Market Journal Looks at Wheat Market, Nitrogen Leaching, Current Pests

Market Journal Looks at Wheat Market, Nitrogen Leaching, Current Pests

June 7, 2013

On this week's Market Journal Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses winter wheat condition, wheat prices, and the discovery this week of GMO wheat growing where it shouldn't in Oregon.

Also on this week's programs:

  • Nitrogen Leaching — Much of Nebraska received rain last week with some areas recording more than 4 inches. Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, says there is a definite chance some nitrogen leached. Also see Shapiro's recent CropWatch article.
  • Insects in Soybeans and Corn — Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, discusses early season insescts that growers should be scouting for, including common stal k borer in corn and bean leaf beetle in soybean. See Wright's story in this week's CropWatch for more information.
  • Corn Nematode Sampling — Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains how producers can sample their corn for nematodes, a pest present in every corn field. Join Jackson-Ziems as she takes field samples and prepares them for nematode analysis.
  • Pythium Damage — Cool, wet soils present ideal conditions for pythium development in corn and soybeans. Kevin Korus, UNL Extension plant diagnostician, explains how pythium, as well as  phytophthora and rhizoctonia, can affect seedlings. Also see UNL Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic report and tips for submitting samples.
  • Forage Tips — Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says recent rains have helped Nebraska pastures. He discusses alfalfa condition and cutting.
  • Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

Heavy and sporadic rainstorms have delayed corn and soybean planting for farmers across the Midwest. While detrimental for crop growers, the prospect of below average corn production in 2013 for livestock feeders is yet another hurdle in profitability. Next week, Mike Briggs will join Market Journal to discuss cattle markets and the price outlook into summer.

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