Market Journal on Market Shifts, Fungicide Research, and UNL's Diagnostic Clinic - UNL CropWa

Market Journal on Market Shifts, Fungicide Research, and UNL's Diagnostic Clinic - UNL CropWa

July 26, 2013

On this week's Market Journal Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the recent drop in soybean prices, the U.S. winter wheat harvest results, and international production and demand.

Also on this week's broadcast:

  • Foliar Fungicide Applications — With colleagues from universities across the Midwest, Kiersten Wise, Purdue University botany and plant pathologist, studied the decision to apply foliar fungicides in soybeans. While results showed a yield boost in response, applications aren't recommended in every situation.
  • Diagnosing Plant and Pest Issues—Organized in 1994, UNL’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic can help farmers identify growing issues in their crops.
  • Spider Mite Recommendations—UNL educators are reporting the presence of spider mites in Nebraska corn and soybean fields. Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, gives scouting and treatment suggestions for the pests. See detailed Detailed information on treating spider mites in this week's CropWatch article.
  • DNA Technology in Beef Cattle—Matt Spangler, UNL Extension beef genetics specialist, discusses the recent DNA Technology in Beef Cattle Conference. Conference presentations are available online.
  • Weather Forecast—Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next week

Dry conditions are starting to stretch farther east in Nebraska, but corn and soybean markets have struggled to gain ground. Roy Smith will update viewers on the progress of this year’s crop and look at future market movement.

Broadcast Times

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