Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence

first_imgHome News Feed Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 3, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlanting Weather Forecast Not Quite a Silver Lining on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articlePlanting Forecast: Showers and Storms Sandwiched by Sunshine This Week Hoosier Ag Today Two aspects of stand establishment in corn often discussed by agronomists are emergence and seed spacing. “Picket fence” spacing in corn allows plants to grow efficiently while minimizing competition between them. More importantly to achieving high yields, however, is uniform emergence. Plants that are just 1 leaf collar behind (due to uneven emergence) significantly reduce yield. According to Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension ag engineer, “When a plant develops ahead of its neighbor, it hurts yield dramatically. It’s going to vary somewhat from year to year, but a plant lagging behind those around it becomes a weed.” Uniform emergence is critical to maximizing yield potential. To achieve uniform emergence, several factors must be taken into consideration.Soil MoistureSoil moisture at planting is an important part in ensuring uniform emergence. Seed should be planted into enough moisture to allow for germination. Planting into soils that are too wet will hinder the development of corn plants and cause yield-robbing compaction as well as sidewall compaction of the seed furrow.Soil TemperatureSoil temperature in the mid 50s F or higher is required quick and uniform emergence. Soil temperatures below 50 F can result in uneven emergence of corn seedlings. Planting before soils warm up adequately could result in uneven emergence and yield loss.Seeding DepthConsistent and uniform seeding depth is an important factor that can help ensure uniform emergence. In general, a seeding depth of 1.5 to 2 inches is the recommended planting depth for corn, depending on soil conditions. Planting shallower than 1.5 inches can result in poor or uneven emergence of corn seedlings. Gauge wheel settings, down pressure, field conditions, residue, and planter speed will all affect seeding depth. Make sure planters are set correctly and equipment is operated at the correct speed. Check seeding depth regularly throughout the planting process to ensure uniformity.Seed-to-Soil ContactFor proper germination to occur, corn seed must have adequate contact with soil. Germination with be uneven if planting results in poor seed-to-soil contact: cloddy soil after tillage, seed furrows with residue pinning, open furrows where seed is visible, etc. Proper seed-to-soil contact is crucial to insuring uniform emergence of corn seedlings. Seed should be placed firmly in the bottom of a furrow that is properly closed to provide seed-to soil-contact.Matt Hutcheson, CCASeed Consultants, Inc.last_img read more

New magnetic anomaly map of the Antarctic

first_imgThe second generation Antarctic magnetic anomaly compilation (ADMAP‐2) for the region south of 60oS includes some 3.5 million line‐km of aeromagnetic and marine magnetic data that more than doubles the initial map’s near‐surface database. For the new compilation, the magnetic datasets were corrected for the International Geomagnetic Reference Field, diurnal effects, and high‐frequency errors, and levelled, gridded, and stitched together. The new magnetic data further constrain the crustal architecture and geological evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula and the West Antarctic Rift System in West Antarctica, as well as Dronning Maud Land, the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, the Prince Charles Mountains, Princess Elizabeth Land, and Wilkes Land in East Antarctica, and the circumjacent oceanic margins. Overall, the magnetic anomaly compilation helps unify disparate regional geologic and geophysical studies by providing new constraints on major tectonic and magmatic processes that affected the Antarctic from Precambrian to Cenozoic times.last_img read more

Beverley Knight Will Take on the Role of Grizabella in Cats Revival

first_img View Comments Broadway.com has learned that Queen of British Soul and Memphis’ leading lady Beverley Knight will headline the previously reported return engagement of Cats in the West End! The revival, which ended its engagement at the London Palladium in April, will once again play the venue this Christmas. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic show will run October 23 through January 2, 2016. Cats is expected back on Broadway in 2016.Knight will play Grizabella, the role which has previously been taken on in the musical’s latest life by Nicole Scherzinger then Kerry Ellis. Knight made her West End debut in The Bodyguard and received an Olivier nod for performance in Memphis; no word yet on who will be replacing her in the tuner, which is set to close on October 31. Known as the Queen of British Soul, she has sold over a million albums in the U.K., scoring several top 10 hits and four gold certified albums. Knight has released six studio albums to date and her hit singles will include “Greatest Day,” “Get Up!” and “Come as You Are.” She appeared on BBC One’s Just the Two of Us and performed at London’s 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.Cats, featuring a score by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe, ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway. It won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the tuner tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer.”With direction by Nunn, Cats is designed by John Napier with choreography by Gillian Lynne.last_img read more

CUNA follows up Treasury meeting with regulatory relief recommendations

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote to Tresaury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday, thanking him for conducting a roundtable discussions with credit unions earlier this month, and providing additional information about how regulations can be more manageable for credit unions. Treasury conducted the roundtable to gather information as it prepares a paper in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on core financial regulation principles issued in February.“Credit unions’ ability to provide safe and affordable financial services has been significantly impeded in the last several years by a regulatory scheme rigged to favor the large banks and non-bank financial services providers that can afford to absorb regulatory changes,” Nussle wrote.The letter includes recommendations to streamline regulations for credit unions regarding:Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) procedure and oversight; continue reading »last_img read more

Jokowi disburses cash aid to 200 small businesses in Aceh

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met on Tuesday with 200 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Banda Aceh to disburse the productive social assistance aimed at helping them survive the pandemic downturn.A cake seller in the audience told the President that his revenue had fallen to Rp 50,000 (US$3.40) a day from Rp 150,000 a day during normal times.“We hope with the additional [money] your business can get bigger. We hope the revenue can rebound although it may not be back to the normal level,” Jokowi said in a virtual presser of the handover ceremony on Tuesday.The government launched the assistance on Monday, transferring Rp 2.4 million in cash assistance to 1 million unbankable small businesses across the country.As Indonesia’s economy relies largely on MSMEs, the assistance is meant to soften the economic impact of the pandemic, which caused Indonesia’s economy to contract 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter of the year.With a budget reaching Rp 22 trillion for the first phase, the government is planning to aid 9.16 million MSMEs by the end of September. It is eyeing to cover 12 million enterprises in total eventually.State-owned pawnshop company PT Pegadaian will disburse the aid to more than 59 percent of the 9.16 million recipients, state-owned banks to 32.09 percent, regional cooperatives and SME agencies to 5.87 percent, the Cooperatives Movement to 1.77 percent, regional development banks to 0.88 percent and rural micro lenders to 0.03 percent.With regard to the pandemic situation, Jokowi said Aceh fared better than provinces on Java island as indicated by the activity on the streets that he observed. The province had recorded 1,241 confirmed cases as of Monday, accounting for 0.8 percent of the national tally.“I told the governor to tighten control so that COVID-19 could abate and would no longer exist in Aceh and in Indonesia,” said the President.The government has allocated Rp 123.47 trillion in the state budget for small businesses as part of its COVID-19 rescue package amounting to Rp 695.2 trillion. Of the budget for SME assistance, the government has spent 36 percent so far.Topics :last_img read more

Post-brawl, Snoop meets cops

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Snoop Dogg flew into London on Wednesday for a meeting with police after getting involved in a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month. The 34-year-old rapper and five other men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl, and spent the night in jail after trouble flared when some in Snoop’s party were denied entry to British Airways’ first-class lounge. The group had been en route to Johannesburg, South Africa, where Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was due to perform. They clashed with officials after some were told they didn’t have the correct tickets to enter the lounge. Police released the six, all U.S. citizens in their 30s, saying they had not been charged with any offenses. The men were told they had to return after further investigations had been carried out. Snoop was to meet officers at Heathrow police station to see whether any action would be brought against him. A spokesman for British Airways said Snoop has been banned from future travel on the airline.last_img read more

New study takes a different approach to showing human activity causing earthquakes

first_img © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Science Advances Fracking, extracting natural gas using hydraulic fracturing, and other techniques, have been in the news a lot of late. On the one hand, it has been credited with helping the U.S. become less dependent on foreign oil. But on the other hand, more studies are finding that in addition to harming the environment, the practice appears to be causing small earthquakes. It should be noted that it is not the actual fracking that is believed to cause earthquakes, it is the practice of forcing the dirty water left over from the process back into the ground afterwards that appears to cause the problems—it loosens material around underground faults.There is little doubt that more earthquakes have been occurring in parts of the U.S. since fracking began, but less certain is whether fracking is the cause. The strongest proof to date has been the location of the upswing in small earthquakes around areas where fracking is conducted. In this new effort, the researchers sought to take a more scientific approach to settling the matter—they used the same technology that the oil companies use to find underground deposits of oil and gas—high-resolution seismic reflection imaging. But instead of looking for oil or gas, the researchers looked for deformed faults beneath the ground in the Forth Worth basin. They compared seismic readings in Texas with those from sites in a northern part of Mississippi with a history of small quakes going back to the 1800s, well before fracking began.The researchers report that their readings showed that the most recent natural fault activity beneath the Fort Worth basin was approximately 70 million years ago. That meant that the team was unable to find any natural cause for the recent quakes, leaving fracking as the only possible culprit. Explore further Citation: New study takes a different approach to showing human activity causing earthquakes in Texas (2017, November 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-approach-fracking-earthquakes-texas.html More information: Maria Beatrice Magnani et al. Discriminating between natural versus induced seismicity from long-term deformation history of intraplate faults, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701593AbstractTo assess whether recent seismicity is induced by human activity or is of natural origin, we analyze fault displacements on high-resolution seismic reflection profiles for two regions in the central United States (CUS): the Fort Worth Basin (FWB) of Texas and the northern Mississippi embayment (NME). Since 2009, earthquake activity in the CUS has increased markedly, and numerous publications suggest that this increase is primarily due to induced earthquakes caused by deep-well injection of wastewater, both flowback water from hydrofracturing operations and produced water accompanying hydrocarbon production. Alternatively, some argue that these earthquakes are natural and that the seismicity increase is a normal variation that occurs over millions of years. Our analysis shows that within the NME, faults deform both Quaternary alluvium and underlying sediments dating from Paleozoic through Tertiary, with displacement increasing with geologic unit age, documenting a long history of natural activity. In the FWB, a region of ongoing wastewater injection, basement faults show deformation of the Proterozoic and Paleozoic units, but little or no deformation of younger strata. Specifically, vertical displacements in the post-Pennsylvanian formations, if any, are below the resolution (~15 m) of the seismic data, far less than expected had these faults accumulated deformation over millions of years. Our results support the assertion that recent FWB earthquakes are of induced origin; this conclusion is entirely independent of analyses correlating seismicity and wastewater injection practices. To our knowledge, this is the first study to discriminate natural and induced seismicity using classical structural geology analysis techniques.center_img Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes Post-2008 seismicity rate change in the central United States. Since 2009, seismicity has occurred both in areas that were seismically active before 2008 (for example, the Mississippi embayment) and in regions with no pre-2008 historical or instrumental seismicity (for example, the Fort Worth Basin). Credit: Magnani et al., Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1701593 (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Southern Methodist University in Texas and the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard Program in Virginia has taken a new approach to studying the increase of earthquakes in Texas. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group suggests their findings indicate that the wastewater injection process is the only possible cause of a recent uptick in earthquakes around the Fort Worth area. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Construction of proposed bridge over River Ajay to start soon

first_imgKolkata: The construction of the bridge over river Ajay connecting Kenduli in Birbhum and Shibpur in West Burdwan to initiate soon. According to a senior officer of the state Public Works Department, necessary tasks that is required for commencement of the construction of the bridge has been completed and the agency that will carry out the work takes about three to four months to complete the ground work before initiating the work. Hence, the work is expected to start soon. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTwo bridges will be constructed across river Ajay. Both the bridges will be of three lanes. One will come up just beside an existing one, which is in a poor condition, connecting Moregram and Panagarh in West Burdwan. The bridge is a part of the National Highway 60. The construction work of the new one has already started and it will come up at a project cost of Rs 163 crore. The other bridge is coming up to connect Kenduli in Birbhum at one end with Shibpur in West Midnapore on the other side of river Ajay. The bridge is coming up at a cost of Rs 130 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOnce the construction of the bridge is completed, one will need to travel 30 km less to reach Durgapur from Duprajpur. The people of the area will be immensely benefitted and the economy of the place will witness a boom. It may be mentioned that the place is famous for Jaidev Kenduli Mela where lakhs of people visit every year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Jaidev Kenduli Mela every year. People visiting the Mela every year will also be benefitted with the construction of the bridge as it would take lesser time for them to reach the Mela premises. After coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several projects to develop the infrastructure to ensure better road connectivity in the state and the construction of the bridge will be helpful to thousands of people as they no more have to travel extra kilometres to reach Durgapur Expressway. In the absence of the bridge, one from Dubrajpur needs to travel through National Highway 2B to reach Durgapur. But with the construction, one can take a turn from Jaidev More and will straightway reach Durgapur Expressway after crossing the bridge. Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several such projects and the state has witnessed a massive development in road connectivity in the past six and a half years.last_img read more