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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....
04 March 2014
Winter Cropping Area in England and Wales up 14 Per Cent for 2014 Harvest
UK - The AHDB/HGCA Winter Planting Survey shows a rebound in winter cropping in England and Wales for harvest 2014, compared with harvest 2013....
Ukraine Farmers Start Spring Sowing Despite Political Unrest
UKRAINE - Farmers in the Ukraine have started planting spring crops, despite the tense political situation in the region....
Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - Chinese food prices are continuing to fall according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
28 February 2014
Alberta Farmers Learn About New Crop Options, Weed Resistance
CANADA - At the recent Agronomy Update conference held in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, farmers heard presentations on crop pests, weed control, soil fertility, new crop options, grain storage and...
19 February 2014
Favourable Rains Boost Wheat Plantings for 2014 Rabi Season Crop
INDIA - Planting of the 2014 Rabi season cereal crops, mainly wheat and rice, was completed by December....
07 February 2014
Trial GM Crop Proposed for Australia's Ord Valley
AUSTRALIA - The national body responsible for regulating genetic technology has received an application to grow safflower in the Kimberley....
Bumper Global Crops Push Down Prices
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January for the first time in three months as lower prices of cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values....
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,...
27 January 2014
Foodgrains, Sugar Prices Remain Steady at India's Wholesale Markets
INDIA - As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of rice, wheat and sugar during the week, January 16, 2014 to January 23, 2014 remained steady in wholesale...
24 January 2014
Rabi Crop Sowing Crosses 635 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during this week stands at 635.13 lakh hectare (6,350,0000 hectares) as compared to 603.39 lakh hectare (6,30,0000 hectares)...
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
21 January 2014
Crop Sowing Crosses 625 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 17.1.2014 stands at 625.65 lakh hectare as compared to 596.20 lakh hectare at this time last year....
Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy...
27 December 2013
Estimates Confirm EU Rapeseed Production back to Normal Levels
EU - New EU27 oilseeds estimates for the 2013/4 marketing year released by Copa-Cogeca confirm EU rapeseed production is back to normal levels this year, up 4.2 per cent on last years level....
23 December 2013
Canadian Company RSB Certification for Oilseed Crop
CANADA - PGF Biofuels, in conjunction with Paterson Grain, has become the first Canadian organisation to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification....
18 December 2013
Growers Show Interest in HGCA Monitor Farms
UK - HGCA’s recent call for new Monitor Farms has prompted an enthusiastic response from cereals and oilseeds growers....
16 December 2013
Cargill Strengthens Russian Footprint with Stake in Black Sea Port Terminal
RUSSIA - Cargill has acquired a minority shareholding in a deep sea port terminal in Novorossiysk on the Black Sea in south west Russia. The company has purchased a 25 per cent plus one share...
13 December 2013
US Grain Markets Takes Lead from USDA Report
GLOBAL - The US market took its lead from the bearish USDA report, which showed a gain in global stocks, according to David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
09 December 2013
Vigilance Key to Disease Control in Oilseed Rape
UK - Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2013/14 growing season. ...
28 November 2013
China Reports Slight Drop in Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - According to monitoring by MOFCOM in 36 medium and large sized cities, price of agro-foodstuff saw a rise by small margin and the price of material for production fell slightly last week...
25 November 2013
Rabi Crop Sowing Covers 314 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 22.11.2013 stands at 314.24 lakh hectare as compared to 294.31 lakh hectare at this time last year....
13 November 2013
Modified Gene in Oil Seed Rape Declared Safe For Consumers
GERMANY – Weed killer residues in oil seed rape (OSR)containing the genetically modified 'gat' gene do not pose a concern to humans, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced....
04 November 2013
Chinese Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuff s in China were stable during the week of 21-27 October according to a survey by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in 36 medium and large sized cities....
31 October 2013
Stay Ahead of Light Leaf Spot
UK - Up-to-date fungicide performance information for controlling light leaf spot is now available from HCGA. Results from 2012/13 and recent years show that, although tricky to control, fungicide...
28 October 2013
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
US Soy Harvest Delivers Better-than-expected Results
GLOBAL - The US soybean harvest continues to deliver better-than-expected yields and was rated as 63 per cent complete last Monday (21 October). The crop rating of good to excellent was increased...
23 October 2013
How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
16 October 2013
Vigilance Key to Disease Control in Oilseed Rape
UK - Disease forecasts and crop development suggest there is a real need for extra vigilance this year when dealing with phoma and light leaf spot....
09 October 2013
What’s the Picture for EU Crops Post-harvest?
ANALYSIS - Protein crops are suffering throughout the EU, but favourable conditions in 2013 encouraged more spring planting to replace failed areas of winter crops, according to the latest EU...
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