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TheCropSite Newsletter - 10 March 2015

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Tuesday 10th March 2015.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland



Global Analytics

How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?

In the past, farmers have used helicopters and light aircraft to see for themselves the topography of their land.

Now they are starting to take to the air using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

The use of drones has caused some controversy with concerns over safety and the potential hazards that might be caused to civil aircraft.

Recommendations are now being made to safeguard the use of unmanned aircraft, but will any of this benefit farming? - continue reading.

Also this week...

Russian winter grain production could fall as much as 40 per cent this year.

Production of grain from autumn sown crops is forecast at 28-30Mt against 48Mt in 2014.

The estimate is based on the assumption that 3.6M ha of crops will fail which are currently in a “bad state” - continue reading.

When is best to prepare machinery for planting?

Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, according to an agricultural machinery specialist.

"Instead of wishing for sunnier days and warmer weather, the wise farmer uses the grey and cold times to be ready to hit the fields running when the seasons change," Professor Robert Stwalley said - continue reading.

~ Gemma

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Global Crop Industry News


Indian Sugar Output up 2.4 Million Tonnes
India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 43 Per Cent
India to Procure 30 Million tonnes of Wheat in Rabi Season
India to Spend $32 Million on Online Agri Platforms
India Records Increase in Agricultural Employment


New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency

   Russian Federation

Russian Grain Production Relies on Spring Weather in 2015

   United Kingdom

How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
UK Government Aspires to £100 Billion Bioeconomy
Diverse UK Cereal Rust Populations Need Close Monitoring
Barley Steals Some of Wheat’s Feed Demand
Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works


Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects

   United States

When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?


Dry Soils Exacerbated 2006 Heatwave in Northern France


Brazilian Land Appreciates Over 600 Per Cent

   European Union

Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising


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