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29 May 2014
Australian Cereal Researcher Wins Award, Targets Wheat, Barley Development
AUSTRALIA - A University of Adelaide plant scientist Jana Phan has won the 2013 SARDI Science Bursary. The PhD student will use the A$1500 bursary to continue her research into the composition...
26 May 2014
Feed the Future: Thinking Beyond Crop Harvesting in Africa
US & AFRICA - Purdue University researchers will lead a $5 million, five-year effort to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa reduce hunger and poverty fueled by food waste....
Conference on Agricultural Waste, Environmental Quality Seeks Input
US - A national conference on the impact from animal and agricultural waste on air, water, soil and climate is calling for abstracts, posters and workshop ideas – and not just from scientists...
23 May 2014
Madagascar Rice Production Expected to Recover
MADAGASCAR - The 2014 rice output, being harvested, is anticipated to increase above the locust and weather?depressed output of 2013....
21 May 2014
How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help agricultural communities in underdeveloped and developing regions, in...
16 May 2014
Documenting Grain Loss in the Brazilian Harvesting Supply Chain
US & BRAZIL - Documenting grain losses at different stages of the supply chain provides an important baseline for measuring improvements of grain quality. Researchers in the Department of Agricultural...
Farmers Urged to Act as HS2 Deadline Fast Approaches
UK - Farmers and growers are being urged by the NFU to tell Government exactly how they will be affected by the HS2 rail link as the deadline for petitioning the Bill approaches....
15 May 2014
Fall Applications of Herbicide More Effectively Manage Resistant Italian Ryegrass
US - Italian ryegrass has shown resistance to five different herbicide modes of action in the United States. Growers in the Midsouth are seeking new ways to control this threat to crop yields....
Considerations for Fungicide Management of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat
US - Wheat plants are beginning to head out and flower in parts of southern Illinois....
14 May 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, European Union industrial production fell in 0.3% in March from February, and was down 0.1% year-on-year. ...
Young Farmers - What Are Your Needs?
EU - The European Commission has launched a study to identify the needs of young farmers and review agricultural exchange schemes for young farmers....
13 May 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: China's Economic Growth Slows
GLOBAL - In overnight news the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported China’s economic growth rate will continue to slow in the coming months, while other countries’...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grains
ANALYSIS - There's mixed price action at the start of the week across the grains markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Grain Haulage Costs Down 1.2 Per Cent, but Costs for Longer Journeys Increase
UK - Results from AHDB/HGCA’s UK Grain Haulage Survey 2014 show a 1.2 per cent decline in average journey costs, compared with last year’s survey....
08 May 2014
Collaborative Roots Could Reduce Reliance on Phosphorus Fertilisers
UK - Farmers could improve the efficiency of phosphorus in crop production by coupling plants with complementary traits, which would allow them to harness the ‘phosphorus bank’ already present...
05 May 2014
ICAR To Sell 30 Farm Techs at Agri-Innovation Conclave
INDIA - India’s government owned agriculture research organization, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be selling 30 of its farm technologies developed under the National Agricultural...
University of Iowa Planting Miscanthus Demonstration Plot
A 13-acre pilot field of Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus clone IL) will be planted Wednesday, May 7 at a field is just outside of Iowa City (south on Highway 1, 0.5 miles from Menards;...
01 May 2014
Food Safety Partnership Between Denmark and China
CHINA & DENMARK - On 25 April, a new memorandum of understanding between DTU and CFSA was signed by Martin Bendsøe, DTU Senior Vice President and Dean, at a ceremony in Beijing witnessed by...
24 April 2014
Long-term Research Shows Increased Sustainability for US Agriculture
US - Agricultural producers have been engaged in sustainable farming practices for many years as an inherent part of their work. ...
18 April 2014
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
US - Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy...
16 April 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 3/4 cent at $5.03 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high. ...
15 April 2014
Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30...
08 April 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Western Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn Confirmed in More Illinois counties
US - With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm,...
07 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Asian, EU Markets Pressured
GLOBAL - Asian and European stock markets were pressured Monday following Friday’s losses in the U.S. stock market that were led by the Nasdaq index dropping sharply. ...
Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil
US - Some of today's popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening....
03 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The European Central Bank is holding its monthly monetary policy meeting Thursday, including a press conference from ECB president Mario Draghi. ...
Research Ramps Up Vegetable Oil Production in Global Food Fight
UK - Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50 per cent in just ten years....
01 April 2014
Researchers Strive to Match Winter Hardiness of Winter Wheat to that of Fall Rye
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says genetic research holds out the hope for the development of winter wheat varieties that are as winter hardy as fall rye....
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