Indiana Soybeans Ahead of Schedule Developmentally

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybeans Ahead of Schedule Developmentally SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 9, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleAdditional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance ProgramNext articleIndiana Corn Crop Getting Challenged This Year Eric Pfeiffer Purdue Extension Soybean Specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel says soybeans are about a week ahead of schedule developmentally.“We had over half our crop planted by about May 15, which normally it’s the 21st or 22nd, so about a week ahead of the pace there. We had some folks get in in April and some that got in that first week in May, even with that cold freeze, and that has maintained,” says Casteel.“So, as we’ve gone through the season, we’ve had 75 percent of the crops emerge by June 7 and, as of last week, 90 percent emerged. So, development has been ahead of pace.”While the hot, dry forecast might bring some immediate concern for some corn fields, Casteel isn’t as worried about soybeans yet.“My rough guess is that we’re probably another 10 to 14 days out to have the crop pod in a quarter of the state. So, if you want to go out to 50 percent of state, probably by the end of July we’ll have about 50 percent of the state podding. At that point, this is where I really start to have some issues or at least make sure that we’re in a state where we’ve got good water supply, even with extreme temperatures, but if we have good water supply and good rooting, we’re doing pretty well.”Now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some soybean fields, or at least parts of fields, that are seeing stress.“Where I’m starting to see some soybeans stressing out has been more on the field edges. So, think about headlands where there’s a lot of travel, a lot of compaction, limited root development,” Casteel told HAT. “In those, it’s not just access to water but its access to the nutrients that’s moved by that water. So, I’ve been noticing potassium deficiency showing up on fields.”The Purdue Crop Chat podcast is available now on iTunes. Indiana Soybeans Ahead of Schedule Developmentallylast_img read more

Four dead, including child, after ‘multiple victims’ shot in California

first_imgkali9/iStockBy William Mansell, ABC News(ORANGE, Calif.) — At least four people are dead, including a child, after “multiple victims” were shot Wednesday in Orange, California, according to authorities.Officers arrived to 202 W. Lincoln Ave. around 5:30 p.m. local time as shots were being fired and located “multiple victims at the scene including fatalities,” according to the Orange Police Department.An officer was involved in the shooting, but “the situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public,” police said in a statement Wednesday night.The suspect, along with a female victim, were transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to Lt. Jen Amat of the Orange Police Department.Police said they are still determining the relationship between the shooter and the victims.“I’m deeply saddened by reports of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m continuing to keep victims and their loved ones in my thoughts as we continue to learn more. My team and I will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., tweeted Wednesday night.The ages and names of the victims have not been released.“Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted Wednesday night.Police said the next briefing will be Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BNEF: Renewable hydrogen can replace gas in power generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Renewable hydrogen has the potential to slash the global greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuel power generation and industry by more than one third, at a cost competitive with natural gas, new research has found – but it’s not the answer for low-carbon automotive transport.Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) Hydrogen Economy Outlook, published Monday, finds that with large-scale geological storage and the right policies in place, renewables-produced hydrogen could be used to replace natural gas in both dispatchable power generation and industrial applications.The report – just the latest in a raft of studies talking up the potential of green hydrogen – finds that solar and wind-based hydrogen could be produced for $US0.8 to $1.6/kg in most parts of the world before 2050, putting it on par with current gas prices on an energy-equivalent basis.The cost could be even lower in renewables-rich and spacious countries like Australia, the report says, where hydrogen could be produced from solar and wind farms that might otherwise be curtailed, stored and transported back to a generator at a cost between $8-14/MMBtu by 2050.“Hydrogen is promising and powerful because it can be used for so many things,” said the report’s lead author and BNEF’s head of industrial decarbonisation, Kobad Bhavnagri. “Renewable energy has paved the way to carbon-free electricity. But to meet net-zero emissions targets, we need to go beyond electricity and have carbon-free fuels. That is the role for hydrogen,” he said.“In the years ahead, it will be possible to produce it at low cost using wind and solar power, to store it underground for months, and then to pipe it on-demand to power everything from ships to steel mills.”[Sophie Vorrath]More: Renewable hydrogen to undercut gas on price, but not the answer for transport BNEF: Renewable hydrogen can replace gas in power generationlast_img read more

ICC investigating approach during Windies, Zimbabwe series

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, is investigating an approach made to Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer to fix parts of the recent two-Test series against West Indies.Media reports yesterday said that Cremer had rejected the approach, allegedly from a former Zimbabwe Cricket board member prior to the first Test on October 21, and reported the incident to head coach Heath Streak.The matter was referred to Zimbabwe Cricket and then to the ICC who has since confirmed that its Anti-Corruption Unit was investigating.“The ICC can confirm that there is an ACU ongoing investigation in Zimbabwe and because there is an ongoing investigation, I cannot share any further details,” an ICC spokesperson said was quoted as saying.The Test, played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, saw West Indies win by an innings and 17 runs inside four days.Zimbabwe, however, hung on for a draw in the second Test at the same venue, leaving the Caribbean side with a 1-0 series win.last_img read more

MLB standings: Updated magic numbers, playoff picture as of Sept. 29

first_imgIt’s magic number season, folks.With the MLB season winding down, all but one of the division races has been settled (the National League Central is the lone exception) and the wild-card picture is almost fully developed. There is still some drama in the National League. Magic number to elimination: 2. Diamondbacks (Eliminated.)3. Giants (Eliminated.)4. Padres (Eliminated.)5. Rockies (Eliminated.)NL wild cards1. Nationals (Clinched wild-card berth and home field in wild-card game)2. Brewers (Clinched wild-card berth) As we march toward October, here are the latest MLB magic numbers and MLB standings.Last updated: Morning of Sept. 29.FOSTER: Braves confident, not thinking about past playoff failuresMLB standings: Magic numbers, playoff picture for 2019AL EastFirst-place team: Yankees. Clinched division.Magic number to elimination in division:2. Rays (Eliminated.)3. Red Sox (Eliminated.)4. Blue Jays (Eliminated.)5. Orioles (Eliminated.)AL CentralFirst-place team: Twins. Clinched division.Magic number to elimination: 2. Indians (Eliminated.)3. White Sox (Eliminated.)4. Royals (Eliminated.)5. Tigers (Eliminated.)AL WestFirst-place team: Astros. Clinched division.Magic number to elimination:2. Athletics (Eliminated.)3. Rangers (Eliminated.)4. Angels (Eliminated.)5. Mariners (Eliminated.)AL wild cards1. Athletics (Clinched wild-card berth and home field in wild-card game)2. Rays (Clinched wild-card berth)NL EastFirst-place team: Braves. Clinched division.Magic number to elimination: 2. Nationals (Eliminated.)3. Mets (Eliminated.)4. Phillies (Eliminated.)5. Marlins (Eliminated.)NL CentralFirst-place team: Cardinals (To win division: 2. For playoff berth: Clinched playoff berth.)Magic number to elimination: 2. Brewers (2)3. Cubs (Eliminated.)4. Reds (Eliminated.)5. Pirates (Eliminated.)MORE: Clinching scenarios for Cardinals, Brewers on final SundayNL WestFirst-place team: Dodgers. Clinched division.last_img read more