Rains continue to bog down Ohio crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt Saal, Wayne Co.We have been catching the rains, but things are looking OK. I definitely think there has been some nitrogen loss in the corn. I have heard that there is some corn leaf disease showing up in Wayne County too.If there are molds and toxins in the plants it can show up in the silage and then you can be dealing with high toxin levels in the feed. The molds that show up in the ear are a problem, but it is hard to determine the cost verses the payback on spraying a fungicide for silage. It takes a ton of silage just to pay for the spraying and to get a return you need to get an extra ton and it is questionable whether that will happen or not.Normally we just wait longer to get the forage drier when the moisture is high, but this year we have mowed and chopped in the same day a couple of times on the haylage because that is all the window we’ve had. We have definitely put up wetter forage than we ever have this year and a good inoculant will help that more than forage chopped at optimal moisture. It has been very difficult to get haylage done. We haven’t had much more than a day or two without rain for the last couple of months, but we have been squeaking it out. All of our second cutting is done, but we haven’t tried to dry bale any of it. A lot of guys in this area have been doing the same thing we have.The beans are looking pretty good. A lot of them are coming around but guys are getting behind on spraying and there is weed pressure. The wheat did well this year. It was coming off around 16% moisture and yielded around 81 bushels per acre. There is still some wheat out there yet, but ours is done. There have been a lot of elevators not taking wheat around here because of the quality issues.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Market for Location-Based Services is Heating Up for Startups

first_imgSure, it may be obvious to point out that location-based services (LBS) are growing in popularity and may be a great gravy train for young entrepreneurs to hop on, but the recent evolution of the platform has broadened the opportunities for startups. With the opening of Google Latitude’s API earlier this week and other developments in the mobile space in recent months, the number of niches for startups to fill is quickly expanding.This week, much of the Google I/O talk centered around Google’s new open source video codec WebM and their fancy new Google TV product, but some interesting location news came from the event as well. Google’s location tracking service Latitude now features a robust API on which startups can build products that leverage its technology. While Latitude’s “always on” technology can at times be a bit of a battery drain, the opportunities for innovation on this new API are numerous.“By making [location] programatically accessible in the cloud, Google could enable an entirely new class of applications.”– Josh KopelmanJosh Kopelman, managing director at First Round Capital and author of the blog Red Eye VC, says that with Google Latitude, mobile devices are becoming more and more like personal location beacons. “How often does someone go more than 200 feet from their cell phone? In my experience, not often,” wrote Kopelman this week. “By making [location] programatically accessible in the cloud, Google could enable an entirely new class of applications.”Other services are easing the process of entering the LBS game for startups as well, including SimpleGeo and Google’s Places API. With the Places API, a service that returns the most popular establishments in a users given location, LBSs won’t have to build their own databases for points-of-interest the way Foursquare and Gowalla have done. Popular check-in service MyTown announced Wednesday that it is the first web service partner that will use the Places API. “We believe that the Places Web Service integration into MyTown will provide our users with a richer, faster, and more relevant experience. Search results will be more accurate as they’ll be pulled from Google Maps, and the load times will see a boost in speed as well,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday.SimpleGeo, a cloud-based back-end location infrastructure, is another tool startups can use either independently or in concert with other APIs to create some interesting mashups. SimpleGeo makes it easy to launch an application that takes advantage of LBS technology and cutting edge tools like augmented reality. Using SimpleGeo technology and Google Places API, a startup could easily create a nice Yelp-like augmented reality view of the most popular locations nearby.“The Google Latitude API, being the presence engine that it is, is a great source of location data to feed into SimpleGeo,” wrote SimpleGeo CEO Matt Galligan earlier this week. “If you have an application that wishes to store Google Latitude data, combine it with other data, and leverage that data to create a new experience, SimpleGeo is a great way to glue that all together.” As more tools like SimpleGeo make the incorporation of sophisticated technologies and infrastructures faster and more cost-effective for startups, the opportunities to create truly innovative location-based services will continue to grow.Photo by Flickr user kozumel. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron Tags:#Analysis#start#tips center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Heat go over .500, top Wizards

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “It seems like every time we play one another it comes down to a fourth-quarter game,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.TIP-INSWizards: Washington missed tip-ins to close each of the first two quarters. … Markieff Morris, who will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a neck issue, was on the court pregame getting in some very light non-contact work alongside Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver. … John Wall, who has made Miami an offseason base in recent years, was on the Wizards’ bench. He’ll have season-ending surgery on his left heel in the coming days.Heat: Dion Waiters, who made his season debut Wednesday in Cleveland, did not play. Waiters got minutes Wednesday in part because Wade was unavailable because of a 24-hour virus. … Miami finished with 62 points in the paint. … The Heat lost games when they were 3-3, 5-5, 16-16 and 17-17.ALL-STAR WADE?Wade is second among Eastern Conference guards in fan balloting for next month’s All-Star Game, which surprised him. “I just appreciate and am humbled by people taking the time out to want to see my old self in the All-Star Game,” Wade said. He’s gotten massive amounts of fan support everywhere the Heat have played in this, his 16th and final season, and is already a 12-time All-Star.PORTER WORKINGPorter played in his second game since coming back from a strained muscle in his leg, working his way up to 21 minutes. He was 7 for 14 from the field, but missed all five of his tries from 3-point range. “Otto’s feeling much better,” Brooks said. “We just want to keep his minutes at a manageable spot for the next game or two and go from there.”UP NEXTWizards: Visit Oklahoma City on Sunday. Washington has lost all nine of its previous trips to Oklahoma City. Trevor Ariza scored 21, Otto Porter Jr. had 14 and Jeff Green and Thomas Bryant each added 10 for Washington.Washington cut the Miami lead to three on a driving layup by Beal with 1:27 remaining. Wade made one free throw on the next Miami possession, moments before Beal connected on a pullup 3 to get Washington within 110-109.Miami then had the game’s final five points.“If we have the same effort and intensity every night, we love our chances,” Beal said.Miami led 95-86 going into the fourth, the seventh time in the last nine games between the clubs that someone held a single-digit lead going into the final 12 minutes. The Heat led by 11 early, but eventually the Wizards settled in and the first three quarters featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Heat: Visit Atlanta on Sunday. Miami has averaged 115.5 points against the Hawks this season, but is 0-2 in the season series. Olympiakos deals Rick Pitino, Panathinaikos first loss in Euroleague PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks for an opening past Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi, left, and forward Sam Dekker during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — For the first time since October, the Miami Heat walked off the court with a winning record.Hassan Whiteside scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, Josh Richardson added 18 points and the Heat scrambled in the final minutes to hold off the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Friday night and move to 19-18, getting over the .500 mark for the first time since Oct. 27.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “It’s definitely a good mental note,” Richardson said. “A reason to be positive and excited going forward. We just have to keep rolling now.”James Johnson scored 17 points and Dwyane Wade had 14 for Miami, which has won 12 of its last 17 games. Justise Winslow had 13 points and 10 assists for Miami, which lost its last four chances to get over .500.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I saw some growth in our team tonight,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Bradley Beal led all scorers with 33 points for Washington, which had the NBA’s longest current road losing streak extended to eight games. Beal also had nine rebounds and seven assists.last_img read more