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04 December 2014
Cover Crops Can Sequester Soil Organic Carbon
US - A 12-year University of Illinois study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon...
03 December 2014
India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi area coverage at 36.09 million hectares as oF November 28, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
Winter Crop Production Weakened by Drier Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Drier than average seasonal conditions during winter and spring have weakened prospects for total Australian winter crop production, despite favourable conditions at the start of...
02 December 2014
UK, India Collaborate on Crops of the Future
UK & INDIA - Seven new research projects involving collaborations between researchers in the UK and India aim to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer...
Farm Bill Webinar Looks at Coverage Options This Friday
US - Farmers trying to determine which of the new federal farm programs is best for them will have an opportunity to talk directly with Purdue University experts in a free webinar Friday (5th...
01 December 2014
Wasp vs Wattle - Is Biocontrol the Answer for Europe?
EU - The bud-galling wasp may be just a few millimetres long, but some scientists believe this small insect could solve a big European problem....
28 November 2014
Exports are Key to Avoid Major Wheat, Barley Surpluss
UK - Substantial surpluses of wheat and barley have been forecast by Defra as part of their estimates for UK cereals supply and demand, published this week....
27 November 2014
Lower Ukrainian Barley Crop Could Help UK Exports
UKRAINE & UK - The total planted area for barley in Ukraine fell by 16 per cent this year in comparison to 2013/14 according to the Agricultural Ministry. ...
Winter Planting Survey to Assess Neonicotinoid Restriction Impact
UK - This year, HGCA’s annual winter planting survey includes questions designed to gauge the impact of neonicotinoid restrictions on oilseed rape....
Much to be Thankful for, but Challenges Remain for Farmers
US - Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
26 November 2014
Argentina Expects Record Maize Production
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is concluded. Early estimates put this year’s production at 30 million tonnes, marginally above the 2013 harvest and record reflecting high yields...
25 November 2014
Japan 2014 Cereal Production Forecast to Remain High
JAPAN - Harvesting of the 2014 paddy crop is currently underway and will continue until the end of November....
21 November 2014
Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Are Farmland Values Due for a Slight Decline
US - With crop prices at multiyear lows and interest rates expected to inch up over the next few years, a Purdue University agricultural economist believes the decade-long increase in farmland...
20 November 2014
Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
19 November 2014
Big Freeze Arrived at Right Time for South Plains Cotton
US - The first major spell of cold weather arrived in the South Plains last week, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton....
Can Wheat Defend Itself Against Viruses?
US - Wheat diseases could cost producers 5 to 10 per cent or more in yield reductions per crop, but a major advance in developing broad disease-resistant wheat is on the horizon. ...
18 November 2014
Dry Spring Affects Australia Wheat - But How Much?
AUSTRALIA - The implications of a particularly dry spring in some parts of Australia are now coming to light in terms of crop production; however it appears that things aren’t as bad as once...
13 November 2014
Light Leaf Spot Disease Risk High for UK
UK - The HGCA-supported light leaf spot (LLS) service forecasts a very high disease infection risk in all regions of the UK for the 2014­–15 season....
12 November 2014
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
Editors Comment: What Should We Expect this Winter?
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
10 November 2014
Favourable Prospects for Burundi 2015A Season Crops
BURUNDI - The A season crops represent about 35 per cent of the total annual crop production and and planting of the 2015A season crops, for harvest from December, has just been completed....
CROPROTECT: Supporting Integrated Pest Management
UK - Farmers face a continuous battle against pests, weeds and diseases. To ensure efficient production, pest management solutions are required for crop protection. ...
07 November 2014
Pest Encyclopaedia is Essential Tool for Crop Bug Spotters
UK - The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations....
06 November 2014
Expected Floods to Ruin Somalian Crops
SOMALIA - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa...
Winter Weather: What to Expect
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
Air Pollution in India Impacts Crops, says Study
INDIA - Air pollution has cut India’s projected grain yields by half, the research paper published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences said recently....
05 November 2014
Delayed, Erratic Monsoon Rains to Reduce Cereal Production
INDIA - Harvesting of the 2014 main “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway. Late and below-average monsoon rains over the main cereal producing areas in June...
04 November 2014
What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
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