Market Journal – June 7, 2013
Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses winter wheat condition, a GMO find in Oregon, and the outlook for wheat prices.
Nitrogen Leaching – Much of Nebraska received rain last week, and some areas recorded more than four inches of precipitation. Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, says there is a definite chance some nitrogen leached.
Insects in Soybeans and Corn – Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, says there are insects producers can be watching for. Bob talks about looking for damage in corn from common stalk borer, and scouting for bean leaf beetle in soybean. Bob–s recent CropWatch article can be found HERE .
Corn Nematode Sampling – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains how producers can sample their cornfields for nematodes.
Pythium Damage – Cool soil temperatures and moisture in the soil have presented ideal conditions for damage from pythium in corn and soybeans. Kevin Korus, UNL Extension plant diagnostician, explains how pythium affects seedlings. Kevin says soybean seedlings may also see other issues, such as phytophthora and rhizoctonia.
Forage Tips – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says recent rains have helped Nebraska pastures. Bruce advises on alfalfa condition and cutting.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.