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03 September 2014
Moisture Deficits Affect Burundi Yields
BURUNDI - Harvesting of the 2014B main season crops, which represents about half of annual production, is complete and overall output is estimated at below average levels. ...
02 September 2014
Armyworm Concerns in Headed-Out Sorghum
US - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out....
18 August 2014
Good Prospects for Haiti Crops
HAITI - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is currently underway and will be concluded by the end of September. ...
07 August 2014
Argentine Wheat Numbers for MY 2014/2015 Practically Unchanged
ARGENTINA - Wheat numbers in 2014/15 stay practically unchanged, with planted area at 4.2 million hectares and production at 12.5 million tons....
06 August 2014
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
05 August 2014
DuPont Crop Protection, Advanta US Partner for New Non-GMO Sorghum Trait
US - DuPont Crop Protection and Advanta US have signed a joint agreement to commercialise the DuPont Inzen Z herbicide-tolerance sorghum trait. ...
04 August 2014
Lesotho Average Cereal Harvest Estimated in 2014
LESOTHO - The 2014 cereal crop, which was harvested in May-June, is estimated at a comparable level to the previous year’s near-average output....
21 July 2014
North Korea Early Season Crops Affected by Dry Weather
NORTH KOREA - Harvesting of the 2014 early season’s potatoes and minor cereal crops of wheat and barley, is currently underway and will continue until the end of June....
30 June 2014
Screen Your Waterhemp for Herbicide Resistance
US - Herbicide-resistant waterhemp populations continue to expand into more areas of Illinois each season, writes Aaron Hager, University of Illinois....
Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
20 June 2014
Pakistan 2014 Wheat Production Estimated at Near-record Level
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014, mostly irrigated, winter wheat crop began in late March in Sindh Province in the south and is currently nearing completion in the main producing northern Punjab...
11 June 2014
Below-average Production Expected for Kenya 'Long Rain' Crops
KENYA - The 2014 “long-rains” season (March to May) started on time during the second and third weeks of March, supporting land preparation and planting activities in the western uni-modal...
29 April 2014
NCDEX Launches World’s Only Futures Contract For Pearl Millet
INDIA - India’s leading online commodity exchange, NCDEX has launched world’s only pearl millet (known as bajra in India) contract from 1 April 2014....
11 April 2014
Nigerian Demand for Wheat-based Foods Large, Growing
NIGERIA - Nigeria plays a pivotal role in the regional economy from being the largest market in West Africa....
10 April 2014
China Corn Production Forecast to Rise
CHINA - Wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 is forecast stable at 122 million metric tons (MMT). MY 2014/15 wheat imports are forecast at 4 MMT, down 3 MMT from the previous year,...
24 March 2014
NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
19 March 2014
Average Yemen Cereal Crop Gathered in 2013
YEMEN - Land preparation is currently under way for the 2014 crop. Reports indicate normal meteorological conditions, as well as normal availability of inputs. ...
17 March 2014
Bayer CropScience Strengthens Global SeedGrowth Business with Acquisition
GLOBAL – Bayer CropScience plans to acquire Biagro Group, headquartered in Gral Las Heras, Provincia de Buenos Aires/Argentina, a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment solutions....
12 March 2014
Haiti 2014 Cereal Planting Delayed
HAITI - Planting of the 2014 main “printemps” season cereal crops, mainly maize, to be harvested from June, is now underway after some delays due to below average precipitation in February....
10 March 2014
Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell...
28 February 2014
Taking Agriculture to a Higher Level of Precision
US - Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at 8 to 9 mph along a field of thousands of sorghum test plants....
26 February 2014
Water Supply Is Major Factor in Cropping Decision
ANALYSIS - Corn is still king, but in some parts of the US farmers are leaning toward crop rotation to break up the amount of water that's needed, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
Poor Rainfall Expected to Limit the 2013/14 Paddy Production
THAILAND - Planting of the 2013/14 secondary season crop began in early January and is expected to last until mid-April. ...
24 February 2014
South Korea Cereal Production Increased in 2013 but Remained Below Average
SOUTH KOREA - In the Republic of Korea, the main staple crop, paddy rice, is planted in May-June and harvested in September-October....
19 February 2014
Brazil 2013 Wheat Production Recovered from Reduced 2012 Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the 2013 wheat was concluded in December. Latest official estimates point to a strong recovery from last year’s lows, with production increasing by 30 percent to 5.7 million...
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....
14 February 2014
Poor 2013 Sudan Cereal Production Due to Insufficient Rains
SUDAN - Harvesting of the 2013 coarse grains was completed by the end of last year, while the small irrigated crop wheat crop will be harvested in March....
13 February 2014
Unfavourable Prospects for 2013/14 Somalia Crops in Central, Southern Areas
SOMALIA - In most central and southern cropping areas, the 2013/14 “deyr” season coarse grains were planted in November, with 4-6 weeks of delay due to late establishment of seasonal rains....
10 February 2014
USDA Market Review - Grains Traded Higher
US - The grain markets saw gains most of last week, with wheat and corn posting slight losses on Thursday. ...
Excellent Growing Conditions, Beneficial Rains in Western, South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Excellent growing conditions and beneficial rains in Western and South Australia producing areas are expected to result in significant production increases for Australian wheat in...
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