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26 May 2014
Argentina's 2014 Maize Production Estimated Above Average
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is well advanced. Preliminary estimates point to a production of 25 million tonnes, better than earlier expected due to a recovery in precipitation...
China's Hubei Province Enters Wheat Harvest Season
CHINA - Wheat farmers in China's Hubei province have begun to harvest the 16.82 million mu (about 1.1 million hectares/ 2.7 million acres) of local wheat fields....
23 May 2014
NFU Welcomes Withdrawal of Soil Framework Directive
EU - The European Commission has finally withdrawn its proposal for a Soil Framework Directive following years of NFU lobbying....
Madagascar Rice Production Expected to Recover
MADAGASCAR - The 2014 rice output, being harvested, is anticipated to increase above the locust and weather?depressed output of 2013....
22 May 2014
El Nino Presents a Mixed Bag For World Agriculture
ANALYSIS – While the prospect of an El Nino generally means moisture for the US Corn Belt, it could spell disaster for Australians in much need of rainfall....
Cotton Outlook Better than Last Year but Still a Mixed Bag
US - Though recent rains improved the cotton outlook for some regions, it’s still a “mixed bag” for the state overall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
19 May 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - European stock markets were weaker Monday, led by weakness in the Italian stock market. ...
16 May 2014
Grain Hedge: Grains Trade Sharply Lower as Planting Pace Ramps Up
US - Grains traded lower across the board this week as a combination of planting pace, demand side factors, and a weak technical environment pressured prices, reports grain analysts at Grain...
Researchers Seize the Black-grass Initiative
UK - The urgent call for solutions to the current UK black-grass management challenge has seen HGCA and BBSRC join forces to co-fund a pioneering new research initiative – and growers are asked...
HGCA Helps Growers Keep on Top of Weeds
UK - HGCA has updated two publications so that growers have the most up-to-date information to deal with weeds on their farms....
15 May 2014
Considerations for Fungicide Management of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat
US - Wheat plants are beginning to head out and flower in parts of southern Illinois....
13 May 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grains
ANALYSIS - There's mixed price action at the start of the week across the grains markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
12 May 2014
Farmers Expect to Plant More Oilseeds, Pulses and Fewer Cereals
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports prairie farmers are expecting to plant about the same number of acres this year as last, but more of those acres will be seeded to oilseed...
09 May 2014
FAO Food Price Index Fell in April
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 209.3 points in April 2014, down 3.5 points, or 1.6 per cent, from March and 7.6 points, or 3.5 per cent, below April 2013....
Philippine Rice Production at Record Levels Despite Typhoons
PHILIPPINES - Harvesting of the 2013/14, mostly irrigated, secondary season paddy crop, which accounts for about 45 percent of the annual production, was completed by mid-April....
08 May 2014
WATCH: Oklahoma State Desperate for Rain as Drought Ruins Wheat Crop
US - Oklahoma's wheat crop is down 38 per cent from the previous five-year average, as a result of severe on-going drought across the state....
Collaborative Roots Could Reduce Reliance on Phosphorus Fertilisers
UK - Farmers could improve the efficiency of phosphorus in crop production by coupling plants with complementary traits, which would allow them to harness the ‘phosphorus bank’ already present...
07 May 2014
DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather...
06 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 9 cents at $5.08 1/2 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high. ...
What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell Us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually
ANALYSIS - “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are planted using neonic-treated seed?” ...
02 May 2014
Ergot Prevention in Cereal Crops
CANADA - When it comes to controlling ergot, the best control is prevention....
30 April 2014
Is Collaboration Key to Unlocking Fruit and Veg Potential?
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond will today (Wednesday) explain how retailers and the Government are crucial to ensuring we have a profitable and sustainable horticulture sector in the UK....
29 April 2014
El Nino Could Hit India Pulses Production
ANALYSIS - India’s apex industry body is weighing heavily on El Nino that is expected to hit India this monsoon, writes Jagdish Kumar....
25 April 2014
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
21 April 2014
Catch Up with the Latest Arable Thinking at Cereals 2014
UK - HGCA will again be one of the major exhibitors at Cereals 2014, with a large stand containing both established favourites and exciting new features for 2014....
18 April 2014
Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
Western Canadian Winter Wheat Crops Looking Good
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says weather over the next two weeks will play a key role in determining the condition of this year's winter wheat crop coming out of...
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