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04 July 2014
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....
Replant Options: Forage, Cover Crop Considerations for Flooded Sites
Extended periods of rainfall, flooding, hail, or all of the above have producers scrambling for replant or prevented planting options. Each choice has practical and economic implications, so...
01 July 2014
Care Required with Residual Herbicides
AUSTRALIA - With the winter season now well underway across much of the central west, weed control is high on the priority list for many growers, writes Penny Heuston, GRDC Northern Region....
30 June 2014
Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
Knowledge Is Key to Strong Canola Crop
AUSTRALIA - “Haddon Rig” farming manager Justin McMillan is a firm believer of the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ after trialing a variety of different canola harvesting techniques, writes...
Wheat Maturity, Disease Potential Must be Monitored
Later harvest dates and disease concerns merit additional management considerations for this year’s wheat crop, writes Greg Roth, Penn State Professor of Agronomy....
27 June 2014
Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
Heavy Metals Could Pollute Groundwater from Fracking Flowback
US - Cornell University researchers said the chemical makeup of wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals...
Growing Degree Days Reach Levels to Trigger Bertha Armyworm
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's map shows the regions where growing degree days (Base 7°C) have reached sufficient levels to trigger emergence of bertha armyworm adults from pupae....
26 June 2014
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
Agricultural Ground Robot Launched in Australia
AUSTRALIA - University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded "Researcher of the Year " by the Australian vegetable industry's Ausveg for his work on intelligent...
25 June 2014
El Nino, La Nina Can Forecast Crop Yields
US - Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific can end up having a lot to do with the price of corn in Missouri, thanks to El Nino and La Nina, says a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist....
Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
24 June 2014
Importance of Disease Resistance Ratings on Show
UK - Visitors to HGCA’s open day at Duchy College, Cornwall, got a vivid reminder about the value of varietal resistance when dealing with crop diseases....
Senate Plans to Improve Competitive Position of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in its report "Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population"...
23 June 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Is 'Market Scare' on the Way?
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on the corn belt this week as irrational weather systems continue to pass through, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Heavy Rains, Flooding May Cause Some to Consider Replanting
US – While recent heavy rains and flooding have caused some corn growers to consider replanting, before doing so, growers should first consider the potential yield at the new planting date...
20 June 2014
Gleadell Market Report: US Markets Continue Decline
GLOBAL - US markets have mainly continued their recent decline, as a bearish USDA report added to the negative sentiment, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
Pakistan 2014 Wheat Production Estimated at Near-record Level
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014, mostly irrigated, winter wheat crop began in late March in Sindh Province in the south and is currently nearing completion in the main producing northern Punjab...
19 June 2014
Indian Ministry Announced Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - The country will be developing food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event...
Indoesia Rice, Maize Estimated to Increase
INDONESIA - Harvesting of Indonesia's 2014 main (wet) season paddy crop, which accounts for about 95 per cent of annual production, is nearing completion, while planting of the 2014 secondary...
18 June 2014
Record Global Soybean Year Forecast
GLOBAL – Analysts are predicting another record global soybean crop for 2014/15....
El Niño Forecast Weaker than Earlier Predicted
ANALYSIS - Though nearly 70 per cent of Texas remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
17 June 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Focus On Weather This Week
ANALYSIS - Focus is again on corn belt weather this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
13 June 2014
Cherkizovo 2014 Sowing Completed
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and fodder manufacturer, has completed its 2014 sowing....
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
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