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05 January 2015
Wheat Yield Losses Predicted Due to Rising Temperatures
GLOBAL - For the first time, an international consortium of researchers have used a systematic multi-model test to exploit data from field and artificial heating experiments to focus on the responses...
NFU President: Government Must 'Embrace Optimism'
UK - In his first New Year message as NFU President, Meurig Raymond has urged government to embrace a sense of optimism for the longer-term future and to help our industry grow and reverse the...
HGCA Conference: Strengths and Weaknesses of Fungicides Tested
UK - The 2014 HGCA Agronomists' Conference included an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of cereal fungicides....
31 December 2014
NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
30 December 2014
Lower US Maize, Wheat Areas Anticipated for 2015
US - US agricultural supply, use and price projections, published as part of an early release of the tables for the USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2024, suggest that crop areas for the...
29 December 2014
Maize Scientist: Adopt Hybrid Tech to Improve Productivity in Agriculture
INDIA - Former scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and winner of World Food Prize, Surinder Kumar Vasal has said that there is a need for advancement of...
24 December 2014
New Potato Variety: A Colourful Dish for the Holidays
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators have developed nutritious new potatoes varieties with red and purple flesh and skin. ...
23 December 2014
Long-term Water Management Plans
CANADA - “Winter is a really good time to sit down and have a look at your water resources and identify any risks,” says Melissa Orr-Langner, agricultural water engineer, Alberta Agriculture...
Purdue Trustees Approve Land Agreement
US - Purdue University's Board of Trustees has authorised two transactions that will make available more than 270 acres of land for research in the College of Agriculture....
22 December 2014
Rethinking Inputs in Winter Barley
UK - With the current winter barley area estimated to be significantly higher this year compared to last, Pete Berry, Head of Crop Physiology at ADAS, discussed how average yields are well below...
European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
19 December 2014
Purdue to Offer Online Course in 'Agronomy Essentials'
US - Purdue University's Department of Agronomy is offering a distance education course to give farmers and agribusiness professionals a comprehensive baseline understanding of agronomy and agronomic...
17 December 2014
California Drought: What's the Latest?
ANALYSIS - California is currently experiencing its worst drought since the 1970s. With much of the state now flooding, Gemma Hyland asks: Is it enough to end the dry spell?...
Drop in EU Rapeseed Blamed on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Ban
EU - A drop in EU rapeseed production in 2015 was forecast at Copa-Cogeca oilseeds working party as first results of the neonicotinoid seed treatment ban start to emerge. ...
16 December 2014
India’s Sugar Production Up 56 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s sugar production has recorded a 56 per cent increase or 614,000 tonnes at 1.78 million tonnes as on November 30, 2014. ...
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
India’s Cotton Output at 40.2 Million Bales
INDIA - India’s cotton output has recorded a drop in output that was recorded at 40.2 million bales (170 kgs each in 1 bale) during 2014-15, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) said in its...
11 December 2014
World Cereal Production to Surpass Last Year's Record
GLOBAL - World cereal production in 2014 is forecast at a new record of 2,532 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), 10 million tonnes higher than last month’s forecast and 7 million...
10 December 2014
Honduras Crops at 'Uncertain' Levels
HONDURAS - Harvest of the 2014 second de postrera season crops, mainly beans, is almost concluded....
09 December 2014
Black-grass Resistance Initiative Gets Battle Underway
UK - Work is now well underway as part of a £2.8 million BBSRC-HGCA-funded project to tackle the threat to cereal crops posed by the weed black-grass....
08 December 2014
Bumper Canola, Wheat Crops for Canada
CANADA - The latest crop production report from Statistics Canada, published last week, pegged Canadian canola (rapeseed) production for harvest 2014 at 15.6Mt....
Low Arsenic Gene Identified - Could Lead to New Crop Varieties
UK - Concerns about arsenic in food have grown in recent years, leading to scientific work to investigate how plants deal with arsenic. Research has identified that some plants are able to pump...
05 December 2014
Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
04 December 2014
FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
Cover Crops Can Sequester Soil Organic Carbon
US - A 12-year University of Illinois study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon...
03 December 2014
India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi area coverage at 36.09 million hectares as oF November 28, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
Winter Crop Production Weakened by Drier Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Drier than average seasonal conditions during winter and spring have weakened prospects for total Australian winter crop production, despite favourable conditions at the start of...
02 December 2014
UK, India Collaborate on Crops of the Future
UK & INDIA - Seven new research projects involving collaborations between researchers in the UK and India aim to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer...
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