Harvest Loss Due to Cutterbar Operating Too High

first_imgHome News Feed Harvest Loss Due to Cutterbar Operating Too High Facebook Twitter Harvest Loss Due to Cutterbar Operating Too High Harvest loss due to cutterbar operating too high. Photo by Mike Staton, MSU Extension.Mike Staton MSU ExtensionDue to the delayed planting and dry weather that occurred in July and August of 2019, the plants in many soybean fields are short and podded close to the ground. The main problems that occur when harvesting short beans are failing to gather the short plants into the combine after they have been cut and failing to cut the plants low enough to harvest the lowest pods on the plants. Michigan State University Extension suggests the following recommendations to help reduce these important sources of gathering loss.Position the cutterbar as close to the ground as possible. Check and adjust the skid shoes on the bottom of the header to lower the cutterbar. You may need to increase the angle of the header to lower the front of the cutterbar (3 degrees is a good starting point). This is a balancing act, as too much of an angle may increase the potential to pick up soil and stones leading to more broken guards and knife sections and cause cut plants and loose beans to build up on the cutterbar. Too flat of an angle may leave unharvested pods on the stubble due to a higher cutting height.Purchase a Crary Wind System or an AWS Airbar, as the air stream produced by this equipment effectively moves short plants and loose beans and pods to the auger or belt. Follow the manufacturers recommendations for positioning the outlets on the drop tubes to maximize performance.Remove the stone guard on the cutterbar if it is preventing short plants, loose beans and pods from moving to the auger or belt and you do not have an air-assisted reel.Harvest on a slight angle (15 to 20 degrees) in fields planted in 15-inch or 30-inch rows. This will usually help the short plants feed into the combine more uniformly.The position of the reel will be critical to reducing gathering losses when harvesting short plants. With auger heads, positioning the reel as close to the auger as possible provides the most uniform feeding under most conditions. However, you may need to experiment with fore and aft reel position with very short plants. Lowering the reel is recommended when plants are short to prevent the plants and beans from building up on the cutterbar. The tips of the reel fingers should be about 0.625 inches above the top of the guards or the header floor.Set the speed of the reel about 10% faster than the ground speed and adjust as necessary to improve feeding.Set the speed of the belts on draper heads fast enough to assure plant material isn’t building up on the cutterbar.Experiment with your groundspeed to find the sweet spot where the cut plants are feeding well and the stubble is cut cleanly and uniformly.Reduce shatter losses by harvesting in the morning or evening when relative humidity is higher.Implement the recommendations provided in this article, in your operator’s manual and by your local equipment dealer to solve any soybean harvest challenges you encounter this fall. Previous articleYield Reports Continue to be Highly VariableNext articleBurnin the Bean Episode 13 – MyLDC and Grain Mkt Texts Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 1, 2019 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Flagstar, and More

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Black Knight Flagstar industry pulse Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Making Housing Work for Vets Next: The Value of Rent Payment Reporting Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Black Knight Flagstar industry pulse 2019-07-04 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Flagstar, and More in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News, Technology Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Inc. has announced new enhancements to its MSP servicing system in support of Freddie Mac’s new Investor Reporting Change Initiative (IRCI). The IRCI, required for Freddie Mac mortgage sellers/servicers, was implemented in May 2019 to help bring Freddie Mac’s single-family investor reporting requirements closer to an industry standard and update its remittance cycles.Black Knight said that these changes were designed to streamline the reporting process, improve operational efficiencies and provide Freddie Mac mortgage sellers/servicers with a more complete view of investor reporting data.“The Freddie Mac team extends our thanks and appreciation to Black Knight for the collaboration, dedication and hard work put forth by everyone on the IRCI initiative,” said John Felix, Loan Servicing Director, Freddie Mac. “By enhancing the MSP servicing system to support the IRCI, Black Knight is helping its servicer clients see the benefit of increased efficiencies that come with streamlining the investor reporting process. This was truly a team effort, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”_____________________________________________________________________Troy, Michigan-headquartered Flagstar Bank is acquiring the default servicing operations of a vendor supporting its serviced loan portfolio. Flagstar said that it anticipates continuing operations at the vendor’s Jacksonville, Florida facility and making offers of employment to the vendor’s Jacksonville staff.The bank announced that the transition is expected to be seamless for both customers and employees, as there are no planned system changes, no loan or data transfers, and borrowers’ points of contact will remain the same. Following the closing of the transaction, Flagstar will maintain its default servicing operations in Jacksonville, at its headquarters in Troy, Michigan, and in Bellevue, Washington. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close Sept. 27, 2019.“Default servicing is a critically important service we provide to our mortgage servicing and subservicing clients,” said Lee Smith, COO at Flagstar. “With the rapid growth of our subservicing portfolio, it makes sense to strengthen our capabilities on the default side. This acquisition further leverages our industry-leading oversight and monitoring, while providing clients the compliance infrastructure and other benefits that Flagstar, as the nation’s third-largest federal savings bank, can offer.”_____________________________________________________________________Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC,  a residential mortgage servicer, announced that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the correspondent lending channel ofFirstBank, a Florida-based correspondent platform, and accompanying proprietary Fusion lending technology.“We are thrilled about this transaction,” said Terry Smith, CEO of the California-based Rushmore. “FirstBank has developed an outstanding correspondent lending business under Bill Scammell’s leadership and we are very excited to welcome him and his team to our organization. In addition to expanding the universe of loan servicing offerings that we are able to provide to our customers, we expect that it will also increase our visibility into the broader mortgage lending space— enabling us to gain valuable market insights that can be leveraged across many different facets of our business.”“We are very excited to join the Rushmore platform, build this business to a larger scale, and take advantage of new opportunities such as having a strong appetite for government loans,” said Bill Scammell, FirstBank’s Director of Correspondent Lending. “These are highly complementary businesses, and we fully expect that joining Rushmore will enable us to accelerate the growth of both Rushmore’s core servicing platform and the correspondent channel.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. From technology enhancements and acquisitions to key hires, click through to learn the latest industry buzz. Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Flagstar, and More Sign up for DS News Daily July 4, 2019 1,527 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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TCPL’s upcoming Readathon will raise funds and showcase community creativity

first_img Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Public Library is aiming to raise $25,000 at this year’s Readathon, an annual event where people read out loud all day to support the library. The Readathon will take place all day Saturday. Tagged: readathon, tompkins county public library Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor All day Saturday, volunteers will take turns reading for 30 minutes. Some people will read original works, others selections from children’s favorites like “Charlotte’s Web.” For any “Winnie the Pooh” fans, Scott Hitz will be reading the classic story along with a bear puppet. The reading challenge will officially kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday with TCPL Director Annette Birdsall reading selections from Ursula LeGuin’s “The Wave in the Mind.” And it will end with a grand finale around midnight by Luca Maurer.Related: Tompkins County Public Library goes fine freeThe money raised goes toward purchasing books, movies, music and other materials for the library’s collection.Kerry Barnes, assistant director of the TCPL Foundation, noted that there are a couple of changes to the event this year, like the time frame. The Readathon will take place from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, April 27, at the Tompkins County Public Library at 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.For Barnes, the best part of the event is seeing the “creativity blossom,” she said with what people choose to read and how they perform it.To learn more and see the full reader schedule, visit www.tcplfoundation.org/readathon. To support a reader, visit this webpage. Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: last_img read more

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PSNI appealing for witnesses following assault in Derry

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – October 19, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter PSNI appealing for witnesses following assault in Derry Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an incident in the St. Brecan’s Park area of Derry during the early hours of yesterday morning.It was reported that sometime around 3am a 29 year old man was assaulted by two unknown males before being forced into the back of a black coloured car.He was then released a short time later.The man is believed to have sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault.Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell says they are working to establish a motive for this incident.Anyone who witnessed the assault or observed a black coloured car in the area of St. Brecan’s Park during the early hours of yesterday morning is asked to contact detectives in Strand Road on 101. Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLots to do ahead of Play Off for Ollie Horgan and HarpsNext articleDonegal County Council monitoring weather conditions for winter season News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebooklast_img read more

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Fausett scores 24 to lift S. Utah past Weber St. 77-72

first_imgJanuary 23, 2021 /Sports News – Local Fausett scores 24 to lift S. Utah past Weber St. 77-72 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Maizen Fausett had a career-high 24 points as Southern Utah stretched its home winning streak to nine games, narrowly beating Weber State 77-72.Isiah Brown led the Wildcats with 26 points and six rebounds. Tags: Big Sky/Maizen Fausett/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by Associated Presslast_img

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Early flurry of FID’s kicks off ‘more promising year’ for upstream industry across EMEA region

first_img GlobalData’s Daniel Rogers said a “strong start to 2021 has resulted in a number of project approvals across EMEA so far” (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Floydrosebridge) An early flurry of final investment decisions (FID) has kicked off a “more promising year” for the upstream oil and gas industry across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.That is according to analysis by data and analytics firm GlobalData, which shows that following a year of delays and COVID-19 restrictions hampering oil and gas project timelines in 2020, 2021 is forecast to see a “bump” in both field starts and FID’s across EMEA.Daniel Rogers, senior oil and gas analyst at GlobalData, said: “A strong start to 2021 has resulted in a number of project approvals across EMEA so far, including the giant $30bn North Field East development in Qatar, which could well be the largest upstream project sanctioned globally this year.“2021 has provided a ray of optimism for the sector so far as 2020 experienced multi-year lows for project starts and a slump in upstream investment, seeing a decline of about 30% in global upstream development and production capex.” Analysis by GlobalData shows that 2021 is forecast to see a “bump” in both field starts and final investment decisions across the EMEA region Upstream industry could be set for a number of FID’s across EMEA region in 2021The market turbulence in 2020 led to the majority of E&P companies opting to defer project investment decisions amid capital preservation measures, according to GlobalData.It believes this year could see those projects reconsidered for investment as lockdown measures ease and oil prices return to pre-COVID-19 levels while economies commence their recoveries.“In the UK, Shell has stakes in two major greenfield developments due for sanction this year, Cambo and Jackdaw, which could see the company invest more than $1bn in the country,” said Rogers.“In Norway, attractive tax incentives could push through a number of smaller developments being considered and field electrification projects at Snøhvit and Oseberg could also be approved.“Some critical projects across Africa are poised for final approval, including Uganda’s first major oil development – the controversial but economically impactful Tilenga oil project led by Total.“Furthermore, Morocco’s first offshore gas development, Anchois, aims to play a pivotal role in the country’s strategy of reducing gas imports from Algeria and transitioning to a lower-carbon energy source.”GlobalData said 2021 is forecast to see a “bump” in both field starts and FID’s across EMEA (Credit: GlobalData)Qatar Petroleum sanctioning the giant North Field East project earlier this month emphasises the long-term viability and commerciality of mega LNG projects.But GlobalData warns that it may also raise competition for targeting LNG buyers into the late 2020s, potentially creating challenges for upcoming LNG developments elsewhere in the US, Canada and Mozambique.It highlights that other notable projects due for sanction are UAE-based gas developments including the multibillion-dollar Hail and Ghasha sour gas projects and the development of the Umm Shaif gas cap.“Despite continued trepidation going into 2021, the upstream sector will be optimistic with the price recovery and investment commitments already seen so far,” said Rogers.“Sustained prices above $60 per barrel could well move forward developments that have been put on hold across EMEA throughout 2020.”last_img read more

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USS John S. McCain arrives in Subic Bay

first_img Share this article View post tag: USS John S. McCain Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John S. McCain arrives in Subic Bay USS John S. McCain arrives in Subic Bay U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) stopped in Subic Bay, Philippines, January 23, during its regular patrol.The Arleigh Burke-class ship will use the stop to conduct some minor repairs with the assistance of Filipino companies.McCain’s crew will also participate in a series of community service projects and sporting events during the crew’s visit to the Philippines.McCain is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Authorities January 23, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Subic Baylast_img read more

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Speech: PM opening statement at first CHOGM Executive Session: 19 April 2018

first_imgPrime Minister Theresa May said:Good morning everybody, can I welcome you again to London, and welcome you to the first session of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.This is the 25th time the leaders of Commonwealth nations have gathered to address the great issues of the day – although for many of us, myself included, this is the first time we’ve attended as heads of government. So let me extend an especially warm welcome to all the first-time attendees, and in particular to President Adama Barrow, bringing The Gambia back into the Commonwealth fold. Welcome.I’d also like to formally thank Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta for his work as Chair-in-Office. Your steady leadership delivered a very successful tenure, and it’s a pleasure to receive the baton from you at today’s meeting. Thank you.It’s a meeting that takes place at a time of significant global challenges. The rules-based international system, which has consistently delivered both prosperity and peace, faces threats in many forms and on many fronts. Climate change and extreme weather continue to take lives and damage livelihoods across the Commonwealth. And the new opportunities afforded by the digital world have brought with them new risks, with our cyber security under attack from individuals and state actors.All these issues and more will be addressed in a series of meetings over the next two days, both here at Lancaster House and in the retreat at Windsor.The great strength of the Commonwealth is that all our members have equal status, an equal voice, and an equal right to make that voice heard. So as we tackle these challenges, I want to hear from everyone, and everyone will have chance to speak.We face many challenges in the world today. But the Commonwealth is a unique organisation and, at this summit, we have an opportunity to deliver lasting change that benefits all of our 2.4 billion people. I’m looking forward to working with you all as we move the Commonwealth towards our common future.last_img read more

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Frank Zappa Tribute Concert With Umphrey’s, Zappa Band Members To Be Live Streamed

first_imgLast week, we shared news of a promotion from the streaming company LiveList, who planned to broadcast a free live stream of a unique Frank Zappa tribute if enough people signed up for it. We’re happy to report some good news, as LiveList has informed us that the stream will be up and running for tonight’s show!The Cosmik Playground performance features Joel Cummins and Kris Myers from Umphrey’s McGee, Marcus Rezak of Digital Tape Machine, and Arthur Barrow of Frank Zappa’s band. The Cosmik Playground show kicks off at 9 PM Pacific time tonight, so be sure to tune in and jam out to some classic Zappa music from incredible musicians.For those who can’t get enough of the Zappa tunes, be sure to check out Cosmik Playground when they perform post-Phish at the Putnam Den after the SPAC performance on July 3rd. That show will feature its own all-star lineup, with Rezak on guitar, Ed Mann of Frank Zappa’s band on percussion, Scotty Zwang of Dopapod on drums, Todd Stoops of RAQ on keys, and Dan Lolito on the bass. Check out more about that series of late night shows here.You can tune into tonight’s stream by checking out the embedded player below. For more information about the July 3rd Cosmik Playground show, head here or click the poster below.last_img read more

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From Harvard to stardom and back

first_imgOn April 28, Harvard President Drew Faust will take part in “A Celebration of Harvard Artists,” marking the 25th anniversary of the University’s annual Arts First festival and Harvard’s ongoing commitment to supporting the study and practice of the arts across campus.The celebration, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, will feature poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and the visual arts. The event will welcome an eclectic ensemble of Harvard alumni including Courtney B. Vance ’82, Nick Britell ’03, Liz Leimkuhler ’15, and Damian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07, along with members of both the Silk Road Ensemble and the Harvard Dance Project and other undergraduate performers. Additional information is available through the Office For the Arts.“The arts nurture curiosity and openness, challenge us to deepen our understanding of ourselves and of others, and to experience the world in new and different ways,” said Faust. “As we celebrate the enduring contributions of art and artists at Harvard, we rededicate ourselves to ensure that arts practice and performance play an essential role in the Harvard experience for all in our community.”Admission to the event is free but tickets are required. Tickets for Harvard affiliates will be available beginning Wednesday at the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. Tickets to the general public will be available on April 21.At the helm of the production is American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) Artistic Director Diane Paulus ’88. While the campus has changed since Paulus was an undergraduate, the artistic drive she remembers from her College days is still going strong and is now enhanced by the Theater, Dance & Media concentration established in 2015, she said.“Prior to these developments you did it all in your extracurricular life, and that was rich and thrilling and messy and learning by doing without a lot of guidance,” said Paulus.“To be able to channel that creative energy pedagogically is I think the biggest change,” she added, “and I think it signals that Harvard University can be a leader in the arts in America.”Composer Nicholas Britell ’03, whose recent score for the film “Moonlight” was nominated for an Academy Award, will take part in the Sanders arts celebration on April 28. Credit: Costa CommunicationsFor decades, Harvard students have gone on to excel in film, drama, dance, music, and literature. Notables include Natalie Portman, Jack Lemmon, John Lithgow, Bonnie Raitt, Matt Damon, Yo-Yo Ma, Mira Nair, Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Atwood, Joshua Redman, Justin Hurwitz, Britell, Damien Chazelle, Peter Sellers, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, and John Updike.Two recent examples of Harvard-bred talent were included in Monday’s Pulitzer Prize announcements. Author Colson Whitehead ’91 was honored in fiction for his novel “The Underground Railroad,” and composer and performance artist Du Yun, a Harvard Ph.D. in music composition, won in music for her opera “Angel’s Bone.”For the past quarter-century much of the creative energy on campus has been inspired and informed by Arts First. This year’s festival will run from April 27 through 30 and will kick off with the awarding of the Harvard Arts Medal by Faust to the festival’s creator, John Lithgow ’67, Ar.D. ’05, at 4 p.m. April 27 at the Loeb Drama Center.Faust’s commitment to the arts on campus has been unwavering. In 2007 she created a Presidential Arts Task Force that supported an enhanced arts presence in the curriculum and backed the new concentration Theater, Dance & Media, which blends historical and theoretical study with arts practice. Students explore the history of theater and critical and scholarly approaches to its genres, and delve into several aspects of making art, including directing, acting, design, and dance.For Vance, who dropped track in favor of the stage as a sophomore, such a concentration would have made a difference.“I was looking for something like that,” said the veteran actor, whose accolades include a Tony Award and a recent Emmy win for his portrayal of defense attorney Johnnie Cochran in the FX production “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”Vance signed up for one Harvard production after another and also worked with the A.R.T., but in the absence of an arts concentration he had to look elsewhere for the serious training and study he wanted. During the school year he trained and performed across the Charles River with the Boston Shakespeare Company. In the summers, he headed west to Shakespeare & Company’s home in the Berkshires.But while Vance had no choice but to supplement his acting training outside of Harvard’s gates, he used his history concentration to expand his mind, he said, and to inform his craft.“Acting is all about research and different time periods, different characters, and so history was perfect for me.”The actor said the new concentration finally puts Harvard in direct competition with other top schools offering performing arts degrees.“It’s part of being able to compete with Yale and the other schools undergraduate-wise. If students know they want to dance or [perform in the arts] and Yale and other Ivies have a program like that, they are potentially going to go there, and [Harvard is] going to lose those students.”During her four years on campus, Leimkuhler took advantage of Harvard’s robust network of student-run performing arts organizations and support from the Office For the Arts. The work ethic she developed has come in handy in New York, her new home, where talented artists arrive daily looking for their first big break in show business. Leimkuhler credits her time at Harvard with preparing her for the constant grind of acting and auditioning.Liz Leimkuhler ’15 graduated from Harvard and moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Currently a member of “The Bats,” the resident acting company of the off-Broadway Flea Theater, Leimkuhler will be back at Harvard April 28. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerNow a member of The Bats, the resident acting company of the off-Broadway Flea Theater, Leimkuhler said that as a working performer, “If you have something you want to do then you have to just make it. You can’t sit around and wait for someone else to give you an opportunity. You have to be the one making the decisions and doing things for yourself. That’s another thing I learned that was very useful while at Harvard.”For Leimkuhler, Harvard’s diverse network of alumni working in the arts has been a boon. She regularly checks in with alumni directing shows in New York and keeps up with Los Angeles-based graduates to discuss possible projects.Dance will feature prominently in the April 28 celebration. Jill Johnson, dance director and senior lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media, will lead students from the Harvard Dance Project in an excerpt from their recent production “Five Pieces.” The students will perform “Echad Mi Yodea,” choreographed by Ohad Naharin. The piece for 17 dancers is set to a contemporary version of the Hebrew Passover song by the same name.For Johnson, mixing seasoned performers with student artists enables an important creative exchange.“The ways in which students now conceive of art can also inform artists who are currently practicing. There’s a motion to all of it, and that’s the hope of such interaction.”last_img read more

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