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11 June 2014
Reduced Rainfall Affects Australia Winter Crop Season
AUSTRALIA - Timely and ample rainfall will be critical to winter crop development, despite an encouraging start to the 2014-15 season, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Below-average Production Expected for Kenya 'Long Rain' Crops
KENYA - The 2014 “long-rains” season (March to May) started on time during the second and third weeks of March, supporting land preparation and planting activities in the western uni-modal...
10 June 2014
Cambodia's 2014 Rice Production Forecast Stable
CAMBODIA - Early planting of the 2014 main season paddy crop, accounting for almost 80 per cent of the annual production, is currently underway. Below average rains in the main rice?producing...
Prospects for Bhutan 2014 Cereal Crops Favourable
BHUTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 minor winter season crops, mainly wheat and barley, is currently underway and will continue until the end of July. ...
Top Farmer Conference Helps Farmers Improve Operations
US - Corn Belt farmers and agribusiness managers can learn strategies to adapt to a changing business environment at Purdue University's annual Top Farmer Conference July 15-16....
09 June 2014
Public Interest in Story Behind Modern Food Production Grows
CANADA - The visitor services manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says the public's interest in the story behind the production of food is building....
Improved Prospects for Haiti 2014 Spring Cereal Season
HAITI - Planting of the main spring cereal season is mostly concluded. After lower-than-normal precipitation in March, remote sensing data indicate well above-average precipitation since mid-April...
South Korea's 2014 Rice Production Forecast Stable
SOUTH KOREA - Planting of the 2014 rice crop has just started and is expected to continue until June. ...
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
06 June 2014
Prospects for Serbian Winter Cereals Negatively Impacted by Recent Floods
SERBIA - In early May 2014, in Serbia prospects for winter cereal crops (mainly wheat and barley), for harvest from June/July were favourable owing to a mild winter. The wheat crop was forecast...
Good Prospects for Cameroon's Current Crops
CAMEROON - The main season maize crops will be harvested from June in the bimodal centre and south. Satellite-based information and analysis indicate that crop growing conditions from March to...
05 June 2014
Prospects for Winter Cereals Negatively Impacted by Recent Floods
BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA - Up to mid-May 2014, owing to a mild winter, winter crops for harvest in June/July were reported to be in satisfactory conditions. Planting of spring crops was proceeding...
Significant Moisture Deficit Affecting Yields
RWANDA - Harvesting of the 2014B season (February-July) beans crops is underway, while the cereal harvest is scheduled to begin in June. ...
04 June 2014
Timing, Product Choice Important for Postemergence Herbicide Applications
US - Weather has prevented Indiana corn farmers from applying herbicides before much of the crop emerged from the ground. But that doesn't mean it's too late, a pair of Purdue Extension weed...
Favourable Weather Conditions for Planting of Paddy and Maize Crops
THAILAND - Planting of the 2014 main season cereal crops, including rice and maize, is currently ongoing. Remote-sensed data indicate that rainfall since mid-April has been above average over...
Bangladesh 2014 Wheat Production Estimated Higher
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 mostly irrigated small wheat crop was completed by April. FAO’s latest estimates point to a production increase of 2 percent from last year’s good level...
03 June 2014
Armyworm Showing Up in Specific, At-Risk Cornfields
US - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying...
02 June 2014
Mexico's Maize Crop Forecast to Remain Relatively Unchanged
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2014 autumn-winter is well underway. Initial estimates point to a sharp decline in production due to a 15 percent reduction in plantings, in response to low white maize...
30 May 2014
Nigeria Cropping Season Started on time in the South
NIGERIA - Seasonal rainfall has started in April in southern parts of the country, where planting of the first maize crop is underway. ...
Improved Prospects for 2014 Brazillian Maize Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is about to begin. Earlier forecasts for the harvest have been revised upwards due to higher than expected plantings...
Rain, Humidity Amplify Importance of Head Scab Management
US - Wheat is starting to flower in southern and central Indiana, meaning growers need to assess risk of head scab and prepare management tactics....
Planted Acres - Did the Market Get It Right?
US - Crop markets have two primary functions. One is to allocate available supplies so that stocks are neither depleted nor in surplus by the end of the marketing year. The second is to direct...
29 May 2014
Philippines Agriculture Sees Growth Despite Typhoon Yolanda
PHILIPPINES - Despite the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) during the latter part in 2013, Philippine agriculture still managed to grow by 0.67 per cent...
Early-Flowering Crops May Increase Bee Numbers for Late-Flowering Crops
EU - Planting early-flowering crops, such as oilseed rape, boosts the numbers of bumblebees available to pollinate late-flowering crops, such as sunflowers, according to recent research. ...
Soybean Injury from Soil-applied Herbicides Increasing Across Acres
US - Integrated weed management programs offer the greatest potential for long-term sustainable solutions to weed populations demonstrating resistance to herbicides from multiple families, according...
28 May 2014
Cool, Wet Weather Only Helps Cutworms Thrive
Capture of black cutworm moths in the IPM traps has been above the rolling five year average for the last several weeks, writes Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist with the University of Kentucky....
26 May 2014
India Cotton Arrivals Touch 38.3 Million Bales during 2013-14 Season
INDIA - Cotton production in the country has been recorded at 38.3 million bales of 170 bales each during the 2013-14 season till September, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Feed the Future: Thinking Beyond Crop Harvesting in Africa
US & AFRICA - Purdue University researchers will lead a $5 million, five-year effort to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa reduce hunger and poverty fueled by food waste....
Conference on Agricultural Waste, Environmental Quality Seeks Input
US - A national conference on the impact from animal and agricultural waste on air, water, soil and climate is calling for abstracts, posters and workshop ideas – and not just from scientists...
Wheat Growers Follow Best Practices to Manage Fusarium Risk During Flowering
UK - With the period for T3 ear fungicides approaching for more forward crops, wheat growers are being reminded to follow best practice to track and manage fusarium risk during the flowering...
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