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20 August 2012
Australian Cane Growers Boost Production, Minimise Water Impacts
AUSTRALIA - The Granshaw Farming sugar cane family business based at Dalbeg in the Burdekin has recently embraced new technology that will optimise inputs and minimise water quality impacts,...
Lupins and Lime Limit Grain Greenhouse Gas
AUSTRALIA - Adding lime to soil or planting lupins can significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions from grain production. That’s one of the findings from an Australian Government funded...
16 August 2012
Insecticide Restrictions Important as Soybeans Mature
US - An early soybean harvest is fast approaching amid the worst drought in decades, making it that much more important for growers to pay attention to restrictions on use of insecticides as...
15 August 2012
Nutrient Wheel Offers Grassland and Crop Advice
IRELAND - A new ‘Nutrient Calculator Wheel’ has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. The nutrient wheel was produced by The Fertilizer Association...
14 August 2012
Rice Research Tops Topics at Arkansas Rice Expo 2012
US - University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientists are testing products that can reduce loss of nitrogen from fertilisers applied to rice when irrigation or flooding are delayed....
13 August 2012
Accurate Sampling Essential to Determine Extent of On-Farm Mycotoxins
UK - Grain samples used for mycotoxin testing can only ever be as good as the sampling procedure used, warns HGCA. As the combines roll, growers should bear in mind that sampling from the trailer...
08 August 2012
Unsustainable Increases in Raw Material Prices
ANALYSIS - Access to international raw materials is increasingly complex and costly. In recent weeks the unsustainable prices of corn, soybeans and wheat are drowning the world agribusiness...
03 August 2012
Agricultural Bank Hands out 100bn Rubles to Finance Farmers
RUSSIA - In the first half of 2012 the Russian Agricultural Bank, Rosselkhobank, has provided credit support to farmers to carry out seasonal work worth more than 100 billion rubles. ...
30 July 2012
Be Aware of the Potential for Herbicide Carryover
US - The effectiveness of soil-residual herbicides at controlling weeds has been reduced due to the dry soil conditions in most of Illinois during the 2012 growing season. Associate professor...
13 July 2012
Precautions With Late-Season Herbicide Applications
US - The adverse environmental conditions common across much of Illinois are challenging the performance of many foliar-applied soybean herbicides....
06 July 2012
Indiana Drought Worst Since 1988, Commodity Markets Affected
US - Indiana crop conditions continue to deteriorate daily as the drought worsens to a level not seen since 1988, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen said Thursday (July 5)....
29 June 2012
Carbon Tax will Increase Farm Costs by A$3.2 billion
AUSTRALIA - With two days remaining until the carbon tax comes into effect, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is continuing its call for the Government to do more to stop the costs of...
26 June 2012
State Regulators Getting Word Out About New Fertiliser Rules
US - The Office of Indiana State Chemist is in a yearlong effort to inform farmers and fertiliser dealers and applicators of new rules regulating how manure and other fertilisers can be staged...
25 June 2012
Warning on Increasing Mycotoxin Risk
UK - Growers should remain alert to the increased risk of potential fusarium mycotoxins in winter wheat following recent heavy rainfall, warns the HGCA. ...
21 June 2012
Are We Really Seeing Potassium-deficient Corn and Soybean?
US - Potassium deficiency symptoms are developing in corn and soybean crops in many parts of the state according to University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabian Fernandez. ...
13 June 2012
Groundwater Nitrate Concentrations Increasing in Rolling Plains
US - Nitrate is a major contaminant and threat to groundwater quality in Texas and around the US, so knowing where this chemical tends to pool will be a help in controlling potential damage,...
04 June 2012
Early-Season Crop Ratings and Yield
US - The National Ag Statistics Service's weekly Crop Progress & Condition report gives a subjective estimate of the condition of crops each week during the growing season. University of Illinois...
01 June 2012
How Much Nitrogen Should You Apply at Sidedress?
US - Although nitrogen loss potential has been very low this year, people are asking University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabian Fernandez how much nitrogen they should...
28 May 2012
Canadian Food Inspection Agency to Focus on Fertiliser Safety
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) fertiliser and supplement activities will concentrate on verifying that products are safe for humans, plants, animals and the Canadian environment....
25 May 2012
International Fertilizer Industry Association Appoints Director General
QATAR - The Council of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) has approved the appointment of Ms. Charlotte Hebebrand as its new Director General. Ms. Hebebrand will replace...
23 May 2012
Bees at Risk from Chemicals Increase
UK - Pesticide use rose by 6.5 per cent between 2005 and 2010, increasing the risk to bee populations, according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth....
16 May 2012
Fertilizer Industry Launches Online Campaign Ahead of G8 Summit
GLOBAL - The global fertilizer industry has launched a new online campaign called “Roots for Growth”, highlighting the important role which fertilizers play in addressing global food security...
14 May 2012
Funding Granted for Research into 'Beneficial Bugs'
UK - A research project, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC), will investigate how farmers can make better use...
Corn Growth Stages, Postemergence Herbicides - Size IS Important
US - Herbicide application restrictions exist for several reasons, but the most important is the fact that crop injury is more likely to occur if applications are made outside a specified growth...
24 April 2012
Rabobank: New Approach Needed to Manage Fertiliser Price Volatility
AUSTRALIA - Farmers will need to become more market-savvy in order to minimise their risk exposure to fertiliser trade volatility, according to a visiting global strategist on farm inputs. ...
13 April 2012
Warm Weather Allows Early Planting, but Moisture Needed
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba reports unusually warm spring weather is offering an early start to planting but moisture will be needed....
12 April 2012
Irish Sowings Ahead of Schedule
IRELAND - This year has seen one of the earliest planting seasons in recent years due to excellent conditions over the last month, according to Irish Farmers Association National Grain Chairman...
11 April 2012
Spring Crop Fertility Alert: Phosphorus and Zinc
US - This spring, many factors should be considered to maximise applied phosphorus (P) fertiliser efficiency. One often-overlooked factor is the interaction between P and zinc (Zn). Adequate,...
10 April 2012
NFU Scotland Opposes Fertiliser Ban
UK - Further to National Farmers' Union (NFU) Scotland’s submission opposing some proposed changes to General Binding Rules (GBRs), that could see a ban on the use of fertilisers and pesticides...
New Directory will Connect Producers with Custom Manure Applicators
US - Producers will soon have a way to contact custom manure applicators, said Dale Baird, working with the University of Illinois Extension Certified Livestock Manager programme....
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