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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #2 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we expected, yields improved dramatically as we headed into southern Ohio. The consistency of the crops and the yields showed the difference in the weather. The Day 2 average for the I-75 leg of the tour 192.8 bushels.last_img

Preseason planter maintenance tips

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jonah JohnsonHopefully by now you have begun to service and prepare your planter for a successful crop initiation. Set yourself up for a successful planting season and a prosperous harvest by taking time to ensure your planter has been calibrated and set to handle the varying seed size that we are experiencing this year. Below are some guidelines to assist in properly adjusting your planting equipment. Planter frame adjustmentHitch and toolbar height: Tractor hitch heights may vary due to tire size, tractor manufacturer, and type of planter. Hitch height should be raised to level toolbar for best planter performance. The tool bar height should be 20 to 22 inches from ground level. Make sure it is level or running slightly uphill to provide correct down-pressure from springs.Seed transmission systems: Check sprockets, chains, bearings, meter drives and insecticide drives daily. Any vibration in the drive system will end up at the meters and cause spacing issues. Seed furrow creationIf using no-till coulters, they need to be a quarter inch above the openers, make sure the depth is not set to deep. Coulters should run a quarter inch above Tru-Vee openers.If coulters are too deep the seed will be planted too deep and the openers won’t turn. Row cleaner settingSet your planter’s row cleaners deep enough to remove trash and not throw soil. In some cases, floating cleaners may help. Floating row cleaners follow contours and are less likely to “trench” or “hover” when compared to “locked” row cleaners. Check opening disks for proper seed furrowCheck opening disks for wear and alignment. Disks should form a “V” trench, not a “W.” In general, regardless of equipment manufacturer, disks must be replaced when they lose half an inch in diameter. Seed singulationFor finger units, check brushes and fingers for wear. Replace worn or grooved faceplates and replace seed conveyors with missing ladders. In vacuum systems, check for air leaks and worn seals around the metering units.Larger seed size in 2017 will require increased use of talc, graphite or a combination of the two to assist your respective planter handle varying seed size. Seed drop and coveringCheck seed tubes and tube guards for wear, bending or deformation and repair as needed. Vibration or bounce of the row unit can cause tumbling and poor seed spacing. Seed firmers help eliminate gaps between the seed and the bottom of the seed trench which helps create good seed-to-soil contact and uniform depth within the seed trench. Gauge wheels should slightly rub on the disk opener to help create a good seed trench and keep the openers clean.Keep in mind that too much down force will create sidewall compaction. In tougher, wet soils, spiked closing wheels may help prevent sidewall compaction. Whole planter inspectionsCentral fill systems: Seed bridging in the seed tank and seed plugging in the seed hose are common issues. Symptoms of seed bridging include no seed and too much air in the mini hoppers. If this occurs, assess whether the tank pressure is set to the recommended setting and whether the tank agitator is turning when the fan is running. Make sure the agitator pins are centered over seed nozzle openings and then adjust tank pressure by one pound until seed begins to flow.Symptoms of seed plugging include seed stuck in the seed delivery hose between the tank and mini hopper or in the elbow of the mini hopper. To remedy this situation, make sure the tank pressure is set correctly for the crop being planted. You may also need to unplug the agitator motor to allow less seed to be picked up. For small seed, use tank nozzle inserts. Seed lubricantsProper use of talc and graphite may eliminate a lot of potential problems. Talc removes static and graphite lubricates seed while moving through the system. Use rates may need to increase for large treated seed and when temperature and humidity are high. Check your respective equipment manufacture’s manuals for recommended amounts of seed lubricant. Also, your seed dealer may have specific recommendations to improve seed flowability.For more information, visit Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy at pioneer.com/agronomy.Sign up to receive the latest agronomy updates for your geography from DuPont Pioneer at pioneer.com/signup.last_img read more

Milan a ‘long way off’ Juve – Maldini

first_imgPaolo Maldini insists AC Milan remain way behind Juventus in the battle for supremacy in Italy.The 50-year-old was speaking after Gennaro Gattuso’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari, leaving them with a record of one win, one draw and one defeat from their opening three Serie A games in 2018-19.In contrast, Juventus have won all four of their league matches and Maldini – who is in his first season as the club’s sporting strategy and development director – accepted that the Rossoneri are unlikely to push for the title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The anti-Juventus? Let’s be serious, we’re still a long way off being that,” club legend Maldini told Sky. “We’re aiming to reach the top four in the league and have a great run in the Europa League.”Projects are important, but you can’t yet compare Milan to Juventus.”The former defender, who retired in 2009 after making 902 appearances across 24 years with the club, underlined his determination to nurture young players and put in place strong foundations upon which Milan can build.The club’s last Scudetto came in 2010-11, and the only domestic honours added to Milan’s trophy cabinet since then are two Supercoppas Italiana.”This is a serious project, we want to take Milan back to the highest levels,” said Maldini.”We have to take care of the mentality, there are young players who are not yet convinced of what they can do and who have to find self-confidence.”Dialogue with us directors could be important for them.”Gattuso’s men will travel to Luxembourg on Thursday for the first game of their latest Europa League venture, before facing Atalanta at the San Siro in their next Serie A fixture on Sunday.last_img read more

LG V40 ThinQ coming soon: Top features, expected launch date, India price and everything that we know so far

first_imgLG V40 ThinQ is coming! LG is launching the successor to its LG V35 ThinQ at a special event in New York on October 3 and in Seoul 4. Ahead of its launch, the internet is buzzing with the rumours of the Korean electronics giant’s upcoming smartphone. Earlier this month, LG shared a 10-second long video clip of its upcoming smartphone on its Korean newsroom. The video showed an image being captured from three different angles, indicating the presence of a triple camera setup at the back of the phone.But now, just days before the official launch, the alleged specs sheet of the phone has been leaked by the Android Guides. And unlike the rumours circulating on the social media, details available via the leaked specs sheet suggest that the phone would sport a dual camera setup with a 16MP and a 12MP sensor at the back.While LG so far hasn’t divulged any details about its upcoming V-series smartphone, there are plenty of details available online to keep the fans and enthusiasts all excited. Here’s a quick summary of everything we know about LG’s upcoming smartphone.Features– LG V40 ThinQ is likely to feature support for Quad DAC and Stereo Speaker Boombox audio technologies. The feature was spotted in LG G7+ ThinQ, which was launched earlier this year and the company is likely to continue supporting the feature in its upcoming smartphone with ThinQ branding.– Besides this, the V35 ThinQ successor is expected to come with a separate button for invoking Google Assistant- another feature that was spotted in G7+ ThinQ.advertisement Image CourtesyL Slash Leaks– In terms of design, the phone is likely to sport thin bezels on top and bottom and on the sides along with a notch that is likley to house two camera sensors.– The phone is likely to measure 158.7×75.8×7.79 mm and come with IP68 water and dust resistant technology.Specifications– Word is that the upcoming LG V40 ThinQ will sport a 6.4-inch quad HD POLED display. The leaked specs sheet seems to be confirming these details. Additionally, the leaked specs sheet also revealed that the phone will come with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels.– LG V40 ThinQ is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, another details which the specs sheet seems to be confirming.– As far as the camera is concerns, leaks so far suggests that V40 ThinQ will come with a triple camera rear setup with a 16MP lens with a focal length of f/1.9, a 12MP lens with a with focal length of f/1.5 and a 12MP lens with a focal length of f/2.4. However, as mentioned before, the leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will come with a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP and a 16MP sensor. Image Courtesy: My Smart Price– As far as the front camera is concerned, the phone is expected to come with an 8MP and a 5MP camera.– In terms of memory, while the previous leaks suggest that the LG V40 ThinQ could sport 6GB RAM with up to 128GB storage space, new leaks indicate that the phone could come with a bigger 8GB RAM.– The phone is likley to ship with the latest version of Android Oreo. However, some leaks also suggest that V40 ThinQ could run on Android 9 Pie.– As far as the battery is concerned, LG V40 ThinQ will be powered by a 3,300mAh battery, a detail that has remained constant throughout the course of rumours.Price and AvailabilityLG has been steadily increasing the price of its V series smartphones. Earlier this year, LG launched its V35 ThinQ at a price of $900. Besides this, LG V30+ is available in India for Rs 60,000. So we don’t anticipate V40 ThinQ to be any cheaper. The phone could easily cost around $1,000.ALSO READ: New LG V40 ThinQ image shows front design with screen notchAs far as the availability is concerned, LG is yet to launch its V35 ThinQ in India. So, it’s highly unlikely that the phone would make its way to India anytime soon.last_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Under

first_imgBayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Underby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal and Chelsea have a new challenger in their pursuit of Roma winger Cengiz Under. According to ESPN, Bayern Munich have moved ahead of the Premier League duo as they look to replace Arjen Robben.The 21-year-old is currently valued at 50m by the Serie A giants, which Bayern have no problem paying. Fortunately for Arsenal and Chelsea, Under is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League.Manchester City and Manchester United have also scouted Under, who has scored two goals and provided four assists in 14 Serie A appearances this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren: We only worry about us

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren: We only worry about usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren says no-one is getting carried away with being top of the table.Lovren says the current team has slowly learnt to neither look back or forward, at history or at what they hope to achieve. Instead, the calm around the training ground allows them to concentrate fully on the task in hand.“We don’t look at who is behind us or in front of us. It’s more only about us and that’s how we should do it always,” he said.“We learn from all these previous seasons. When you look against Newcastle it was quite a tough first half, there were chances but we couldn’t find the right spot to score.“Luckily enough I scored but again we had this winning mentality that kept us going, and the second half we played like a new game.” last_img read more

10 months agoAgent coy over Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich rumours

first_imgAgent coy over Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Manuel Garcia Quilon is coy over the future of Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas is being linked with a €85 move to Bayern Munich.”We will have to see what to do in the coming days,” the agent said to Deportes Cuatro.”[Atletico CEO] Miguel Angel Gil Marin was very clear when explaining the situation.”I have nothing more to say.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2016 NBA Mock Draft: First Round 2.0

first_imgNBA DraftTwitter/@NBADraft NBA DraftTwitter/@NBADraftWe’re only one week away from the 2016 NBA Draft. The draft order has long been set, and the Philadelphia 76ers have been on the clock deciding who they will take with the No. 1 pick. As the date gets closer, all of the potential picks begin to crystallize and the draft starts to take shape. Last month, we brought you our first NBA Mock Draft, but now we decided to take an updated crack at prognosticating how the draft will play out. Note, there are no draft-day trades in our scenario. We predicted what every team would do if it stood pat and picked in its designated slot.Without further ado, let’s kick things off.   Get Started: Picks 1-5Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img

School District 60 provides construction update on Anne Roberts Young school

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a School District 60 Board meeting on Monday, Staff provided an update on the construction progress of the new elementary school Anne Roberts Young.Assistant Superintendent of Special Projects, Doug Boyd, says the progress is coming along at a good pace, with portions of the school, such as the gym, already erected.“If anyone had the opportunity to drive by, it’s pretty exciting as we’re actually seeing a building now. Part of the precast has been erected for the daycare, music room, and gym areas.” According to Boyd, structural steel will be delivered to the site starting this week with the installation taking place next week following the May long weekend.“Structural steel is arriving this week. The erection of that will start the following week after the long weekend.”The new elementary school received the name Anne Roberts Young at a School District meeting in April, named after Fort St. John’s first registered nurse.The new elementary school is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital at a cost of $31.3 million. Construction started in 2018 and is expected to be complete by the Fall of 2020.last_img read more

Multiple Voter IDs Court issues summons to UP Delhi EC on complaint

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday issued summons to the state election commissions of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi on a complaint against Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, for allegedly having two voter identity cards. Metropolitan Magistrate Shaifali Barnala Tondon took cognisance on the complaint filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana and issued summons to authorised officials of the state Election Commission of both Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to bring all relevant records related to Sunita Kejriwal. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The court then posted the matter for hearing on June 3. The criminal complaint filed by Khurana in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court alleges that Sunita Kejriwal possesses two identity cards, one from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency and another from Chandni Chowk. “In complete disregard to the electoral processes and norms and in order to wrongfully give advantage to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in which her husband is the national convener, the accused is deliberately and intentionally maintaining her name in the electoral roll at two different places,” Khuranna has alleged in his petition. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Khuranna has sought directions to the Delhi Police to investigate offences under sections 17 and 31 of the Representation of the People Act (RPA), 1950, besides other sections. Section 17 of the RPA provides that no person is entitled to be enrolled as a voter in more than one constituency and its violation is a criminal offence punishable with a maximum imprisonment of one year. Section 31 of the act makes false declaration in the matter of inclusion or exclusion of voter rolls punishable with up to one year in prison.last_img read more