Familiar Harvest Story in North Central Indiana

first_img Familiar Harvest Story in North Central Indiana kevin-wilson-harvest-updateIn north-central Indiana, Cass County farmers are experiencing a familiar 2016 harvest story. The soybean crop is fantastic and corn yield doesn’t quite measure up. Walton farmer Kevin Wilson says so far in the 300 acres of corn harvested yields have been good, but not great or wonderful.“At one time I think we all had expectations that this might be the yields of all yields, and I don’t think we’re seeing that, but we’re seeing good yields through here. Compared to what we had last year, they are really good yields, but we’ll see what the rest of the crops brings.”He said disease issues haven’t been much of a problem in the corn yet. The biggest knock on yield may well be the storms in the area earlier in the year.“We’ve had some isolated areas in the Kokomo area where we had the tornados come through in August and even some areas around there where we had a real heavy wind and rain burst that knocked some corn down. There are some of those issues going on in our area, and until we can get it all harvested I guess we won’t know exactly where we end up.”But the soybean yields have been outstanding, and Wilson says he realized this could happen about the mid to late August timeframe.“We were like a lot of areas in north-central Indiana,” he told HAT. “We had not received much rain at all in July. We weren’t quite as bad as a few other spots but certainly the grass was brown and things were a little concerning for the soybean crop. But we started getting some rains and one thing we did see a little bit as we moved into a little later maturing beans, those rains that we received were a little bit more beneficial to them.”Wilson says the bean yields for 2016 are at levels they would be pleased to see each and every year. By Andy Eubank – Oct 10, 2016 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Familiar Harvest Story in North Central Indiana SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Names Brooks and Bucshon a ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’Next articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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FIFA referees Moore and Porter to officiate in Caribbean Cup Finals

first_imgGUYANESE FIFA referee Sherwin Moore and FIFA assistant referee Trevor Porter will officiate at the finals of the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup, scheduled for June 22-25 in Martinique.Stanley Lancaster, head of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Refereeing Department said this is a positive step for Guyana, since “it shows that we have the quality referees to officiate at the highest level. We’ve seen Kevin Stephens do his part at the CONCACAF U-17 finals in Panama and now we’re seeing Trevor Porter and Sherwin Moore participate in the Scotiabank finals in Martinique.”According to Lancaster, “With the developmental programmes that we now have in place we should see more of our officials move from the national programme to compete among the best in our region. Congratulations to the two match officials. We offer our complete support and wish them well throughout the tournament.”Moore, along with Porter, Venton Mars and Sherwin Johnson, formed a Guyanese quartet that officiated in several rounds from the commencement of the Caribbean Cup tournament in 2017 leading up to the final.Moore’s appointment also follows his participation in the final round of the Caribbean Club football championship in May as a fourth official.The four teams vying for the top spot are Jamaica, French Guiana, Curacao and hosts Martinique.Today, French Guiana will play Jamaica at 18:00hrs, while Curacao will tackle Martinique at 20:30hrs.The final and third-place game will take place on Sunday when the opening day’s losers will come up against each other and the winners will contest the final.The four Caribbean Cup final-round teams have already qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup to be played in July.last_img read more

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