TheCropSite.com- news, features, articles and disease information for the crop industry

Cool Weather May Affect US Corn Crop Differently to Previous Years - 29th July 2014

You are receiving this email as you are a subscriber of TheCropSite.com
The home of premium international crop news and information.
Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
TheCropSite
Tuesday 29th July 2014.
Sarah Mikesell - TheCropSite Senior Editor

Sarah Mikesell
Senior Editor


Wyffels

5M

Cool Weather May Affect US Corn Crop Differently to Previous Years

Welcome! – Weather conditions over the next two months will be detrimental to the outcome of the Indiana corn crop.

Currently, high yields are expected, but this could be impacted by unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases said corn specialist Bob Nielsen this week.

Corn and soybeans futures prices have dropped to their lowest levels since 2010, with corn below $4 per bushel and soybeans under $11.

This is partly due to higher yields expected for many farms this fall. Although high yields result in more bushels for famers to sell, the higher supplies lead to much lower prices, meaning smaller profit for growers.

India has estimated 261 million tonnes of foodgrain output during 2014-15 fiscal year period.

As per the government estimates, rice production has been pegged at 106 million tonnes, wheat output has been put at 94 million tonnes, followed by coarse cereals at 41.50 million tonnes.

Oilseeds output was estimated at 33 million tonnes and sugarcane production was put at 345 million tonnes.

Cotton has been estimated at 35 million bales (1 bale of 170 kg each).

In the UK, MPs have criticised the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides.

In its report into the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy (NPS), due in October, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee call on the Government to support the recent EU-wide ban on bee-harming neonicotinoid chemicals, and not to try and overturn it when the European Commission conducts a review next year. 

Pollinators provide variety in our diets and some crops, like raspberries, apples and pears, particularly need insect pollination to produce good yields of high quality fruit.

Research has estimated the value of insect pollination to crops at around £400 million due to increases in yield and quality of seeds and fruit.

Have a great week!

 

 



5m Books - Bio Energy and Crop Book

Featured DVD of the Week

Weather & Crop Protection

AGRICULTURE IN NORTH AMERICA PARTS 1, 2 & 3 (DVD) - TAMMO GLÄSER

Set of three DVDs: Jörn and Tammo take an agricultural road trip through the vast expanses of North America covering a wide spectrum of machinery and agricultural conducts.

Order Now


This Week's Articles and Analysis

Size, Age of Plants Impact Productivity More than Climate
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, University of Arizona researchers have discovered.

A New Measure of Biodiversity
Phylogenetic analysis gives a much more complex and complete picture of the diversity of Australia's national plant. A new approach to measuring biodiversity has uncovered some biologically important but currently unprotected areas in Western Australia, while confirming the significance of the world heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforests in the country's north-east.

Tracking Gene Activity When Honey Bees Do and Don't Eat Honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the massive -- and as yet not fully explained -- annual die-off of honey bees in the U.S. and Europe. Some suspect that inadequate nutrition plays a role in honey bee declines.

How Can Existing Cropland Feed Billions More?
Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect the environment.

Market Reports

Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - July 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 29 July 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 28 July 2014
China Wholesale Prices - 25 July 2014
USDA GAIN: Paraguay Biofuels Annual 2014
Australian Weekly ABARES Report - 24 July 2014
USDA GAIN: Russian Federation Feed Sector Production Update
China Wholesale Prices - 23 July 2014
USDA GAIN: Ukraine Grain and Feed Update
USDA GAIN: Zimbabwe Grain and Feed Annual 2014

Global Crop Industry News

   United States

Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
Storing the 2014 Corn Crop
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
Cool Weather's Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower

   India

Indian Agri Institute Develops GIS Based Soil Fertility Maps for 19 States
Agri land in Tamil Nadu Decreased to 4.8 MH
India Targets 261 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Output during 2014-15
Rising Temperatures Hinder Indian Wheat Production

   Serbia

EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild

   Georgia

2014 Georgia Cereal Production Anticipated to Decline

   Armenia

Armenia 2014 Cereal Production Expected to Decline

   Paraguay

Paraguayan Biofuels Sector Continues to be Sluggish

   United Kingdom

MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
First Oilseed Rape Exports Leave UK
Biomass Investment Slashes Grain Drying Costs by 70 Per Cent
Staying Safe and Legal This Harvest
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Sees Rising Sales

   Global

GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Further Plane Mystery Unsettles Markets
Global Initiative for Agricultural Education Formed
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly More Confident

   Canada

Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
Honey Bee Survey of Winterkill Results Published

   Indonesia

Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture

   Spain

Spain Ready to Export Dried Fodder to China

   Zimbabwe

Corn Production Estimated to Rise in MY 2014/15

   Belarus

Prospects for Belarus 2014 Cereal Production are Favourable

Events/Promotions

EuroTier 2014

Sponsors

TheCropSite - Ag Digital
Wyffels Hybrids - More Than A Number




The Pig, Poultry, Beef, Fish, Dairy, Meat, Cattle, Crop & Bioenergy Sites From 5M Publishing From 5M Publishing

unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Country Dance