June 20, 2014


Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes how poor growing conditions and lower projected production are affecting winter wheat prices. Frayne also talks about spring wheat condition and the upcoming USDA reports on quarterly grain stocks and planted acres.

Storms Favor Seedling Diseases – While Nebraska is the only state in the country to have completed its soybean planting, some of those fields have suffered from hail and heavy rains. Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says that weather could favor soybean seedling diseases.

Corn Disease Problems – The effects of earlier severe storms are starting to appear in some of Nebraska's cornfields. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, discusses a few of the problems farmers might be seeing, such as bacterial diseases and common smut. More resources on diseases in damaged corn can be found here.

GM Food Labeling – Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, talks about the arguments for and against labeling genetically modified foods.

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

*Growers interested in diagnosing corn or soybean diseases can submit samples to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.