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This week on Market Journal–¦
Cattle Markets –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, talks about seasonal highs, cattle performance and possibilities for this year–™s corn crop.
Irrigation Needs –“ Most crops in Nebraska are ahead of schedule, requiring more water than normal. Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, says producers should not rely on the calendar to tend to crop irrigation needs.
Grasshopper Potential –“ Parts of Nebraska, including the panhandle, have missed out on recent rainfalls. UNL Extension entomologist Jeff Bradshaw says grasshoppers may further affect crops by invading fields.
Grazing Concerns –“ With dry conditions and grasses in advanced growth stages, some Nebraska pastures may be nearly done producing according to UNL Extension forage specialist Bruce Anderson. This would have a major impact on grazing practices for cattle producers.
Goss–™s Wilt –“ Goss–™s Wilt is caused by bacterial pathogens that take advantage of wounds in corn leaves. UNL Extension plant pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems warns producers of this disease as it–™s emerging earlier than normal.
Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, says the coming week will be warm for Nebraskans.