July 31 Market Journal

July 31 Market Journal

Market Journal: Corn Diseases and Fertility; Soybean Aphids

View the full July 31 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

July 31, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Nebraska Extension entomologist Tom Hunt describes how rootworm damage led to severe injury in a corn test plot. He also discusses scouting and treating aphids in soybeans.

Also on the July 31 Market Journal:

  • Southern Rust Spreading — Southern rust has been confirmed in multiple Nebraska counties. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on the disease. Tamra also talks about scouting and treatment options for southern rust and northern corn leaf blight.
     
  • Phosphorus Research — Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, talks about research that studies how increased phosphorus rates influence corn yields.
     
  • Grain Market Analysis — Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses current crop conditions. Frayne also analyzes price movements in corn, soybean and wheat markets.
     
  • Cattle Market Analysis — The USDA's July Cattle Report showed the total number of cattle and calves in the U.S. increased 2 percent. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the inventory numbers. Mike also explains how market prices are impacting feedlot margins.
     
  • Weather Forecast Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher gives the weather outlook for the coming week.

Next Week

As USDA gets ready to release its August Crop Report, Market Journal will visit with Elaine Kub about the corn and soybean markets. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag law specialist, will also join us to talk about land lease renewals.

Broadcast Times

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