Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2019 Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good Previous articleOptimism that This Time a US-China Deal Will Get SignedNext articleWestern Indiana Beans Looking Good and Finally a China Trade Deal that Might Happen on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt While many of the early harvest reports have not been encouraging, soybean numbers from western counties are  looking better.In West Central Indiana, corn is still far too wet to harvest, so growers have been focusing on soybeans. Ben Jacob, agronomist with Pioneer, says the beans are in good shape, “The focus here in western counties has been on soybeans; and, for the most part, they are doing well. I this is not the case in other parts of the state.”As for yields, Jacob says they are down from last year but better than had been expected, “On average, we are running about 10 bushels below last year, but that is a lot better than had been expected.” He noted that green stem was a lot more prevalent this year and was hurting yields in some areas.Jacob says the corn harvest will not begin in earnest until next week but worries that stalk issues will worsen as frost has occurred in several locations, “There, light frost just hurt stalk quality and grain fill. A hard freeze would be better.”  Extreme variability in moisture will also make the corn harvest a very slow one. Home Indiana Agriculture News Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Goodlast_img read more

Sharing World Cup trophy should be considered – NZ coach Gary Stead

first_imgCRICKET chiefs should consider allowing teams to share the World Cup if a final is tied again, says New Zealand coach Gary Stead.England beat the Black Caps in a dramatic final at Lord’s by virtue of scoring more boundaries – after the teams’ 50-over scores were tied and also level after a super over.“I’m sure when they were writing the rules they never expected a World Cup final like that,” Stead said.“I’m sure it’ll be reviewed.”On sharing the trophy, he added: “Perhaps when you play over a seven-week period and you can’t be separated on the final day then that is something that should be considered.”Both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs on Sunday and were level on 15.when they batted for an extra over.England were crowned men’s world champions for the first time because they had scored more boundary fours and sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – in the match.“It’s a very, very hollow feeling that you can play 100 overs and score the same amount of runs and still lose the game – but that’s the technicalities of sport,” Stead added.“It’s unfortunate it comes down to one ball right at the end of the tournament when we’ve been here for seven weeks playing some really good cricket. It will be raw for a long time.”New Zealand were also unfortunate England appeared to be awarded one extra run in the final over of their innings.England were given six runs when a fielder’s throw hit Ben Stokes’ bat as he dived to complete a second run and went for four – but laws appear to say that was one too many.“I didn’t actually know that,” said Stead when asked about the law.“The umpires are there to rule and they’re human as well – and, like players, sometimes errors are made.“It’s just the human aspect of sport and probably why we all care about it so much as well. We can’t change that now. It will go down in history as one that got away from us.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more