Purple Corn Showing Up in Eastern Indiana

first_imgIn addition to the purple corn, Welch says some hail damage and seedling blight have been reported in some fields.  Listen to the complete report from Justin Welch on the Pioneer Agronomy page.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/purple-corn-wrap.mp3|titles=Purple Corn Showing Up in Eastern Indiana] Corn growers in East Central Indiana are seeing something strange in their fields: purple corn.  Pioneer agronomist Justin Welch says, for the most part, the crops in East Central Indiana are in good condition, “We are about 90% planted and the crops are off to a good start.” But his phone was ringing a lot last week with frantic calls about purple corn, “Purple corn is a very interesting development. The crop has to be just in the right growth stage, 2 to 4 inch tall corn.” He explained to HAT that, when you get two consecutive nights of temperatures that drop to 40 degrees or below, the sugars in the plant come to the surface and give the plant a purple color. He says, though the sight of your corn crop turning purple is enough to un-nerve most producers, it is a cosmetic problem only and will not impact yield, “It does not affect the height or the growth stage or any other aspect of the plant except the color.  In the end, it has no impact of yield.”  He added the plant will soon start growing out of the phase and new growth will be a normal green color. He said the phenomenon does tend to be more prevalent in certain hybrids. Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/purple-corn-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 20, 2012 SHARE Purple Corn Showing Up in Eastern Indiana SHARE Home News Feed Purple Corn Showing Up in Eastern Indiana Previous articleIndiana Corn Marketing Council Awards Flex Fuel Pump GrantsNext articleToo Old, Too Fat, and Out of Touch Gary Truittlast_img read more

Evansville Evens FLDS Behind Etsell’s Pitching

first_imgRyan Etsell gave up an unearned run, helping the Evansville Otters beat the Schaumburg Boomers 4-3 in the Frontier League Division Series Wednesday at Bosse Field.The best-of-five series is now tied at 1-1 with Game 3 in Schaumburg set for Friday.Etsell struck out five batters in his seven inning outing and he was able to work around five walks.After two scoreless innings, Ryan Long gave the Otters a 1-0 lead with a solo home run. Later in the frame, Alejandro Segovia’s RBI single extended the Evansville advantage to 2-0.Evansville would double the lead in the fifth when Long led off with a walk and Kolten Yamaguchi followed with a two-run home run to push the lead to 4-0.The Boomers pulled to within three in the seventh when Sean Godfrey scored on Kyle Ruchim’s RBI single, making the score 4-1.In the ninth, Rock Shoulders hit a two-run home run off Evansville’s Randy McCurry with two outs, bringing the Boomers to within one at 4-3. However, McCurry was able to get John Holland to ground out to shortstop to preserve the win.Kit Fowler took the loss for Schaumburg, pitching 4 1/3 innings while giving up four earned runs off four hits. He struck out two batters and walked four.McCurry earned the save for Evansville after giving up three runs—two earned—in the ninth. Connor Little pitched a scoreless eighth and struck out two.Yamaguchi finished 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Otters. Long was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI.Ruchim was 2 for 3 in the loss for the Boomers.Kagen Hopkins will start for Schaumburg in Game 3 Friday. Hopkins was 9-5 in the regular season for the Boomers with a 4.19 ERA.Felix Baez will get the start for the Otters. He went 5-4 in the regular season in 15 starts with a 3.69 ERA.The series shifts north to Schaumburg for Games 3-5. Games 3 (Friday) and 4 (Saturday) in Schaumburg will start at 6:35 p.m. while a potential Game 5 (Sunday) will begin at 5:05 p.m.Lucas Corley will handle radio duties on WUEV all three games at Boomers Stadium this weekend.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Just the fax

first_imgMost of us associate the word “fax” with that big machine that sits — largely unused — in the corner of the office. A device for sending documents over a phone line, it seems to belong to an era when cell phones were the size of walkie-talkies.Indeed, the machine’s mechanical and chemical antecedents go all the way back to 1843, and the first wireless transmission of a photo facsimile was sent from New York to London in 1924. (A picture of President Calvin Coolidge.)Now there is a very modern twist to an old technology: “FAX,” a traveling art exhibit on view through April 10 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The idea — first executed two years ago at The Drawing Center in New York, and still co-organized from there — is to invite artists and others to use the fax machine to marry the art of the hand with the foibles of electronic transmission.The fax was a foreshadowing of Twitter and YouTube, said Joao Ribas, creator and curator of the original “FAX” exhibit in New York, and it represents the beginning of when artists got the tools to create communication networks.The work, beamed to a fax machine in the gallery, is posted on the walls. And all the while the show is up, faxes still roll into the exhibition space from scientists, architects, filmmakers, painters, and others. This is art on the fly, and shows off the humble fax as an artistic medium that is still largely untapped, despite experimentation that started four decades ago.The Carpenter Center show also revives some of the early rebellion of the fax, a fluid, democratized defiance of convention that now seems to reside wholly on the Internet. After all, the technology that started as a mainstay of business was also soon a medium for subversion, urban legend, and humor — the “faxlore” of office spoofs, crude jokes, and even transmissible body parts. (Ever see a squashed bum on paper? Of course.)The fax was a foreshadowing of Twitter and YouTube, said Joao Ribas, creator and curator of the original “FAX” exhibit in New York, and it represents the beginning of when artists got the tools to create communication networks.The show itself becomes a “network of collaboration in experimental time,” said Ribas, who is now curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Earlier this month, he led a scrum of viewers on a tour of the latest iteration of “FAX,” which is co-organized by Independent Curators International.Multiple faxes from multiple contributors in multiple shows create a cumulative exhibit, and there’s no end in sight. “FAX” has already been on display in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and elsewhere — with each show having its own invited list of up to 20 contributors. The faxed work, whimsical and weird, is posted on exhibit walls or filed in thick binders for viewers to peruse.As Ribas spoke, someone was just getting over the hiccups. Not a bad analogy for fax art though. The medium requires capricious airwaves, and a receptor technology that occasionally stutters, smears, or streaks the finished product.Leave it in, said Ribas. The caprice of the fax itself is part of the fun. “We wanted the machine,” he said, “to become a collaborator.”Painter and printmaker Tauba Auerbach was invited to contribute to the Harvard iteration of “FAX,” so she called Ribas and said she wanted to stop by and listen to the fax machine. While he sent faxes from across the street, she stayed in his MIT office “listening to it as an instrument,” he said. The result is a six-panel array, “What a Fax Says,” converting into letters and punctuation the familiar electronic noise the machine makes — a symphony of brrringgg!!! and purrrrr….“The fax machine is kind of this dumb thing in the room,” said Ribas, but it is also “essentially a printmaking machine” — an art medium that began when art did, with rubbings. It is also a machine that people treat as a camera, he said, or appropriate for a kind of “collage sensibility” suggestive of early Dada.Then there is the plebian heritage of the fax itself — the opportunity to be zany, and spread it around. So in the show you will find a faxed detail, courtesy of Cabinet magazine, from “spaghetti junction” by Ernst Falzeder. It’s part of his “family tree of psychoanalysts and their patients,” the card reads. Look for the circuitry of influences that connect Hermann Hesse, Jean Piaget, William Burroughs, Wilhelm Reich, and boxed names ending with “Freud,” including Oliver, Ernst, and Anna.In the archived faxes, gathered in three-ring binders, there is art worth looking at, too, including a series of closely edited press releases — along with faxed responses. And look for the faxed Ronald Reagan doodles, the faux eye chart (WTF, OMG, etc.), a faxed Post-it note conversation, and — yes — instructions on how to fax a smoke signal.“FAX,” being the creation of defiant creators, also includes at least one example of pure defiance. Boston artist Andrew Witkin was invited to send a fax to the show. He thought it over, typed a message out on yellow paper, made his corrections in Wite-Out, and hand-delivered it.A detail of Matt Sheridan Smith’s untitled piece (contrast test), 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Lisa Cooley Fine Artlast_img read more

Smith decides to go pro, forgo senior season

first_imgSyracuse running back Jerome Smith will enter the NFL Draft instead of returning to SU for his senior season, head coach Scott Shafer confirmed Friday.Smith, a redshirt junior, tweeted the news Friday afternoon. Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass It’s been a pleasure Syracuse #cusenation— Jerome Smith (@RomeSmith45) December 20, 2013AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU Athletics spokeswoman Sue Edson told The Daily Orange Friday night that she spoke with Shafer. Shafer said Smith is, in fact, going to the NFL, and that he “wishes him well.”Smith did not respond to a text message earlier in the day about his decision.The running back leads Syracuse with 840 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and has racked up 15 career touchdowns as a member of the Orange. He kept his decision a mystery during the season, even declining to comment on the matter Thursday.“You’re killing me, man,” Smith said when asked about the Draft on Thursday. “I’m trying to get through a week of practice. You’re giving me something that’s two weeks away. It’ll happen, man. We’ll figure it out and we’ll get to that point. Either way it’s a good situation.”But he decided to make the news public before SU plays Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Dec 27. Now it’s clear Smith is heading to the NFL.—Staff writer David Wilson contributed reporting to this article Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Town of Palm Beach sets new curfew due to increase in coronavirus cases

first_imgThe Town of Palm Beach announced Monday that it is issuing new curfew hours due to the record increase in coronavirus cases, particularly among young people, and lack of available hospital beds.The new hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., effective Thursday, July 2, until further notice.last_img