Armyworms on the March in Indiana

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Armyworms on the March in Indiana Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 26, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Armyworms on the March in IndianaWith a wet early spring in Indiana, knocking back cover crops in time for planting has been an issue in some areas.  Dry weather this past week has allowed many growers to get this done along with burndown of fall annual weeds. This week’s DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Report from Hoosier Ag Today contains some suggestions for managing cover crop burndown.Information from Purdue suggests we may be in for a heavier infestation of armyworms this spring. “We typically don’t see levels this high at this time of year,” stated the Purdue Pest and Crop Newsletter. “The northeastern part of the state, where we happen to also grow wheat  in some areas, is particularly thick with migrant moths. The female moths that arrive will be loaded with eggs and looking for suitable hosts to lay them on – many plants will do the job, with grasses strongly preferred. If you have wheat acreage, or your soon-to-be-corn acres have a grass cover crop, particularly cereal rye, those fields will be an armyworm magnet. Depending on when that cover crop is killed and corn is planted, the crop could be at risk.”Mary GumzMary Gumz, with DuPont Pioneer, urges growers to start scouting their fields in the next few days. She says, if you have wheat or cover crops, you may want to take extra precautions, “Once you have burned down the cover crop, you may want to give yourself a week before you begin planting, so you can starve out the armyworms and give you a better seed bed and planting conditions.”.Gumz says, with heavy rains on the way, planting just before that rain may not be a good idea, “This may be been the issue this past week when we had some fields planted just before a cold rain.” She added we still have plenty of time to get this crop planted, so take time to make sure the fields are dry and the weather is optimal.Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin says a strong frontal boundary off to the west is gearing up to tear across the Corn Belt, “This front impacts the Hoosier State early Thursday. Rains are likely going to be from .5”-1.25” and we think that we can see some heavier thunderstorms hold on as they exit Eastern Illinois Thursday morning. That may put some localized areas from Winamac to Terre Haute in line to see the strong thunderstorm action after sunrise. The rest of the state and the rest of the day should be a little more calm, but still wet.”Listen to the complete report under the agronomy tab on this web site. Armyworms on the March in Indiana Previous articleSo Much for Meatless MondaysNext articleMore Field Prep than Planting in Northeast Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

Bowling for Autism Awareness

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty April is Autism Awareness Month and what better way for children with autism to celebrate than with a round of bowling at 300 Pasadena?While bowling and autism may seem incongruous, the fact of the matter is, children with autism seem to love it. The lights, the sounds, and the various sensations in a bowling alley all ignite something in many of these children.Some may be worried for kids with more severe levels of autism, especially those with sensory input issues, but past events have shown that the various stimuli in bowling alleys don’t seem bother most and they can enjoy the experience.Surrounded by flashy neon lights, loud music, constant striking of balls on pins, and general cacophony, many reports suggest kids with varying degrees of autism enjoy themselves.What’s most important though is the chance for these kids to interact with other kids and have a great time – the heartfelt wish of their parents who wish nothing but to see their kids have fun.Bowling is not only good for children with autism, but for kids in general. By teaching discipline, consistency, and patience, kids learn valuable life lessons. The sport also develops upper body strength, fine motor skills, timing and control that will prove valuable when they grow up.300 Pasadena, an event venue and bowling alley at 3545 E. Foothill Blvd. in Hasting Ranch, currently calls parents to bring their kids for a limited-time, unlimited bowling offer of $10 every Sunday to Thursday.Its neon-splashed decor, high-end facilities, and helpful staff together with floor-to-ceiling video screens and casual dining makes this more than just a bowling alley.To learn more about 300 Pasadena, you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/300Pasadena.For more info about the Autism Society and National Autism Awareness Month, you can visit its page at http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/.center_img More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Health Bowling for Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Month is here, and what better way to spend it than in a bowling alley that’s more than just? By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | 1:20 am Business News Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Villages at South Hill: Charming Cottages are a Solid Investment

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice Homes The homes in the Rob Rice Community of Villages at South Hill in Puyallup are attracting buyers who want a home with uncompromising quality and long-term investment value.Unique to this community is its Legacy series or “cottage homes.” With low maintenance living and a reasonable price, these homes have become a popular choice for first-time homebuyers, military families, retired couples and professionals like nurses and teachers.These charming cottage homes include bungalow, craftsman and prairie style homes that are nested around a park-like green space creating community and convenience. The community lawns are fully maintained and the homes have welcoming and spacious front porches suitable for summer lounging.An Opportunity to Own your Own HomeWhether looking to retire in the much sought-after area of South Hill or seeking to exchange rent payments for mortgage payments, homebuyers find these quality-built cottage homes a solid investment for their hard-earned money.“They are perfect for people who have been renting a townhome or a condo,” says Heather Keating the sales manager at the new home community. “For the same monthly payment or even less they get into their own home and have a personal investment that builds equity up over time. There are also the tax advantages to homeownership that can save homeowners thousands of dollars every year.”Heather has had several military families decide to buy a Legacy home because of their low maintenance living.“Military families can move in for four years and then rent their home when they are transferred without having to worry about lawn upkeep,” says Heather. “The homeowners’ association takes care of it. If a homeowner is deployed, there are no concerns about lawn maintenance.”Heather has also seen many retired couples, often previous Rob Rice Homes buyers, who are drawn to the quality and convenience of the Villages.“One retired couple who lived here moved to Montana. When they returned to Washington they bought a rambler in a senior community but eventually sold it and moved back to the Villages at South Hill!”Upscale Features all in the Price of the HomeWhether buying a home from the Heritage series, the community’s larger homes on oversized lots or a cottage home from the Legacy series, homebuyers who pick their lot and purchase their home in a pre-sale have a choice of features that are considered upgrades by most builders.There are no extra costs for the choices in fashionable flooring and surfaces in the homes at the Villages—rich cabinetry finishes, handsome hardwood floors, shiny granite countertops, designer backsplash tile and stylish lighting—to make a home unique to a each buyer’s taste.There are more than 6 acres of open space to enjoy in this coveted community. It even has an off-leash community dog park and a fun picnic and play area. There are sidewalks for evening strolls that thread throughout the neighborhood.So much Convenience in One Lovely SpotMinutes from shopping, the highway, entertainment, city parks and cultural attractions, the location of the Villages at South Hill is ideal.It is a quick walk to Sunrise Elementary  and close to a brand new Group Health complex. The South Hill mall is only a mile and a half away and nearby downtown Puyallup offers its own adventure and ease in shopping.Close by is a YMCA, a nearby Lowes, and Pierce College. It is a short trip to Bradley Lake where there are acres of walking trails, a picnic area, ball fields and a beautiful lake.The Villages at South Hill is minutes from downtown Puyallup and the Sounder train. There is easy entrance onto Highway 512 and quick access to I-5. Even Seattle buyers are seeing the unparalleled value and moving to the convenience of a home in the Villages of South Hill.Find what you are Looking ForA new homebuyer, an employee of Microsoft in Redmond, explained why he and his wife are moving to this Rob Rice Community in Puyallup.“It is so convenient with easy access onto the highway and we can get twice the home here for our money.”His wife, who had done her homework asking friends and Realtors about the quality of Rob Rice Homes, is convinced of their new home investment.“We have been renting and looking for a home for a year and a half and made the decision to buy a home in the Villages,” she explained. “I was told that for quality and price you cannot beat a Rob Rice home. We are so glad he came to Puyallup. We have finally found what we have been looking for. Every small detail in the home is thought through. You can see it in the floor plans. It is not just building to make money. It is heart.”last_img read more

WILD DUDE RALLIES FROM OFF PACE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES BY ONE LENGTH OVER FAVORED SUBTLE INDIAN; BEJARANO, HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:15.10

first_img$75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES GOES TO ZIEBARTH HOME-BRED SO SWEETITIZ ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2016)–With a lively pace to run at, Wild Dude skimmed the rail turning for home under Rafael Bejarano and overtook favored Subtle Indian in the final sixteenth of a mile to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes by one length. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Wild Dude, who broke from the rail, covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.10.In a bizarre turn of events, Subtle Indian, who was riding a four-race winning streak at Oaklawn Park coming into the Kona Gold, broke sharply under regular rider Ramon Vazquez and when recent Los Angeles Stakes winner San Onofre was abruptly pulled up coming out of the seven furlong chute, Subtle Indian found himself on a lonely lead heading to the half mile pole and into the far turn. However, the field compressed approaching the quarter pole and Wild Dude, who was well back early, took command late.The third choice in the wagering in a field of eight older horses at 9-2, Wild Dude paid $11.20, $4.00 and $2.80.“We gave this horse a little time and he’s been training really well,” said Hollendorfer, who also co-owns the 6-year-old Florida-bred horse by Wildcat Heir with Green Smith, Jr. “I didn’t know if the number one post would hurt him, but he got real lucky and got through, so that was what won the race for him. He’s a real nice horse. He’s a millionaire now and we’re very proud of him.With the winner’s share of $120,000, Wild Dude’s career earnings zoomed to $1,095,232. In getting his fifth career Santa Anita win, Wild Dude improved his overall mark to 22-8-5-4.“I knew that (Subtle Indian) would go to the lead,” said Bejarano. “I thought other horses would go with him but I just took my time. I knew my horse would show me a big kick but I had to make sure by the three eighths pole that I had enough room. I let him go in the stretch, had a clean trip and my horse won.”Hammered to favoritism at 4-5, Subtle Indian fought off all challengers a quarter mile out, but couldn’t withstand the late charge of the winner and had to settle for second, a half length in front of Cautious Giant. Subtle Indian paid $2.80 and $2.40.“I think Subtle Indian ran a good race today,” said Vazquez. “He never quits and he tries really hard. I think he is better at six furlongs. Today, at six and a half, he had to go a little more. In this case, the other horse just ran better than mine.”Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Cautious Giant out-gamed Coastline late and finished third by a neck. Off at 14-1, Cautious Giant paid $4.20 to show.San Onofre, who was ridden by Edwin Maldonado, sustained two broken sesamoid bones in his right front ankle and had to be euthanized.Fractions on the race were 21.58, 44.37 and 1:08.76. Saturday’s co-feature, the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes, for fillies and mares 3 and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, was run immediately following the Kona Gold, as the 10th race on an 11-race card. Taken in gate to wire fashion, it was won by Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred So Sweetitiz, who won by a half length over Miss Double dOro while getting the distance in 1:13.70.Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Marty Jones, So Sweetitiz, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Grand Slam, was off at 7-1 in a field of eight and paid $17.00, $7.00 and $4.20.“It’s been a process with this filly,” said Jones. “She’s had her ups and downs and she’s been real aggressive. It seems like once we got her on the turf, she started getting confident and doing things the right way. Mike rode a great race. I expected her to be up close, but with Mike you kind of just tell him what she’s like, and he takes care of the rest.”Miss Double d’Oro paid $3.60 and $2.40.Swift Lady, the 9-5 favorite, paid $2.60 to show.First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Toronto cop who shot teen appears in court for attempt to obstruct

first_imgTORONTO – The case of a Toronto police officer found guilty of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a teen on a streetcar and now charged with attempting to obstruct justice and perjury will return to court next month.Const. James Forcillo appeared in court Friday and is set to appear by video link on Jan. 12 to schedule a bail hearing on the charges, which were laid last week.Even if he is granted bail on those charges, however, Forcillo would remain in custody to serve his sentence in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.The officer had been out on bail living under house arrest as he appealed his conviction, but his bail was revoked in November after he was charged for breaching his bail conditions.Forcillo was sentenced to six years in prison last year for his role in the shooting, an incident that set off a wave of public outrage after video of what happened went viral.He has since asked the appeal court to substitute a not-guilty verdict or order a new trial in his case.He is also seeking a declaration that the mandatory minimum sentence for attempted murder is unconstitutional, and wants to be granted a suspended sentence. Barring that, he wants his sentence reduced to the minimum five years.last_img read more