Market Journal Looks at Improving Irrigation - August 18, 2012

Market Journal Looks at Improving Irrigation - August 18, 2012

August 17, 2012

On this week's Market Journal, Extension Irrigation Specialist  Bill Kranz discusses how to irrigation system checks with program host Jeff Wilkerson. View Market Journal segments or the whole show on YouTube.

 Bill Kranz, UNL Extension irrigation specialist, says the drought gives growers a chance to see how effective irrigation systems are running.

As corn and soybean fields mature, Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, gives tips on accurately scheduling the final irrigation application of the season.

Extension State Climatologist Al Dutcher predicts the weather for the coming week and looks at the upcoming forecast for September for continued below normal rainfall

Also on this week's show:
 

  • Grain Markets – Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” discusses corn and soybean yield expectations, contracting 2013 crop, and the ethanol market.
     
  • Forage Options – Farmers with poor corn and soybean crops have options to use them as forage for livestock. Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, talks about how to best utilize the crops, planting forage into dry soils, and next year’s forage supply.
     
  • Soybean Aphids – UNL Extension entomologist Bob Wright says aphids haven’t been extremely populous in soybean fields so far this year due to high temperatures. Wright says with cooler weather in the forecast, producers should be scouting their fields for this pest.
     
  • Irrigation Repair – Bill Kranz, UNL Extension irrigation specialist, says the drought gives growers a chance to see how effective irrigation systems are running.
     
  • Irrigation Application – As corn and soybean fields mature, Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, gives tips on accurately scheduling the final irrigation application of the season.
     
  • Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the coming week and looks at precipitation chances in September.

Next Week

Market Journal will report from the Soybean Management Field Day in David City and the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House near Whitman. Jim Robb from the Livestock Marketing Information Center will present a market analysis.
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