Market Journal: Analyst Takes a Closer Look at USDA Forecast - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 13, 2013

Market Journal: Analyst Takes a Closer Look at USDA Forecast - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 13, 2013

September 13, 2013


On this week's Market Journal John Meuret, J.E. Meurer Grain Company, analyzes the USDA crop production forecast for 2013. Based on September 1 conditions, the forecast is for record corn yields nationally. Nebraska yields were forecast at 1.61 billion bushels, up 24% from last year. Nebraska soybean yields are forecast at 223 million bushels, up 8% from last year.

Also on this week's program:

Ear Rot — Hail damage increases the risk of stalk and ear rot in corn. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discussed management of stalk rot last week and this week's follows up with ear rot and how best to harvest and store it. 

Soybean Nitrogen Use — Market Journal talks with UNL Extension Soil Scientist Charles Shapiro at the Soybean Management Field Day in Waterloo about whether nitrogen applications are critical for high yields in soybeans.

Harvest Preparations — Joe Luck, UNL Extension precision agriculture engineer, explains why yield monitor calibrations are critical for ensuring accurate harvest data.

Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

As markets continue to digest USDA's September crop report and other harvest results, North Dakota State Extension Economist Frayne Olson will join Market Journal to look at corn and soybean market movement as well as domestic and international wheat news.

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