Market Journal: Planting Forages, Hail Research & More

Market Journal: Planting Forages, Hail Research & More

View the full July 24 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

July 24, 2015

On this week's Market Journal

Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, reports brown spot is appearing in fields, including those with a history of hail damage. He discusses identification and management of the disease. For more information see Brown Spot in the Plant Disease Management section of CropWatch.

Also on the July 24 Market Journal:

  • Hailing Corn — Justin McMechan, UNL Doctor of Plant Health Program graduate student, explains how manually hailing corn may provide better information about how plants recover from hail damage.
  • Planting Forages — Nebraska's farmers have harvested 62% of their winter wheat crop. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, says spring annuals can be planted into that ground to provide fall forages.
  • Grain Markets — Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about crop conditions across the Corn Belt. Peterson analyzes the impact weather is having on the corn and soybean markets and outlines selling positions for 2014, 2015 and 2016 crops.
  • Weather Forecast Nebraska State Climatologist Al Dutcher gives the weather outlook for the coming week.

Next Week

The USDA has released its latest inventories on the U.S. cattle industry. Mike Briggs will join us to discuss those numbers. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, will also be with us to look at grain markets.

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