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Super-early OSR brings forward the Sclerotinia risk

Super-early OSR brings forward the Sclerotinia risk
11-11-2013 05:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Bright future for arable farming, says Fengrain Chairman
Technical developments and future land prices appear to predict that arable farming is in a fairly good place for the foreseeable future, provided rel...
11-11-2013 04:52 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growers urged to take advantage of pre-Christmas export opportunity
Pulse growers should react to the current strong export demand for human consumption beans before the Australian crop enters the market early in the N...
11-11-2013 04:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
No immediate uplift in Scottish CAP budget
Scottish farming’s share of the UK’s CAP budget is to remain unchanged, following the announcement on internal budget allocation. Despite deep disa...
08-11-2013 04:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Next 12 months 'vital for Scottish farms', says Miller
The next 12 months will shape the operating environment on Scottish farms 'for many years to come' according to NFU Scotland's President Nigel Miller....
08-11-2013 03:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
EU approves €35m agricultural promotion fund
The European Commission has approved 22 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget ...
07-11-2013 15:36 PM | Arable, Crops, News
No going back when it comes to pendimethalin
Pendimethalin has been a cornerstone of weed control strategies for a number of years in the UK with the broadest weed spectrum as well as label and o...
07-11-2013 02:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Trade 'bracing itself' for 14bn bushel crop estimate
Soycomplex Nov 13 beans finished with their lowest daily close since Aug 16th on harvest pressure and good progress with soybean plantings in South...
06-11-2013 02:16 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
IBERS announces new alliance with Wherry & Sons
Aberystwyth University IBERS has formed a new technical alliance with Wherry & Sons Ltd, the UK based specialist producers of pulses for food use arou...
05-11-2013 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market continues to grind lower; USDA in China cuts wheat estimate
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly firmer, with the exception of front month Nov 13 which ended a couple of cents easier and at the lowest levels for a...
05-11-2013 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Europe needs more productive agriculture, study says
Productive agriculture delivers important benefits to Europe and the world – from increased food security and more efficient land use to climate chang...
04-11-2013 03:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Existing substances 'will form backbone of weed control'
Existing active substances will form the backbone of weed control products over the next five years, according to Bayer CropScience, while the search ...
04-11-2013 03:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Machinery and Spares, News
Top UK vegetable grower in New Holland deal
32 New Holland tractors has been delivered in a major deal with one of the UK’s biggest growers of carrots and parsnips. Cambridgeshire dealership...
01-11-2013 10:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat export sales below expectations; US corn 'well ahead'
Soycomplex Beans closed with losses of around 7 to 10 cents on the day despite the USDA reporting 3 weeks worth of export sales totalling 4.74 MMT,...
01-11-2013 10:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Defra CAP decisions may hamper agricultural development
Defra’s consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) may hinder agricultural development - the foundation of the rural economy, according to t...
01-11-2013 10:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
HGCA launches Grain sampling guide at UK Grain
Copies of HGCA’s updated Grain sampling guide will be available for the first time at next week’s UK Grain event in Peterborough. The Guide brings...
01-11-2013 09:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU Statement: Farm Business Income figures
NFU chief economist Phil Bicknell said of the newly released Farm Business Income figures, which can be downloaded at the bottom of the page: “These r...
01-11-2013 09:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Check fields now for evidence of blackgrass growth
Dry conditions at drilling delayed the effects of pre-emergence herbicides on blackgrass, which makes timing of post-emergence treatments critical, sa...
01-11-2013 09:24 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Common Agricultural Policy: how will it affect you?
A consultation has been launched on how the Common Agricultural Policy should shape the future of farming and the rural economy in England. The fut...
31-10-2013 03:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
NFU urges better water management for farmers
The National Farmers' Union has called on the government to shape policy to enable farmers to capture water during 'times of plenty' to help the indus...
30-10-2013 06:15 AM | News, Shows and Events, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Future of grass-weed control at CropTec
Cultural controls are the pinnacle of grass-weed control now and in the future, according to Bayer Crop Science, seminar sponsors of CropTec 2013. ...
30-10-2013 04:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn fell to fresh contract lows; Solid demand underpins soybean markets
Soycomplex Soybeans slumped back below $13/bu on active producer selling at the level and harvest pressure. The decline came even though the USDA a...
28-10-2013 01:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
CAP Reform: Explanation of direct payments
The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. Most e...
25-10-2013 13:31 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market closed 2-3 cents weaker; Midwest seen cold but dry across the next 4 days
Soycomplex Weekly soybean export sales of 929,800 MT (for the delayed reporting week to Oct 3) were supportive, with the market expecting 600-800 T...
25-10-2013 13:14 PM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Integrated approach necessary to boost seed performance and yields
Seeds play a crucial role in increasing productivity in global agriculture. However, according to Rabobank’s latest report, the seed industry needs to...
25-10-2013 12:42 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Tilbury loads biggest barley boat
The largest grain cargo vessel ever to sail from the Port of Tilbury is loading over 50,000 tonnes of UK barley this week. The vast 230 metre MV K...
25-10-2013 12:25 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Broad-leaved weeds coming through pre-ems in oilseed rape
Dow AgroSciences’ Hotline is coping with numerous queries on how to control broad-leaved weeds that have come through pre-emergence herbicides in wint...
24-10-2013 10:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn 'jumped on short-covering'; Chicago wheat closed above USD7/bu
Soycomplex Strong export demand underpins soybeans. The USDA reported the sale of 120,000 MT of US soybeans to Russia for 2013/14 delivery. An unus...
24-10-2013 05:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
CAP payments made under new entrants scheme
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that many new entrants to the sector are to receive a boost to cashflows this autumn and next spring as awa...
23-10-2013 10:38 AM | News, Arable, Crops
The more baiting points, the better
Independent consultant and slug specialist Colin Myram is advising growers to use low dose pellets with a more active ingredient to control slugs this...
23-10-2013 04:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
No consensus on GM crops, scientists say
A group of 93 scientists have declared there is 'no scientific consensus' on the safety of genetically modified food and crops. The group of academics...
22-10-2013 11:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
'Better than expected' corn and bean yields; coldest weather coming to US Midwest
General Comment The USDA are back at work, and some data is starting to filter through. Any sales in excess of 100 TMT reported under the daily rep...
18-10-2013 11:53 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Delayed maturity in US corn; India raises the price paid to farmers for wheat
Soycomplex US government employees at the USDA were back in work, although they announced that the October WASDE report, due last Friday, would not...
18-10-2013 11:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News
US wheat continues to firm on crop concerns; soybean market 'hesitant'
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market WHEAT - US authorities make no comment on a leaked proposal to cut ...
18-10-2013 09:32 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Early payments for weather affected farmers
2,665 Welsh farmers have now received advanced payments totalling £23 million as last month the Welsh Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Da...
18-10-2013 07:17 AM | Finance, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Poor germination of crops leading farmers to anticipate reduced profits
Many farmers are anticipating reduced profits and even losses as their 2013 harvest results could be worse than last year's due to the poor germinatio...
EnviTec Biogas reports record numbers at Nextgen 2013
Farmers and landowners are becoming increasingly aware of the range of options to produce renewable energy on their sites, according to feedback from ...
17-10-2013 10:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US winter wheat 'best in years'; Substantial bean trade to China
Soycomplex Beans gained back what they lost on Tuesday as US Lawmakers closed in on a deal on the US borrowing limit. A solution would mean a resum...
15-10-2013 02:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Understanding black-grass resistance
Difficult to control black-grass? Is it resistant to herbicides? Want to know more? BASF and ADAS are teaming up at the CropTec event on the 30th Octo...
15-10-2013 02:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Organic, Produce
Soil degradation is 'the biggest potential disaster' facing us all
“The biggest potential disaster that is facing us all is the degradation of our soil. That should be at the core of our thinking," said the Soil Assoc...
15-10-2013 02:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Largest UK barley shipment bound for Saudi Arabia
The largest shipment of feed barley to leave the UK this crop year and bound for Saudi Arabia was loaded by this week. Carrying grain from more than 1...
15-10-2013 02:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Pest management, cultivation options and grain markets focus of Welsh arable event
HGCA and NFU Cymru will be bringing the latest arable information to cereal and oilseed farmers in Wales. Mr Perkin Evans, Chairman of NFU Cymru's ...
14-10-2013 13:42 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Vigilance key to disease control in oilseed rape
Disease forecasts and crop development suggest there is a real need for extra vigilance this year when dealing with phoma and light leaf spot. Upda...
11-10-2013 10:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Traders 'running blind' over harvest progress in US shutdown
David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director, comments on the wheat market. WHEAT - US reports better than expected yield from corn harvest – p...
11-10-2013 05:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Australian farmers expect bumper harvest this year
US Weather, from Martell Crop Projections: Indian summer weather is coming to a halt with a cold wet forecast in central United States. The first fros...
10-10-2013 06:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Chicago grain market report - 10th October 2013
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on harvest pressure and continued reports of better than expected yields. The weather looks favourable for increased ...
10-10-2013 04:48 AM | Appointments, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Crop physiologist Dr Eric Ober joins NIAB
IAB has appointed Dr Eric Ober as a senior research scientist and crop physiologist. Dr Ober will provide specialist technical expertise in crop physi...
09-10-2013 06:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports, News
Talk of China buying US corn as prices dip to 3-year low
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly around the middle of the day's trading range, 1-6 cents higher. With no official USDA crop progress data to go on th...
09-10-2013 05:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Union calls for fair CAP deal as deadlines loom
As the deadline for crucial UK decisions on CAP loom, the National Farmers' Union have written to Defra Secretary Owen Paterson reiterating its belief...
08-10-2013 09:13 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Every little bit helps – in the battle against black-grass
Interagro’s technical manager Alan East is of the view that farmers should adopt an integrated approach to black-grass control involving cultural and ...
08-10-2013 04:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Regional variation in wheat bulb fly risk
Results from the annual HGCA autumn wheat bulb fly survey suggest that overall risk in England remains relatively low, but the risk in northern Englan...
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