first_img According to Purdue’s moth trap report, black cutworm moth numbers are high and scouting on corn that is emerged should be happening now.  The southern half of the state is already seeing some of the effects of black cutworm.  The use of systemic insecticides and certain genetic packages can suppress numbers, but will not control a heavy population of cutworms.To scout, we suggest looking at 1 location every 20 acres, looking at 20 plants at each location.   When 3 to 5% of plants are damaged and larvae are found, insecticide should be applied. There are many options for controlling black cutworm, and it doesn’t take much damage to pay for the insecticide treatment.  Before spraying, I suggest scouting your fields to make sure there is a problem. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Black Cutworm Alert Southern Indiana Black Cutworm Alert Southern Indiana SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 24, 2012 Previous articleApril 24, Byran Hirsch, Dry and Dusty in the SWNext articleUpdate: USDA says Food Supply not Threatened by California BSE Case Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

first_imgGUYANA’S international umpire Nigel Duguid has been chosen by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of its match officials for the upcoming ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to get underway in South Africa from January 17.It marks the third consecutive World Cup appearance for Duguid who also stood in the 2016 and 2018 tournaments in Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively.Duguid joins Barbadian Leslie Reifer as the other regional umpire on the international panel which includes Roland Black, Ahmad Shah Pakteen, Sam Nogajski, Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid, Ian Gould, Wayne Knights, Rashid Riaz Waqar, Anil Chaudhary, Patrick Bongani Jele, Iknow Chabi, Ravindra Wimalasiri, Masudur Rahman Mukul, Asif Yaqoob and  Adrian HoldstockThe former Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) left-arm spinner who gave up playing for an umpiring career in 2010, was appointed to the ICC TV Umpires panel the following year and has been officiating in regional matches ever since.Duguid officiated in his first T20 International, featuring West Indies and Ireland on February 21, 2014 and has done 17 matches to date. He also stood in his first One Day International (ODI) on March 5, 2017 when West Indies opposed England.His last ODI stint was on August 8 last year when West Indies hosted India at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. He is also among the umpires in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Duguid also had a stint in the English cricket season in 2012 after doing duties in the Bangladesh ‘A’ team tour of the Caribbean the previous year.Experienced umpires Knights of New Zealand and Sri Lanka’s Wimalasiri will take charge of the opening match featuring hosts South Africa and Afghanistan in the Kimberley on January 17.Waqar will be the TV umpire for the first of 48 games in the tournament, with a 19-strong team of match officials confirmed by the ICC.Among those taking charge will be veteran Ian Gould, whose esteemed senior international career came to an end when he retired during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on home soil.The Englishman will join forces with Pakteen when India get the defence of their title underway against Sri Lanka in Bloemfontein, one of five group-stage matches he will officiate as on-field umpire.In all, 16 umpires from 12 different countries will be on the field for five matches each in the first stage of the U-19 World Cup, with eight also performing the role of TV umpire.The list includes five umpires who looked after the 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier late last year, including Nogajski – who was on duty for the final between Papua New Guinea and Netherlands.The Australian will take the reins for a historic occasion, with Japan playing their very first match against New Zealand in Potchefstroom. Chabi of Zimbabwe will join Nogajski out in the middle.Nigeria will become the 31st different team to take part in the event when they face Australia, the second-most successful side since the competition first began in 1988 as the Youth Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh umpire Mukul and Duguid will be raising their finger in that match, on January 20 in Kimberley.The pool stages will also see an Ashes rivalry revisited at Youth level, with Holdstock and Yaqoob in the middle for Australia’s clash with England, also at Kimberley, three days later.The 16 umpires will be joined by three match referees for the duration of the tournament, with former Sri Lanka international Graeme Labrooy officiating alongside home official Shaid Wadvalla and England’s Phil Whitticase.ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith: ‘The U-19 Cricket World Cup is a very important event in our calendar as it brings together the world’s most promising young players in a major ICC tournament, giving them the experience of competing on the global stage.“We are committed to appointing the finest officials available and I have every confidence in the team travelling to South Africa for the U-19 Cricket World Cup that they will do a fine job. I wish them all the best.”Umpire and match referee appointments for the knockout stages will be announced after the teams have been confirmed. The appointments for the Plate and Super League final will be finalised after the semi-finals. (Additional reporting from ICC Online Media Zone)last_img read more

first_imgAfter being knocked from their familiar perch atop both the national polls and the WCHA, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (24-2-4, 18-2-4) travels to Mankato, Minn. this weekend for the penultimate series of their regular season.Although the Badgers no longer control whether or not they take the conference crown, junior forward Meghan Duggan said the team’s spirit remain high.“Everyone’s kind of harping on the fact that we are one point behind (Minnesota), and we have just lost the conference championship,” said Duggan, who netted the game-winner in last Sunday’s shootout. “I think there is still four games to be played on our end in the WCHA, and four games on their end, so stuff can happen — funny stuff can happen. I think it’s good for us to just look at Mankato as the next milestone and go into Friday night’s game ready to win.”While the one point margin enjoyed by UM allows them to determine their own destiny, it is not as if they won’t go untested.The Gophers host No. 4 North Dakota this weekend before engaging in a home-and-home series against third-place St. Cloud State. In contrast, Wisconsin faces No. 6 Minnesota State before finishing at home against last place Bemidji State.The last time the Badgers faced off against Minnesota State, the Mavericks — now 8-16-4 on the season, including a 5-15-4 mark in conference play — were overwhelmed by the Badgers by a combined score of 15-2. A remarkable 12 different Badgers collected points in the series.Even more noteworthy, in 40 all-time contests against Minnesota State, the Badgers are 39-0-1.Despite the domination, Duggan said the team won’t take the Mavericks, who last weekend tied and defeated St. Cloud State, lightly.“Our team has always been a good team at being able to focus on the task on hand and not overlooking teams so easily,” she said. “I think everyone in their head knows we are already a point behind Minnesota, so any slip-up just makes things worse for us. Everyone is excited to head to Mankato and get a couple of wins and come back here and play our last home series against Bemidji.”Though the team wasn’t able to depart from the Twin Cities with a win, the series still proved beneficial. Specifically, the team proved it could overcome injury, as the shootout win on Sunday came without the on-ice leadership and energy of senior center and captain Erika Lawler. Lawler’s absence forced head coach Mark Johnson to shuffle his lines much more drastically than he had at any other point during the season.Junior forward Jasmine Giles admitted the rearrangement challenged the squad.“That was tough, the lines were all messed up, and everyone was playing with somebody different,”Giles said.”That was probably the hardest part. And also not having her to give us that boost, that energy she normally gives the team. I think we persevered, we came through. I mean we didn’t get the win, but we did better than we did on Saturday.”With Lawler expected back in the lineup this weekend, the Badgers will look to get back on track before entering postseason play. In addition, the team will be looking to rewrite the program record books.In a season that has seen numerous individual records fall — many courtesy of Patty Kazmaier candidates sophomore forward Hillary Knight and senior goaltender Jessie Vetter –the Badgers are now closing in on a multitude of team marks.Currently, this year’s group sits 18 goals from the all-time record of 170 set by the 2004-05 team, six assists short of the 2006-07 team’s record of 263, and 20 points shy of the record of 429, also set by the 2006-07 national championship team.Records aside, even with last weekend’s loss and tie, the team sits only one vote out of first place in the poll, and, more importantly, still tops the PairWise Rankings, a measure that attempts to mimic the system used by the NCAA Selection Committee.And while the Badgers lost at Ridder Arena for the first time since 2005, they very well could get another shot at the Gophers on their home ice, the host arena for the WCHA tournament.If that scenario comes to fruition, Duggan said the team will enter the game with confidence after their performance last Sunday.“I think coach is really excited with the way we played and the way we battled and how hard we are going to work this late in the season because it’s important that we get into the playoffs,” she said. “I think we can just take from that, that we are a great team — even when we are missing one of our best players — everyone can step up and play a little better and a little harder.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Blues and Bruins look to gain an edge in Game 3 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night with the series tied 1-1.Carl Gunnarsson’s overtime goal in Game 2 gave the Blues the 3-2 victory and their first win in a Cup Final game in franchise history. This came after a disappointing effort from St. Louis in Game 1 that saw the Boston storm back from a two-goal deficit to take the series opener, 4-2.  Boston followed up that come-from-behind victory in Game 1 with a subpar performance in Game 2. Goalie Tuukka Rask managed to keep the Bruins in the game by surviving an onslaught of shots from the Blues. Rask managed to save 34 of the 37 shots that came his way, but it wasn’t enough as the Bruins let home-ice advantage slip away. MORE: Watch the Stanley Cup Final live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)While it isn’t a must-win situation for either team in Game, having a 2-1 series lead is always beneficial and both teams will be vying for that advantage. Here’s everything you need to know tune in for Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, including the puck drop time and TV channel.What channel is Blues-Bruins on today? Time, TV for Stanley Cup Final Game 3Event: Game 3, 2019 Stanley Cup FinalDate: Saturday, June 1Time: 8 p.m. ETTV channel: NBC Sports Network (U.S.) | Sportsnet, CBC (Canada)Stream: NBC Sports Live | fuboTV (free trial)Live scores: SN ScoreboardIn addition to Wednesday’s coverage on NBC, the game can also be streamed on NBC Sports Live via desktop or mobile device. The game can also be streamed with fuboTV (7-day free trial).NHL Stanley Cup Final 2019 schedule, series resultsDateMatchupTime (TV channel)May 27Bruins 4, Blues 2BOS leads series 1-0May 29Blues 3, Bruins 2 (OT)Series tied 1-1June 1Bruins 7, Blues 2BOS leads series 2-1June 3Blues 4, Bruins 2Series tied at 2-2June 6Game 5 at Boston8 p.m. ET (NBC, SN, CBC, fuboTV)June 9*Game 6 at St. Louis8 p.m. ET (NBC, SN, CBC, fuboTV)June 12*Game 7 at Boston8 p.m. ET (NBC, SN, CBC, fuboTV)(*if necessary)last_img read more

first_imgThe Chiefs would need to keep winning and hope for some help in order to move up in the rankings, though, as their schedule moving forward doesn’t offer many potential resume boosters — basically just their road game against the Patriots in Week 14.8. Minnesota Vikings (7-3)SOS: No. 13Key wins: 38-20 vs. Eagles; 28-24 vs. CowboysKey losses: 21-16 vs. Packers; 16-6 vs. Bears; 26-23 vs. ChiefsThe Vikings are here thanks in large part to their Sunday night win over the Cowboys. Their tight loss to the Chiefs is their only defeat since Week 4, when they suffered a brutal loss to the Bears.Again, though, the Vikings would need some help in order to reach the top four. Only potential wins against the Seahawks and Packers over the next seven weeks would be considered valuable enough to move them forward otherwise. The NFL utilizes a perfect, 12-team playoff format that’s ideal in part because nobody can debate who deserves what seed for the postseason. Observers would argue until the end of time about whether college football’s current four-team playoff format is ideal, but there’s no doubt the subjective nature of the College Football Playoff rankings is ripe for fantastic discussion.So let’s have some fun with that College Football Playoff rankings debate, NFL-style, shall we? If the NFL playoffs were to start today, the Patriots and 49ers would have the top seeds in the AFC and NFC playoffs, respectively. Those also are two of the top three teams in Sporting News’ Week 11 NFL power rankings. But if college football utilized a similarly objective formula for its Playoff rankings, undefeated Minnesota would be a top-four team.MORE: Here’s the current (and real) NFL playoff pictureInstead, the College Football Playoff committee values aspects like quality wins and strength of schedule more so than basic records and standings. Its goal, after all, is simply to end up with the best four teams in the College Football Playoff.Applying a thought process similar to what the CFP committee utilizes, those Patriots wouldn’t even be an NFL playoff team based on their resume through 10 weeks. Of course, that likely will change before the postseason arrives. But there was an understanding that Clemson’s situation would change, too, as they compiled more wins.Below is how we think the NFL playoff picture for Week 11 would look using the standards of the College Football Playoff committee. Keep in mind: records, in this case, are not as impactful as strength of schedule and key wins/losses.(NFL strength of schedule rankings, courtesy of, are as of Nov. 12.)The top four NFL playoff teams are …1. Green Bay Packers (8-2)SOS: No. 8Key wins: 31-24 at Chiefs; 34-24 at Cowboys; 21-16 vs. VikingsKey losses: 26-11 at Chargers; 34-27 vs. EaglesYes, the Packers have that clunker against the Chargers on their resume, but their loss to the Eagles is defendable. Green Bay has played a relatively tough schedule through 10 weeks, and its wins against Minnesota and Dallas stand out as big ones at this point in the season.In two weeks, the Packers will have a chance to pad their resume with an away game against the 49ers. Beyond the Vikings rematch in Week 16, though, their schedule is relatively light the rest of the way.2. Baltimore Ravens (7-2)SOS: No. 21Key wins: 26-23 at Steelers (OT); 30-16 at Seahawks; 37-20 vs. PatriotsKey losses: 33-28 at Chiefs; 40-25 vs. BrownsBaltimore established itself as a contender when it upset the Seahawks in Seattle. Then the Ravens handled the Patriots with relative ease, and Lamar Jackson made himself look more unstoppable than ever in their blowout win over the Bengals last week.If the Ravens were to keep winning, they would jump the Packers in these rankings based on quality victories. Baltimore still has games against Houston, the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco and Pittsburgh on its schedule. At this point, though, Green Bay has played better teams.3. Seattle Seahawks (8-2)SOS: No. 14Key wins: 28-26 at Steelers; 30-29 vs. Rams; 27-24 at 49ersKey losses: 33-27 vs. Saints; 30-16 vs. RavensFresh off their road win over the 49ers, the Seahawks land right behind the Ravens by virtue of Baltimore’s head-to-head win in Week 7. Neither of Seattle’s losses are bad, and though it doesn’t have any earth-shattering wins, the victory in San Francisco was massive.The Seahawks are another team that would be elevated by their schedule should they keep winning. Seattle is still slated to play Philadelphia, Minnesota, the LA Rams and Carolina, with the rematch against San Francisco coming in Week 17.NFL MVP STOCK WATCH:Russell Wilson one-ups Lamar Jackson; Deshaun Watson awaits his turn 4. San Francisco 49ers (8-1)SOS: No. 26Key wins: 20-7 vs. Rams; 24-20 vs. Steelers; 51-13 vs. PanthersKey losses: 27-20 vs. SeahawksOf teams currently in the NFL playoff picture, the Seahawks are the only one the 49ers have played. They deserve credit for their gritty win over the Steelers and their domination of the Rams and Panthers, but their weak schedule in this case outweighs the fact that they’re an overtime field goal away from still being undefeated.With that said, San Francisco’s schedule will get tougher soon. It will host Green Bay and travel to Baltimore, the top two seeds in these rankings, over a two-week stretch. The 49ers also still have to play the Saints, Rams and the Seahawks.Who are the first four teams out?5. New England Patriots (8-1)SOS: No. 30Key wins: 33-3 vs. Steelers; 16-10 at BillsKey losses: 37-20 at RavensYes, the Patriots are the Patriots. But in college football, Clemson is Clemson, and the CFP committee penalized the Tigers in its initial Playoff rankings due to their weak schedule. That’s what we’re doing here. A close win over Buffalo probably shouldn’t count as a key win, but here we are given New England’s resume.With that said, if the Patriots were to win their next four games, depending on results elsewhere, they likely would jump to the top of these rankings. Next on their schedule are matchups with the Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs.6. New Orleans Saints (7-2)SOS: No. 17Key wins: 30-28 vs. Texans; 33-27 at Seahawks; 12-10 vs. CowboysKey losses: 27-9 at Rams; 26-9 vs. FalconsThe Saints were looking so good until they were inexplicably handled at home by the dreadful Falcons. That kind of loss will sour any resume, even one with quality wins like those on New Orleans’ slate.That loss seems even worse when one considers the fact that the Saints’ schedule moving forward isn’t exactly daunting. Yes, they will host the 49ers and Colts (for whatever the latter is worth), but the rest of their schedule is divisional opponents and the Titans.MORE: What Saints’ shocking loss means for playoff, Super Bowl race7. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)SOS: No. 5Key wins: 33-28 vs. Ravens; 26-23 vs. VikingsKey losses: 19-13 vs. Colts; 31-24 vs. Texans; 31-24 vs. Packers; 35-32 at TitansThe Chiefs are elevated by three things: that big win over the Ravens, their top-five strength of schedule and Patrick Mahomes. Also, all of Kansas City’s losses this season have come in one-score games, and they beat the Vikings (and nearly beat the Packers) without Mahomes.last_img read more