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Maris otter barley, the secret plot for quality

Maris otter barley, the secret plot for quality
26-08-2013 03:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Duo CS maize crops progress from six leaves to 60 days
It is a little known fact that the cob potential in maize is already determined by the time the plant has six fully-expanded leaves. By this time,...
26-08-2013 03:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat markets driven by dry US weather
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - Statistics Canada reports the country will reap the most whe...
23-08-2013 09:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chicago grains market report - 23rd August 2013
Soycomplex Beans finished lower on overnight rains, although opinion is divided on how much good they might do. "Strong thunderstorms erupted in Ne...
23-08-2013 08:27 AM | News, Property News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Farmland prices expected to rise further
Farmland prices have increased over the course of a decade driven primarily by commercial demand and are expected to rise further, according The Royal...
23-08-2013 02:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US drought 'shifting east'; Chinese corn imports down by half
Soycomplex The market finished with decent gains, led by the front end, although deferred positions closed well off the intra-day highs. A Stats Ca...
22-08-2013 04:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
GB seed potato industry hosts first-time industry reception
Importers and growers looking to buy high health, high quality seed are warmly invited to visit Potato Council’s stand at Potato Europe. For the f...
22-08-2013 02:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chicago grain market report - 22nd August 2013
Soycomplex It was a classic "Turnaround Tuesday" type trade today, with soybeans giving up some (but only 25% or so) of yesterday's gains. There wa...
21-08-2013 01:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Reduce impact of seed borne diseases, growers urged
“With a focus on crop establishment and promoting early vigour for the coming season, growers are being advised to think carefully about reducing the ...
21-08-2013 01:31 AM | Property News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Weed control strategy destroys weed seed at harvest
A long-term study in Australia offers a new weed control model for global agriculture. This mechanical method targets weed seeds during harvest, reduc...
21-08-2013 01:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Avoid bruising at potato harvest by managing moisture levels
Avoid bruising at potato harvest by managing moisture levels pre-desiccation is the advice from Hutchinsons Root Crop Technical manager, Darryl Shaile...
20-08-2013 11:19 AM | Arable, Crops, News
A wake-up call necessary for Verticillium
Dr. Peter Gladders of ADAS is saying that rape growers need a wake-up call when it comes to Verticillium as it is becoming such a serious issue, parti...
20-08-2013 11:16 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Harvesting and drilling Astrid oilseed rape
Astrid has performed well on the land farmed by NW Moore and Sons based at Cranes Watering Farm, near Harleston, Norfolk. The farm has averaged 1.85 –...
20-08-2013 11:12 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Take care in hot conditions
The time is approaching to apply Fazor (maleic hydrazide) to potatoes in the field, but recent temperatures have been high. Dow AgroSciences are advis...
20-08-2013 11:11 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Drought in the Midwest continues to stress corn
Soycomplex Now that last week's USDA report is a distant memory, we are back to trading the weather. The weekend was a bit drier and warmer than ex...
20-08-2013 01:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Established varieties dominate wheat seed sales
Two proven winter wheat varieties are dominating seed sales this year but late demand and orders for oilseed rape seed is creating a changeable supply...
19-08-2013 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Desiccation advice to reduce Rot risks
Desiccation method, timing and spray application technique can make a significant difference in reducing the incidence of Pit Rot development in store...
19-08-2013 02:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Cut in US corn yield by the USDA 'surprised the markets'
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market WHEAT - The French farm ministry raises its estimate of the 2013 so...
16-08-2013 03:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Bremia race evolution demands integrated action
Lettuce growers are being advised to adopt a more integrated approach to tackle the increasingly severe issues of Bremia affecting leaf quality, shelf...
16-08-2013 03:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Winter barley candidates continue to excel in official trials
Although early days in the harvesting process, trials are reporting very positive yield results for the Limagrain UK candidate two-row feed barley var...
16-08-2013 02:16 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Caussade move ahead in UK as wheat join duo CS maize
Caussade Semences have started a detailed evaluation of their wheat varieties - in parallel with the company's maize trials programme in the UK - to s...
15-08-2013 04:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chicago grain market report - 15th August 2013
Soycomplex It was a particularly choppy day for front month Aug 13 beans, which go off the board tomorrow. That closed down 14 cents, almost on the...
15-08-2013 02:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
NFU launches 2013 harvest survey
NFU Cymru will use this week’s Denbigh and Flint show to encourage members, across Wales, to help answer important questions about the 2013 harvest, b...
14-08-2013 03:11 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Chicago grain market report - 14th August 2013
Soycomplex The eagerly awaited USDA report came in bullish for soybeans with US yields, production and 2013/14 ending stocks all lower than expecte...
14-08-2013 01:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Decline in UK self-sufficiency is 'alarming', says NFU
The NFU is urging the public to help turn around a decline in self-sufficiency that means the UK produces just 62 per cent of its own food. August ...
Most popular year yet for Natural England grant scheme
From Northumberland to Cornwall, farmers in 79 priority catchment areas of England have submitted more applications than ever before for funding from ...
13-08-2013 01:34 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Barenbrug and Niab in trials to improve productivity for farmers
Barenbrug is halfway through a four year research programme with the National Institute of Agricultural Botany – NIAB – to look at the performance of ...
12-08-2013 02:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Pulse crops worth protecting
Pea and bean growers are being advised to consider protecting crops against the risk of split pods in the build-up to harvest and safeguard yields. ...
10-08-2013 11:02 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
US wheat and corn markets fall
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - USDA expected to raise US corn/wheat supplies in next week’s...
09-08-2013 06:09 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Wheat prices slip lower on all three exchanges
Soycomplex The USDA reported the sale of 220,000 MT of soybeans to China for the 2013/14 marketing year. The weak dollar was supportive for US expo...
08-08-2013 14:26 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Lofa back in stock for autumn drilling
Lofa festulolium grass seed, bred by DLF Trifolium and marketed as Advanced Hybrid Ryegrass, will be available for autumn re-seeding, after stocks ran...
08-08-2013 03:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Potato industries benefit from HAPI funding
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Potato and Horticulture sectors welcome the news that the Biotechnology and Biological Sci...
Bunn Fertiliser appoints new Crop Nutritionist
Boosting its intellectual capital for further innovations, Bunn Fertiliser Limited has today appointed Stuart Staples to a new position of UK Crop Nut...
05-08-2013 07:58 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
BELEPI winter wheat makes 'good early impression'
Breeder John Blackman and Tom Nickerson of marketing agents Ebbage Seeds inspect a seed crop of the new winter wheat variety Belepi. “Belepi is an ...
03-08-2013 04:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Northamptonshire farmers reap secure returns from marginal land
The owners of a Northamptonshire arable and sheep farm have successfully dedicated a fifth of their land to Miscanthus – and are now enjoying secure, ...
03-08-2013 04:16 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Frost damage in Brazilian wheat edge futures higher
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - Kazakhstan grain exports seen at 7-8mln t this season if gra...
02-08-2013 04:04 AM | Grassland, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Respect your grass - it’s a valuable feed
A clamp filled with 1,000 tonnes of high quality grass silage could be worth up to £40,000, according to independent ruminant nutritionist Hefin Richa...
01-08-2013 10:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Crop Market Update - 1st August 2013
International overview French statistical forecasting services are provisionally reporting a slight increase in pea and bean area for 2013 at 209k ...
01-08-2013 09:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
China 'potentially largest wheat importer in the world'
Soycomplex The volatility continues, with front end beans and meal putting back in some of the premium they'd given up lately. The prospect of a ve...
01-08-2013 03:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat closes higher on strong world demand
Soycomplex Beans fell sharply despite the USDA announcing a sale of 290,000 MT of new crop US soybeans to unknown. Some of the selling on front mon...
01-08-2013 01:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Strong results for Gleadell’s April–June pool
Grain merchant Gleadell has announced strong results for its April–June 2013 pool for cereals and oilseed rape. The company achieved a significant ...
Managed estates urged to grow revenues with anaerobic digestion
Estate owners are being urged to target income from anaerobic digestion (AD) as tenancies are renegotiated and amalgamated. EnviTec Biogas UK belie...
30-07-2013 03:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Summer storms trigger return of high blight risk
Potato growers are being warned not to be complacent about blight attacks after the prolonged July dry period lowered disease pressure; heavy rainstor...
30-07-2013 03:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Increase seed rates to hit beet stand targets
Cold, wet soil conditions at sowing and slow growth in the spring created a ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that stressed seedlings, leading to all sort...
29-07-2013 04:24 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
US corn market continues to weaken
Wheat David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market: - The US corn market continues to weaken, trading at a near th...
26-07-2013 01:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Scientists seek help from public to tackle strawberry pest
University of Leicester scientists are appealing to the public to help map out the invasion of a new pest in the UK which spoils strawberry fields. ...
26-07-2013 01:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Machinery and Spares, News
Agri-tech strategy 'does not go far enough', say engineers
The Institute of Agricultural Engineers have said the government's £160m Agri-tech strategy 'still has some way to go' before engineering is properly ...
26-07-2013 00:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air
A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air rather...
25-07-2013 14:48 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chicago grain market report - 25th July 2013
Soycomplex Extreme volatility continues with both front month beans and meal closing down the daily limit. Meal, which was limit up on Monday and t...
25-07-2013 02:50 AM | Property News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Report identifies major barriers to rural growth
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has released a report identifying four major barriers to rural growth. Today publishing he...
24-07-2013 02:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Don't rush into blackgrass control
With the prospect of a late harvest looming, growers need to resist the temptation to rush crops in this autumn if they are to stand any chance of tac...
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