Lack of Rain, A Blessing and a Worry

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Lack of Rain, A Blessing and a Worry Lack of Rain, A Blessing and a Worry Previous articleASA Releases More In-Depth Analysis of Farm Bill MarkNext articleApril 24, Byran Hirsch, Dry and Dusty in the SW Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 24, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana’s planting pace is fast and furious, but the lack of rain is becoming a bigger and bigger issue for crops that were planted in March.  Hoosier Ag Today has a network of farmers across the state giving us field updates, and all of them report very dry conditions.  For Byran Hirsh in Gibson County, the last of rain has been both a blessing and a worry, “The rains we have had in this area have only been a few tenths of an inch. We have not been out of the fields for more than a half a day since the end of March.”  He said the weather for planting has been ideal but hopes the dry spell will not  last much longer.Hirsh says it is not a serious situation yet and there is enough moisture in the soil to get the crop up and going, but warns the rains had better come soon, “We will have moisture in the soil and even a few of the field tiles are still running, so we are good for a while yet.”  He told HAT the young crops can last about another 10 days without significant rains.   He added that fields that have been tilled are much dryer and may be in more serious shape.  As he talked with HAT, he was in his tractor planting soybeans, something he does not normally do in April, “I finished my corn about 10 days ago and started on soybeans today.”Listen to the complete field report with Byran Hirsch, made possible by Advanced Ag Solutions.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/04/drywrap.mp3|titles=Lack of Rain, A Blessing and a Worry] Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Jadrolinija presents new catamaran “Jelena”

first_imgThe newest ship in the Jadrolinija fleet, the catamaran “Jelena” was solemnly presented and blessed in the port of Rijeka.The catamaran “Jelena” is a new construction built in the world shipyard Damen in Singapore. By the way, “Jelena” is a fast aluminum passenger catamaran, with a capacity of 403 passengers and 8 crew members, and it is a total of 51 ships in the white fleet of Jadrolinija.It is intended for the transport of passengers on local high-speed lines. The catamaran is fully adapted to the access of persons with disabilities, it is equipped with coffee a bar and a modern passenger lounge on two levels. The godmother of the ship is Zita Pleša, a pensioner of Jadrolinija with 40 years of work experience in the Company.last_img

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