Market Journal –“ July 26, 2013

     Market Analysis –“ Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the recent drop in soybeans, U.S. winter wheat harvest results, and international production and demand.
     Foliar Fungicide Applications –“With colleagues from universities across midwestern soybean producing states, Kiersten Wise, Purdue University botany and plant pathologist, studied the decision to apply foliar fungicides in soybeans. While results showed a yield boost in response, the choice to apply isn–™t necessarily recommended in every situation.
     DNA Technology in Beef Cattle –“ Matt Spangler, UNL Extension beef genetics specialist, discusses the recent DNA Technology in Beef Cattle Conference. Presentations from the conference can be found HERE.
     Spider Mite Recommendations –“ UNL educators are reporting the presence of spider mites in Nebraska corn and soybean fields. Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, gives scouting and treatment suggestions for the pests. Detailed information on treating spider mites can be found HERE.
     Diagnosing Plant and Pest Issues –“ Organized in 1994, UNL–™s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic can help farmers identify growing issues in their crops. Kurtis Harms reports. More information on the clinic can be found HERE.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.