Market Journal 3-15-15

Market Journal 3-15-15

Market Journal Takes a Closer Look at Corn Seeding Rates, WASDE Report

View the full March 13 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

March 13, 2015

Increasing corn seeding rates doesn't always mean you'll see higher yields at harvest. On this week's Market Journal Steve Mason, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, discusses corn seeding rates. For more information, see the UNL NebGuide, Row Spacing and Seeding Rate Recommendations for Corn in Nebraska.

Also on the March 13 Market Journal:

  • Market Analysis — Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, analyzes the USDA's latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and explains why he believes corn and soybean markets can move higher.
  • ARC/PLC Final Comparison — The deadlines for growers to choose Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 31. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, gives a final overview of the decision for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum.
  • Soil Fertility — Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains how UNL determines its soil fertility recommendations and discusses the base cation saturation ratio concept of making fertilizer recommendations. For more information see the UNL publications, Fertilizer Suggestions for Corn (EC117), Nutrient Management for Agronomic Crops in Nebraska (EC155, revised in December 2014), and the University of Minnesota Extension publication, Soil cation ratios for crop production.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

As farmers look ahead to key USDA reports on March 31, Roy Smith will join us to analyze corn and soybean markets. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, will discuss new soybean seed treatment options.

Broadcast Times

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