Planting Crops Delayed Again, and Weather isn’t Promising

first_img By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2019 Planting Crops Delayed Again, and Weather isn’t Promising Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Crops Delayed Again, and Weather isn’t Promising Facebook Twitter No-field-dry-down-comingWell, it seemed as though Indiana was starting to dry out, but we knew all along that Thursday during the overnight hours it could change in an instant. And change it did. In the first planting forecast of the season, sponsored by the Indiana Corn and Soybean Checkoffs and First Farmers Bank and Trust, Hoosier Ag Today Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says drying out those farm fields in the coming days isn’t likely.“Over the course of the next week to ten days, we don’t see a large-scale push of drying,” he explained. “With the rains that fell this past week, especially Thursday into Friday, we’ve really saturated soils again. We have only about a day’s worth of dry weather before another round of rain comes in to start this week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Then we put together a couple of dry days, but there’s a little bit of a hiccup as we head into this weekend.”Moisture chances as we close out the week only amount to a quarter of an inch, impacting maybe 60 percent of the state. But Martin says there’s the hiccup, just enough moisture that dry down is severely impeded.“Anytime you bring a little bit more moisture in, you aren’t drying down, so that interrupts a drying stretch that tries to start on Thursday and go through Friday. We’ll get back to dry weather for next Sunday and Monday, but then we gear up for more rain right as we get ready to flip the switch from April into May. I’m not sure we have enough drying weather in here to make significant inroads progress.”Warming temperatures could help with dry down, and most of the next ten days Indiana will be near normal, maybe above normal. Martin cautions the extended forecast tells the full story.“We’ve been talking all along about concern about a late-season frost,” he said. “I am seeing temperatures dip down into the middle or lower 30’s the night of the 2nd into the 3rd in May. Now, if we don’t have much crop in the ground, it probably doesn’t matter, but we still have a push or two of cold air yet to come.”Those cooler temperatures will also slow the dry down process. Bottom line: summon all your patience as the slow 2019 planting season progresses.The planting forecast is a regular Friday feature on HAT, brought to you by the Indiana Corn and Indiana Soybean Checkoffs and First Farmers Bank and Trust. Facebook Twitter Previous articleCensus Shows Medium Sized Indiana Farms Consolidating or DisappearingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 19, 2019 Andy Eubank SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette issues cryptic response after fan begs him to stay at Arsenal

first_img Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Comment Read More Read More Skip Advertisement 1/1 Coming Next Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette is keeping Arsenal supporters guessing over his future after issuing a cryptic response to speculation he could be on his way out of the club this summer.The 29-year-old striker had his worst season yet in front of goal for the Gunners last term, scoring just 12 goals in all competitions, and Mikel Arteta is open to selling the forward to raise funds for further summer signings. Atletico Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation after missing out on Lacazette when he was at Lyon back in 2017 and recent reports suggested they are prepared to offer three of their players – Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa or Vitolo – in exchange for the Frenchman. SPONSORED Video Settings ‘I’m happy with my career because I played for Lyon, my club since I was a child,’ he said ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.‘I played for Arsenal, my dream club in the UK. ‘I’m still happy about my career but obviously I would love to win more trophies and this one can make me happier in my Arsenal journey.’ Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Read More Full Screencenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1 min. story Read More Skip Ad Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles And shortly after Arsenal’s pre-season clash with Aston Villa on Saturday, Lacazette dropped another possible hint that he expects to remain in north London for the forthcoming season. ‘One word. STAY,’ Arsenal fan account ‘lacazettesquad’ replied to the attacker’s post on Instagram following the friendly.Lacazette responded with a cheeky wink emoji which many supporters in the comments section took it as a sign he was staying.A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to prevent the Gunners from losing their behind-closed-doors match with Villa at the Emirates this weekend. Goals from Douglas Luiz and Jacob Ramsey (2) sealed the win for the visitors as Willian made his first Arsenal appearance.Arteta handed Mesut Ozil his first competitive match since March and Dani Ceballos was also given a run out after completing his second successive loan move from Real Madrid earlier this week.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCeballos said there was ‘never any doubt’ in his mind about returning to Arsenal this summer, despite receiving offers from Madrid and other La Liga clubs to remain in Spain for the upcoming campaign.‘I’m very pleased to be back with Arsenal – I’m very happy to have come back to a club where I feel important,’ the Spanish midfielder told Arsenal’s official website.‘It’s true that I had other options, such as staying at Real Madrid and going back to the Spanish league, where there were teams interested in me. ‘I spoke to the coach last year, before the FA Cup final, and told him that I wanted to stay at Arsenal and win titles. I’d been really happy with what Mikel had built at the club since he came in. ‘I had a great time at this club last season and there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to come back.’Will Lacazette still be an Arsenal player next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic crucial to new AC Milan signing’s decision to snub ArsenalMORE: Man Utd cult hero Rafael da Silva fires dig at Alexis Sanchez over Arsenal claim Alexandre Lacazette issues cryptic response after fan begs him to stay at Arsenal by Metro Lacazette was given a run out as Arsenal were defeated by Villa on Saturday (Picture: Getty)However, Lacazette poured cold water on rumours of a possible departure last month and reassured fans that Arsenal were his ‘dream club’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 5 Sep 2020 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.3kShares PLAY Advertisementlast_img read more