Market Journal – June 14, 2013
Market Analysis –Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, reacts to the USDA–s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. The USDA lowered U.S. corn production by 135 million bushels and dropped yield to 156.5 bushels per acre.
SCN Research – Greg Tylka, Iowa State Extension plant pathologist, discusses his research on soybean cyst nematode and the effectiveness of certain seed to the pest. From the 2013 World Soybean Research Conference held in Durban, South Africa.
Feeding Residues and Forages – UNL Extension recently held a workshop on the sustainable use of crop residues on cow/calf and yearling operations. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, explains why producers may be forced to use less desirable feed sources.
Drought Decision-Making – Matt Stockton, UNL Extension agricultural economist, talks about decision making for cattle producers during drought, including choices on selling portions of a herd.
Soil Sensors and ETgages – Farmers in the Nebraska Agricultural Management Network (NAWMN) report an average water savings of more than two inches per year. Aaron Nygren, UNL Extension educator, shows growers how they can use soil sensors and evapotranspiration gauges to monitor their crop water use.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.