Market Journal – July 31, 2015

Cattle Market Analysis – The USDA's July Cattle Report showed the total number of cattle and calves in the U.S. increased 2 percent. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the inventory numbers. Mike also explains how market prices are impacting feedlot margins.

Southern Rust Spreading – Southern rust has been confirmed in multiple Nebraska counties. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on the disease. Tamra also talks about scouting and treatment options for southern rust and northern corn leaf blight.

Rootworms & Aphids – Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how rootworm damage led to severe injury in a corn test plot. Tom also talks about scouting and treating aphids in soybeans.

Grain Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses current crop conditions. Frayne also analyzes price movements in corn, soybean and wheat markets.

Phosphorus Research – Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, talks about research that studies how increased phosphorus rates influence corn yields.

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

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