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Market Journal –“ August 30, 2013

Market Analysis –“ Elaine Kub, author of –œMastering the Grain Markets,– discusses corn and soybean market reaction during an incredibly hot week. Elaine also looks at where the floor and ceiling may be for the 2013 crop.

Soybean Nodulation –“ While corn is most often associated with nitrogen application and use, soybeans may use more than you think. Bob Klein, UNL Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, says growers can use nodules to help determine how a plant is using nitrogen. Bob–™s CropWatch article can be found here.

Late-Season Aphid Update –“ Hot weather during the 2012 growing season kept aphids out of most soybean fields. Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension educator, says even a cooler summer this year hasn–™t attracted many aphids.

Row Spacing in Soybeans –“ Row spacing can affect soybean yield. Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, explains why different inch row spacing can help improve or decrease yields at harvest.

Cow Size Research –“ Matt Stockton, UNL Extension economist, details UNL research on the case between smaller and larger cows. A Cornhusker Economics article on the topic can be found here.

Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.