May 30, 2014

Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manage from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes record-high futures prices for feeder cattle, April placements and beef prices in the grocery store.

Wheat Disease Problems – Stephen Wegulo, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says some Nebraska wheat fields might be experiencing problems with Fusarium head blight, rust or bacterial leaf streak. More information on winter wheat diseases can be found here. Details on sending samples to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic can be found here.

Corn and Soybean Scouting – Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, says corn and soybean farmers can be scouting their fields for common stalk borer and bean leaf beetle.

Corn Seedling and Disease Issues – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, gives information on corn seedling diseases, Goss's wilt and sampling for nematodes.  More information on corn diseases in Nebraska can be found here

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