Ag Almanac Weekly Radio Features


Monday July 25, 2016
Managing Heat Stress In Cattle
Cattle do not handle heat stress as well as humans. Feeder cattle have difficulty coping with temperatures above 90 degrees, especially when the local humidity is high and wind speed is low. It’s important to have a heat stress management plan in place. Aaron Burger, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu/feeder-cattle-heat-stress

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Tuesday July 26, 2016
Sweet Corn Smut
Common smut occurs in almost every field of corn in Nebraska and is not normally a cause for concern except when at high incidence when it can pose a threat to yield. Tamra jacksn-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist.MP3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBqyV6HWQIo

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Wednesday July 27, 2016
Farm Real Estate Survey
The statewide all-land value fell $135 dollars to $3,115 per acre in 2016. Declines in land value average varied across Nebraska, the Northwest, North, Central, Southwest, and Southeast Districts averaged around 5 percent lower, whereas the Northeast, East, and Southwest declined at 3, 2, and 8 percent, respectively. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://agecon.unl.edu/realestate/2016-farm-real-estate-report

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Thursday July 28, 2016
Japanese Beetles
Japanese beetle adults are beginning to emerge in eastern Nebraska. Their distribution has been increasing the last few years and they are being seen in corn and soybeans more frequently, in addition to feeding on landscape trees and shrubs. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/japanese-beetles-emerging-identification-key-management

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Friday July 29, 2016
Heat Stress In Companion Animals
Companion animals of all kinds are susceptible to heat stress and heat stroke. It's vital that animals have constant access to both water and shade during hot summer days. Lisa Karr, Nebraska Extension Companion animal specialist.MP3

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