UNL CropWatch Sept. 3, 2010: Market Journal Looks at Stalk Rots, Food Recalls, and a 100th Birthday

UNL CropWatch Sept. 3, 2010: Market Journal Looks at Stalk Rots, Food Recalls, and a 100th Birthday

Sept. 3, 2010

On this week’s Market Journal, UNL Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson urges producers to check for stalk rot in corn and harvest affected fields first. In talking with program host Doug Jose, Jackson recommends scouting for ear rots and not storing any infected corn.

Also on this week’s Market Journal:

Improving Hog Markets Improving – Ron Plain, University of Missouri agricultural economist, says pork cut-out value reached a record high in late August. He says there are indications the breeding herd is increasing, but there are opportunities to lock in good prices into 2011.

The Effect of Food Recalls – John Cranfield, a University of Guelph ag economist, describes how his research shows consumption of recalled food items declines in the short term but will rebound. Cranfield points out that consumers generally have more confidence in farmers than in other sectors of the food chain.

UNL’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Celebrates 100 years  – Mark Lagrimini, department head, says there is to be a dedication and open house for the newly renovated Kiem Hall September 17 and 18. All agronomy and horticulture alumni are invited to the centennial celebration and tour of the building.

The Forecast – Al Dutcher, Extension state climatologist, says temperatures will bounce around the 70s to 90s next week.

Next Week’s Program

On the Sept. 10 Market Journal farmer and market consultant Roy Smith will analyze the corn and soybean markets. Another segment of the show will look at succession planning for the family farm, including the role and interests of family members in its operation and ownership.

Broadcast Times

NET1 – Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
NET2 – Sunday, 9 a.m. CT
Dish Network, Channel 9411
Friday, 12:30 p.m. CT
Sunday, 9:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. CT