Crop Conditions and Early Yield Estimates Not Looking Good in Indiana

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 26, 2019 SHARE SHARE Crop Conditions and Early Yield Estimates Not Looking Good in Indiana Crop Conditions and Early Yield Estimates Not Looking Good in IndianaWith planting activity coming to an end, the focus now turns to crop development and yield.  Northwest Indiana fields are looking the best of anywhere in the state. Purdue Extension corn specialist Dr. Bob Nielsen told HAT that fields in the NW got planted early and the corn looks good, but that is not the case in the rest of the state.“We have some fields that the corn is knee high and growing well and other fields that are a total loss. In some cases, the crop never came up; others died after emergence; and still others have been drowned out by standing water.” He said, on average, the crop around the state is, “not looking good.”Purdue soybean specialist Dr. Shawn Casteel says soybeans in the NW are up and looking okay, but other parts of the state have real problems.“We have areas in East Central Indiana where they really had to mud the crop in and then got hit with heavy rains and are now having to replant.” He added crop development is well behind schedule because of the lack of heat units we have had this spring.As for yield, Casteel says a 10% drop in production is likely for soybeans. Nielsen agrees, seeing an average of about 10% below trend line yields for corn.“But that is an average which means some folks will do well and some will have a total loss.”  He feels crops that are struggling now are not likely to improve much this summer.It is a long way to harvest, and both men feel lot can happen between now and then. “There are a lot of folks in a world a hurt right now, and it is not going to get a lot better,” said Nielsen. With pollination not likely to occur until August, it may be well in September before we have any good ideas of yield. Previous articleNegotiators Making Progress on USMCANext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 27, 2019 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Conditions and Early Yield Estimates Not Looking Good in Indianalast_img read more

Report: Elkhart County saw 350% increase in COVID-19 cases in May

first_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Health Department) As of Tuesday, June 9, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County is at 1,430.Elkhart County saw a 350% increase in cases during the month of May, whereas St. Joseph County saw a 100% increase in cases during the same time period.The Public Health Order that went into effect in May, requiring mandatory face masks while in indoor spaces where social distancing can’t be maintained is likely contributing to decreased transmission of COVID 19 in St. Joseph County compared to similar counties that have not adopted the order, according to the St. Joseph County Health Department.For all COVID-19 testing sites in St. Joseph County, you can view an interactive map.The St. Joseph County Department of Health urges the continuation of the following actions:Practice extreme physical distancing.Maintain at least 6 foot between individuals.Wearing a mask does NOT eliminate the need for physical distancing.Practice frequent and proper hand hygiene & cough etiquette.Wash hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap & water; coughing and sneezing into your sleeve.Stay home if ill.Abide by the current Public Health Order, requiring face coverings when going into an enclosed public space or business and when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained within the enclosed public space or business. Report: Elkhart County saw 350% increase in COVID-19 cases in May By Carl Stutsman – June 10, 2020 1 358 IndianaLocal WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Previous articleIndiana Beach pushing to hire those with disabilitiesNext articleThousands of I&M customers without power after effects from Tropical Depression Cristobal Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

FC Široki Brijeg defeated FC Wolfsberger

first_imgSecond round of B group of Istria Winter Cup has finished yesterday. The match between FC Široki Brijeg and FC Wolfsberger ended with the result 2:1 .First goal was scored by Krešimir Kordić for FC Široki Brijeg, and in 31st minute Šilić scored second goal for a result 2:0 f or FC Široki.In 57th minute Kropfl scored a goal for FC Wolsberger for final result 2:1.FC Široki Brijeg is the leading team in its group, with one victory and one draw , and on 8 February they will play match against Hungarian club Gjirmot.last_img read more

Reynolds talks about choice to lead DNR

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds responded Wednesday to questions surrounding the appointment of a new director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.Bruce Trautman served as acting director from May of 2018 until Reynolds appointed Kayla Lyon, who took over the position Monday.  Reynolds says nothing was hurt by having an acting director for more than a year. “We had an acting director in there and Bruce was actually the deputy for years, so he was very familiar with the office, they didn’t skip a beat,” Reynolds says. “He agreed to step into that role as the acting director.”Reynolds says the appointment of Lyon was part of her overall plan to set up her team after winning a full four-year term.  “I said I wasn’t going to be under anybody’s time frame in putting the team together that I felt was really critical to really continue to move Iowa forward and make the changes that we are looking for. And I cannot be more proud to have Kayla Lyon to serve as the director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources,” according to Reynolds.Lyon is the first woman to lead the DNR.last_img read more