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John Deere to unveil new sprayer at CropTech 2014

John Deere to unveil new sprayer at CropTech 2014
08-05-2014 09:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Collaborative roots could reduce reliance on phosphorus fertilisers
Farmers could improve the efficiency of phosphorus in crop production by coupling plants with complementary traits, which would allow them to harness ...
08-05-2014 01:09 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
SGS expands field trial capabilities in Poland
SGS has expanded its field trial capabilities in Poland, adding three new field trial stations, in Zamarte, Cebulki, Swiecice, to its network. Pre...
06-05-2014 10:50 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
European wheat crop 'looking in far better shape' than US counterpart
The French grain markets closed with wheat and corn higher and rapeseed slightly lower. London wheat was closed for the May Day bank holiday. Chica...
06-05-2014 10:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US winter wheat crop continues to face adverse weather conditions
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, with the current planting delay problems in the Midwest perceived as being more of an issue for corn. Indeed, it cou...
05-05-2014 03:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP issues discussed as NSA visits Owen Paterson
Moving CAP money up the hill was a major focus for the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food an...
05-05-2014 03:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Union backs Defra on Three Crop rule challenge
NFU Scotland has given its full support to Defra plans to tackle Europe over the damaging crop diversification element of new CAP Reform requirements....
02-05-2014 09:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn and wheat markets close lower
General New month, new money is what they say. This was more like new month, no money. Pretty much everything, bar Kansas wheat, took a pasting tod...
02-05-2014 08:14 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
EU grain market report - 2nd May 2014
French markets were closed today for the May Day holiday, along with much of the rest of the world, although London and Chicago stumbled on. That brou...
02-05-2014 04:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Pulse Crop Update - 2nd May 2014
Insect pests Pea aphid Pea aphids are present at low levels in pea and bean crops following a mild winter and spring. Several aphid-transmitted ...
02-05-2014 04:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Last chance saloon for broad-leaved weed control in spring cereals
Grab the last opportunity to get on top of broad leaved weeds in spring cereals, says Stuart Jackson, herbicide specialist at Dow AgroSciences, as spr...
01-05-2014 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Declining US winter crop conditions and delays for corn
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly a little lower on the day. Once again fresh news was relatively thin on the ground. Declining US winter wheat crop ...
01-05-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Hype over US planting delays continues to support the market
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed. Even though it's only very early days, some are already fretting over cold and wet Midwest weather and the current p...
01-05-2014 09:17 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
56% of fleet operators believe technology will end speeding
Most fleet operators are convinced technology will bring an end to speeding, a poll has revealed. Asked Could technology bring an end to speeding?,...
30-04-2014 07:25 AM | Shows and Events, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New varieties on parade at Cereals 2014
Newly introduced varieties will be on show at Cereals along with advice to help visitors choose the ones most likely to maximise returns. Whether t...
29-04-2014 10:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine tensions keep adding support to wheat market
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly up, but off the highs. Weekly export inspections of 254,299 MT were better than 153,963 MT last week. That takes the...
29-04-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
More than £11.5bn will be paid out under new CAP period
Thousands of people involved in farming, wildlife preservation and rural businesses have recently received details setting out how they might benefit ...
29-04-2014 05:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine tensions keeping grain markets nervous
EU grains closed mostly lower, in a quiet, low volume start to the week. The day ended with May 14 London wheat down GBP0.20/tonne to GBP169.80/ton...
28-04-2014 03:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Defra to send more money to upland farmers
Moorland farmers who help protect some of England’s most treasured landscapes will receive about £26 more a hectare under Common Agriculture Policy (C...
Crop innovations take centre stage at Cereals 2014
New science and technology that will help deliver better yields and quality and make more efficient use of inputs is in plentiful supply at Cereals 20...
23-04-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US farmers expected to plant record 2014 soybean crop
Soycomplex Beans traded both sides, but ultimately ended lower, on continued worries on demand from China. A Reuters report suggesting that more Br...
23-04-2014 04:31 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops, News
Super-early OSR brings forward the Sclerotinia risk
According to Dr Caroline Young from ADAS, this year's oilseed rape crops are up to a month ahead of the same time last year, with some plants flowerin...
22-04-2014 09:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market 'took nosedive' over Ukraine tensions
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, in line with losses across the rest of the complex. News that Barclays was pulling out of commodities trading was se...
17-04-2014 10:49 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
China wheat auctions not going well; corn market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply higher for the third session in a row. Fund buying continues to support the market, they were in for an estimated n...
17-04-2014 09:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn import licences outstripped those for wheat imports
EU grains closed mixed with May 14 London wheat up GBP0.85/tonne to GBP170.25/tonne, and with new crop Nov 14 London wheat closing GBP0.20/tonne weake...
17-04-2014 02:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Rothamsted granted permission for GM trial
Rothamsted Research submitted an application in late January 2014 to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for permission to carry ou...
17-04-2014 02:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance
Farmers are being urged to take advantage of the increased rate of Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which allows businesses to invest in new plant a...
16-04-2014 08:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Speculative money moving into grains on back of Ukraine situation
EU grains closed generally firmer, with. May 14 London ending GBP0.15/tonne higher at GBP169.40/tonne, and new crop Nov 14 finishing the day GBP1.30/t...
16-04-2014 05:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat
Growers are being warned that there is an increased threat to grass leys, following a bumper year for the leatherjacket pest in 2013. “Leatherjack...
16-04-2014 05:52 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Appointments, Arable
British Growers Association names Ward as new chief executive
Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA). He will take up his new role on 28 April 2014. Mr Ward was ...
15-04-2014 16:16 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Every single crop of onions would receive pendimethalin
A leading independent consultant specialising in alliums says that every single crop of onions, leeks, garlic and shallots would receive pendimethalin...
15-04-2014 16:10 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Gear up for volunteer potato control in sugar beet
As sugar beet is becoming established, growers should consider the consequences of the recent mild winter with little or no frosts. It is very likely ...
15-04-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Skimping on T2 spray is not worth the risk
Cutting corners to save a few pounds on the crucial flag leaf spray timing is an unnecessary risk that could jeopardise wheat yields more than ever th...
15-04-2014 02:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Pest Management plan launch welcomed
The CLA has welcomed the launch of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan which aims to deliver sustainable pest and weed control. The organisat...
15-04-2014 02:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Disease threat to forward silage crops
Italian ryegrass and Westerwolds silage crops are now well advanced, and may be ready for cutting three weeks ahead of schedule, due to the warm, mild...
14-04-2014 03:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Wet winter causes widespread boron deficiency
Winter has taken its toll on Britain’s soils, with heavy rain not only giving soils a battering through waterlogging and compaction, but also exacerba...
11-04-2014 10:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rainfall finally predicted for Kansas wheat
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on concerns over Chinese demand. Few think that the world's largest buyer will import the 69 MMT of soybeans this sea...
11-04-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Sterling strength caps upside potential for UK wheat
EU grains closed mostly a little lower, although May 14 London wheat bucked the trend closing GBP1.30/tonne higher at GBP167.45/tonne, new crop Nov 14...
Micron to unveil its latest innovations at Cereals
Micron Group, precision spraying specialists, are set to unveil a whole host of product innovations at this year’s Cereals event. Specifically, visito...
11-04-2014 01:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Extreme weather 'number one challenge' facing UK
Extreme weather in the UK has been described as the 'number one challenge facing the nation' at The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental M...
10-04-2014 09:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA raises projected US wheat ending stocks
Soycomplex Beans ended with decent gains, but also finished well off the highs. Once again it was the front end that saw the biggest rises, althoug...
10-04-2014 09:25 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
EU grains finish mostly higher heading into USDA report
EU grains finished mostly higher on the day heading into the USDA's WASDE report, although May 14 London wheat closed GBP1.35/tonne lower at GBP163.45...
10-04-2014 02:05 AM | Crops, News, NFU, Arable, Cattle, Cereal
Lack of urgency in cutting farm regulations - NFU
Following recommendations from the Farming Regulation Taskforce report, the government has reduced regulations to help farmers grow their businesses b...
10-04-2014 01:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Cereals 14: Limagrain to show oilseed rape variety Amalie
Taking centre stage on the Limagrain stand at Cereals 2014 will be Limagrain UK’s oilseed rape variety Amalie, the only OSR variety which has single g...
09-04-2014 10:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
China seal deal to import Brazilian corn; wheat market manages modest gains
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, with the largest gains at the front end, regardless of fund re-positioning. The trade is now focussed on tomorrow's...
09-04-2014 09:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Income from contract farming falls 10%
Income from contract farming fell 10 per cent last year, but the results could have been worse after an extended period of cold and wet weather. Co...
09-04-2014 08:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Mixed picture for Scotland's growers this spring
It is a very mixed picture for Scotland’s arable, potato, fruit and vegetable growers this spring. A snapshot survey of NFU Scotland’s Combinable C...
09-04-2014 04:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
European vote paves the way for Government decisions on CAP
A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales. Th...
08-04-2014 06:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU calls on Commission to deliver CAP clarity
The NFU has set up meetings in Brussels after last week’s decision on additional coupled support. A letter from EU Commissioner Ciolos last week in...
08-04-2014 06:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New Syngenta oilseed rape variety hits top hybrid candidate spot
Oilseed rape growers should embrace new higher yielding varieties at the earliest opportunity, to experience how they perform on their own farms and g...
07-04-2014 08:46 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could help arable farmers slash costs
Arable farmers could slash fertiliser costs, boost yields, and protect the environment following the launch of a new nitrogen-fixing bacteria mix. ...
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