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01 August 2014
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....
Consider Forage Crops Instead of Drilling Cereals
UK - Growing grass and forage crops could alleviate some of the pain of low cereal prices and resistant blackgrass according to Rod Bonshor, general manager for Oliver Seeds, particularly on...
30 July 2014
Partnership to Combat World Hunger
GLOBAL - The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable...
29 July 2014
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....
Indian Agri Institute Develops GIS Based Soil Fertility Maps for 19 States
INDIA - Bhopal based Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS) has developed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based soil fertility maps of 19 states using data of different soil testing laboratories...
28 July 2014
Cool Weather's Effect on Crop Could Differ from 2009
US - The next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields as expected or is significantly damaged by any unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases,...
25 July 2014
Agri land in Tamil Nadu Decreased to 4.8 MH
INDIA - Tamil Nadu state’s agriculture land has decreased in the last eight years to 4.8 million hectares, the state agriculture minister, S.S. Krishnamoorthy said at the 14th Agri Intex 2014...
24 July 2014
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....
21 July 2014
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...
Recommended List Responds to Changes in Winter Barley Market
UK - The Recommended List for winter barley will take two key steps to make sure it provides the best possible information to growers. ...
18 July 2014
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...
USDA Issues Bearish Crop Report
GLOBAL - The release of a bearish USDA report at the end of last week kept market sentiment firmly in a negative tone, with increased US/global wheat stocks and bigger US corn stocks, writes...
17 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Tensions Increase Between Russia and West
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the U.S. and European Union have slapped new and tough sanctions on Russia. ...
Indian Sugarcane Acreage Down by Two Per Cent in 2014-15
INDIA - Indian sugarcane acreage has estimated to be around 5.23 million hectares (ha) during 2014-15 sugar season, down by 2 per cent, as compared to the same period last year, Indian Sugar...
16 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: No Concerns in Marketplace
GLOBAL - The somewhat surprising lack of concern in the market place regarding geopolitics has prompted better risk appetite in the market place this week. ...
15 July 2014
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector...
Indian Farmers to Get Soil Health Card
INDIA - India will soon provide soil health card to all its farmers in the coming years that will make possible for farmers to improve productivity by wisely using inputs....
14 July 2014
EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
Promising Outlook for Brazil 2014 Crops
BRAZIL - The production outlook for many of Brazil's most important agricultural crops in 2014 is extremely good, with the possibility of record-breaking levels for some, according to Rabobank's...
Namibia Crop Farming 'Needs A Review'
NAMIBIA - A review of reports and evaluations dating back as far as the early nineties must be carried out for everyone to re-visit the drawing board on crop farming in the northern communal...
11 July 2014
Is Climate Change to Blame for Rising Problem of Charcoal Rot in Soybeans?
US - With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? ...
10 July 2014
Planting Survey Shows a Return to Pre-2012 Winter Planting Levels
UK - The annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey estimates the total GB area planted to cereals and oilseed rape for harvest this year at 3.91 million hectares (Mha), up six per cent from...
Cereal Leaf Spotting, Stripe Rust Prevalent in Alberta
CANADA - While stripe rust, cereal leaf spotting and root rot are the most prevalent disease challenges in the Alberta province right now, other problems are expected to emerge....
09 July 2014
How to Get Higher Yielding Barley with Greater Black-grass Suppression
UK - Black-grass is a major problem in autumn sown arable rotations where winter wheat is the primary crop....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Alberta Winter Wheat Surveyed for Stripe Rust
CANADA - From June 30 to July 4, Dr Denis Gaudet and his team from the Lethbridge Research Centre surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber,...
07 July 2014
Heavy Rains Improve Nicaragua Maize Crop
NICARAGUA - After uncertain planting prospects at the beginning of the sowing period, because of very low precipitation, particularly in the main producing department of Jinotega, above-average...
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