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26 March 2014
Warning to Growers as Light leaf Spot Risk Remains High
UK - Risk of light leaf spot is high according to an updated forecast from Rothamsted Research. The latest forecast takes into account winter rainfall from December 2013 – February 2014 and...
25 March 2014
NFU Outlines Funding Priorities for 2015
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities...
24 March 2014
Diversity in UK Gardens Aiding Fight to Save Threatened Bees
UK - The global diversity of plants being cultivated by Britain's gardeners is playing a key role in the fight to save the nation's threatened bumblebees, new research has revealed....
14 March 2014
USDA Financially Backs Advanced Biofuel Production
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing almost $60 million (€43 million) in the production of advanced biofuels....
Council for Science and Technology Report on GM Science
UK - The Council for Science and Technology has published a report commissioned from an independent panel of scientists that is an update on GM science....
13 March 2014
Sugar Beets Put Forward for Ethanol Use
US - A North Dakota State University (NDSU) professor and project developers are embarking on a project to cultivate industrial beets to use in ethanol production....
06 March 2014
Gene May Ease Genetic Modification of Plants
US - A recent discovery could lead to easier genetic modification of plant varieties considered recalcitrant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops....
25 February 2014
Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
20 February 2014
New Funding to Create Healthier and Safer Food
UK - A low calorie chocolate that tastes just as good as the real thing and a white bread with high fibre are just two of the projects being funded that could make a difference to your diet and...
18 February 2014
Study Assesses Environmental Impact of Ontario Corn Production
CANADA - Researchers at the University of Guelph examined the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn production in Ontario....
Hidden Crop Pest Threat to Poorer Nations Revealed
UK - The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to...
17 February 2014
GM Potatoes Resist Late Blight
UK - In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides....
Intensive Management Pushes Soybeans to Maximum Yield Potential
US - As soybean researchers continue pushing achievable soybean yields, DuPont Pioneer agronomists advise growers to manage their soybeans intensively for high yield....
13 February 2014
BCPC Congress 2014: Precaution or Innovation?
UK - This year’s BCPC Congress is expected to attract a large and diverse representation from the European and international crop protection industry....
12 February 2014
Is New Chinese Agricultural Policy Driving Production, Consumption?
CHINA - Chinese agriculture has grown tremendously over the past thirty-five years and with the new leadership in 2012 and a flurry of new government policies, agriculture is expected to experience...
11 February 2014
Heat and Pressure Treatment May Affect Allergenic Proteins in Peanuts
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues found that when they applied heat and pressure to roasted peanuts, there was a significantly reduced allergic reaction...
07 February 2014
Secrets of Potato Blight Evolution could Help Farmers Fight Back
UK - Scientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species....
06 February 2014
eGrain Passport Pilot Participants Announced
UK - Five companies have now agreed to take part in the HGCA-funded eGrain passport pilot project which will begin live trials pre-harvest....
04 February 2014
Increase Reported in 2013 Northern Ireland Farm Incomes
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Provisional figures indicate that the ‘Total Income from Farming’ (TIFF) in Northern Ireland increased by 33.7 per cent (31 per cent in real terms) from £223 million...
03 February 2014
UK Establishes Three New Synthetic Biology Research Centres
UK - Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology...
HS2 Proposal 'Fails to Consider' Whether Farm Businesses Can Survive
UK - Consultation on Phase Two of the HS2 high-speed rail project has failed to consider the fundamental question of whether farming businesses will be sustainable through the disruption and...
31 January 2014
Ample Grain Stocks, Favourable Weather Dampens Potential Price Rallies
GLOBAL - Markets continue to drift lower, despite severe cold weather entering the US plains. US exports remain routine, although in recent tenders the US has managed to tap into Egyptian business,...
29 January 2014
Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers
US - Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s...
28 January 2014
Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive
US - Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. ...
20 January 2014
SynTech Research Creates Global Bee Health Unit
US - SynTech Research is responding to the increasing world-wide issues of pollinator health by creating a Bee Health Unit based at its HQ site in Stilwell, Kansas, USA....
17 January 2014
Bee Sensors Take Flight to Help Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known...
16 January 2014
Collaboration on Sustainable Wheat Production
UK - Axiom Wheat Genotyping Array (Axiom Wheat Array), consisting of 817,000 markers, was designed for the University of Bristol as part of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...
HGCA Encourages Open Dialogue Between Growers and ‘Grain Chain’
UK - Following the success of its Meet the Processor and Meet the Exporter events, HGCA is encouraging growers to join them at one of 14 events already planned for spring 2014....
15 January 2014
Discovery Could Stimulate Plant Growth, Increase Crop Yields
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists, who receive strategic funding by the BBSRC, have contributed their expertise on gibberellin in a study led by the Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology,...
14 January 2014
Deciding When to Spray Cotton: Sometimes It Is More than Numbers
US - Research by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists focused on a major threat to cotton in the Southwestern United States could soon help growers cut back on insecticide use....
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