Market Journal Looks at Importance of Selecting Corn Seed to Manage Disease Risk

Market Journal Looks at Importance of Selecting Corn Seed to Manage Disease Risk

January 25, 2013

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On this week's Market Journal UNL plant pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about the importance of selecting corn seed to limit disease risk in 2013. While corn diseases weren't a major problem in 2012 due to the drought, disease pathogens can survive in the soil for many years, Jackson-Ziems said. Previous disease problems should guide the selection of hybrids with specific resistance qualities. Jackson-Ziems also discusses concerns about the potential for mycotoxins, including aflatoxin, in stored grains from a drought season and recommends regular bin checks.

  • 2013 Guide for Weed Management — UNL Extension has released its 2013 Guide to Weed Management with Fungicide and Insectice Information. Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, describes the features in this year’s 286-page issue. It's available in three formats: in print and in a downloadable PDF from (both $10) and online at
  • Estate Tax — In the final segment of a three-part series Tina Barrett, manager of Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., outlines changes to the estate tax.
  • Cattle Markets — Mike Briggs, Seward feedlot manager, says the possibility of Japan accepting U.S. beef up to 30 months old may not have a huge effect. Mike also gives his thoughts on the recent market dip and corn prices until fall harvest.
  • Women In Ag Conference — The 28th annual Women in Ag conference will be February 21-22 in Kearney. Cheryl Griffith, conference coordinator, describes the guest speakers and workshops.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week on Market Journal

Jeff Peterson from Heartland Farm Partners will discuss the grain markets, UNL Ag Economist Bruce Johnson will discuss whether Nebraska farmland has entered a bubble, and Market Journal will report from New Orleans as part of the Nebraska Soybean Board’s See for Yourself Program.

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