Market Journal: Why Early Planted Soybeans Yield Well

Market Journal: Why Early Planted Soybeans Yield Well

April 10, 2009

UNL research shows that planting soybeans early increases yields. While traditionally farmers have delayed planting soybeans until after they're done planting corn, the optimum average planting date for much of Nebraska's soybeans is May 1. On this week's Market Journal, Jim Specht, UNL soybean researcher, and Paul Jasa, UNL agricultural engineer, discuss soybean planting date and why you can manage corn and soybean planting.



Other segments on this week's program include:

  • Comparing the profitability of different livestock production with Becky Small, agricultural economics graduate student;
  • Sweet sorghum, possibly the next crop of choice for ethanol with Ismail Dweikat, UNL agronomist
  • Raising goats for profit with Mel Uphoff, Elwood
  • Ag weather update, with Al Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist.

On the next Market Journal on April 17, Paul Burgener, extension ag economics analyst, will review the turbulent wheat market. Al Dutcher and Brian Fuchs, UNL climatologist and hydrologist will review the recent weather patterns and the impacts on soil moisture and water reservoir levels.

Market Journal broadcast times:

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NET2 - Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
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Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT

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