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World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet

World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
30-09-2013 04:08 AM | News, Renewables, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Farming is part of the climate change solution, says NFU
Farmers in Britain are already providing part of the solution to the growing threat of climate change, with agriculture set to meet its greenhouse gas...
30-09-2013 03:58 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
London conference discusses crop protection
Combating future pest, weed and disease threats to UK agriculture was the subject of a scientific conference held on Wednesday in London, which was at...
27-09-2013 06:47 AM | Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Reverse decline in agriculture spending, NFU warns government
Farmers who battled against the elements to ensure the English wheat crop survived the torrid weather conditions of 2012 have seen high quality from t...
27-09-2013 03:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Chinese supply crisis to delay price adjustment
Faced with a local supply-side crisis China is buying huge quantities from the internationally traded market – squeezing out many other buyers. As a r...
27-09-2013 03:51 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Proactive treatment to tackle Light Leaf Spot risk
Oilseed rape growers are going to have to find new ways to tackle the increasing risk of Light Leaf Spot (LLS), with news that the active ingredient, ...
27-09-2013 02:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Global issues facing ornamental horticultural production
Over 90 delegates from around the world took part in strategic planning sessions, committees and professional tours during the 65th AIPH Annual Congre...
24-09-2013 12:31 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Rural economy 'on the up,' says survey
The CLA said today that its survey for the Second Quarter of 2013 shows the rural economy is picking up. The Rural Economy Index, researched in con...
20-09-2013 10:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps as funds decided to bank profits; Midwest rainfall
US Crop Weather "Midwest rainfall is expected to be heavy over the next few days due to an influx of tropical moisture from Mexico in an already un...
20-09-2013 09:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Lower acreage 'will not greatly affect the US balance sheet'
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market WHEAT US analysts believe lower acreage will not greatly affect the...
20-09-2013 07:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Eastern EU countries 'likely to increase grain exports'
Countries in the eastern European Union are likely to increase exports by up to 12 million tonnes between 2012/13 and 2020/21, making it an attractive...
19-09-2013 02:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
High yielding wheats stay at the top
With the majority of the 2013 HGCA official wheat sites harvested, results for Limagrain UK’s three wheat varieties up for recommendation this autumn ...
18-09-2013 10:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Lincolnshire accountants support calls for UK to become more self-sufficient
Lincolnshire-based agricultural accountants Moore Thompson are supporting calls for the UK to become more self-sufficient in food. Recently the Na...
18-09-2013 10:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Grain warehousing demand expected to grow in India
Demand for grain warehousing in India is expected to grow in the coming five years, according to a new report, driven by an envisaged grain-storage de...
18-09-2013 09:37 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Brazil will begin harvesting its own wheat crop next month
Soycomplex It was a choppy session for beans, with front month Nov 13 trading 18 cents higher at one stage as traders grappled with the latest data...
18-09-2013 03:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Oilseed rape growers must act quickly to address major threats
Oilseed rape producers must act now to address the twin threats of unusually low dormancy in blackgrass and high populations of aggressively growing S...
18-09-2013 03:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Property News
Maize performance more dependent on location
Maize growers should focus much more on choosing varieties for specific locations rather than using regional averages, suggest trials carried out by f...
18-09-2013 03:29 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Livestock farmers should 'seize the opportunity' for more forage
A leading expert is urging livestock farmers to seize the opportunity and take advantage of conditions to help replenish depleted winter feed stocks. ...
17-09-2013 17:51 PM | Arable, Market Reports, News
Farmers’ views on the neonicotinoid ban
In the wake of the UK governments published view that the ban of the neonicotinoids is “unnecessary and unjustified”, the views of farmers in Great Br...
16-09-2013 04:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Farmers 'see a sharp recovery' in the quality of wheat
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT USDA raises global 2013/14 wheat production/stocks. US corn yi...
13-09-2013 07:12 AM | Appointments, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Agrii appoints Jim Carswell as R&D Manager
Agronomy, technology and strategic advice company Agrii has appointed a prominent industry figure to head up its R&D Team in the north of England. Jim...
13-09-2013 06:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Plan for flexibility in blackgrass fight, advises Dow AgroSciences
Cereal farmers planning their campaign against blackgrass this autumn should aim for flexibility in the programmes they adopt, advises Dow AgroScience...
13-09-2013 05:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
SAWS decision 'a major blow' to UK horticulture sector
Britain’s horticulture industry has expressed concern that long-term prospects for sustainable growth and investment within the UK’s £3.7bn fresh prod...
12-09-2013 05:15 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Chicago grain market report - 12th September 2013
Soycomplex The trade looks like it's more or less given up on the weather adding anything extra to US soybean yields this year. What is out in the ...
12-09-2013 04:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
European vote highlights 'deep divisions' over biofuel policy
The biofuels debate is set to continue in Europe after a European Parliament vote highlighted the deep divisions between MEPs and member states over t...
12-09-2013 04:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Moderate price increase expected to continue in EU potato market
Over the coming 5 years, northwest European potato prices are expected to gradually climb and elevated price volatility set to persist, according to a...
12-09-2013 04:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU President outlines CAP priorities to Lords’ Committee
The House of Lords EU Select Committee heard evidence from NFU’s President Peter Kendall yesterday as part of a short inquiry to identify priorities f...
11-09-2013 04:17 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Lincolnshire farmer’s energy crop combats bedrock and blackgrass
A Lincolnshire farmer has solved longstanding problems caused by bedrock and blackgrass by planting Miscanthus – and is now making consistent returns ...
11-09-2013 02:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Feed enzyme characteristics more important than number of enzymes present
Multi-enzyme dosing, whether achieved using a single fermentation product with multiple activities, or a blend of single activities produced separatel...
11-09-2013 01:35 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Maize 'bounces back' but good cultivations 'now critical'
Maize crops across the country have sprung back after difficult establishment and poor early growth but producers must now make amends for cultivation...
10-09-2013 08:30 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops, News
Government rejects case for ban on pesticides
The Government has rejected the scientific case for a ban on pesticides linked to bee decline, not only for crop-growing farmers but for people using ...
10-09-2013 08:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Harvest date critical for maximising value of biogas maize
Producers growing maize for the first time to take advantage of the biogas opportunity must be very careful over the next few weeks of harvest if they...
10-09-2013 08:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
CropTec to highlight benefits of technical approach to growing
A more strategic technical approach to cereal growing is essential as growers face increasing threats to production and fewer conventional control opt...
09-09-2013 06:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New tool launched to help growers plan field margins
A web tool that helps growers choose the right seed mix for their field margins has been launched by the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and S...
09-09-2013 06:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
EU regulations 'threatening crop yields', says NFU
The NFU has warned that tightening EU regulations on crop protection, plant breeding and genetic technology is threatening European crop yields and qu...
09-09-2013 03:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Crop reports showing 'vastly increased yields'
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - Ukraine Ag Ministry sees 2013 grain harvest at an all-time ...
09-09-2013 02:47 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Chicago grain market report - 9th September 2013
Soycomplex Aside from front month gains there wasn't a lot of change to end the week. Today was maybe more about a bit of book squaring ahead of th...
06-09-2013 17:25 PM | Arable, Crops, Education, News
Stewardship initiative offering CPD points at industry events
Those visiting the Say NO to DRIFT stewardship initiative stand at upcoming arable events have the opportunity to earn NRoSO and BASIS points. Over...
06-09-2013 03:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Property News
Black Isle growers selected as new East Highland Monitor Farms
Black Isle growers Brian and Caroline Matheson from Ballicherry Farm in Balblair have been selected as the new Arable East Highland Monitor Farm in a ...
05-09-2013 08:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Scotland 'needs CAP clarity' to curb uncertainty
Scotland is firming up on arrangements for the future delivery of support to the nation’s farmers under the new CAP arrangements agreed during the sum...
05-09-2013 07:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Crop Update - 5th September 2013
Becky Ward, PGRO principal technical officer, gives the latest update on field bean desiccation. Field bean desiccation As well as increasing pr...
05-09-2013 03:35 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Chicago grain market report - 5th September
Soycomplex Beans closed with good gains, although finishing well off the early session highs. Nov 13 failed to break through last Monday's high of ...
04-09-2013 08:50 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Forage maize Descriptive List published
Eleven new first-choice varieties have been added to the BSPB 2014 Forage Maize Descriptive List. The varieties Glory and Fieldstar from Limagrain...
04-09-2013 07:02 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
BASF launches agriculture marketing campaign
BASF has launched a global marketing campaign to support agriculture and the huge contribution that farmers make to the world and our communities. ...
03-09-2013 09:33 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Seedbed preparation is important for the crop and weed control
Don’t get caught out drilling your oilseed rape. The window between completing the wheat harvest and drilling oilseed rape is narrow at the best of ti...
03-09-2013 03:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New sponsor at Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use
A tenth rodenticide supplier has stepped forward to support the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). This follows the Health & Safety Exec...
02-09-2013 03:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Triple threat to oilseed rape
Oilseed rape crops could be at greater risk from a three-way disease attack this coming season so growers must adopt a robust fungicide strategy from ...
02-09-2013 02:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Markets continue to be driven by US corn and soybean volatility
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - US advisory service Pro Farmer projects record US corn crop ...
30-08-2013 04:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News
Attention to compaction can counter greater grassland traffic
Dairy farms taking greater numbers of young grass cuts from silage leys to boost energy contents should take care to counter the compaction caused by ...
30-08-2013 04:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Keep your best beet growing
Sugar beet growers are being advised to prioritise crops for earliest lifting - avoiding the temptation to take the best grown fields first, in the ho...
30-08-2013 04:11 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Slug control this autumn
Growers are being urged not to cut corners when protecting crops against the threat of slugs this autumn. According to Simon McMunn of pellet manufac...
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28-08-2014 11:36 AM
NFU launches farmer database to fight rural crime
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28-08-2014 03:36 AM
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27-08-2014 05:52 AM
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The second year of badger culling will begin in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset this autumn, ...
29-08-2014 03:45 AM
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29-08-2014 16:15 PM
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