Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward Warm temperatures and moderate rainfall aided crop development last week, though high winds caused crop damage in some parts of the state, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Field Office.The northern and central parts of the state saw below average precipitation, while the south saw precipitation levels well above average. Overall, soil moisture levels decreased slightly from the previous week.The average temperature for the week was 74.9 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.1 degrees above normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.34 inches to 3.54 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 1.03 inches. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 16.High winds from a derecho storm system stretching across the Midwest caused some damage to fields in the northern part of Indiana, but most of the state remained unscathed. Crop development pushed forward thanks to the warm temperatures and adequate moisture.Corn in the dough stage was ahead of the five-year average, though the percent dented ended the week slightly behind schedule. The percent of soybeans setting pods was also ahead of the five-year average.Mid-week breaks in the rain allowed for hay harvest to progress in some areas, and third cuttings ending the week ahead of the five-year average.Harvests of vegetables, fruit, and mint were also underway last week.Livestock were reported in good condition with adequate hay supplies. Other activities for the week included fungicide applications, mowing roadsides, and field scouting.Corn condition: 65 percent good to excellentCorn dough: 71 percentCorn dented: 16 percentSoybean condition: 67 percent good to excellentSoybeans blooming: 97 percentSoybeans setting pods: 81 percent SHARE By USDA Communications – Aug 17, 2020 Previous articleIndiana Farm Equipment, Tech Expo Announce Cancellation, New Location for 2021 ShowNext articleU.S., China, Postpone Trade Deal Review USDA Communications Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Remain Steady, Development Pushed Forward Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Pasadena-based Parsons Awarded Ukraine Nuclear Security Program

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Parsons has been awarded a competitively bid task order under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract II (CTRIC II) for the Ukraine Nuclear Security and Readiness Program. Under the program, Parsons will work with the Government of Ukraine to enhance security at its nuclear facilities and improve its readiness to respond to nuclear incidents.Parsons will serve as program manager, working with organizations within the Government of Ukraine and U.S. stakeholders to ensure that program requirements are met. Services include equipment assessments and procurement, facility upgrades to create emergency operations centers, and nuclear security training and exercises.“Parsons is pleased to be selected by DTRA to aid the Ukraine Government in securing its nuclear operations and improving its incident preparedness,” stated Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons Group President. “This award builds on our portfolio of projects supporting the Global Nuclear Security group. We look forward to our continued collaboration with DTRA to make the world a safer place.”Parsons has successfully executed projects under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program over the past 18 years, including projects in Russia, Armenia, Libya, and most recently in Jordan and Syria.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit Community News Business News Pasadena-based Parsons Awarded Ukraine Nuclear Security Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 11:00 amcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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