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29 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Weed Resistance: Concern Growing over Global Issue
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance is a growing issue around the globe. Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science at the University of Illinois, shares global challenges that growers are facing...
28 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Find Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn
US - Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil and, often, corn and soybean...
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone,...
26 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Kharif Sowing Down to 93.5 MN Hectare
INDIA - India’s kharif sowing season has recorded a drop of 4 million hectares at 93.5 million hectares as on August 22, 2014 during the 2014-15 period....
22 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Set to Become World’s Largest Cotton Producer
ANALYSIS - Mumbai based Cotton Association on India (CAI) has said that with cotton crop for the season 2013-14 beginning October 1, 2013 pegged at 40.05 million bales of 170 kg each is set to...
21 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Food Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission Move to Support Agriculture Sector Welcomed
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis hitting the sector as a result of the Russian...
19 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
18 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
15 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Palestinian Territory Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
14 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
12 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bearish USDA Report Expected
ANALYSIS - The markets are anticipating a bearish USDA report for the corn, soy and wheat markets when it is released later today, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from Global Video: How is Dry Weather Affecting Crop Production Across China, Russia and Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - Dry, hot weather is prevalent across China, causing growing conditions to fall behind average....
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
08 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
07 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Bans Range of Imports from EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia
ANALYSIS - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed...
05 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bees Able to Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
UK - Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study...
04 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Pressure Remains on Global Grain Prices
GLOBAL - Rising Black Sea crop estimates, good US spring wheat yield potential and near-ideal weather for corn development have all combined to keep the pressure on global grain prices as US...
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Excess Moisture Takes Toll on Quality of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports excess moisture has taken a dramatic toll on the quality of winter cereal crops planted last fall....
30 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction...
29 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
25 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Targets 261 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Output during 2014-15
INDIA - India has estimated 261 million tonnes of foodgrain output during 2014-15 fiscal year period, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Indian minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries...
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
CANADA - Yield-robbing levels of disease will be easy to spot in canola fields now and through to harvest. This is a great time to start your pre-harvest disease scouting....
23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
22 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
21 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
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