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Planting practices affect corn stand, yield

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn growers attending a recent field day saw firsthand what a difference planting practices can make in a stand of corn, even in a year plagued by wet and cold weather at planting.On a 10-acre plot on Chillicothe farmer Brian Brown’s farm, growers saw side-by-side trials where row-spacing, ear counts and root systems showed how using optimum downforce settings, planting depths and seed singulation results in more even stands, more kernels and eventually higher yields. For example, dug-up corn plants planted with an automatic downforce system consistently into the moisture layer produced a large, much fuller root system, compared to the narrow root ball resulting from seed being left too shallow in the furrow by a planter with manual, static downforce.The Aug. 7 event, co-sponsored by Ohio Ag Equipment and Seed Consultants, Inc., with technology and equipment from AGCO, White Planters and Precision Planting, is part of the annual AGCO Crop Tour program. Started in 2016, the Crop Tour demonstrates how the interaction between soil conditions, equipment and seed placement affect plant emergence, health, productivity and yield. The goal is to help growers gain agronomic knowledge about tillage and planting technology in order to make better planting decisions based on their local conditions.“Being able to demonstrate, in the field, the real-world benefits of using Precision Planting technology and the While Planter is very exciting,” said Todd Shephard, general sales manager of Ohio Ag Equipment. “Any time we can help our customers add to the bottom line of their operation is a win for all of us.”last_img read more

TIN MAN – GC3JAY4 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 18, 2012

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDon’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the WeekMay 15, 2013In “Community”We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2014In “Community”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” TIN MAN chopping down treesMeet TIN MAN (GC3JAY4), the Geocache of the Week that answers the famous question, ‘What about the heart that you promised Tin Man?’Thanks to Richard E, Tin Man has found his heart just outside of Albany, NY. This difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 traditional geocache has treasure hunters falling in love with the the gentle, tender, and emotional metal man.Richard explains, “I have been a Wizard of Oz fan since childhood, never missing the yearly showing on TV. The Tin Man is my favorite character.” Richard’s love for the movie and geocaching inspired him to build a life-size Tin Man with “a moving heart that is activated by opening the door on his chest.”The cache is a big hit among Premium Member geocachers, whether or not they consider themselves a fan of The Wizard of Oz. Nearly 80 Premium Members have logged this cache and awarded it 64 Favorite Points since the cache was published less than six months ago.With Geocaching.com’s request, Richard agreed to temporarily grant access to basic members for an opportunity to view and find this clever creation.Fully decorated ammo canThe cache logs are filled with excitement and gratitude from the community. One geocacher who logged “TIN MAN” writes, “What more can be said – just look at the favorite percentage on this cache – 98% at the time of this log. I’d give it two if I could! Without a doubt the most unique cache I’ve ever encountered! Great workmanship and creativity. Very impressive.”For more information on Geocaching Premium features, such as Premium Caches or Organize (by Favorite Points), please visit Geocaching.com/Premium.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.comTIN MAN enjoying the company of geocacherslast_img read more

Illuminate Shortcuts with logickeyboard’s Cinema 4D Backlit Keyboard

first_imgEverybody likes a good shortcut. With the new Maxon Cinema 4D keyboard from logickeyboard, you can save precious time in the editing suite.All images and video via logickeyboard.logickeyboard skins and keyboards make life as easy as possible for designers, musicians, animators, editors, and producers. Their colorful products have contributed to major film projects like The Revenant, Captain America, Harry Potter, Ted, and many more. Now, their latest keyboard brings the world of shortcuts to Cinema 4D.The team over at logickeyboard developed the new shortcut keyboard in coordination with C4D users. They based the layout on feedback from users and logickeyboard’s own product designer, Peter Jensen — all to maximize productivity and ease of use. The result was a user-friendly design with dynamic shortcuts that incorporates C4D titles and icons on the keys. Additional features include a dimmable backlight with five levels, professional key mapping layout, a fully color-coded design, and scissor-switch keys. Key Travel and Other Nifty Specs“Key travel” is important to the pros over at logickeyboard. If you’re not sure what this means, that’s okay. Trust logickeyboard — they are keyboard experts. The new C4D keyboard features what the designers believe is the perfect key travel: 4mm. Not too big or too small.In addition to precision key travel, this backlit beauty uses scissor-switch mechanisms, giving each key increased stability during typing. (The keys are specifically manufactured for 10,000,000 keystrokes each.) The keyboard also offers two built-in USB 2.0 ports, and it’s plug-and-play. No software required.Available for Windows and MacOS, the Cinema 4D backlit keyboard comes in at $139.90 USD /€119.90 Euro (Plus VAT where applicable). It supports three languages: American English, European English, and German QWERTZ. (Additional languages are in the works.) And while this is, indeed, a dedicated shortcut keyboard, don’t worry: it still features all the letters, numbers, and symbols that you’ll find on a conventional keyboard.Head over to logickeyboard’s website to learn more.FeaturesUSB wired connection interface.Plug and Play connectivity.Two built-in USB 2.0 ports.USB ports support 100mA each.Scissor-switch key mechanism.Key travel: 4 mm.3 LED indicators for Caps Lock, fn Lock, and Power.Certifications: FCC and CE.DimensionsLength 446 mm ~ 17.6 inches.Width 141 mm ~ 5.6 inches.Height 23 mm ~ 0.9 inches.Weight 840 g ~ 29.6 oz.Cable length 1.5 m ~ 59 inches. Interested in video editing? Check out these articles.Video Tutorial: Better, Faster, Stronger Editing TipsEditing Tips: 8 Ways You Can Save a Shot in Post-ProductionThe Disaster Artist: Editing A Film About Making a FilmThe Comprehensive Guide To Building Your Own Video Editing PCInterview: How the Editor Behind I, Tonya Recreated Historylast_img read more

Curfew continues in Kishtwar town for 5th day

first_imgCurfew remained in force in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth day on Saturday after an RSS leader was shot dead by militants in the communally-sensitive region earlier this week, officials said.Internet services continued to be suspended as a precautionary measure in the district, but were restored in nearby Doda and Ramban districts on Friday night, the officials added. “Curfew is being strictly implemented in the town and adjoining areas,” Kishtwar District Development Commissioner A.S. Rana said. Army columns are assisting the CRPF and the police, he said. Minor protests were reported from some interior localities, but the situation remained under control, the officials said.last_img

Those living in Bengal must speak Bengali: Mamata

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that people from other States will have to speak in Bengali in West Bengal.While the message evoked mixed response in the social media, with many Bengalis opposing the idea, it appeared to be a clear attempt message to create space for linguistic and regional nationalism to counter religious nationalism. The idea has been advocated by various language pressure groups in the State for some time.“We have to take Bangla forward. When we go to Delhi we speak in Hindi, when we go to Punjab we have to speak in Punjabi. I do it. When I go to Tamil Nadu, I don’t know the Tamil language, but I know a few words. So in the same way if you are coming to Bengal you have to speak in Bengali,” Ms Banerjee said.She further added that “people from outside cannot come to beat up Bengalis.” Ms Banerjee was addressing a rally in Kanchrapara in North 24 Parganas district. Two key leaders of the area, Mukul Roy and Arjun Singh, moved to the BJP from the TMC.“In Naihati, Kakinara, Barrackpore, houses of Bengalis have been ransacked. We will not tolerate this. Our party cadres didn’t ransack houses of non-Bengalis here. We are against this sort of violence,” she said.“Just because they have won a few seats by programming EVMs doesn’t mean that you can beat up Bengalis and minorities in the state. We will not tolerate this. The police will take action against the hooligans. If someone is living in Bengal he or she has to speak in Bengali,” Ms Banerjee said. A Trinamool Congress advisor told The Hindu that the Chief Minister wais “concerned” about the “growing political clout of the people who do not speak Bengali and are from other States.”“So long these communities only pushed their economic interest in the State but being affluent now they are also pushing their political interests, contesting elections and influencing agendas, as every party has substantial number of people who have come to the State over last few years. This has bothered the Chief Minister,” the advisor said. Ms. Banerjee, however, said that she had “nothing against non-Bengalis living in Bengal.” “But the BJP is trying to create a Bengali and non-Bengali divide. I would urge them not to test our patience. We will never allow Bengalis to become homeless in Bengal,” she said. Alleging that the BJP was trying to turn West Bengal into another Gujarat, she alleged that just like the BJP engineered riots in the western state to retain power, it was trying to use the same technique in Bengal.“We have nothing against Gujarat or residents from that state. We are against the politics of riots that the BJP had followed in that state and is trying to replicate here. As long as I am there I would never allow them to turn Bengal into another Gujarat,” she said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Curry had seven of those assists, Green and Andre Iguodala each had five while Thompson and reserve Jordan Bell dished out three apiece.“It’s when we’re at our best in terms of everybody feeling like they are a threat on the floor,” Curry said. “I mean, honestly, even when K’s (Durant) out there, he’s our safety valve in terms of we can end a possession that way, but we try to get to those looks and those patterns as much as we can. It just puts so much pressure on the defense.”The Trail Blazers studied the film and saw everything that went wrong: 21 turnovers that led to 31 Warriors points, the breakdowns on pick-and-rolls that allowed Curry to go off for 36 points and nine 3-pointers, the defense against Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum that made it so difficult to find an offensive flow.The wide-open looks by Curry and Thompson much of the night might have hurt most.“That’s the last thing we need if we want to have any chance to beat this team,” Lillard said of what he called “practice shots.” ”… I think we’ll be addressing a lot of things on both ends.”Curry’s nine 3-pointers matched his most in the postseason, also accomplished in Game 1 of last year’s NBA Finals against Cleveland.Portland coach Terry Stotts said the Blazers would “have to re-think” defending the Warriors on the perimeter.“It was too easy for them, so we’ve got to make it more difficult,” McCollum said.For Portland, shooting 36.1% isn’t going to cut it, either. Lillard and McCollum combined to go 11 for 31 from the floor — and none of the Blazers wanted to offer any excuses, though they had just been pushed to Game 7 in the last round. They finished up at Denver on Sunday before flying straight to the Bay Area. The Warriors had the weekend off and were well-rested ahead of the series opener.Green and the Warriors expect much more from the Blazers. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “As the series goes on, it’s going to get tougher and tougher and that’s our understanding moving forward,” Green said. “We’ll need guys to continue stepping up when Kevin’s out, and also when he comes back, continue to play with that same aggressiveness.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ 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 Latest PBA Philippine Cup conquest one of the toughest battles for the Beermen Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “You see like the morale, like everybody’s shoulders are up and smiles, and just aggressiveness all over the floor,” Stephen Curry said. “Whether that’s setting a screen, swing or cutting hard, all that type of stuff. When you create good shots that way, it’s fun for everybody.”And he means everybody.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBefore the Western Conference finals began, Kerr told his team this series against Portland might allow for more guys to play key minutes and have opportunities for the two-time defending champs.Golden State’s bench players provided the perfect complement to Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in Game 1 as the Warriors withstood the absence of Kevin Durant for another impressive win. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 after beating the Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Strength in numbers has been the motto for this team, and it’s been proven over the last couple of years,” reserve guard Quinn Cook said Wednesday after contributing eight points and a pair of 3-pointers in the win. “Obviously, we have the star power. But I think what makes this team so special is the guys who don’t get the recognition who come in off the bench and who put the work in daily.”Kerr reiterated that the Warriors expect to know more ahead of Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Thursday about whether Durant can return during this series once he is re-evaluated.He has noted that until Durant can do significant on-court work to test the leg he will not be ready.“It makes everything tougher for sure, when you lose a guy like Kevin,” Green said. “He’s important to things we do on both sides of the ball. But we also know one guy is not going to step in and make up for what Kevin brings up to the team, so it’s up to everybody to step their game up a couple notches, and for the last two games, we’ve done that.”The Warriors certainly looked more like themselves with the crisp ball movement — leading to 30 assists — with almost everyone finding a way to contribute to the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, center, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (John G. Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP)OAKLAND, California— The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster.They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things just click.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

NBA Finals: Raptors start fast, lead 25-21 after 1st quarter

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH 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 MOST READ Curry led all scorers with 11 points in the quarter. Gasol led the Raptors with eight.The first Warriors’ sub wasn’t DeMarcus Cousins, but rather Kevon Looney. He replaced Jordan Bell with 6:12 left in the quarter. Cousins was on the floor to start the second quarter for his first game action since injuring a quadriceps muscle on April 15.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives around Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)The Toronto Raptors have started fast in their first NBA Finals game.Marc Gasol made a pair of 3-pointers and the Raptors took a quick 25-21 lead over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors after one quarter of Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Stephen Curry’s first three baskets of these finals were, predictably, 3-pointers — giving him 101 in his finals career. He gave a courtside look at Raptors superfan Drake afterward after the first one dropped.The @Raptors are out in front after 12 minutes of Game 1!#WeTheNorth 25#StrengthInNumbers 21Marc Gasol: 8 PTS, 4 REB, 2 3PMPascal Siakam: 5 PTS, 3 ASTSteph Curry: 11 PTS, 3 3PM: ABC : Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/fGT5njeVtK— NBA (@NBA) May 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Toronto’s first four baskets were all 3-pointers, and eight of the Raptors’ first nine field-goal attempts were from beyond the arc. It definitely set a tone — 14 of the Raptors’ 23 field-goal attempts in the quarter were from 3-point land, and 10 of the Warriors’ 23 shots came from long distance. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES The Warriors and Raptors are going at it in Game 1! 💪@Raptors lead 25-21 after 1Q of action!#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/hQvuDuE4ee— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 31, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LOOK: Drake rocks Dell Curry Raptors jersey for NBA Finals Game 1 Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more