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15 January 2014
UK Pesticide Guide 2014 Announced
UK - The UK Pesticide Guide 2014, jointly published by BCPC and CAB International, is the perfect planning tool for guiding you on responsible pesticide use this coming spraying season....
14 January 2014
Deciding When to Spray Cotton: Sometimes It Is More than Numbers
US - Research by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists focused on a major threat to cotton in the Southwestern United States could soon help growers cut back on insecticide use....
13 January 2014
Rising Input Costs Erode Price Gains for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - The Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
09 January 2014
Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
07 January 2014
Corn Planting Options May Increase Silage Yields
US - As growers consider planting options for corn silage acreage, increasing the seeding rate and narrowing the row widths can boost yields....
20 December 2013
A New Tool in the Fight Against Bee Parasite
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed...
16 December 2013
North African Fertiliser Squeeze Evident Across Markets
GLOBAL - The full impact of the North African supply squeeze has been evident in the urea market over the past week, writes Calum Findlay, Gleadell’s Fertiliser Manager....
12 December 2013
Support for Bayer Neonicotinoid Legal Challenge
UK - The NFU is to support Bayer’s legal challenge on the restrictions of the use of neonicotinoids, it has announced today....
09 December 2013
Competition for Farmland Changes Focus to Short-Term Fertility in 2014
US - Given current high land rent costs and fierce competition for high-quality farm ground, farmers are more focused than ever on maximizing their land’s fertility and fully utilizing all...
28 November 2013
Rice Scientists ID New Catalyst for Cleanup of Nitrites
US - Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of...
27 November 2013
Lack of Bee Assessment 'Alarming'
UK - With only days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production...
20 November 2013
Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
Maryland Withdraws Proposed Fertilizer Regulations
US - The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations....
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
06 November 2013
Energy Farm Tour Reveals Bioenergy Crops’ Sustainability
US - Students, faculty and staff learned about ongoing research projects at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) Energy Farm as they walked among towering plots of prairie grasses and woody...
04 November 2013
Funding Helps Scottish Beekeepers Map Honeybee Health
UK - Beekeepers in Scotland will help scientific study of the health of bee populations across the country thanks to a BBSRC-funded scheme....
28 October 2013
Integrated Approach Necessary to Boost Seed Performance, Yields
US - Seeds play a crucial role in increasing productivity in global agriculture. However, according to Rabobank’s latest report, the seed industry needs to shift its focus away from increasing...
More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
24 October 2013
EU Water Pollution Decreasing
EU - Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain. ...
23 September 2013
Canada Winter Cereals Yield Better Than Expected
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports the yield and quality of the 2012-2013 winter cereal crop has been far better than had been expected....
19 September 2013
Favourable Conditions for Malawi 2013/14 Cropping Season
MALAWI - Planting of cereal crop in the 2013/14 cropping season (September-June) is about to begin. ...
18 September 2013
Breakthrough in Fight Against Honeybee Infections
UK - Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such...
Is 2013 a Transition Year for Grain Farmers?
US - Last year's drought is having far-reaching consequences on the demand for and prices of agricultural inputs for the 2014 crop, according to Purdue Extension agricultural economist, Alan...
17 September 2013
New Study Aims to Help British Bees
UK & US - A BBSRC UK/US Partnering Award shared knowledge in this area and a technique brought back from the States is going to revolutionise approaches to investigating honeybee health, writes...
02 September 2013
Nutrient Expert™ Decision Tools for Maize, Wheat Launched in India
INDIA - The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) launched the Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat crops in India at the National Agricultural Science Center...
Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
23 August 2013
HGCA Investment to Update Nutrient Management Recommendations
UK - HGCA is investing £700,000 in research to help update nutrient management recommendations....
22 August 2013
UK & USA Scientists Collaborate to Design Crops of the Future
UK & US - Three teams of UK and USA researchers will begin a programme of novel research to revolutionise current farming methods by giving crops the ability to thrive without using costly, polluting...
19 August 2013
Highest Winter Losses in Recent Years for Honey Bees in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last...
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