Final thoughts for 2019 from Between the Rows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lamar LimingI need more tile. That is a big takeaway from 2019. It was a trying year but we were better than a lot of places. We had one of our Pioneer varieties that really stood out on soybeans that we’ll be looking at more this fall.The weed control we used worked well this year. So many people were having trouble but we had great weed control. We do a lot of tillage with pre-emerge on the corn and we use Roundup for soybeans. We like to chisel the corn stalks in the fall. We mow the stalks and chisel, then hit it with another pass in the spring.Hay always seems to be a challenge. This summer was better than some because we got some heat and dry weather.The soybeans were about what I thought they’d be going into it. They ended up below average, but they are what they are. I had yields from 35 to 68 bushels and I heard about yields higher and lower than that. For corn, I had one field off that was 180 bushels and another better than that so I’m pretty happy with corn so far. We tore out some wheat this spring and planted corn. That corn was above average and that was the best thing to do. I hope everybody stays safe and gets harvest done.Dylan BaerIt is important to have a crop in the field versus not having a crop in the field and to have pre-emerge chemicals. We spent all summer battling weeds in prevented planting fields. At the start we thought we’d go out with a field cultivator and work them up and have them in good shape, but that would only buy us a month window before weeds started taking over again. Without any pre-emerge chemicals out there it really got away from us. Moving forward, this is something we are going to battle for maybe 3 years trying to get the weed pressure under control.This year was an outlier and we are trying not to make major decisions based on this one year, but if it ever comes to this again, we’re going to plant. The last time my dad planted corn in the middle of June, he had 180- to 200-bushel corn. Here we are again in 2019 with middle-of-June corn planting and still great corn. I think, if this happens again, we are just going to keep right on planting and not pay attention to what day of the year it is.There really was not a difference in soybean maturities this year. Nothing really stood out. It is like they reached a threshold of moisture and they were all about the same across the board. We are looking at the new Enlist beans moving forward to help with our weed problems.Some of our crop rotations are out of whack right now and we’ll have a lot of beans back to beans next year, which we don’t like to do. We do have cereal rye on some of those fields and hopefully that will break it up a little bit. We put our normal acres of wheat out and got our ground worked to go to corn.Andrew ArmstrongWe may plant some different varieties for soybeans to broaden our toolbox. We are going to stay with no-till whenever we can. That helped us a good bit this year. We could stay out in the fields a little longer because of more soil stability.We did have a little bit of a stalk quality issue with some hybrids. That could go back to the weather we had. There was some premature death due to the dry conditions we saw.  That is also why we just started running with the corn even with higher moisture. We were drying 23% or 24% moisture corn but we were able to get it in before bad weather hit. The yield is still the most important factor we look at with hybrids, though.The 2019 season was challenging. For the most part we were pleasantly surprised with the yields we had. For some fields we were ecstatic with the yields we saw and in other fields that were hit pretty hard we were at least happy to have something to harvest. We learned this year. When you can plant, you need to go for it.Our corn was really close to average, maybe slightly below. Soybeans were below average but not far below. We didn’t have too many breakdowns during planting or harvest this year, which really helped. We were able to keep running.Nathan BrownThe cover crops and no-till really allowed us to get on the fields a little earlier. The roots and biomass there really helped. Early on, it helped control weeds and at the end I think it was a saving grace on a lot of these fields when we turned so dry and hot.I talked to some neighbors who did some tillage to try to get into the fields and get crops planted and they are really bummed about their yields. I think a lot of that goes back to compaction. Every year is a challenge and this year I think the no-till and cover crops really paid dividends. I think everyone learned that you can still plant corn in June and have good yields. I think with corn we can maybe not push so hard early when it is cold and wet. Maybe we can plant corn a little later and still have fantastic yields.I had a few fields that did not get cover crops on them last year and I saw yield advantages in the fields with cover crops and it made the ground more forgiving. We committed lots of sins this year and the cover crops helped.We took a wheat crop off, no-tilled in a cover crop and now we are grazing it. We took calves off the cows early and let the cows reprieve, let pastures reprieve and these cover crops are growing like weeds now. I am excited to see what this will do to the overall soil health of the farm.Weed control was tough this year and we have stayed with the Roundup program, but we will definitely increase cover crop seeding rates to help with weeds and look at different traited seed — Liberty or dicamba. We have to use something other than the Roundup system we have been on.last_img read more

Publico nails winner as Wangs-Letran shocks Che’Lu-San Sebastian

first_imgPBA IMAGESRey Publico nailed the game-winning basket as Wangs Basketball-Letran pulled the rug from under Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 83-82, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Publico recovered the looseball off of a Jeo Ambohot fumble then, hit the undergoal stab with 4.1 seconds left to win it for the Couriers, who remained undefeated at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 83 — Quinto 21, Ambohot 14, Calvo 13, Publico 12, Mandreza 7, Muyang 6, Fajarito 3, Batiller 3, Balanza 2, Trinidad 2, Balagasay 0, Taladua 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 82 – Calisaan 21, Bulanadi 15, Jeruta 13, De Leon 12, Batino 11, David 5, Ilagan 5, Calma 0, Costelo 0, Faundo 0, Santos 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 24-14, 41-41, 54-71, 83-82. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:16Binibining Pilipinas winners, groups, celebrate World Smile Day with children01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak His basket capped a huge fightback by the Couriers, who climbed back from a 19-point hole, 73-54, with 9:47 remaining in the fourth quarter.“Actually, that was the designed play We wanted Jeo to get the lob pass, but their defense was ready. The ball was fumbled and the ball got to Rey,” said coach Jeff Napa of the go-ahead bucket which put his side upfront.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBong Quinto uncorked 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spearhead the rally, while also grabbing 12 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.Ambohot also plucked a double-double with 14 markers, 10 boards, two dimes, and two blocks, while JP Calvo shot 3-of-5 from downtown to collect 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Publico scored six of his 12 markers in the payoff period. He also grabbed six boards in the victory.Wangs-Letran used a blistering 25-5 run to chip away the deficit and grab the 79-78 lead to set up the pulsating finish in the final two minutes.Despite the win, Napa doesn’t want the Couriers to be blinded by their current standing.“It doesn’t mean that we’re playing good. We’re just glad that some of the players kept on fighting. The heart of a Letranite was there. We never gave up,” he said.Michael Calisaan topped the Revellers (1-1) with 21 points and six rebounds in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

Shuttler Sindhu breaks into top 20 in world rankings

first_imgPV Sindhu scaled a new height when she cracked the top-20 in world rankings with top class performance in her last two tournaments.Sindhu was placed 20th in the Badminton World Federation rankings released on Thursday, climbing four spots. The 17-year-old shuttler stunned London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui in the quarter-finals of the China Masters last week.She made it to the pre-quarterfinals of Japan Open Super Series, eventually going down to fourth seed Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea on Thursday after a gallant 52-minute fight. Sindhu lost 21-10, 12-21, 18-21 at the Tokyo Yoyogi Gymnasium.In men’s singles, Ajay Jayaram lost to Malaysian Wei Feng Chong 16-21, 16-21 in 35 minutes.Among other Indians, Saina Nehwal, who skipped the two tournaments, was steady at fourth place in the rankings after three Chinese — Wang Yihan, Li Xuerui and Xin Wang.Parupalli Kashyap was the top Indian male shuttler, though he lost one spot to be placed 20th.Jayaram, too, benefitted from the semi-final appearance in China Masters and jumped six places to 23rd.National champion Sourabh Verma went up by eight places to 31st while Gurusaidatt moved nine places up to be ranked 46th.On Thursday Sindhu gave a scare to world No. 11 Bae. Sindhu began on a promising note and opened up an 8-0 lead. She did not allow Bae to come back into the game and went 1-0 up.last_img read more

Kings enjoy blowout win over Magic to stop 4-game skid

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Getting a little swagger back after blowing fourth-quarter leads in all four of those defeats, the Kings went ahead by double digits in a dominant second period and led by 28 entering the fourth.“We’ve given a few games away, so it’s good to come out and control the whole way,” Fox said. “It’s great to have a game like this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPlaying in their somewhat frenetic offensive style, the Kings were running at every opportunity, especially early when they established the tempo. They outscored the Magic 24-12 in fast-break points and were even more dominant in the paint, owning a 64-24 edge.“The ball was moving and everyone was sharing it,” said Buddy Hield, who had 13 points. “The ball has been really moving lately, even in the games we lost. When we are moving the ball well it’s really hard to stop us.” TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Anthony Davis explodes with 36 points, 13 boards as Pelicans rout Grizzlies Behind a strong effort from their bench, the Kings opened the second quarter on a 20-2 run. Fox had 11 points, helping Sacramento take a 58-42 lead into halftime.Orlando shot under 37 percent, committed 16 turnovers and was outscored 29-17 in the decisive second quarter.“We just struggled to score. We have to find a way to where we have enough shooting on the floor all the time to create spacing. It’s a problem,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “There’s not a lot of room with some of the lineups out there for anybody to have a place to go. It makes it hard.”BAGLEY IS BACKAfter missing 11 games with a knee injury, Sacramento rookie Marvin Bagley III had eight points and six rebounds in 20 minutes.Prior to the injury, Bagley had stepped up his play and was a key figure off the bench. He entered averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.“(The knee) feels great. After a couple of times down the court I got a little tired,” Bagley said. “But as the game went on I felt a lot like I did before I was hurt. It will take some time, a game or two to get back in the flow of things.”TIP-INSMagic: Shot a dismal 12 of 39 (31 percent) in the opening half. … Vucevic had his 27th double-double this season. … Aaron Gordon shot 3 of 13 and had 10 points.Kings: Had a 13-27 record last year after 40 games. This season, Sacramento is 20-20. … Starting guard Iman Shumpert missed his second straight game with an injured right index finger. … The bench produced 48 points. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) defends against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)SACRAMENTO, California— After four excruciating losses, the Sacramento Kings savored a rare blowout victory Monday night.De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and the Kings snapped a four-game skid with a 111-95 win over the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Bogdan Bogdanovic had 15 points and seven assists for the Kings, and his 32 minutes marked the most by any starter. Willie Cauley-Stein added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Justin Jackson also had 11 points.Terrence Ross hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped three straight and eight of 11. Evan Fournier hit four 3s and scored 15 points.“It’s a tough situation for us and it’s disappointing the way we’ve been playing,” Vucevic said. “We have to keep working and find a way to turn things around.”The speedy Fox shot 9 of 14 and directed the Kings’ offense with precision, committing only one of Sacramento’s nine turnovers. He exited late in the third quarter and never returned, playing 22 minutes.An Orlando turnover led to an acrobatic fast-break dunk by Fox, putting the Kings ahead by 25 late in the third quarter. They led 90-62 after three.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue UP NEXTMagic: Conclude their six-game road trip Wednesday against Utah.Kings: Play at Phoenix on Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back. 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more