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24 July 2014
Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
CANADA - Yield-robbing levels of disease will be easy to spot in canola fields now and through to harvest. This is a great time to start your pre-harvest disease scouting....
21 July 2014
Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
Recommended List Responds to Changes in Winter Barley Market
UK - The Recommended List for winter barley will take two key steps to make sure it provides the best possible information to growers. ...
18 July 2014
VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
USDA Issues Bearish Crop Report
GLOBAL - The release of a bearish USDA report at the end of last week kept market sentiment firmly in a negative tone, with increased US/global wheat stocks and bigger US corn stocks, writes...
17 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Tensions Increase Between Russia and West
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the U.S. and European Union have slapped new and tough sanctions on Russia. ...
Indian Sugarcane Acreage Down by Two Per Cent in 2014-15
INDIA - Indian sugarcane acreage has estimated to be around 5.23 million hectares (ha) during 2014-15 sugar season, down by 2 per cent, as compared to the same period last year, Indian Sugar...
16 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: No Concerns in Marketplace
GLOBAL - The somewhat surprising lack of concern in the market place regarding geopolitics has prompted better risk appetite in the market place this week. ...
15 July 2014
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector...
Indian Farmers to Get Soil Health Card
INDIA - India will soon provide soil health card to all its farmers in the coming years that will make possible for farmers to improve productivity by wisely using inputs....
14 July 2014
EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
Promising Outlook for Brazil 2014 Crops
BRAZIL - The production outlook for many of Brazil's most important agricultural crops in 2014 is extremely good, with the possibility of record-breaking levels for some, according to Rabobank's...
Namibia Crop Farming 'Needs A Review'
NAMIBIA - A review of reports and evaluations dating back as far as the early nineties must be carried out for everyone to re-visit the drawing board on crop farming in the northern communal...
11 July 2014
Is Climate Change to Blame for Rising Problem of Charcoal Rot in Soybeans?
US - With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? ...
10 July 2014
Planting Survey Shows a Return to Pre-2012 Winter Planting Levels
UK - The annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey estimates the total GB area planted to cereals and oilseed rape for harvest this year at 3.91 million hectares (Mha), up six per cent from...
Cereal Leaf Spotting, Stripe Rust Prevalent in Alberta
CANADA - While stripe rust, cereal leaf spotting and root rot are the most prevalent disease challenges in the Alberta province right now, other problems are expected to emerge....
09 July 2014
How to Get Higher Yielding Barley with Greater Black-grass Suppression
UK - Black-grass is a major problem in autumn sown arable rotations where winter wheat is the primary crop....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Alberta Winter Wheat Surveyed for Stripe Rust
CANADA - From June 30 to July 4, Dr Denis Gaudet and his team from the Lethbridge Research Centre surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber,...
07 July 2014
Heavy Rains Improve Nicaragua Maize Crop
NICARAGUA - After uncertain planting prospects at the beginning of the sowing period, because of very low precipitation, particularly in the main producing department of Jinotega, above-average...
Favourable Prospects for 2014 Kazakhstan Cereal Production
KAZAKHSTAN - Planting of the 2014 cereal spring crops, mainly wheat, accounting for over 95 percent of annual cereal production, was completed in June. ...
04 July 2014
Bayer Responds to Bee Announcements Regarding Neonicotinoids
GLOBAL - Bayer remains committed to environmentally safe use of its products. More than 100 studies have concluded that when used according to label instructions, neonicotinoids are not harmful...
Canola Plants Underwater?
CANADA - What happens to canola plants that are underwater for a few days? Here’s a detailed explanation from Murray Hartman, oilseed specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development:...
03 July 2014
How Will Latin America Handle El Niño Threat?
LATIN AMERICA - Latin America is in a better position to face the effects of the forecasted El Niño, than on previous occasions due to fiscal improvements in many of the region's economies over...
Emergency Government Meeting Discusses Indian Monsoon Delay
INDIA - An emergency meeting of Agriculture Cabinet was held at Mantralaya here today to discuss situations emerging in Madhya Pradesh due to monsoon delay. ...
Barley Scald Risk Depends on Seasonal Conditions
AUSTRALIA - A new GRDC fact sheet is aimed at helping growers in the southern grain-growing region prevent grain losses caused by the fungal disease barley scald, writes Rebecca Barr....
02 July 2014
Late-Season Wheat Grain Quality Concerns
Wheat harvest will likely be late again this year, particularly in the northern half of the state, write Pierce Paul and Laura Lindsey, The Ohio State University....
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