Wet weather swamping early May

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andrew Armstrong – Clark CountyIt is nice and soggy over here. When we started planting two weeks ago, it took us all day to get the problems worked out of the corn planter. We did get 100 acres of corn planted and that was it. It started raining that evening and we have not been out in the field since. As of yesterday and today we mowed an awful lot of grass. That is all we have been able to accomplish. The corn has spiked through, but it is pretty slow going. Between yesterday and today I am guessing it will jump up a little bit more.We haven’t set out a rain gauge. We can measure it but as far as we are concerned it is just too wet and we really don’t want to know how much rain we have gotten. If we did have a rain gauge out it would have probably washed away by now anyway.We did not spray our bean stubble when we did burndown, just the corn stubble. The corn stubble is looking fine but the bean stubble fields are looking pretty bushy right now.The people I have talked to are not depressed or anything yet, but we are getting anxious. It is going to get done. Back in 2011 we had a year resembling this right now and we got done and in fact had a pretty good year that year. We had some record yields for fields that year. As we are waiting, I am doing a parts inventory so if something were to go down when we are in the fields we’ll be able to go to the shelf, grab it and go. Hopefully that will help us keep moving when we are able to get in the fields.Yesterday and today are about the only days where there are no chances for rain. Tuesday and Thursday are our next big chances for rain. I heard someone say they are friends with a meteorologist who said it really doesn’t look good for the rest of the month until the beginning of June. But, of course, that is a meteorologist and we know how they can be.We’ll get it done one way or another. We always seem to find a way. We are not trying to push the envelope, though. It still is just the beginning of May.Dylan Baer – Wood CountyWe are stuck in the Black Swamp. I do not know the exact amount of rain we have gotten but last Saturday was day 9 of consecutive rainfall. When it rains a little every day it adds up. There is no real flooding, just wet holes everywhere that never get a chance to dry out. There has not really been any field work.Before that 9 days of rain there was a day and a half where we did some ATV spraying to kill a neighbor’s wheat field that didn’t make it. We are hoping maybe tomorrow we can start on some pre-emerge. Yesterday and today are the first days we’ve seen sunshine in a while.The wheat does not look good. This is officially the latest we have not gotten our wheat topdressed. There were a couple of days where it was maybe dry enough to go, but it was windy. We should have gone out, but we didn’t. But then again, with 8 or 10 inches of rain in the last 3 weeks, if you have all that nitrogen out there, you could really lose a lot.We only need 8 or 10 days of good weather to get everything in. It is still just the first part of May and we are trying to keep ourselves from looking at the calendar and just watch the weather. With the markets the way they are, there is just not as much excitement to get into the fields anyway.There are a couple of corn stalk fields with some peppergrass showing up and some dandelions. Most of our fields are hanging in there pretty well. We have an adequate stand of rye in our bean stubble ground and they are still pretty clean. It has just been wet. In the next couple days we will hopefully dry out some. We’ll get our window. We always do.Nathan Brown – Highland CountyOn April 24 we got 32 acres planted in a cereal rye field that was systematically tiled 4 or 5 years ago. Everybody else was pretty wet. The cereal rye and the drainage really helped that field dry out. We were able to at least get that one field of soybeans planted to get things worked out with the planter so we are ready to go. It was kind of a rolling field anyway. The rye did a nice job of pulling out the moisture. There was one damp spot in the field where the stand of rye was pretty thin right in that area. Nearly all of the field was in perfect condition.I have not checked the beans in the last day or so. Last Thursday, about 8 days after they’d been planted, they had a good sprout on them. If the weather holds this week, I hope we’ll have some beans out of the ground.The beans planted March 24 were planted at 2 inches deep. I thought that would keep them in the ground longer to avoid frost, which it did. But, being 2 inches deep, there was not enough warmth to actually get them up and out of the ground once they germinated. Next year I’ll hopefully try planting early again in another plot and I’ll shallow up my planting. I learned a lot from the experiment.We are wet and pastures are wet, but guys are running out of hay. It was tough to make hay last summer because of the wet weather and now people are running out. If you run out of hay you have to do something. Guys are going ahead with grazing, trying to keep the cows out of the low areas and stay on the high ground to do the least amount of damage possible.Wheat looks really good. I am surprised it does with as much rain as we’ve had. We are getting ready to go out and pull tissue samples and we are thinking about spraying some fungicide next week. We think with the weather we’ve had we may have lost some nitrogen. The tissue samples will help us to know where we are at, at least within the plant.Lamar Liming – Trumbull/ Mahoning CountyWe have water sitting lots of places. I do not know a rainfall total, but we are a lot wetter now than we were two weeks ago. We’ve been doing some burndown spraying. The fields are starting to green up pretty good now. We finally started on that the last day or two. But other than that, there has not really been any field work.The hay seems to be coming right along and it looks pretty good. It has some good growth to it.The temperatures have been up one day and down another. It is supposed to be 75 today and then start cooling down again some. It is hard to get fields warmed up with this weather. A lot of the days when we don’t get rain there is still no sun or warmth and we don’t really dry out any, even when we aren’t actually getting rain.There is a lot of concern about the calendar and the weather forecast doesn’t look good either. I don’t know how backed up we are going to get. There is a high percentage chance for rain a couple of days this week.The milk price has been bumping up the last month I guess. Maybe there is little hope there. It still has a little ways to go and there is a lot of ground to be made up.We have been able to haul enough to keep ahead of the manure. Some people are getting really backed up, though. Since the end of last summer spreading manure has been a real challenge.last_img read more

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Court questions Assam’s jumbo transport to Gujarat

first_imgThe Gauhati High Court on Monday asked Assam’s Chief Wildlife Warden Ranjana Gupta whether she had taken note of a 2016 Supreme Court order against transfer of elephants while clearing the transit of four juvenile elephants to Gujarat for a religious event.Hearing separate petitions filed by Kerala-born Canadian Sangita Iyer and Guwahati-based NGO Avinava Prayash, a division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice Manish Choudhury sought clarification from the Centre with regard to the operation of the apex court’s interim order in 2016 prohibiting transfer of elephants outside a State by their possessors.The Bench also asked Ms. Gupta to clarify whether she had taken note of the Supreme Court’s interim order when she authorised on June 12 the transit of the elephants to Ahmedabad’s Jagannath Temple for a Rath Yatra on July 4.The oldest of the four elephants — females Joytara and Rani, and males Babulal and Rupsing — is nine years old. ‘Will not survive trip’Wildlife activists had argued that these juvenile elephants would not survive the heatwave while travelling in a metal railway wagon 3,106 km from eastern Assam’s Tinsukia to Ahmedabad.Noting that the railways too had sought clarification on the Supreme Court’s interim order before transporting the elephants, the Bench referred to the March 8 letter of the Project Elephant Division of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change seeking legal steps for the “welfare of the captive elephants, etc., and strict monitoring” to prevent illegal transport of elephants between States.The petitioners’ counsel Bhaskar Dev Konwar, argued that the elephants would face adverse climatic conditions during their train journey to Gujarat.He also pointed out that unlike Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Assam has not framed rules for management and maintenance of captive elephants under Section 64(2) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. He also contended that none of the elephants sent outside Assam on temporary leases have returned till date. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing again on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Traveler’s diarrhea diet

first_imgDefinitionTravelers diarrhea is loose, watery stools. People can get travelers diarrhea when they visit places where the water is not clean or the food is not handled safely. This can include third-world or developing countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.This article tells you what you should eat or drink if you have travelers diarrhea.Alternative NamesDiet – travelers diarrhea; Diarrhea – travelers – dietFunctionBacteria and other substances in the water and food can cause travelers diarrhea. People who live these areas dont often get sick because their bodies are used to the bacteria.You can lower your risk for getting travelers diarrhea by avoiding water, ice, and food that may be contaminated. The goal of the travelers diarrhea diet is to make your symptoms better and prevent you from getting dehydrated.Side EffectsTravelers diarrhea is rarely dangerous in adults. It can be more serious in children.RecommendationsHow to prevent travelers diarrhea:WATER AND OTHER DRINKSDo not use tap water to drink or brush your teeth.Do not use ice made from tap water.Use only boiled water (boiled for at least 5 minutes) for mixing baby formula.For infants, breastfeeding is the best and safest food source. However, the stress of traveling may reduce the amount of milk you make.Drink only pasteurized milk.Drink bottled drinks if the seal on the bottle hasnt been broken.Sodas and hot drinks are usually safe.FOODDo not eat raw fruits and vegetables unless you peel them. Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them.Do not eat raw leafy vegetables (e.g. lettuce, spinach, cabbage) because they are hard to clean.Do not eat raw or rare meats.Avoid shellfish.Do not buy food from street vendors.Eat hot, well-cooked foods. Heat kills the bacteria. But do not eat hot foods that have been sitting around for a long time.WASHINGadvertisementWash hands often.Watch children carefully so they do not put things in their mouths or touch dirty items and then put their hands in their mouths.If possible, keep infants from crawling on dirty floors.Check to see that utensils and dishes are clean.There is no vaccine against travelers diarrhea.Your doctor may recommend medicines to help lower your chances of getting sick.Taking two tablets of Pepto-Bismol four times a day before you travel and while you are traveling can help prevent diarrhea. Do not take Pepto-Bismol for more than 3 weeks.Most people do not need to take antibiotics every day to prevent diarrhea while traveling.People who are at risk for more dangerous infections (because chronic bowel diseases, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, or HIV) should talk to their doctor before traveling.A prescription medicine called rifaximin can also help prevent travelers diarrhea. Ask your doctor if this medicine is right for you.If you have diarrhea, follow these tips to help you feel better:Drink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water or an oral rehydration solution is best.Drink at least 1 cup of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement.Eat small meals every few hours instead of three big meals.Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.Eat foods that are high in potassium, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and fruit juices.Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. It is a very big problem for children or people who are in a hot climate. Signs of severe dehydration include:Decreased urine (fewer wet diapers in infants)Dry mouthSunken eyesFew tears when cryingGive your child fluids for the first 4 – 6 hours. At first, try 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of fluid every 30 to 60 minutes.You can use an over-the-counter drink, such as Pedialyte or Infalyte. Do not add water to these drinks.You can also try Pedialyte popsicles.Fruit juice or broth with water added to it may also help. These drinks can give your child important minerals that are being lost in the diarrhea.If you are breastfeeding your infant, keep doing it. If you are using formula, use it at half-strength for two to three feedings after the diarrhea starts. Then you can begin regular formula feedings.In developing countries, many health agencies stock packets of salts to mix with water. If these fluids are not available, you can make an emergency solution by mixing:1/2 teaspoon of salt2 tablespoons sugar or rice powder1/4 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)1/2 teaspoon trisodium citrate (can be replaced with baking soda)1 liter of clean waterGet medical help right away if you or your child has symptoms of severe dehydration, or if you have a fever or bloody stools.advertisementReferencesArguin P. Approach to the patient before and after travel. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 294.Basnyat B, Ericsson CD. Travel medicine. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2011:chap 84.Review Date:2/9/2014Reviewed By:Daniel Levy, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases, Lutherville Personal Physicians, Lutherville, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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