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

TheCropSite Newsletter - 17 Febuary 2015

TheCropSite Weekly Newsletter
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 17th February 2015.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland
Editor


5M

Wyffels

Global Analytics

Are 'stressed' bees the cause of colony collapse?

Researchers have tracked the activity of bees forced to begin foraging earlier in their lives due to stress on their colonies and found that they collect less pollen and die earlier, accelerating the decline and collapse of their hives.

Bees usually begin foraging when they are 2-3 weeks old but when bee colonies are stressed by disease, a lack of food, or other factors that kill off older bees, the younger bees start foraging at a younger age. - Continue reading.

Also this week

Scientists in the UK have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of Septoria leaf blotch (STB) - a devastating disease threatening wheat crops.

The falling price of soybeans globally has caused a 63 per cent decline to India's oilmeals exports.

Drought-affected farmers in New Zealand's South Island have been offered tax relief. 

Revenue Minister Todd McClay said: “The Government recognises that this will be a difficult time for many affected farmers.

"This assistance from Inland Revenue will give greater flexibility to affected farmers around their tax obligations, and is designed to make the coming months easier for them as they deal with the effects of the drought.”

~ Gemma

follow TheCropSite on twitter follow TheCropSite on facebook




Old Pond Publishing

DVD of the Week

Hedge Cutting: 'The Extreme Sawman'

Hedge Cutting: The Extreme Sawman

This exciting DVD follows Matthew Dougan, 'The Extreme Sawman' as he travels around Ireland cutting both hedges and trees using his Daewoo Digger with a saw attached to his own specification.

Order Now

Market Reports

Australian Rural Commodities Wrap - February 2015
USDA Peanut Prices - 16 February 2015
USDA Wheat Outlook - February 2015
USDA Rice Outlook - February 2015
USDA Feed Outlook - February 2015
USDA Oil Crops Outlook - February 2015
USDA World Agricultural Production - February 2015
USDA Cotton: World Markets and Trade - February 2015
USDA Oilseed: World Markets and Trade - February 2015
USDA Grains: World Markets and Trade - February 2015
USDA Crop Production - February 2015
USDA WASDE - February 2015

Global Crop Industry News

   United States

Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry
Wheat Growers Welcome Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo
New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
Updated Weed Control Guide Now Available
Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes

   India

India’s Veg Oil Imports up 17 Per Cent
India’s January Oilmeal Exports Down by 63 Per Cent
India’s Oilmeal Exports to Iran Down by 70 Per Cent

   New Zealand

Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers

   United Kingdom

Largest Ever Grain Shipment Leaves the UK
UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
Strong Non-EU Wheat Exports from the UK, but Not Strong Enough
Scientists Find Potential Way of Controlling Leaf Blotch Disease in Wheat

   European Union

Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
How Do Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Wildlife?

   Australia

Australian Farmers Supportive of Foreign Investment

   Philippines

Philippines Corn Farmers to Make Own Fertilizer

   Global

‘Stressed’ Young Bees Could be the Cause of Colony Collapse

   China

China Eyes GMO Progress Amid Crop Shrinkage

Events/Promotions

Biomass fuel & power Cangress & Expo - April 15-16, 2015 Russia

Sponsors

Wyffels Hybrids - More Than A Number
TheCropSite - Ag Digital




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