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22 February 2013
Direct Seeding Improves Soil Fertility
CANADA - Many prairie farmers have adopted direct seeding, also referred to as no-till cropping, which has improved soil organic matter levels and soil quality. Increased soil organic matter...
19 February 2013
New Fertilizer Rules Take Effect; OISC Still Spreading the Word
US - The Office of Indiana State Chemist is continuing its yearlong effort to help farmers comply with new rules regulating how manure and other fertilizers can be staged on farms and applied...
18 February 2013
Timing is Key for Nitrogen Application on Winter Wheat
US - With winter wheat coming closer to green-up, producers need to consider fertilizer management options. A University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist says proper timing...
11 February 2013
Understanding Production Costs to Manage Risk, Maximize Profit
US - Cost of production is a fundamental economic concept that applies to nearly any business model. Due to the high risk and slim profit margins of farm businesses, it is particularly important...
08 February 2013
Guidelines for Applying Lime to No-Till Farm Fields
US - One thing that’s critically important to monitor in no-till farming systems is soil pH, according to Kansas State University agronomist Dave Mengel....
05 February 2013
Declines in UK Moth Species ‘Potentially Catastrophic’
UK - Rothamsted Research scientists, working with colleagues at Butterfly Conservation, have revealed that two-thirds of common larger moth species have declined in the last 40 years, using data...
28 January 2013
Government of Canada Invests in Innovative Agricultural By-products
CANADA - The Harper Government is helping create new uses for agricultural and seafood waste that will generate economic and environmental benefits in Newfoundland and Labrador....
RFA, Growth Energy 'Outraged' by EU Proposed Ethanol Duties
GLOBAL - In reaction to the European Commission's recent proposal to impose duties on ethanol imported from the United States, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy released...
Growers Urged to Register Imported Bees
UK - Farmers and growers are being urgently advised to comply with the law and register with Natural England, if they are using imported non-native bumblebees for commercial pollination....
24 January 2013
Fertiliser Prices to Remain Bearish
GLOBAL - Reduced end-user demand and inventory destocking has been a feature of the global fertiliser market through Q4 2012, resulting in a lull in global trading activity which is expected...
17 January 2013
Fertiliser Effects Being Tackled by Joint Programme
CANADA - The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that...
14 January 2013
UK Lords Debates Decline of Honey Bees
UK - Members of the Lords have debated the decline in honey bees in 2012 and measures to combat the prevalence of disease in bee colonies....
04 January 2013
Fertiliser Application Rule Protects Farmers, Water Quality
US - A new set of fertiliser application regulations from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist helps ensure proper nutrient management and protects farmers and the environment, a Purdue Extension...
17 December 2012
Survey Participation Vital for Custom Rates Guide
US - Purdue Extension's Agricultural Economics Focus Group is recruiting farm survey participants to provide data for the 2013 Indiana Farm Custom Rates guide....
13 December 2012
Project Creates Oasis of Environmental Technologies
GLOBAL - The Sahara Forest Project is a new environmental solution to produce food, water and energy in desert areas. The first cucumbers grown in the desert using seawater and solar power were...
29 November 2012
The Need for Phosphate Fertiliser in Alberta
CANADA - Phosphate (P2O5) fertiliser is the second most widely used fertiliser for crop production in Alberta. Phosphate fertiliser response depends on a number of factors including crop grown,...
28 November 2012
USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D
US - Analysis published by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) in the most recent issue of the journal Science examine the relationship between public and...
14 November 2012
Farmers Tackle the Phosphate Challenge
UK - A partnership between the National Farmers Union, Environment Agency and farmers is looking to tackle the problems of a damaging water pollutant....
26 October 2012
Farmers Need to Watch for Drought-Induced Herbicide Carryover
US - This summer's lack of rain has translated into the potential for summer-applied herbicides to carry over into winter wheat or even spring-planted corn and soybean crops - something growers...
24 October 2012
IFA Calls for Slurry Spreading Flexibility
IRELAND - The continuous bad weather right throughout the summer and into the autumn has caused havoc for farmers in Ireland, who are trying to spread slurry. ...
Novel Analysis Technique Gives More Accurate Measurement of Silage Feed Value
UK - “A key requirement for dairy farmers and their advisors is to determine how the maize silage changes in the clamp over time,” says Dr Robin Turner, maize specialist with Caussade Semences....
19 October 2012
Rs. 50 Billion Spent for Fertiliser Subsidy
SRI LANKA - A conference to explore solution for food nutrition security in Sri Lanka was held this week under the patronage of Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa at the Water’s...
04 October 2012
UK On-Farm AD Projects Increase
UK - Three farms in the South East will soon be producing their own electricity and exporting the surplus to the grid....
24 September 2012
Research into Reuse of Agricultural Waste
UK - The British Food Standards Agency is calling for tenders for research into the use of waste-derived materials in agriculture. ...
19 September 2012
Government Prepares Rp 3.7 Mt/ha Compensation Due to Drought
INDONESIA - The government has set up a compensation fund for farmers who had their land parched by drought....
14 September 2012
Livestock Species, Diet Influence Manure Composting Recipes
CANADA - A soil scientist with the University of Manitoba says diet is one of the factors that will influence nutrient levels contained in composted livestock manure, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 September 2012
Symposium Shows FGD Gypsum Offers many Soil Quality Benefits
US - As one of several speakers at the recent Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium, Indiana farmer Jack Maloney recounted that he started applying synthetic gypsum on his corn and soybean fields...
31 August 2012
In-Crop Manure Application Boosts Yield, Reduces Fall Work
CANADA - A nutrient management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives reports in-crop applications of liquid swine manure fertiliser can boost crop yields and reduce...
30 August 2012
Soil Fertility, Mineral Nutrition Seminars in Austin, Texas
US - The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering a Soil Fertility and Mineral Nutrition Series comprised of four seminars to be presented on consecutive Tuesdays Sept. 4-25, said Daphne...
28 August 2012
A Greener Way to Fertilise Nursery Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways....
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