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Indiana East Central Pro Farmer Tour corn at 186 BPA

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 18, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Monday was day one of the 2014 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and the eastern tour group cut a swath from central Ohio to central Indiana before calling it a day. Twelve groups of crop scouts made the trip and nearly 60 participants were involved. One of this is Ohio farm broadcaster Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net and he shared details of first day averages for estimated corn yield in Indiana.“As far as my route we’re looking at an average of 186.2 bushels per acre. We measure beans in a 3 foot by 3 foot square and count the pods in that area, and we got an average of 1168 for the Hoosier state. I will tell you the yields are there. We saw everything from 165 to 205, but we did see a lot of dry ground as well, a lot of cracks. One crack I can recall was an inch thick and about 8 inches deep.”He told HAT the yield is there for now as the ears are good now, but “if you do not get rain in the state, at least the east central part of the state in the next couple of days to a week, we’re going to start seeing some tip back on those ears and yield loss because of that in the weeks to come.”Higgins said the key word in Ohio this year is variation and that was in plain site Monday. The corn average was 168.2 bushels per acre for the Ohio corn fields and 1037 pods in a 3 x 3 square of soybeans.The Tuesday tour picks up in central Indiana and moves west across the state and into Illinois.(Photo caption: Emporia, Indiana was our last stop and we once again found some ground that could use a drink soon. The beans had a higher pop but a lower pod count below 1000. The corn had the biggest ears we have seen today, but the field overall had some pockets of baron stalks. By the looks of the ears it should have been over 200, but the ear count brought our number down to 154 bushels per acre)HAT thanks Ty Higgins and Ohio Ag Net for the update and photo. Hear more from Ty here:Ty tour update 1 Indiana East Central Pro Farmer Tour corn at 186 BPA SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana East Central Pro Farmer Tour corn at 186 BPA Previous articleThree “I” States Have Best Corn in the USNext articleTyson Plans to Find Other Export Markets after China Bans Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Syracuse zone proves unbeatable again as Marquette suffers miserable shooting night in Elite Eight

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON – Marquette passed the ball around the outside of Syracuse’s zone, desperately trying to find an opening to break through the middle. With each opening, one of the Orange’s long arms quickly closed it. With each open space on the arc, one of Syracuse’s quick-moving defenders hustled to fill it. The Golden Eagles had nothing to work with.“Obviously, today, they were clicking really well,” Marquette guard Junior Cadougan said. “They did a great job from start to finish.”And from start to finish, the Golden Eagles looked bewildered and befuddled. The fact that they beat Syracuse’s zone once this season had no bearing on this game with the way the Orange was playing. Marquette shot only 22.6 percent from the field and a pathetic 12.5 percent from the arc in its 55-39 loss to Syracuse in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center.The Golden Eagles also committed 14 turnovers, which led to 19 points for the Orange.Syracuse’s zone has swallowed up four teams so far in the NCAA Tournament, with Marquette being the latest. At the top of the zone, 6-foot-4 Brandon Triche and 6-foot-6 Michael Carter-Williams made life miserable for the Golden Eagles’ shooters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarquette took 24 3-pointers, but drained only three of them.“We’re sticking together and we’re not breaking down,” Carter-Williams said. “We have active hands and we’re getting deflections and steals and the zone has been great and we’re just playing real hard. We’ve just got to keep focusing on every play.”That meant stealing the ball at every opportunity. Syracuse finished with 10 of them Saturday. Early in the game, Cadougan worked his way into the paint but quickly lost control of the ball as the Orange’s zone collapsed on him. SU forward Jerami Grant, a lanky 6-foot-8 body ideal for coach Jim Boeheim’s defense, dove on the loose ball and secured the steal.It set up a transition layup for Triche to make the score 18-7 Syracuse.Every time the Golden Eagles tried to shoot, there was a Syracuse body in their way. At one point in the first half, Marquette forward Jamil Wilson had a brief opportunity to take a 3, but couldn’t get the shot off before Orange guard Trevor Cooney raced to the top of the key to get in his way.Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita said the Orange has been more talkative at the defensive end of the floor. Keita, a junior center who’s helped key the Orange’s postseason defensive dominance, stood at the middle of the zone shouting directions.“I think the difference was that we were talking a lot,” Keita said. “The zone, when you’re talking, it’s just a whole different defense when you’re talking, communicating.”In the locker room after the game, Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said it isn’t just that opposing teams are missing shots, it’s that the Orange is forcing them to miss shots. Syracuse is making sure shooters who need time to shoot don’t have any. The Orange is forcing shooters into spots on the floor where they’re too deep to hit 3s.Syracuse’s zone has taken center stage at the NCAA Tournament. Teams like No. 1-seed Indiana, the third best scoring team in the nation, couldn’t beat it. Marquette, led by Buzz Williams, who’s seen the zone, broken down the zone and beat the zone, had no answer for the zone on Saturday.Hopkins said it’s just a zone defense, but it’s a zone defense that’s exceptionally long and exceptionally fast. It has players who can instinctually break across the arc to close out on shooters in an eye-blink. Hopkins compared it to a baseball player hitting a 100-mph fastball. Few can do it effectively.But the few who can all seem to play for Syracuse. It makes Boeheim’s version of the zone almost unbeatable.“Coach is – he’s revolutionized it,” Hopkins said. “He’s changed the rotations. He sees it differently. It’s not normal.”Carter-Williams said every player has bought into the zone and now focuses on every single play an opposing offense might throw at them. Teams usually drain the shot clock trying to look for good shots, but Syracuse stays active for that entire period.Marquette took 53 shots on Saturday, but hit a measly 12 of them.“We put our hearts into it, and we’re competing on every single possession, every play,” Carter-Williams said. “I think that’s why we’re so effective.” Comments Related Stories UN-FOUR-GETTABLE: Syracuse returns to Final Four for first time in 10 years with 55-39 victory over MarquetteCarter-Williams propels Syracuse past Marquette, into Final Four with all-around performanceGallery: Syracuse defeats Marquette to advance to Final Four in AtlantaFans at Chuck’s go wild; Seniors reflect on Orange’s advance to the Final FourFans gather at Varsity Pizza to watch Syracuse wincenter_img Published on March 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more