Market Journal Looks at Why Fall SCN Sampling is Recommended - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 11, 2013

Market Journal Looks at Why Fall SCN Sampling is Recommended - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

Soybean cyst nematode continues to be the number one problem for soybean growers in Nebraska. SCN cost the state’s soybean growers more than $45 million in 2012 — more than all other soybean diseases combined. Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains why sampling soils after harvest can help you determine whether your fields are free of SCN.

Also on this week's program:

Republican River Plans — In January a United States Supreme Court special master concluded Nebraska’s new Republican River irrigation regulations are sufficient to keep the state in compliance with the Republican River Basic Compact in dry years. Dave Aiken, UNL Extension water law specialist, outlines those plans.

2012 Drought Impact — A recent UNL study calculated the drought damage in 2012 as it relates to corn use. To
fully offset drought effects, a 64% waiver of the ethanol mandate would have been necessary.

Cattle Market Analysis — Mike Briggs, Seward feedlot manager, talks about how lower corn prices could help profit margins in the feeding sector. Mike also discusses the cash fed cattle market and retail beef prices.

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Next Week

With no government data due to the shutdown in Washington, commodity markets are left to fend for themselves. Next week, Market Journal will look at corn and soybean markets with Wade Johannes of Central Valley Ag. Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo will discuss winter wheat issues.

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