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08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Request Enquiry into EU Fertiliser Industry
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has requested an enquiry into the EU fertiliser industry amid concerns over high prices and lack of competition....
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Leatherjacket Pest Numbers Fall in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - The most recent survey by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) indicates that after two years of record numbers, Leatherjacket densities have plummeted....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU to Underline Manifesto Asks at Industry Event
UK - Investing for growth and caring for our countryside are among the themes of the NFU’s manifesto which they will be highlighting at their post-election event for the industry next week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cereals 2015: Biggest Ever CPD Points Knowledge Trail
UK - This year’s Cereals event is offering the widest choice of CPD points yet, reflecting the wide range of technical excellence on show....
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States What Will Lift the Weight from the Market?
US - With only 8 weeks until the end of the old crop marketing season and the weight of large stocks is continuing to pull down grain prices. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content
US - A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois....
Crop Industry News from Global Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Volatility Takes its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
Crop Industry News from United States Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Fungi Could Form Bio-Fertiliser
UK - Fungi could be used as a 'bio-fertiliser' with the potential to replace unsustainable mined phosphate in future, according to new research from the University of Cambridge....
Crop Industry News from Nepal Huge Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many...
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Phosphorous Availability Higher in Some Sewage Than Chemical Fertiliser
EU - Phosphorus in sewage and manure could be more available to crops than previously thought, and these sources may even provide more than chemical fertilisers, suggests new research. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
Crop Industry News from China Slight Drop in Average Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Biofuel Production Increase
UK - The National Farmers Union of the UK has urged the government's Department for Transport (DfT) to improve markets for biofuel crops and increase biofuel production....
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers...
Crop Industry News from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
Crop Industry News from Global Could GM Crops Help Fight Spina Bifida?
GLOBAL - Research published in the International Journal of Biotechnology suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate (vitamin B9) could significantly reduce...
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Poultry Sales Rise
RUSSIA - Russian integrated meat and finished feed producer, Cherkizovo Group has seen meat and poultry sales rise in the first quarter of the year while pork sales have fallen....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Crop Progress Normal
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly Crop Progress report indicated more or less normal gains in corn planting for the past week and said that soybean planting is off to a pretty...
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Crop Industry News from United States American Farm Bureau Alarmed by EU GMO Recommendations
US - The American Farm Bureau praised the European Commission (EC) for authorising GMO crops for food and feed, but announced its alarm at proposals for new regulation by member states....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Authorises 10 New GM Food Crops
EU - The European Commission (EC) has authorised ten new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed use, including varieties of maize and soybean....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from India Unseasonal Rains Destroyed 9.38 MN Hectares of Rabi Crops
INDIA - Due to hailstorm, unseasonal rains over 9.38 million hectares of rabi crops were destroyed as on April 16, 2015based on the preliminary assessment provided by the states, Indian minister...
Crop Industry News from Germany Copa-Cogeca Success at Global Soil Week
GERMANY - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has demonstrated good soil management practices and sustainable techniques at Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
Crop Industry News from Canada Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
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