Market Journal: Soybeans Reaching Critical Stage for Irrigation - UNL CropWatch, July 23, 2012

Market Journal: Soybeans Reaching Critical Stage for Irrigation - UNL CropWatch, July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

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On this week's Market Journal Jim Specht, UNL professor of agronomy, discusses the critical need of soybeans at this growth stage for water to produce this year's yield.

Iowa State University Livestock Economist Shane Ellis discusses the effect of current drought conditions and lower corn yields on cost of production for livestock.

UNL Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson discusses factors to consider when harvesting drought-damaged corn for forage.

UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson discusses recent findings of southern rust in Nebraska.

This year's hot, dry summer may lead to larger populations of some insects that strive under these conditions.  UNL Extension Entomologist Bob Wright discusses what you should be scouting for. 

On this week's Market Journal Jim Specht, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, discusses the critical need of soybeans for water at this growth stage.  Specht, a nationally recognized soybean breeder and production specialist, discusses why it's essential that soybean get sufficient water at this stage to produce this year's crop. 

Also on this week's Market Journal:

  • Livestock Update — On Thursday, grain markets reached record highs. Iowa State Extension Livestock Economist Shane Ellis explains how current drought conditions are impacting supply and the resulting effects on grain prices and livestock production.  
  • Insect Scouting — Field scouting should be continuing as many insects thrive in these hot, dry conditions explains UNL Extension entomologist Bob Wright.
  • Dry Distillers Grains — UNL ag economics professor Dennis Conley explains why he believes China has become a major importer of U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles.
  • Forage Options with Damaged Corn — UNL Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson discusses the use of drought-damaged corn as forage for livestock.
  • Southern Rust — UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems says southern rust has been confirmed in several Nebraska counties. Jackson-Ziems recommends producers accurately identify diseases in fields to treat effectively.
  • Weather Outlook — UNL Extension State Climatologist Al Dutcher gives this week’s forecast.

Next week on Market Journal

Frayne Olson from North Dakota State joins us to look at the momentum in the grain markets.

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