cold temperatures along with the wet weather may cause germination failure and have begun purchasing more seed to replant. The cooler temperatures have slowed emergence for both crops.Nationally, 47% of the corn has been planted, compared to 34% last week. Soybean plantings nationally jumped from 10% last week to 14% this week.Winter wheat has also suffered some from the weather conditions, with some fields reported to be flattened by wind. It is unclear if there is any permanent damage to the wheat fields. Livestock have shown foot soreness in some parts of the state, leaving some concerned about hoof rot and sores. Some pastures and hay fields ponded and experienced little growth during the week.Source: NASS Indiana Planting Advances Despite Cold and Rain Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – May 8, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Planting Advances Despite Cold and Rain SHARE Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report 5/8/17Next articleBayer to Sell Liberty Crop Protection to Gain Monsanto Takeover Approval Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

A sweet event

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaThis can’t be a bad way to end your day.The Georgia Muscadine Twilight Field Day will start at 5 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Tifton, Ga., Campus Conference Center(Rural Development Center).The event will start with presentations on muscadine diseases byUniversity of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen and ValdostaState University professor Cameron Whiting.Then the Georgia Muscadine Association will provide a freehamburger and hot dog supper. All they ask is that you call KayDunn at (229) 386-3410 and let her know how many people will beattending so they’ll know how much to cook.Then comes the dessert. UGA horticulturist Mel Hall will lead atour of the muscadine breeding plots. You’ll be able to see andtaste many cultivars and selections of muscadines.What more could you ask?last_img read more

Lauderhill Breast Cancer Awareness

first_imgCommissioner M. Margaret Bates has been the champion of the Lauderhill Breast Cancer efforts for many years now. This year she is taking it up a notch.Starting October 1st and for the entire month of October, residents in Lauderhill can expect to see City Hall lit up in the color of HOT PINK! With that is a giant PINK RIBBON hanging from the 4th floor to the 3rd floor, to remind us all to get tested for breast cancer.  The sight is really spectacular!Commissioner Bates has also initiated the sale of the City of Lauderhill Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts. The light-weight beautiful polos are adorned with the City’s logo wrapped up in a Bright Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon. The Polos are available in 4 colors and are available on our City website for purchase.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.  Log on to to see more information on the shirts and make your purchase.  A link is also provided from the front page of the City’s webpage.An Official City Proclamation will be given to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation in the month of October, and donation buckets are located at City Hall for those who would like to leave a donation.“Early detection, education, and research are all important elements to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I felt the City Staff had always supported my efforts to raise awareness about this cause. This year I wanted to go City-wide with my efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness. Would you please help us in the good fight and help us knock out Breast Cancer for good?  Please consider donating at City Hall or purchasing one of our beautiful City of Lauderhill Cancer Awareness Shirts,” explains Commissioner Margaret Bates.If you have any questions about the Lauderhill Breast Cancer Awareness efforts, please contact the City at 954-730-3000.*October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.Facts About Breast Cancer In The United StatesOne in eight women in the United States will be diagnosedwith breast cancer in her lifetime.Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.last_img read more

DeAndre Jordan makes All-NBA First Team

first_imgDeAndre Jordan, once a throw-in when the Clippers discussed a “Big Three,” finally got the recognition that’s largely eluded him. Jordan was named to the All-NBA First Team on Thursday, earning recognition as the league’s top center.Jordan averaged 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks while shooting a league-leading 70.3 percent from the field. He helped the Clippers stay afloat with Blake Griffin missing more than half of the regular season due to injury.Jordan, who has never made an All-Star team, was All-NBA Third Team last season. C DeAndre JordanG Stephen CurryG Russell WestbrookSECOND TEAMF Kevin DurantF Draymond GreenC DeMarcus CousinsG Chris PaulG Damian LillardTHIRD TEAMF Paul GeorgeF LaMarcus AldridgeC Andre DrummondG Klay ThompsonG Kyle Lowry Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Chris Paul earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team after scoring 19.5 points a game to go with 10 assists per night.Here are the full teams:FIRST TEAMF LeBron JamesF Kawhi Leonardlast_img read more

A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson says he didn’t intend Nazi salute after game

first_imgThe A’s released a statement condemning his gesture late Thursday night.”We are deeply sorry this happened on our playing field,” the team— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) August 7, 2020Hendriks, meanwhile, reached out to Slusser to offer his perspective.Liam Hendriks just texted me: “I know Ryan Christianson and what happened today was in no way a reflection of who he is.”— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 7, 2020 After video emerged of A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson raising a stiff right arm above his head twice following the team’s win Thursday over the Rangers, Christenson said he did not intentionally make a Nazi salute.As closer Liam Hendriks walked toward the home dugout following his save, Christenson waited for him with his arm locked upward. Hendriks forcibly moved the coach’s arm down as he passed before Christenson again struck the position on his way off the field. We take this time to introduce you to Oakland A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson … who likely saw his last day on an MLB fieldW … T … F?!?! (@1053TheFan @1053SS @RJChoppy)— T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) August 7, 2020Christenson told San Francisco Chronicle beat reporter Susan Slusser that general manager David Forst called him after the game to ask about the gesture. Christenson said he understood his motion “looks terrible.””Obviously I wasn’t doing that intentionally,” Christenson told Slusser. “I just blacked out, my mind wasn’t there and I spaced out. I’m sure it looks terrible. I did it but it was not intentional. I don’t know what more to say.”Christenson said, “Obviously I wasn’t doing that intentionally. I just blacked out, my mind wasn’t there and I spaced out. I’m sure it looks terrible. I did it but it was not intentional. I don’t know what more to say.”— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 7, 2020″I’m cringing inside picturing myself,” Christenson said. “Of course I’m sorry for it – it’s like standing there with my middle finger up. Anyone should know better.”— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 7, 2020Hendriks is known to celebrate with teammates following saves by using a chop handshake, but what Christenson did does not align with the mechanics of the gesture.MORE: NFL’s DeSean Jackson to visit Auschwitz after making anti-Semitic commentsChristenson, in his third season as Oakland’s bench coach, was considered a candidate for several vacant managerial positions this past offseason.last_img read more

Phil Wylie, Curtis Cup centenarian, dies

first_img8 Oct 2012 Phil Wylie, Curtis Cup centenarian, dies England’s Phyllis Wylie, who was the oldest surviving Curtis Cup player on either side of the Atlantic, has died at the age of 101. Phil, as she was generally known, was a top amateur golfer in the pre-war days when playing in a Curtis Cup match in the United States entailed crossing the Atlantic by ship and a tour of Australia and New Zealand meant six months away from home. She played for Great Britain and Ireland against the United States in 1938 in the fourth Curtis Cup match at Essex County Club, Massachussets – the home club of the Curtis sisters who donated the trophy. She had been first reserve in attendance for the 1936 match at Gleneagles. She was originally a member of Parkstone Golf Club, near Bournemouth, and among her many golfing successes, she was English women’s amateur champion 1934 and the losing finalist in 1936. Her husband was a Scot and they lived for many years in Troon, across the road from short 17th on the Royal Troon championship links. During the 2008 Curtis Cup match at the Old Course, St Andrews, Phil fulfilled an ambition when she entered the Royal and Ancient clubhouse to attend the past Curtis Cup players’ dinner and was able to hold the Curtis Cup. She was unable to attend this year’s match at Nairn after suffering a fall. She is survived by her only son Ian.last_img read more

Pharoah’s Weekend Morning Workouts a Hit

first_imgOCEANPORT, August 6 – Vincent Carlesimo, who was up early last Friday, looked across the racetrack, listening to the roar of the crowd and excitement that was running like electricity through Monmouth Park.“You asked how big is it. Do you hear that?” he asked. “This is the biggest thing to happen in horse racing in New Jersey. This is huge.”Carlesimo, a resident of Wall, who is part owner of his own thoroughbred racehorse, Gorgeous Sunrise, joined his co-owner, Manchester resident Anthony Petrocelli, along with an estimated 5,000 race fans starting at about 7 a.m. last Friday to witness the exercise session for Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah prior to the horse’s win on Sunday, taking Monmouth Park’s William Hill Haskell Invitational and its record $1.75 million purse.Rumson’s Lisa Wilson did the “Dawn Patrol,” as the track calls it, on Saturday and was duly impressed, by it all. “To be able to just drive up, park and be able to walk in for free and watch horses exercise it’s fantastic,” she said. “And to see American Pharoah was wonderful.”Wilson, like many others, offered her appreciation of the park as well: “It’s just a beautiful place and I’m grateful it’s still here and operational. It’s just a wonderful thing to have in the area.”Petrocelli saw the attention the champion 3 year-old thoroughbred was garnering in his stay at Monmouth Park and believed it could only help the racetrack, which has been struggling in recent years. “This will expose people to Monmouth Park who might not normally come,” he believed.“Hopefully, it’ll motivate politicians to do what needs to be done to save horse racing,” Carlesimo said. He was referring to the push by horseracing proponents and especially Monmouth Park supporters to get legislation passed that would meet federal court muster to allow for sports gambling at tracks as well as at casinos. Proponents believe the addition al revenue stream would mean life’s blood for tracks. And that influx would allow Monmouth Park operators to move forward with an ambitious plan that would hopefully make the park a year-round family destination.American Pharoah took his early morning run, twice around the length of the track and there was a palpable sense of excitement among track denizens and the merely curious.“He’s a rock star,” said Carlesimo, who watched the exercise session from the prime vantage point of a small viewing section by the stables. And only at a racetrack could the public get as close to the world-class sport’s super star, he stressed. “How close can you get to Derek Jeter?” he asked.Mark Rubenstein, a former horse owner, said, “This is the moment you look for, a once in-a-lifetime experience.”Rubenstein also was impressed by the crowd on hand. “That’s a good crowd for a Friday race day,” to say nothing of 7:30 a.m., he observed.“I can now say I saw a Triple Crown winner,” said Brandon Iribarne, a 22-year-old Long Branch resident who works as a “hot walker,” cooling the horses down after a run, and as a exercise rider. Having such a name entity here, “It’s good for the sport; it’s good for the track,” Iribarne maintained.“Just seeing him gives me goose bumps,” acknowledged Al DeVito, a former horse owner. “Amazing.”“It’s a real big deal. It hasn’t happened before,” what was going on at Monmouth Park, said a security guard, who asked not be identified because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.By that he meant no New Jersey track has had a winner of the coveted Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes) appear before.Prior to the first race post time, track attendees at about 12:50 p.m. had another chance to see American Pharoah, as he was paraded through the paddock area.Standing in the hot sun, pressed against the paddock’s fence, Highlands resident Alexis Rogel said, “It’s worth it.“To be so close and not come,” said Rogel, who was celebrating her birthday, “shame on you,” to miss it.American Pharoah’s assistant trainer, Jimmy Barnes said the horse would have a light workout on Saturday and then rest for much of the day for Sunday’s race.American Pharoah won a comfortable victory over a field of six others at about 6 p.m. Sunday.The Haskell would be one of the horse’s final races. In the coming months, American Pharoah would run in possibly up to three more contests – including this year’s Breeder’s Cup – and then “he’ll definitely retire this year,” Barnes said.last_img read more

Volunteer of the Year Is Champion for Children

first_imgBy Muriel J. SmithRED BANK – Susan Barker Smith was named Volunteer of the Year in the Junior League of Monmouth County’s annual Women Making a Difference award luncheon. The event was held last week at the Oyster Point Hotel, with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno making the announcement and presenting the award.Smith was particularly recognized for her work as a child advocate. She and her husband Doug were foster parents for three siblings, one of whom had multiple needs; the couple eventually adopted their son. The experience and assistance the couple received in meeting their son’s needs led to Smith’s volunteerism with Monmouth Cares, Inc., a private nonprofit agency which is part of the state Division of Behavioral Health Services System of Care for Children.Presenting the award to Smith brought tears of appreciation from Guadagno, who pointed out she had particular appreciation and admiration for Smith’s fostering three children, all birth siblings. The lieutenant governor herself had a foster son whom she and her husband adopted.Junior League President Shannon Dolan made the presentation to Smith with Guadagno and praised each of the 16 volunteers nominated by their organizations for the honor.Smith, who last May also received the Tony Dowling Child Advocacy Award, has been involved with Monmouth Cares since they began assisting her family in 2004, helping the family need, understand and overcome the special needs of their son, Keith, challenged in emotional, behavioral and developmental development.Participating in the family team effort which enlists all the formal and informal supports in the youngster’s life to create a comprehensive plan for his success resulted in a favorable outcome for Keith. The experience led to Smith’s becoming a community spokesperson for the Wraparound approach used by the state system.(Wraparound is a philosophy of care used by Monmouth Cares that focuses on the family, ensuring that a community-based system of care will exist for the child when involvement with the formal system ends.)Termed a “powerful communicator” by Kathy Collins, executive director of Monmouth Cares, Smith brought the message of her own family’s experience and its success to the community, explaining the steps and phases of the program and highlighting the unique partnership between care manager and family.Both Doug and Susan Smith were invited to join the board of Monmouth Cares in 2005 and have been active every since.In nominating her for the award, Collins wrote that Smith’s success as a child advocate is due to her “low-key style and persistent approach, which attracts and engages people in all sorts of roles within the system. Her desperate need for help led her to membership roles in committees, boards, coalitions, councils and workgroups. Her growing knowledge, confidence, combined with her formidable social skills, resulted in a talented leader.”Smith accepted the award at the luncheon, saying she was delighted yet humbled by the honor, and congratulating each of the other nominees, praising their volunteers in the variety of fields in which they served.Monmouth Cares, Inc., is a private nonprofit agency whose mission is to facilitate positive change so that children with emotional and behavioral challenges along with their families have the greatest opportunity to live, thrive and develop in their communities. Their work includes helping families build Child and Family Teams to help identify strengths and develop strategies to meet each family’s individual and specific needs.In addition to Smith, volunteers nominated for the Junior League honor were: Cathy Beck of Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Linda Carvalho of Coastal Habitat for Humanity; Joan Ferraro, Go Red for Women; Linda Friedman, Monmouth Day Care Center; Kathleen Gasienica, American Littoral Society; Codi Gill, Ignite the Night Gold for Pediatric Cancer; Patrician Githens, Monmouth County Historical Association; Tease Gould, Mary’s Place by the Sea; Marilyn Pearlman, HABcore; Gina Petillo, Parker Family Health Center; Michelle Rogers, The TEARS Foundation; Denise Walker, LADACIN Network; Lee Weber, Family and Children’s Service; and Patricia Wotton, Holiday Express.last_img read more