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Computers to protect crop harvests

Computers to protect crop harvests
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 | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
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 Spares, 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...
26-02-2014 06:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Modeling predicts spread of invasive allergenic ragweed
Rothamsted Research scientists in collaboration with a EU consortium developed a model to predict the shift in distribution of ragweed in Northern lat...
26-02-2014 06:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Early disease defence vital to avoid repeat of 2012
Disease levels in cereal crops this spring could exceed 2012 and growers must do all they can to keep on top of the main threats from the outset, warn...
26-02-2014 03:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Adexar approval for malting barley 'perfectly timed'
Following its successful launch and use in wheat, BASF's Xemium-based fungicide, Adexar, has gained approval for use in malting barley in time for the...
24-02-2014 06:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
2014 Cereals Challenge launched to students
For the fifth year running, students from six UK colleges and universities are rising to the challenge of growing the best plot of winter wheat in the...
21-02-2014 10:38 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
US corn plantings 'towards the bottom end of trade estimates'
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, despite the USDA's Outlook Forum pegging the 2014 US soybean area at 79.5 million acres, 3 million up on last year ...
20-02-2014 04:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Simulation predicts herbidice resistance in weeds
Effective herbicides are essential to rice production in the mid-southern United States. In recent decades, the primary weed that challenges rice fiel...
20-02-2014 03:50 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports
Plaid Cymru issues CAP challenge to Welsh government
The Welsh government must change course on CAP reform by transferring some of the money it has taken from single farm payments back 'into the pockets ...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
19-02-2014 03:14 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events, Arable
Industry flocks to UK stand at Fruit Logistica
Potato Council, Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) returned in force to this massive event, wi...
18-02-2014 05:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Act now to avoid problems with spring cultivation
A Norfolk land drainage firm has urged landowners to act now to avoid serious problems for spring cultivations and beyond, after experiencing a 25 per...
18-02-2014 02:53 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
High crop production set to challenge Brazil’s infrastructure
Brazil is expected to have another year of record production for several major agricultural crops in 2014, including soybeans and, depending on weathe...
18-02-2014 02:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Property News
Livestock farmers facing 'unprecedented threat' due to mild winter
Livestock farmers throughout Scotland and Northern England are facing an 'unprecedented threat' to their livelihood due to the extremely mild winter s...
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