Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring

first_imgWith freezing temperatures continuing into March, John Long with Mycogen Seeds says spring fieldwork will be put behind schedule, “With the depth of frost being deeper than normal, it is going to take some time to break that up.” He added that standing water may also be an issue. He worried that getting into the fields too early may lead to compaction. Facebook Twitter SHARE With winter maintaining its hold on the Hoosier State, growers will be facing a delay in fieldwork and the first day of planting.  At Commodity Classic, there was lots of talk about the long, cold winter and the expectations of a cold, wet spring. Chris Jeffries with Seed Consultants said this winter has certainly taken a toll on fields across Indiana and Ohio, “It has been a tough winter, and it came upon us very quickly. I have one grower who still has corn in the field because he did not get a chance to harvest it before the storms hit.” Facebook Twitter SHARE John LongHe urges producers to not rush into planting. He says planting in good conditions is better than planting too early, “The hybrids you chose this year will need to have good vigor and cold germination. Nitrogen management will also be issue with plenty of moisture in the soil.” He added, with colder soils, seed treatments may be more popular this year.center_img Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring Previous articleClassic Trade Show Offers A Look into the FutureNext articleVilsack Takes Stand for RFS Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring Seed Companies Preparing for a Cold Wet Spring By Gary Truitt – Feb 28, 2014 last_img read more

Council Passes Contract to Aid Local At-Risk Tenants as Part of Consent Calendar

first_imgHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The City Council passed eight items on the Consent Calendar on Monday, including a $118,000 contract with Housing Rights Center to aid households at risk of falling into homelessness after the city’s rent moratorium expires.“The [Housing] Department believes it is of the utmost importance that adequate resources are in place to serve and support residents at risk of falling into homelessness, especially after eviction moratoria are lifted and anticipated waves of evictions follow suit,” according to a city staff report.“Extensive research indicates that tenants with legal representation are much more likely to avoid an eviction judgment compared to unrepresented tenants. Attorneys may be able to keep eviction filings off tenants’ records, arrange for alternative housing, negotiate reasonable amounts of time for tenants to move out, reduce or eliminate money owed to the landlord, or help tenants apply for rental assistance. The city will allocate the remaining $118,098 of CESH funding to the Housing Rights Center in order to fund an additional legal support position specifically for Pasadena residents,” according to the report.The city’s rent moratorium is scheduled to end six months after the pandemic emergency ends.Other items included:• A $194,413 purchase order with SSP Innovations for the upgrade of a mobile geographical information system and a software license agreement with the Pasadena Water and Power Department.• A $400,000 service contract with ATI Restoration for asbestos, lead and mold abatement services at various and water facilities. The contract includes the option of two one-year extension periods not-to-exceed $80,000 each period, subject to the approval of the city manager. If both options are exercised, the total contract amount would be $560,000.• The city manager can enter into a $269,570 contract with ACCO Engineered Systems for the labor and materials to replace the GT-3 Chiller Compressor #2. The contract also includes a base contract amount of $245,070 and a 10% contingency of $24,500 to provide for any unforeseen change orders.• A $2 million contract with Paveco Construction Inc. to furnish labor and materials for utility and miscellaneous street repairs. The contract has an option for two additional one-year terms at $2 million per year subject to the approval of the city Manager. If the two additional one-year terms are exercised, the total contract amount will be $6 million.• A contract with Linkedin learning for online employee training services not-to-exceed $79,443.• An item from last week’s Municipal Services Committee was also contained in the consent calendar. Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will only pay for the energy actually received, at the rate of $69 per megawatt hour from COSO Power Holdings. During the first five years, PWP will not be taking any energy and hence will not be liable for any payments for the first five years. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Council Passes Contract to Aid Local At-Risk Tenants as Part of Consent Calendar 8 items totaling $7.5 million passed via sweep motion on Monday STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 5:21 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a commentlast_img read more