Market Journal Looks at Corn Disease, Iowa Crop Condition - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 6, 2013

Market Journal Looks at Corn Disease, Iowa Crop Condition - UNL CropWatch, Sept. 6, 2013

September 6, 2013


Corn plants that were hit by hail earlier in the season and survived now are threatened by stalk and ear rots. On this week's Market Journal Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems discusses stalk rots and why it's important to scout fields now to identify potential problems before harvest.

Also on this week's Market Journal:

Iowa’s 2013 Crop — A quarter of Iowa’s corn and nearly a quarter of its soybeans are rated as poor or very poor, according to the latest USDA state report. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, describes the difficult growing season for the state’s farmers and how an early frost could impact production.

Pricing and Chopping Silage — Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist, talks about pricing, chopping, and
utilizing silage from Nebraska cornfields.

Rural Futures Conference — The Rural Futures Institute was started at the University of Nebraska nearly a year ago. Now approaching year two and its second national meeting, Ronnie Green, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor, discusses why the Institute was created and some of the important topics to be addressed at this year’s conference, Beyond Boundaries.

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

Next Week

With corn and soybean markets already volatile due to this recent heat wave, Market Journal takes a look at how USDA’s September crop report estimates production. Tamra Jackson-Ziems will discuss ear molds and storage issues in hail-damaged corn as we report from the 2013 Husker Harvest Days.

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