Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — Legendary Giants outfielder Willie Mays met rookie Jaylin Davis during the team’s last homestand.Mays, a Hall of Famer and perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, had simple advice for the struggling prospect.Relax and have fun. After slugging his first career home run to send the Giants home as walk-off 2-1 winners over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, Davis is heeding the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A grain bin at Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle collapsed Sunday evening spilling more than 21 million pounds and well over $1 million of corn across Route 571. The road had to be closed as a result of the spill, according to the New Carlisle News.Neighbors reported hearing an explosion around 11:30 p.m., likely the result of transformers blowing. The cause of the collapse of the structure is still unknown. The collapse and resulting corn spill damaged two other buildings and caused several power lines and poles to fall down. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly. No employees were present at the facility at the time and no injuries have been reported.All of the other silos at the grain elevator are full. The silo that collapsed was built in the 1950s or 1960s, according to the New Carlisle News.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseIn what has been a tale of two Ohio growing seasons, the state’s corn crop has seen a widely divergent set of challenges, but may have similar harvest challenges that need to be monitored closely this harvest season.While some northern corn suffered from delayed planting, excessive moisture and then dry conditions that could lead to stalk integrity concerns this fall, the lush growing conditions in the southern two-thirds of the state led to a nearly ideal early season for corn (and diseases).“From U.S. 30 south seems to have a lot higher incidence of gray leaf spot (GLS) compared to what I’ve seen in the north,” said Roy Ulrich, DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist. “We had GLS start on corn a lot earlier than we have typically seen. Last year we really didn’t start to see GLS until the middle or end of July in southern Ohio. This year we started picking up GLS at the end of June or first of July — almost a full month ahead of last year. This wasn’t a big surprise because we had the heat and then we had all that rain in June so we had plenty of moisture to get GLS to sporulate, get inoculum on the plants and start infecting fields. It was probably the highest GLS pressure I have seen in my 9-year career. It was pretty aggressive.”As temperatures dropped off a little later in the summer it changed the corn disease dynamic.“We hit the end of July and early August and temperatures relaxed. We saw GLS slow down. It was still out there at high levels but now we have seen northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) pick up in some areas,” Ulrich said. “Disease pressure is a lot higher than what we typically see, but we still see differences as to how severe that disease pressure is within products and between fields based on how they lay and their rotation.”Those summer conditions will have an impact on harvest this fall.“Early disease pressure put stress on the plant from a photosynthetic standpoint so it couldn’t produce as much energy as it would like to and, when you couple that with the really high nighttime temperatures that increase respiration rates, the plant was burning more energy than usual. Those plants could have cannibalized some of their stalks early in the season trying to get enough nutrients to move to the ear for grain fill,” Ulrich said. “We have a scenario where we could have some stalk integrity issues going into the fall. Any of those fields with higher disease pressure are at higher risk because the plant wasn’t able to produce as much energy during grain fill. Then August completely flipped the weather pattern on us and the plants may not have cannibalized the stalks like they would have if the high temperatures would have continued.”Pest issues could also contribute to stalk concerns this harvest.“In corn-after-corn fields, it was easy to find corn rootworm beetles. Rotated acres are more hit and miss. In some rotated non-traited fields we definitely saw more beetles than we have in recent years, but other areas we didn’t see it,” Ulrich said. “The corn-after-corn fields were pretty much at economic levels this year, but those corn-after-soybean fields, I am not sure.”At this point in the season, to get the most out of the 2018 corn crop, it needs to be monitored statewide for stalk integrity and for any late introduction of ear rots. Harvest needs to be prioritized accordingly, for corn in northern or southern Ohio. This column was contributed by Ohio’s Country Journal for DEKALB
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West Bromwich Albion signed left back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal on Wednesday and agreed to a season-long loan for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.Gibbs fell out of favor at Arsenal, ending a 13-year stay at his boyhood club, for whom he played more than 200 games.He was behind Nacho Monreal and new signing Saed Kolasinac in the list of left backs at Arsenal and hadn’t featured in any of the team’s first three Premier League matches this season.?? @KieranGibbs in his new colours…#WBA pic.twitter.com/CZoKl1UGTK- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017The 27-year-old Gibbs, who has played 10 times for England, signed a four-year deal at West Brom.West Brom Twitter PhotoThe central England club highlighted how Krychowiak has “abandoned the opportunity of playing Champions League football” this season by moving to West Brom. The 27-year-old Poland international is awaiting international clearance for the move.?? Welcome to the Albion, @GrzegKrychowiak ?????#WBA pic.twitter.com/PJX6fC6OPE- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 30, 2017The deadline for Premier League clubs to sign players is 22:00 GMT Thursday before the transfer window closes until January.Also Wednesday, Tottenham signed Argentina under-20 defender Juan Foyth on a five-year deal from Estudiantes, where he had established himself in the first team.The 19-year-old Foyth will play under Tottenham’s Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, but will likely have to bide his time before getting into the side, with Spurs having many options at center back.