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East Central Indiana Crops Great but Time for Rain is Near

first_img Previous articleNew Mobile App Available Through Pioneer Field360 ServicesNext articleGrowth Energy Says Big Oil Continues Blame Game at Senate Hearing Andy Eubank East Central Indiana Crops Great but Time for Rain is Near By Andy Eubank – Jul 16, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News East Central Indiana Crops Great but Time for Rain is Near Facebook Twitter Wicker July updateIndiana crop ratings this week lead the pack of the major production states and one of those counties where corn and soybeans are progressing nicely is Henry. Jim Wicker at New Lisbon reported a good start to the crops in May and there has been great progress since.“Here in Henry County or at least in southern Henry County crop conditions are good to excellent. Soybeans are progressing nicely. It’s been a good year and things are really growing well. We’ve got soybeans starting to flower. Corn is starting to come into pollen shed. We could use a rain but all in all we’re in pretty good shape here.”He says there isn’t a dire need for rain yet but it has been awhile since the last precipitation.“It’s amazing how fast things change,” he explained. “We had about 16 straight days from June 20th to July 4th or 5th where we had a shower every day. That was very good growing conditions for the crops but we’ve now gone 10, 11, 12 days without a lot of measurable rainfall and with temperatures soaring into the 90’s. We’re not showing plant stress yet, but we’re probably nearing that.”And development has also been good because there hasn’t been any unusual or excessive pest pressure other than, “a few more weeds in the soybeans because of all the rain and we just take an extra pass to clean it up with some Roundup a few times. Other than that things look pretty good. We have experienced some leafhoppers in second cutting alfalfa which we just have finally been able to start in the last few days.”Senior Market Analyst Arlan Suderman at Water Street Solutions told HAT Tuesday that Indiana is the bright spot. Corn is firing in the Western Corn Belt states of Kansas, Nebraska, and most recently Iowa.“It’s really critical that they get this rain in the 6-10 day period but the forecasts have pulled dryer for the area for that period. So we could see some losses start to mount.”last_img read more

Destroyer Starc egged on by breakfast sledge

first_imgBy Louis Cameron at Lord’sONCE the Tories decide who their next prime minister is, the new appointee’s first task may be to call for a royal commission to uncover the identity of the man who sledged Mitchell Starc just hours before the Australian quick destroyed England at Lord’s.Starc’s wife Alyssa Healy spilled the beans (pardon the pun) on the strange run-in at the breakfast buffet yesterday morning that “fired up” the left-arm quick just hours before he was set to open the bowling at the home of cricket.After polishing off three poached eggs that the unknown English gentleman deemed to be too much on the morning of a big match, Starc then polished off the top-order of the world’s best one-day team, claiming 4-43 in Australia’s 64-run win.“Someone was having a go at my strapping tape and having a go at my bowling,” the 29-year-old revealed of the encounter at their team hotel. “I was just hungry.“He just had a bit of a clip at me. It was all good fun … I was still half-asleep I think. I still had two hours before we were starting warm-ups.“It’s all been good fun throughout the tour around the crowds and at the hotel. It’s just part and parcel of a World Cup.”Starc’s eating habits seem to be doing the trick, with the paceman collecting the key scalps of Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes at Lord’s to surge to the top of the tournament’s leading wicket-taking charts with 19 victims at 18.26.While fellow left-armer Jason Behrendorff outshone him on the scorecard with a maiden five-wicket haul, it was Starc who delivered the game’s, and arguably the tournament’s most telling blow.With the valiant Ben Stokes leading an England fightback that threatened to take the game away from Australia, Starc produced a near-unplayable 145-kph yorker that tailed back into the left-hander and hit the base of his off-stump.Stokes, knowing he’d been felled in the tragic final act of his side’s chase, theatrically dropped his bat on the pitch and kicked it across the crease.Incidentally, the last time the pair faced off at Lord’s in a one-dayer, they kicked off controversy when Stokes was given out obstructing the field after blocking a throw from Starc with his hand.“We had a bit of a laugh. The last time we played one another at this ground was that one that came back at him,” said Starc, who also admitted they’d been wary of Stokes after his unbeaten 89 in their defeat to Sri Lanka.“He’s a fantastic player and he’s one of their key batters.“We knew while he was batting that we couldn’t just rest up, we couldn’t cruise. We had to try and take that wicket.“Fortunately I got one through the gate but he was batting fantastically well today … To execute that ball exactly how I wanted to was pleasing for me, but it was just pleasing to get the result.”Australia have been crying out for a bowler to take the wicket-taking load off Starc and fellow speedster Pat Cummins, and Behrendorff showed he’s capable in producing the best performance of his international career.The WA quick removed James Vince with the second ball of the innings, as well as fellow opener Jonny Bairstow, before cleaning up the tail.The Aussies hadn’t opened the bowling with two left-armers since Starc and Johnson shared the new ball briefly during the 2015 World Cup.And while Australia have flipped and switched their bowling and batting combinations during the tournament, Starc believes fielding two southpaw quicks could be an effective tactic.“I’ve bowled a fair bit with Mitch Johnson in the past and it showed again today there’s no reason why you can’t play two left-armers, especially when conditions suit and when the match-ups suit as well,” said Starc.“He bowled us a fantastic starting over to set the tone. It was awesome. For someone in their second World Cup game, he bowled beautifully for his five (wickets) today.” (Cricket read more

Galloway gets redemption on Tigers, allows just 1 goal in win

first_img Published on April 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — John Galloway didn’t hide his extra motivation. This time, in this game, he had something more to prove.Flash back a year ago. The then-sophomore goalie manned the net for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team on the biggest of stages. Giants Stadium. The Meadowlands. A record crowd for a lacrosse event.Then, it all came crashing down. Seven saves to 12 goals allowed. Three goals allowed in the fourth quarter to put the game completely in Princeton’s control. And a four-goal loss, one of SU’s two blemishes in 2009.‘It’s a huge motivational factor,’ Galloway said of his performance last year. ‘I still have the article from last year after the game.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGalloway came into Saturday night with a chip on his shoulder. He badly wanted a performance to silence the doubters.And on this night, he answered the call. In almost 50 minutes of action, Galloway stonewalled the Princeton offense, allowing just one goal and stopping 11 shots along the way, leading the No. 3 Orange to a 13-4 victory over No. 4 Princeton. It was his best performance on the stat sheet since he only allowed one goal over three quarters against Rutgers on April 11, 2009.Galloway gave up his lone goal to the Tigers’ Mike Chanenchuk on a blistering shot into the bottom left corner of the goal. That put the score at 3-2 Syracuse, with 9:26 remaining in the first half.From there, the Orange went on a 9-0 run that spanned parts of three quarters and more than 31 minutes. Freshman JoJo Marasco, who scored two of his three goals on the day in that run, credited Galloway ‘100 percent’ for SU’s offensive success.‘We don’t get those goals unless John stops (Princeton),’ Marasco said. ‘It’s a great feeling knowing he’s making all those saves and the defense is playing so well because the ball is really on our end of the field, and then we get to do what we do best.’And that was all the Tigers would get against Galloway until Al Cavalieri replaced him with 9:13 to play in the game. Granted, the SU offense possessed the ball for excessive chunks of time. Galloway credited his offense with as much.But when those shots were fired at his end, he stopped them. There was the point-blank save on Princeton attack Chris McBride. There was the near full-out split on a Chanenchuk shot. And there was the save when he went across his body to stop Jack McBride, who burned Galloway for a hat trick last year.‘The ball was big and white,’ Galloway said. ‘It looked like a beach ball today. It was nice.’Princeton noticed the difference as well. Last year, sophomore defender Chad Wiedmaier and senior midfield Scott Mackenzie saw a flustered goaltender struggling to find his identity. Mackenzie took advantage, putting up a goal and two assists in Princeton’s win.‘I think John played great,’ Mackenzie said after the game Saturday. ‘He’s a good goalie. When you have no angle, he’s going to make those saves. I think when you play against a goalie like that you have to make that extra pass, make that one more and get an open shot instead of those low angle shots.’Mackenzie looked like he had more to say. But that was when Wiedmaier interjected. On the defensive end, he had practiced all week for the Orange’s offensive attack, knowing full well how Galloway jump-starts it in transition.But on Saturday, Wiedmaier and his teammates couldn’t stop the SU offense. And he knew part of it was because of the quick finds and long passes from Galloway to start the attack.‘He obviously played great in the net, too,’ Wiedmaier said. ‘But we knew coming into the game that he’s a great outlet passer. He’s the one who sparks their offense every time. He caught us a couple of times. He’s just a good player. He had a really good day.’On this night, there was a similar setting and arguably the biggest game of the year thus far. The record crowd was back, too, and many of those eyes were on Galloway.Last year, he deflected the spotlight. This year, smiling, he left a different stadium a different goalie. This year, he left wanting to come back.Said Galloway: ‘Is the final four here this year? I wish.’ Comments [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more