Corn Wetter Than Expected

first_img Previous articlePeterson Farm Video Will Raise Money for FFANext articleCorn Wetter Than Expected and Sunny and Dry Expected this Week on the HAT Monday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 4, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Wetter Than Expected SHARE Corn yields coming in across the state have been average to above average. Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen told HAT in the latest Purdue Crop Chat podcast that he’s been pleasantly surprised by yields in their research trials after a very dry August and September.He is hearing from farmers, and experiencing himself, that corn harvested is wetter than expected.“I’m sort of struggling personally deciding whether that’s real or some sort of an optical illusion because you know, after all, it is only the first couple days of October. I think it is probably fair to say that as we look back into September, while we had a lot of sunny days and a lot of low humidity days, which are good for drying, I don’t think the temperatures were quite as warm as they could have been to facilitate rapid drying.”Nielsen says farmers might be spending more money drying their corn than they thought they were.“We’ve got fields now, it’s early October, they’re still running in the maybe mid-twenties that are yet to be harvested, and, frankly, once you get out to early October the typical drying rate per day begins to drop off pretty rapidly anyway, so we really can’t expect more than a quarter to half a point dry down per day if the weather’s decent and then if we get in the cool spells like we’ve had the last couple days you just don’t get much drying at all. So, it could continue to be a slow drying harvest season.”Nielsen is still concerned about stalk quality in drought-stressed fields. He’s also found another concern from pulling ear samples.“It seems like the connection of the cob to the ear shank is not terribly strong in some cases and that worries me in terms of ear drop with either severe wind or if folks simply delay getting in the fields to the point where once they get into them, the physical action of the combine itself knocks ears off. So, again, that’s something else I would encourage people to look at when they’re walking their fields is how strongly attached are these ears.”Hear more from Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel in the latest Purdue Crop Chat podcast. Facebook Twitter Corn Wetter Than Expected Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Men’s basketball opponent preview: Everything to know about Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse (14-6, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its first road game in two weeks on Saturday against Pittsburgh (8-13, 0-8) in the Petersen Events Center. The Orange most recently beat Boston College on Wednesday night, while the Panthers just dropped a game to N.C. State.Here’s what to know about the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 67-45Last time they played: Syracuse played Pittsburgh very recently, winning 59-45 in the Carrier Dome on Jan 16th.The Pittsburgh report: The Panthers were a bad team when they came to Syracuse two weeks ago, and things haven’t gotten better. They were ranked 202nd in the country per Kenpom.com in the last match-up, and have since dropped to 209th. Pitt scores the fewest amount of points per game (64.4) in the ACC and are the only team in the conference with a negative scoring margin on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPittsburgh is one of the worst teams in the country at keeping control of the ball, as they have a turnover percentage of 22.3 (ranking 331st out of 351 teams), meaning that nearly a quarter of its possessions ends up in a turnover.The Panthers also don’t record a strong impact in the hustle stats, either, ranking in the last in block percentage and 338th in steal percentage, per Kenpom.How Syracuse beats Pittsburgh: Defend the 3-pointer. Syracuse ended up winning by 14 points last time against the Panthers, but the game was way closer than it should have been, considering the talent difference between the two squads. The Orange offense struggled to score in that one — as it has in basically every conference game other than the most recent one against Boston College — but Pitt hung around by drilling 3s. SU can’t let that happen again.Stat to know: 35.7Nearly 36 percent of Pittsburgh’s scoring comes from the 3-pointer, the 74th highest mark in the country per Kenpom. Conversely, the Panthers rank just 313th in point distribution via the 2-pointer.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 77 percent chance to win and predicts a 62-54 game.Player to watch: Parker Stewart, guard, No. 1Stewart torched the Orange two weeks ago, knocking down seven 3-pointers and finishing with 23 points, both career highs. Stewart said that he noticed a soft spot at the top of the key against the Orange’s zone and he took full advantage, scoring more than half of his team’s points. The freshman is coming off a game in which he didn’t make a basket, but he also scored five points the game before exploding at Syracuse. The Orange needs to tag him on Saturday. Commentslast_img read more