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August 23, 2019

This video demonstrates how to use your soil water data and tables of normal crop water use and precipitation for August and September to decide how to conduct the last few irrigations of the season. The goal is to use as much water in the soil profile as possible without lowering yield so the winter/spring precipitation can be stored in the soil rather than running off or deep percolating. This video completes the series by Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin.

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August 23, 2019

Advanced Irrigation Scheduling Techniques demonstrates additional options, including how to estimate inches of available water in the root zone, determine how much irrigation would be needed to refill to field capacity, and estimate how many days it will be until the crop needs water. Another advanced strategy is creating and maintaining a dryer zone at the 12- to 24-inch depth. The strategy can assure minimal deep percolation and create a place to store rain, but does not require any math. These charts and additional information are available in Irrigation Scheduling Strategies When Using Soil Water Data (EC3036), a Nebraska Extension publication.

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August 23, 2019

This video demonstrates two common techniques: Irrigation Scheduling Using Management Zones and Irrigation Scheduling Using Percent of Plant Available Water, looking at how they work and advantages and disadvantages of each. This is the third of five videos by Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin on how to use soil water data to schedule irrigations. For more information, see Irrigation Scheduling Strategies When Using Soil Water Data (EC3036), a Nebraska Extension publication.

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August 23, 2019

Data from field soil moisture sensors are key resources for irrigation management; however, there can be too much of a good thing. This video discusses considerations relating to installing the soil water monitoring equipment yourself or paying a company to provide you the data on the internet. Learn how to install soil moisture sensors to get good information as well as how to manage the data. This is the second video in the series, How to Schedule Irrigations with Soil Water Data.

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August 23, 2019

In the first video in this series, Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin covers some basic terms and concepts of crop water needs and irrigation scheduling, including how soil holds water, soil water-plant interactions, and how much water can be saved through scheduling.

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August 23, 2019

This week on Market Journal… (01:23) Trade Relations with China – Dr. Wes Peterson, UNL Professor of Agricultural Economics, provides an update on the U.S. trade war with China. He also discusses how Nebraska producers are being affected, and tells us the advice he’d offer President Trump to try and bring resolution to the trade dispute. Check out our full interview with Wes on the "Market Journal" social media pages. (07:53) This Week in the Markets – Analyst Darin Newsom shares what he’s tracking in the markets including why corn basis continues to remain hot, what’s up with wheat and why a recent change in the cattle market is nothing more than a “chaos event”. (15:08) Water Quality Management – From water and natural resource tours to becoming a citizen scientist, find out how you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this precious resource. Plus we get an update on the progress of repairing the irrigation tunnel collapse in Western Nebraska. •For more information on these stories, visit http://www.cnppid.com/SUMMERTOUR/, https://go.unl.edu/wqcs and https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/panhandle/canal-break. (19:10) Al’s Forecast – This week has brought humidity, and even a few storms. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has the forecast to round out August. (24:57) Husker Harvest Days – The annual Husker Harvest Days Event is September 10-12 in Grand Island. Nebraska Extension Educator Dr. Ron Seymour explains what will be available to help you improve your farming operation. •For more information, visit https://www.huskerharvestdays.com/en/Home.html. Next Week… Learn if silage is an option for corn impacted by the Western Nebraska canal breach, and Luke Beckman will be our market analyst. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 22, 2019

This week has brought humidity, and even a few storms. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has the forecast to round out August. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 22, 2019

Analyst Darin Newsom shares what he’s tracking in the markets including why corn basis continues to remain hot, what’s up with wheat and why a recent change in the cattle market is nothing more than a “chaos event”. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 22, 2019

Dr. Wes Peterson, UNL Professor of Agricultural Economics, provides an update on the U.S. trade war with China. He also discusses how Nebraska producers are being affected, and tells us the advice he’d offer President Trump to try and bring resolution to the trade dispute. You can also find our full interview with Wes our YouTube page. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 22, 2019

The annual Husker Harvest Days Event is September 10-12 in Grand Island. Nebraska Extension Educator Dr. Ron Seymour explains what will be available to help you improve your farming operation. For more information, visit https://www.huskerharvestdays.com/en/Home.html. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 22, 2019

From water and natural resource tours to becoming a citizen scientist, find out how you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this precious resource. Plus we get an update on the progress of repairing the irrigation tunnel collapse in Western Nebraska.  For more information on these stories, visit •http://www.cnppid.com/SUMMERTOUR/ •https://go.unl.edu/wqcs •https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/panhandle/canal-break. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal

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August 21, 2019

In this web exclusive, Ag Economist Wes Peterson breaks down where the United States stands on trade negotiations with China. Plus, hear the export opportunities Wes sees for Nebraska producers, and if another recession could be on the horizon. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • Website: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal