Market Journal - August 18, 2017
Cattle Market Analysis
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, looks at the slide in cattle market prices, feedlot placements and export demand for U.S. beef.
Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes how soybean growers can scout for sudden death syndrome, white mold and phytophthora.
Western Bean Cutworm
Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about western bean cutworm moth numbers this season and discusses control options for corn growers. The Handy Bt Trait Table offers farmers more information about variety selection.
Cover Crop & No-till
Aaron Hird, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service soil health specialist, explains how cover crops used with no-till could benefit soils.
Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.