Market Journal - March 21, 2014

Market Analysis –“ Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes how the turmoil in Ukraine and Russia could impact wheat and corn exports. Frayne also discusses the current U.S. winter wheat crop and upcoming USDA reports.

Spring Soil Sampling –“ Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, talks about spring soil sampling and discusses which nutrients to look for at certain depths in the soil. More resources on soil management can be found here.

Glyphosate-resistant Kochia –“ Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, talks about his greenhouse work with glyphosate-resistant kochia. Greg also gives advice on treating problematic fields before planting.

Argentina's Transportation Advantage –“ Terminal six, or T6, was founded in 1985 by six companies. Its two shareholders now are Bunge and Argentine company AGD. T6 sits on about one thousand acres of land on the Parana River near the city of Rosario. That's a very important location, agriculturally-speaking. This area is positioned well to serve the Pampas region of Argentina –“ a nearly 300,000 square mile area of plains where, towards the east, soybeans flourish.

Soybean Research in Chile –“ In the mid 1980s, the Nebraska Soybean Board provided UNL with $15,000 to begin a soybean breeding and genetic studies project. Last year, the Nebraska Soybean Board invested $230,521 in research for the project, which will soon mark its 31st year. Last year also saw the commercialization of three additional soybean lines from the breeding program and the completion of a major license agreement with Bayer CropScience. That partnership will allow access to soybean breeding lines and populations from the program. George Graef, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, has worked with the program for many years and recently showed a group of Nebraska growers and researchers around his soybean plots in Chile.

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