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29 August 2014
Swaziland is Moving Towards Commercial Farming
GLOBAL - a major effort to revitalise agriculture in Swaziland, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect...
28 August 2014
Georgia’s Corn Acreage Expected to Shrink
US – Some Georgia corn growers won’t cover costs this year if harvest yields meet US Department of Agriculture expectations....
New Guide Helps Farmers Control Pests, Diseases in Hops Fields
US - Farmers interested in learning in-depth information on how to protect their hops from weeds, diseases and insects can find information on integrated pest management in a new Purdue Extension...
27 August 2014
New Smartphone App Helps Speed Up Seed Exportation
AUSTRALIA - A new Smartphone app has been designed to help farmers and seed exporters get their product to market faster....
Jammu and Kashmir Get Saffron Park
INDIA - In order to promote saffron production and quality in the state, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has laid the foundation stone of a saffron park at Pampore, Pulwama with...
26 August 2014
Drought Affects Iran's Wheat Production
IRAN - The 2014 wheat harvest was completed in July although final production estimates are not yet available. However, preliminary forecast puts the 2014 wheat production at 13 million tonnes,...
India’s Kharif Sowing Down to 93.5 MN Hectare
INDIA - India’s kharif sowing season has recorded a drop of 4 million hectares at 93.5 million hectares as on August 22, 2014 during the 2014-15 period....
25 August 2014
Improved Farming Practices in Africa Helps Millions of Farmers Triple Yields
AFRICA - A new report finds that over the last five years, 1.7 million African farmers in 13 countries have embraced farming practices that have rejuvenated 1.6 million hectares and helped them...
Hope for Improved Wheat Harvests as Genome Sequence of Soil Bacterium Completed
EU - The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) together with the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC), Instituto de Agrobiotecnologica Rossario (INDEAR), and other European partners, have completed...
22 August 2014
Warm Weather Pushes Alberta Crops Towards Maturity
CANADA - The warm, dry weather during the past week continued to rapidly enhance crop development toward maturity. Outside of spotty showers, the Central and North East Regions reported some...
21 August 2014
Do Big Corn Crops Always Get Bigger?
US - The USDA's August Crop Production report forecast the 2014 U.S. average corn yield at 167.4 bushels per acre, writes Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and John Newton....
20 August 2014
Reforms Needed to Hike Yields, says Chamber of Commerce
INDIA - PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), an industry body has called for amendment to Land Ceiling Act and abolition of agriculture produce marketing committee (APMC) Act to draw...
India’s Food Grain Output Estimated at 264.77 Million Tonnes
INDIA - India’s fourth advance estimates of food grain production for 2013-14 has been pegged at 264.77 million tonnes as on 14 August, 2014, the Indian ministry of agriculture said in a statement...
19 August 2014
CAP Compliance Advice for Cereals and Oilseeds Growers
UK - Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ requirements will work in practice....
Turkmenistan Cereal Production Forecast Down
TURKMENISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 winter crops, mainly wheat, is nearing completion, while that of spring crops, mainly maize and rice just started and is expected to continue until the end...
Tajikistan Cereal Production Set to Increase
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of the winter crops (mainly wheat and barley) is nearing completion, while that of spring crops (mainly maize and rice) just started and is expected to continue until...
18 August 2014
Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
15 August 2014
Abundant Corn, Soybean Crops Expected
US - The federal government expects Indiana and the nation to grow bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second consecutive year, adding to already adequate supplies but further holding down...
14 August 2014
Make This a Healthy Harvest at Drilling Time
UK - Oilseed rape drilling is now well underway. With some seed treatment products restricted this year and others under threat, it’s critical that we look after those we have, keeping good...
12 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Geopolitics Retains Marketplace Hold
GLOBAL - There are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that have the attention of the market place: civil war in Iraq, in which the U.S. has just injected military force; the Russia-Ukraine...
Video: How is Dry Weather Affecting Crop Production Across China, Russia and Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - Dry, hot weather is prevalent across China, causing growing conditions to fall behind average....
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
07 August 2014
High Plains Cotton Generally in Good Shape, But Rain Needed
US - Despite a few setbacks, such as cooler-than-normal weather, Panhandle and South Plains cotton is in pretty good shape, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
06 August 2014
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
Secure Seed Early for Planting Winter Wheat
CANADA - Anyone wanting to plant winter wheat this fall is being advised to secure seed supplies as early as possible....
05 August 2014
Role of No-till Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation May be Over-stated
UK - An international group of scientists, led by Professor David Powlson, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, have published a critical review in the journal Nature Climate Change...
DuPont Crop Protection, Advanta US Partner for New Non-GMO Sorghum Trait
US - DuPont Crop Protection and Advanta US have signed a joint agreement to commercialise the DuPont Inzen Z herbicide-tolerance sorghum trait. ...
04 August 2014
India’s Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 70.6 MH
INDIA - India’s kharif season sowing has crossed 70.6 million hectares, the Indian agriculture ministry said in a statement....
01 August 2014
Excess Moisture Takes Toll on Quality of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports excess moisture has taken a dramatic toll on the quality of winter cereal crops planted last fall....
Consider Forage Crops Instead of Drilling Cereals
UK - Growing grass and forage crops could alleviate some of the pain of low cereal prices and resistant blackgrass according to Rod Bonshor, general manager for Oliver Seeds, particularly on...
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