Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes corn and soybean markets. Roy talks about finding the harvest low, tracking the dead-cat bounce and targets for selling 2014 corn and soybeans.
Cornstalk Grazing – UNL research over 18 years has shown a yield increase of two bushels per acre in soybeans after cows graze cornstalks. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, explains how to determine the amount of residue that should be taken off a field. UNL's Corn Stalk Grazing Calculator can be found on the UNL Beef website.
Soybean Nitrogen Use – Brian Krienke, UNL Extension soil educator, reviews research on the practice of using nitrogen in soybeans during the growing season. Information about the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network can be found here.
Late Season Disease Identification – Loren Giesler, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says identifying soybean diseases at this point in the season can still be useful in planning for future soybean plantings. Farmers can submit plant samples to UNL's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic for further analysis.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.