Market Journal on SCN in Soybean, Stalk Rots in Corn

Market Journal on SCN in Soybean, Stalk Rots in Corn

View the full September 19 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

On this week's Market Journal  UNL Extension Educator John Wilson discusses the economic impact of soybean cyst nematode on the state's soybean crop as well as why it's so hard to identify in the field. Wilson describes how to sample for SCN. Free SCN sample bags, courtesy of the Nebraska Soybean Board, are available from UNL Extension offices.

Also on the Sept. 19 Market Journal:

Stalk Rot in Corn — Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says stalk rot has been observed in Nebraska cornfields. Tamra explains how growers can scout their fields and explains why those fields may need to be prioritized during harvest. Tamra also talks about how frost could have affected corn plants. (See related CropWatch article. )

Harvest Safety — With harvest approaching, Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, provides a few safety tips.

Cattle Market Analysis — Mike Briggs, Seward feedlot manager, analyzes recent market movement, slaughter numbers, input costs and overall demand for beef. He discusses how Nebraska is positioned as a cattle-feeding state after the drought and with a large corn crop in the field.

Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, provides his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

The last day of September features a potentially market-moving USDA report. The agency will release its estimates on quarterly grain stocks Sept. 30. Roy Smith will join us to analyze corn and soybean markets ahead of the projections.

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