Market Journal: Grain markets; Cornstalk Grazing, Soybean Nitrogen Use

Market Journal: Grain markets; Cornstalk Grazing, Soybean Nitrogen Use

View the full September 26 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

On this week's Market Journal Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, analyzes corn and soybean markets. Smith talks about finding the harvest low, tracking the dead-cat bounce, and setting targets for selling 2014 corn and soybeans.

Also on the Sept. 26 Market Journal:

Cornstalk Grazing — Eighteen years of UNL research has shown a yield increase of two bushels per acre in soybeans after cows graze cornstalks. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, explains how to determine the amount of residue that should be taken off a field. Visit to download the Corn Stalk Grazing Calculator.

Soybean Nitrogen Use — Brian Krienke, UNL Extension soils educator, reviews research on the practice of using nitrogen in soybeans during the growing season. Follow up with more farmer research results on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network website.

Late Season Disease Identification — Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says identifying soybean diseases at this point in the season can still be useful in planning future soybean plantings. Farmers can submit plant samples to UNL's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic for disease analysis.

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

Next Week

Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, will look at corn and soybean markets after the USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economist, will analyze current inventories of U.S. cattle and hogs.

Broadcast Times

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