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16 August 2013
Chinese Pesticide Producers Eye US Competition
CHINA - Chinese pesticide producers are looking to compete with the "Big Six" agriculture chemical (ag-chem) companies....
Questions Surround Viability of Irish Grain Production
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman, Noel Delany said that the viability of Irish grain production is in question as a result of the relentless increase in costs over the last few...
Farm Energy Use Survey Results Released
UK - The final estimates of farm energy use from the 2011/12 Farm Business Survey have been announced....
07 August 2013
Planting For Hope: Where Sustainable Agriculture Saves Communities
ANALYSIS - When clean water is scarce and fertiliser and herbicides too expensive, sustainable agriculture is not a fashionable option but a necessity....
Fertilizer Costs Move Down
US - In the August 1st Illinois Production Cost Report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported an average Illinois price for anhydrous ammonia of $793 per ton, a diammonium phosphate (DAP)...
18 June 2013
Purple and Yellow Plants Showing Up in Early Corn Crops
US - As corn crops planted in May are up and growing in most fields, the presence of uneven plant sizes and colors, such as purple and yellow plants, in some fields has many growers wondering...
06 June 2013
Randy Myers Explains Fungicide Necessity
US - Increased recognition of the value of fungicides, paired with wider understanding of how they can benefit crops, has seen huge growth in demand, according to Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience...
28 May 2013
Defra Minister Praises Voluntary Initiative for its Partnerships
UK - Defra Minister Lord de Mauley has praised The Voluntary Initiative (VI) for establishing partnerships to encourage more farmers to use pesticides responsibly....
17 May 2013
Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Fertiliser Use
CHINA - Scientists have demonstrated how improvements in nitrogen fertiliser manufacture and their application could help reduce China's agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by around 60 per...
16 May 2013
Low Insect Populations May be Drought Related
US - Drought and up-and-down temperatures are affecting insect behavior – everything from honeybee behavior to delayed emergence of pests, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
07 May 2013
Bees Survival: Ban More Pesticides?
EU - Neonicotinoids are currently under intense scrutiny. But a ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment....
06 May 2013
USDA and EPA Release New Report on Honey Bee Health
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there...
01 May 2013
'Not Enough Evidence' to Support EU Ban on Neonicotinoids
UK - The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has announced its disappointment at the decision to pass an EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides despite a lack of field-based research...
29 April 2013
EU to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides
EU - The EU Commission can today impose a two-year restriction on pesticides containing neonicotinoid chemicals, following a vote amongst EU member states, writes Gemma Hyland....
25 April 2013
Strengthening Legumes to Tackle Fertilizer Pollution
US - An international team of scientists aims to lessen the reliance on nitrogen fertilizers by helping beans and similar plants boost their nitrogen production, even in areas with traditionally...
11 April 2013
Canada Soil Conservation Week Approaches
CANADA - Soil conservation week in Canada is April 21 to 27, 2013. The importance of soil often goes unrecognized. Almost 99 per cent of the food consumed in Alberta comes from soil. ...
09 April 2013
Report Shows 'Urgent Need' to Eliminate Bee-killer Pesticides in Europe
EU - Today Greenpeace launched a continent-wide campaign to save Europe’s bees with the release of a comprehensive scientific review of the factors putting pollinators and agriculture in Europe...
05 April 2013
Maize Disease Spreads to Uganda
UGANDA - A deadly maize disease that was first reported in Kenya and Tanzania has spread to Uganda, raising food security concerns....
02 April 2013
Common Nitrogen Fertilizers and Stabilizers for Corn Production
US - Nitrogen (N) fertilizer is one of the most critical inputs in corn production. The most common forms of N fertilizer include anhydrous ammonia, urea, and urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions....
01 April 2013
Battling Climate Change with Tried and True Methods
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners are providing guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how they can use some tried-and-true agricultural practices...
25 March 2013
Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
ANALYSIS - Last Friday - 22 March - was World Water Day. It is held each year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of...
22 March 2013
Understanding the Continuous Corn Yield Penalty
US - As escalating corn prices have encouraged many farmers to switch to growing corn continuously, they wonder why they have been seeing unusually high yield reductions over the past several...
21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
19 March 2013
Copa-Cogeca EU-27 Concern Over Lack of Seed Availability
EU - Copa-Cogeca has released new EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/3 and 2013/4 marketing years, showing EU soft wheat production is forecast to rise by 3.7 per cent on last years levels....
UK Reaches 100 Anaerobic Digestor Milestone
UK - The burgeoning anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK has reached a “significant” milestone, as the number of AD plants outside of the water industry has passed 100 for the very...
13 March 2013
UK Environment Minister Urged to Support Suspension of Pesticide Use
UK - Government ministers from across the European Union will meet this week to decide whether or not to suspend the use of a pesticide linked to a dramatic decline in the bee population....
11 March 2013
Syngenta, Bayer Submit Herbicide-tolerant Soy Product for Review
US & CANADA - Cleaner soybean fields are on the horizon. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience are taking the steps to enable soybean growers to realize the residual and reliable post-emergence weed...
04 March 2013
The Right Way to Roll Rye
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are giving guidance to farmers on using a tool designed to maximize the advantages of planting cover crops. The technology, known as a "roller/crimper,"...
Loss of Wild Insects Hurts Crops Around the World
GLOBAL - Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting...
26 February 2013
Liming, Crop Rotation Boosts Phosphorus Uptake, Grain Yield
AUSTRALIA - Research into how crop rotation and liming history affect the availability of soil phosphorus has unearthed the importance of lime treatments, rotational history and phosphorus on...
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