Market Journal Looks at Moisture Conditions, Wind Tunnel - UNL CropWatch

Market Journal Looks at Moisture Conditions, Wind Tunnel - UNL CropWatch

January 27, 2012

UNL extension experts discuss winter weather in their areas of the state

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University extension economist, discusses wheat condition and markets.

On this week's Market Journal three Extension experts discuss winter conditions and concerns about soil moisture. 

"It feels like it's been a drier year, but here in York, we received 3.77 inches of moisture, exactly the same as the hsitorical data [for this period]," said Gary Zoubek, extension educator in York. Al Dutcher, extension state climatologist, also looks at the topic and how the second year of a La Nina pattern may influence precipitation.  Bob Klein, extension western Nebraska crops specialist, looks at the impact on winter wheat in western Nebraska.

Also on this week's Market Journal:

  • Grain Markets – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University extension economist, discusses the wheat market and potential impact of drought in the southern U.S.
     
  • Cattleman's Day and Trade Show – Rick Funston, UNL extension beef reproductive physiology specialist, encourages producers to attend UNL’s Cattleman's Day and Trade show to learn about reproductive issues in cattle.
     
  • Economical Forage Options – Many times, producers choose to use lower-costing, readily available forages for feeding. Aaron Stalker, UNL extension beef specialist, says there are some things to watch out for when using these options.
     
  • Working Together in Agriculture – Crop and livestock production are equally important and rely on each other to help feed the world, according to Ron Pavelka, Nebraska Soybean Board District Seven director.
     
  • Innovative Wind Tunnels – Market Journal’s Kurtis Harms reports on new wind tunnels located at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.
     
  • Winter Weather Conditions – Al Dutcher, UNL extension climatologist, says temperatures will be higher than normal, with lower than average precipitation.

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