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World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet

World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
19-03-2014 02:12 AM | Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News, Arable
Corn market slumps lower on fund selling
Soycomplex Beans closed with small gains, as the market brushed off talk that China had resold a few cargoes of Brazilian beans to the US. Weekly e...
18-03-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News, Property News
Farmers pilot new digital mapping service for RPA
Following successful small-scale initial trials, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is now rolling out to 1,000 farmers and agents the chance to test a n...
18-03-2014 02:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Maize growers face potential plant establishment issues
The loss of Neonicotinoid seed dressings could give maize growers real establishment problems in 2014’s wet soils, warns Grainseed’s technical directo...
18-03-2014 02:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Brazilian non-GM industry targets animal feed sector
Leading organisations involved in the supply of non-GM soy from Brazil are to host a one day industry event in Germany this April specifically for Eur...
17-03-2014 07:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Dow AgroSciences commits to fight broad-leaved weed herbicide resistance
Investment in research now is vital to prevent herbicide resistance in broadleaved weeds becoming as big a problem as blackgrass to UK cereal farmers,...
14-03-2014 06:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Pollen Beetle on the move as OSR extends
With some warmer days the Pollen Beetles are on the move, at a time coinciding with many oilseed rape crops growing through stem elongation and starti...
14-03-2014 05:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Hybrid agricultural model to support China’s food demand
A quadrupling in the world’s population in the past 100 years has required a fundamental change in soil and crop management to meet growing food deman...
14-03-2014 05:35 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Manage forward grass growth to maximise yields and quality
Grass growth is well ahead of normal after the fifth warmest winter since records began. With temperatures averaging 5.2°C between December and March;...
14-03-2014 04:45 AM | Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce
MEPs object to new labelling rules
Parliament opposed the Commission's proposed definition of “engineered nanomaterials” – tiny particles added to foods – in a vote on Wednesday. MEPs s...
14-03-2014 03:39 AM | Grassland, News, Organic, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Approve GM crops, adviser urges Cameron
Climate disruption, population growth and rising costs of food staples means the UK must start producing more from the land, the Prime Minister was ur...
13-03-2014 09:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
'Very severe' drought develops for US wheat
Soycomplex Beans fell sharply on what one observer called "negative macro economic vibes" - which is short-code for "nothing specific". That said, ...
13-03-2014 06:16 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers 'let down' by EU seeds decision
The European Parliament's decision to reject proposed Plant Reproductive Material (PRM) legislation represents a 'backwards step', according to the Na...
13-03-2014 05:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
No evidence for slowing in Ukraine grain exports
EU grains finished mostly higher on the day, with the exception of rapeseed which fell sharply as US soybean/meal futures caved in. Wheat figured in t...
13-03-2014 04:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Concerns remain for US winter wheat; corn market closes higher
Soycomplex Beans ended the day mixed, lower on the nears and higher on new crop. The very large spec long, which is approaching record levels, is s...
13-03-2014 02:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
MEPs vote to reject seed directive
The European Commission's proposal for plant reproductive material law, also known as the “seed regulation”, was voted down by the European Parliament...
13-03-2014 01:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Wessex Grain buys haulage business
Wessex Grain has purchased the assets of John Budge haulage. The business will be a 100% subsidiary of Wessex Grain. John and Vera Budge establishe...
12-03-2014 07:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU welcomes start to vital support payments
The NFU has welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government that lifeline support for those farming in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) will b...
12-03-2014 07:24 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
CAP reform: European Commission adopts delegated acts
The European Commission has adopted the first package of delegated acts for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aiming at making the CA...
11-03-2014 07:20 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Environment groups condemn GM crop plan
Environment groups have written to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to condemn Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s support for growing G...
11-03-2014 06:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Research call for slug control as potential £100m cost to industry
Work by AHDB’s crop divisions has estimated that a lack of slug control products could potentially cost UK crop production £100 million annually. ...
11-03-2014 06:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine tensions may encourage grain 'hoarding'
Soycomplex Beans surged to the best closing levels for a front month since September, and the highest close on nearby Mar 14 ever. Fund money conti...
11-03-2014 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Survey finds broad support among Europeans for new CAP
Over three-quarters of Europeans believe the common agricultural policy (CAP) benefits all EU citizens and over 90% support the main trends of the new...
10-03-2014 10:37 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Spray responsibly for leatherjacket control in grass and cereals
Scottish growers are being urged to make sure that they spray responsibly against leatherjackets in grass and cereals, especially if pest populations ...
10-03-2014 06:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News
Speculative money 'flooding' into grains sector
EU grains finished mostly higher on the day, with the exception of rapeseed, and sharply higher for the week across all commodities on Ukraine uncerta...
07-03-2014 06:21 AM | News, Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops
Defra announces consultation on pollinators
Defra has announced a consultation on the proposed national pollinator strategy. Pollinators are essential for biodiversity and pollination of essenti...
07-03-2014 05:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Machinery and Equipment, News
Embrace technology to maintain food security - CLA
The CLA has told the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Select Committee that the UK must invest in technology to protect food security. Gi...
07-03-2014 05:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Keeping watch over yellow rust
The mild, wet winter has raised concerns that yellow rust may be a problem in 2014 and the disease is not just a concern in this country. UK scientist...
07-03-2014 04:49 AM | Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cereal
NFU raises 'three crop rule' concerns at county meeting
Concerns over the three crop rule, which will be a requirement of the next Common Agricultural Policy regime, were raised at a recent NFU Cymru Monmou...
07-03-2014 04:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
No evidence of grain disruptions out of Ukraine region
Soycomplex Beans closed with generally modest losses, consolidating from the recent rally, as the USDA announced China had cancelled 245,000 MT of ...
06-03-2014 07:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, News
Ploughing the only way forward to repair flood damaged soil
Flood-repair is one situation that will benefit more from full tillage of the soil rather than no-tillage (or direct drilling), says the New Zealand s...
06-03-2014 01:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News
Fund money coming 'back into agriculture'
EU grains finished mostly steadier, but off the day's highs, with Mar 14 London wheat ending GBP0.70/tonne firmer at GBP162.20/tonne, and with new cro...
06-03-2014 01:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Reports show decline in US wheat rated 'good'
Soycomplex Beans finished a choppy session with gains of 10-15 cents. Early trade showed evidence of this being an infamous "Turnaround Tuesday" as...
05-03-2014 04:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Supermarkets
Diversification can help farmers increase income
Three free events are being staged next month to highlight how diversifying into horticulture can help farmers increase their income and meet a rising...
05-03-2014 03:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Indonesia to establish itself as top 3 global wheat importer
Wheat consumption is on the rise in Indonesia, driven by economic growth and convenience. Wheat provides an economical and nutritious alternative ...
05-03-2014 02:47 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Get your grassland performing in 2014
Across the whole of the UK 2013 proved to be a much kinder year than 2012, with a much dryer summer and still to date a very mild but very wet winter....
05-03-2014 01:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps higher over Ukraine crisis
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, after trading sharply higher in earlier overnight trade. That seems to have been linked to the unwinding of long bea...
04-03-2014 11:01 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Centurion MAX adds to black-grass control in sugar beet
Sugar beet is very sensitive to weed competition early on and a planned approach to weed removal is the best and the most common approach. More recent...
04-03-2014 07:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Threat of halt to Ukraine corn exports gets market nervous
EU grains closed sharply higher as tensions between Ukraine (and the West) and Russia scaled up a level or two over the weekend. This is the biggest c...
03-03-2014 16:03 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Avadex Granules – well worth considering in spring crops
Avadex Granules (tri-allate) are increasingly used in winter sown crops, but they are well worth considering in spring crops too. With label recommend...
03-03-2014 11:38 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Addition of oats and spring barley to PGR Canopy label
The recent approval of Canopy on spring barley, oats and rye brings not only a safer PGR option, but reassurance to growers as Canopy works across a r...
03-03-2014 03:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
MEPs urge plant breeding investment to meet future food needs
The European Parliament is urging the European Commission to boost investment in EU plant breeding research to help Europe’s farmers meet future food ...
28-02-2014 06:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Greater threat from staggers this spring
With record winter rainfall leaching minerals from the soil and potassium being more aggressive on magnesium than previously thought, farmers are bein...
28-02-2014 05:08 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
New environmental scheme for farmers to prioritise biodiversity
Farming Minister George Eustice announced today that the new environmental land management scheme will provide funding for farmers and land managers w...
27-02-2014 19:30 PM | Arable, Crops, News
New Sencorex Flow – new formulation, same recommendations
The mainstay herbicide for potatoes, metribuzin is now available in a new flowable formulation, Sencorex Flow. Potato growers can continue using this ...
27-02-2014 19:28 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Little and often slug control in potatoes
Using low 1.5% active substance metaldehyde pellets this spring in potatoes will allow growers to use multiple applications whilst keeping well within...
27-02-2014 19:22 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Farmer’s use of Smartphones and Apps today
A recent survey of arable farmers, conducted by the Kleffmann Group, reports that 46% of farmers in the UK and 32% of farmers in Germany owned a Smart...
27-02-2014 19:20 PM | News, Arable, Crops
Trigger point for broad-leaved weed control in winter oilseed rape
With the mild winter temperatures, many winter oilseed rape crops are forward. Recent wet weather has limited ability to travel and tidy up weeds. Thi...
27-02-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
NFU lays out CAP priorities to Holyrood Committee
The NFU has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament to lay out the many challenges faced by Scottish Government in delivering a new area-b...
27-02-2014 03:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rains delay Brazil soybean harvest; another US cold spell
Soycomplex Beans closed with nearby Mar 14 posting a new high of $14/bushel and finishing the day within a cent of that. Nearby meal also set a new...
26-02-2014 13:59 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Management key to success of Italian ryegrass
While many livestock farmers turned to Italian ryegrass in spring last year to produce large quantities of forage to replenish silage stocks, they wil...
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