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23 March 2012
New Herbicides Commercially Available for 2012
US - Only a few new herbicide products are commercially available for 2012. One new active ingredient - pyroxasulfone - is included in the list, but there are no herbicides with novel sites of...
21 March 2012
New Managing Director for J&H Bunn Ltd.
UK - Richard Sunderland has been appointed as Managing Director of J&H Bunn Ltd. The former head of Cargill’s UK fertiliser business, Richard returns home after fifteen years in senior roles...
15 March 2012
Action Needed to Cut Water Pollution from Farming
AUSTRALIA - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) governments have made little overall progress in reducing water contamination from farming over the past decade, says...
Samar Farmers Adapt Rice Ratooning
PHILIPPINES - Samarnons may adapt rice ratooning to augment their dwindling harvest....
14 March 2012
Agriculture Office Pushes Organic Farming in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The city agriculture office is pushing organic farming to the farmers in the city to lessen expenses in agriculture production and retain high yields....
08 March 2012
Large Increase in Welsh Winter Wheat
UK - The December Survey of Agriculture of Autumn and Winter Crops in Wales 2000 to 2011 shows a large increase in the area of winter wheat grown in Wales....
02 March 2012
Growers Gearing Up To Plant Monsanto's DroughtGard Hybrids
US - US farmers across the Western Great Plains this spring will be the first to plant Monsanto's newest drought-tolerant corn system as part of on-farm trials. The hybrids, made available to...
15 February 2012
Farmer Satisfaction with Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans Hits 90 Per Cent
US - Citing higher yields, excellent plant health and more beans per pod, 90 per cent of farmers who grew Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans in 2011 said they were satisfied with the...
13 February 2012
UK Crop Protection Conference Announced
UK - This year’s Crop Protection in Southern Britain conference, organised by AAB and supported by BCPC, will take place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on 27 to 28 November....
09 February 2012
Seed Destructor on Course for Commercial Production
AUSTRALIA - The Harrington Seed Destructor is edging closer towards commercial production, offering an additional strategy in the grains industry’s battle against herbicide resistance in weeds....
03 February 2012
Plant-Based Manure for 'Greener Crops'
DENMARK - The manure of the future does not originate from animals but from plants, according to new research. Green manure is the way ahead at a time when the use of non-organic animal manure...
30 January 2012
Purdue Researcher: Spray Water Quality Matters in Herbicide Efficacy
US - A series of studies at Purdue University has shown that spray water pH and hardness can reduce the effectiveness of herbicides, making it vitally important for crop producers to test water...
26 January 2012
National Science Foundation Supports Research Aimed at Reducing Fertiliser
US - The National Science Foundation awarded $1.3 million to support research to reduce the amount of fertiliser used required to grow maize led by Ivan Baxter, USDA Research Scientist, Assistant...
25 January 2012
US Voucher Schemes for Enhanced Fertiliser Use: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
US - Join the Bureau for Food Security Agriculture Sector Council Daybreak Seminar today, January 25th at 10.30 AM EST, featuring Ian Gregory from IFDC. ...
17 January 2012
Teagasc National Tillage Conference
IRELAND - Meeting future demand is the theme of the upcoming Teagasc National Tillage Conference which this year takes place in The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Wednesday, 25 January....
06 January 2012
Herbicides Can Be Reduced By Up To 90 Per Cent
DENMARK - Every year farmers use large quantities of pesticides to control weeds, insects and diseases in their crops....
22 December 2011
Urgent Appeal: Resist Herbicide Resistance
AUSTRALIA - With northern region cropping operations entering the all-important summer fallow weed control period an urgent appeal has gone out for growers to use glyphosate wisely....
12 December 2011
Strip-Till Improves Nutrient Uptake and Yield
US - The practice of deep banding fertiliser is growing in popularity as more growers turn to strip-till. However, this method may be costing growers more than it is worth....
30 November 2011
Diuron Suspension Doesn't Affect Broad Acre Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has suspended the use of diuron in high risk situations to protect aquatic ecosystems. However the continued registered...
23 November 2011
WA Research Targets Wheat Protein
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian growers will benefit from new research which will help produce wheat varieties containing higher levels of protein and extra ‘functionality', without requiring...
Herbicide May Affect Plants Thought to be Resistant
US - Purdue University researchers have discovered a fine-tuning mechanism involved in plant root growth that has them questioning whether a popular herbicide may have unintended consequences,...
21 November 2011
Fertiliser Market is Growing
EU - Fertilisers are vital nutrients necessary for all plants. They are essential for high-yield harvest. In 2010, about one quarter of all fertilisers used in Europe were applied on grassland...
18 November 2011
New Technology to Manage Crops
GERMANY - A new app for the iPad that can help farmers assess crop progress, manage work patterns and identify problems and diseases was one of the new technology highlights at Agritechnica this...
EU Fertilizer Market to Grow to €15.3 Billion by 2018
EU - Fertilizers are vital nutrients necessary for all plants. They are essential for high-yield harvest. In 2010, about one quarter of all fertilizers used in Europe were applied on grassland...
16 November 2011
BCPC Weed Review Highlights Challenges Ahead for Herbicides
UK - Over sixty delegates attended the 48th BCPC Annual Weed Review chaired by Dr Gordon-Anderson-Taylor, Bayer CropScience, and held at PGRO, Peterborough on 9 November. The Review addressed...
01 November 2011
Reducing Water Quality Concerns in Phosphorous Application.
US - Phosphorous is back as a water quality concern, but it is not the same problem that Ohio farmers played an important role during 1980's in reducing phosphorus loading with the adoption...
31 October 2011
It's Time to Apply Anhydrous Ammonia Application
US - It is almost time that anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications could begin (remember 50 F and cooling 4-inch soil temperature). However, many soils in Iowa are quite dry this fall. So, can...
26 October 2011
Entrepreneurs Plan Fertiliser Plant for Brazil
BRAZIL - Seeking to cash in on the Latin American country's emergence as a global agricultural powerhouse, two of Brazil and Egypt's wealthiest entrepreneurs are joining forces to build a $3bn...
20 October 2011
Relationship between Anhydrous Ammonia and Natural Gas Prices
US - Retail anhydrous ammonia prices again are on the rise. The October 13, 2011 Illinois Production Cost Report by the Agricultural Marketing Service placed the average Illinois price of anhydrous...
28 September 2011
BASF To Sell Fertilizer Assets, JV Stake To Russia's EuroChem
GLOBAL - German chemical giant said it agreed to sell its nitrogen-fertilizer activities in Belgium as well as its 50 per cent share of the French joint venture PEC-Rhin to Russia's crop nutrient...
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