first_imgAfter suffering a three-week dry spell in May, Georgia corn crops benefitted from rains during the month of June.It’s an encouraging sign for the future of this year’s corn crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn weed specialist Eric Prostko. “We’ve been catching these rains right at pollination or slightly later so they’ve been very helpful,” Prostko said.No significant rainfall was recorded from May 11 into early June, causing uncertainty around Georgia’s corn crop in late May. This was especially harmful for Georgia’s dryland corn crop, where irrigation is unavailable. Georgia’s dryland acreage totals about 70,000 acres.“Not having any rain really hurt us, but that 21- to 25-day period was especially rough because it was about seven degrees hotter than normal,” Prostko said. “Of course, we’ve been getting rains now so that should be really helpful.”According to this year’s UGA Extension Corn Production Guide (https://t.uga.edu/54o), corn requires the most rainfall during pollination, approximately 0.33 inches per day. Rainfall is essential for the plant to produce ears of corn. If the corn doesn’t receive the right amount of water at the right time, the amount and size of the kernels could be impacted.“Most of (Georgia’s) corn is irrigated, which is a good thing. But for the 20% that’s not, we won’t know the impact of that drought until it’s time for harvest,” Prostko said. “I had a farmer tell me this year that a year ago he made 200 bushels of dryland corn. I don’t think that’s going to happen this year.”Dryland farmers had a successful year in 2018 due in large part to the abundance of rainfall Georgia experienced during late spring. Two straight weeks of rain in May 2018 helped spike corn production in dryland fields.Georgia growers planted 325,000 acres in 2018, with harvested acres for grain estimated at 275,000. Corn production in Georgia was estimated at 46.5 million bushels in 2018, up 8% from 2017. Georgia corn yields have consistently been close to or more than 170 bushels per acre since 2012.For more information about corn production in Georgia, see the UGA Grain Crop Team website at https://grains.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Transfers will be dramatically reduced this summer, says former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football, Damien Comolli Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Apr 2020 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link58Shares Damien Comolli cannot see many big transfers when the window does open (Picture: Getty Images)There will be a dramatic reduction in transfers and transfer fees due to the coronavirus pandemic, with clubs in perilous financial positions, believes former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli.When and if the transfer window will next open is not clear, with football still paused due to the coronavirus, and Comolli is expecting the next window to be very different to what we are used to.With clubs struggling for funds, the Frenchman expects more loans and swap deals, while the days of huge transfer fees are over, for now.‘An agent was saying the other day only three clubs in the Premier League will be able to spend money,’ Comolli told Sky Sports News. ‘If that’s the case I think the transfer window will be very different.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We might see swaps, we might see loans and we are going to a see a massive decrease in transfer fees and activity – at least transfers involving money.‘The more this crisis goes on and the clubs are in a difficult situation financially, the first thing that will be impacted will be player remuneration and the second thing will be transfer fees.’There is currently an unresolved issue over player contracts that are due to expire on 30 June and if clubs will keep hold of those players if the season resumes and runs past that date.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityComolli has no answers to these puzzles, but points out the difficulty surrounding the issue and predicts that fans will not be able to watch any live action until next year, ‘Sorry if I’m being dramatic but let’s assume the Premier League starts and suddenly (a player) catches the virus and then dies or gets severe lung damage and he can’t play football anymore, what’s going to happen?’ Comolli questioned.‘Is the player going to say my contract ended on June 30, you forced me to play?‘I think it’ll be very difficult not to finish the season for a lot of different reasons, one is financial but as an industry football has a duty to entertain.‘Now it is not the right thing to talk about it but we have a duty to fans, they want something else at night or during the day to think about, other than the virus and the issues. I think it’d be something positive.‘Personally I wouldn’t be surprised if we couldn’t play with any fans until the end of 2020.’MORE: Liverpool star Dejan Lovren drops transfer hint amid Arsenal linksMORE: RB Leipzig deny any contact from Liverpool over Timo Werner transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sanju Samson registered his second IPL hundred. Sunrisers Hyderabad wins their first encounter of the season. Kane Williamson missed his first game of the tournament.  Rahane also played a sensational innings, registering his 27th IPL fifty. However, Rahane’s knock was ended by a great effort by Manish Pandey to fall for 70. Post this, Samson along with Stokes went berserk and hammered Hyderabad bowlers’ all-around the ground. Stokes scored 16 off 9 deliveries, eventually helping the side to put mammoth 198 runs on the board.In the chase, Sunrisers Hyderabad did what not many thought they wouldn’t be able to. Both David Warner and Jonny Bairstow hit some quick runs to start the proceedings, putting Rajasthan Royals on the back foot early in the chase innings. The 110-run opening partnership in just 9.4 overs made Rajasthan Royals’ total ‘not so competitive’.Ben Stokes provided the much-needed breakthrough, sending David Warner back to the pavilion. His counterpart, Jonny Bairstow followed Warner in just the next over which gave Rajasthan Royals some hope.However, the second wicket triggered a collapse as the Sunrisers lost three more wickets in six deliveries with the victory in sight. While Jaydev Unadkat snaffled Kane Williamson, Gopal sent back Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar. However, it was the duo of Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan who kept their cool and finished the chase in the penultimate over to get Sunrisers Hyderabad off the mark in IPL 2019. New Delhi: Sanju Samson’s 102, his second in the Indian Premier League had helped the Rajasthan Royals notch up 198/2. However, David Warner had some other plans and he laid the platform with a blazing 69 off 37 balls. He was well backed-up by Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar and the equation boiled down to the penultimate over when Rashid Khan’s six off Jofra Archer helped Sunrisers Hyderabad not only register a five-wicket win at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday, but it was their highest successful chase in the history of the IPL. It was a superb display of batsmanship on display from Sanju Samson, David Warner and it ended with a special helicopter shot from Rashid Khan as the chase got a bit cheeky.Ajinkya Rahane chose to bat on wicket where high scores were not too regular. But Rajasthan Royals put up a mammoth total on the board. The side lost the wicket of Jos Buttler early in the innings and it took a special partnership from Samson and Rahane to steady the ship. Samson and Rahane joined strung a wonderful partnership of 119 runs together as Samson played the aggressor. With ten fours and four sixes in his innings, the 24-year-old amassed 102 runs in just 55 balls. highlightslast_img read more


first_imgA Flood Watch is in effect until Tuesday, 8:00 a.m., according to the U.S. National Weather Service.The Flood Watch is now in effect for * a portion of South Florida, including the following areas, Coastal Broward, Coastal Collier, Coastal Miami-Dade, Coastal Palm Beach, Far South Miami-Dade, Inland Broward, Inland Collier, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach, Mainland Monroe, Metro Broward, Metro Miami-Dade, and Metro Palm Beach.There is a tropical disturbance moving in from the south and it will bring in showers and thunderstorms that will produce an average of 3 to 5 inches of rainfall across the watch area with locally higher amounts possible.Stay alert, and click here for information.last_img read more