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Computers to protect crop harvests

Computers to protect crop harvests
11-06-2014 08:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Nitrogen fixing crops 'will count' towards greening measures
Farmers have today learned that planting nitrogen fixing crops such as peas and beans will count towards their greening measures under the new Common ...
11-06-2014 07:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News
Defra’s septic tank review takes CLA concerns on board
The CLA has said that government proposals to replace the current registration system for septic tanks with a more risk-based system are a step in the...
10-06-2014 09:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Revelation provides peace of mind in high disease pressure season
Promising exceptional rust resistance and high yield potential made Revelation the perfect choice for Lincolnshire grower Jim Beeden this spring – and...
09-06-2014 06:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers meet MSPs to raise 'serious concerns' over CAP
Farmers from the North East met with MSPs at the Scottish Parliament to raise their serious concerns over the possible threat of an immediate introduc...
09-06-2014 06:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP reform update June 2014
We have brought together the latest basic information on the current state of play of this round of CAP reform for each country of the UK with specifi...
04-06-2014 08:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Hungry crops and high disease pressure prove challenging for student teams
A spring of high disease pressure and hungry crops has provided a challenge for the six student teams fighting it out to grow the most profitable crop...
02-06-2014 11:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Early action vital to beat potential blight epidemic
Potato crops are at very high risk from a serious blight epidemic this season and growers will need to begin control programmes early to keep the dise...
30-05-2014 06:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
UK agriculture 'set for new era of profitability'
UK agriculture is set for a new era of profitability and rewarding career opportunities, according to chartered accountants and lawyers. Andrew He...
30-05-2014 05:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat crop may be lower this year
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, in what you might call "Turnaround Tuesday" trade, a day later than normal due to Monday's Memorial Day holiday. Th...
29-05-2014 03:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US wheat is still being priced out going forward
Soycomplex Beans finished sharply lower, on anticipated strong progress with US plantings this past week under good sowing conditions. Talk of Chin...
29-05-2014 02:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New understanding as to how plants defend themselves against disease
A new understanding as to how plants defend themselves against some pathogens that cause crop diseases is proposed by researchers from the University ...
27-05-2014 06:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Need for the right CAP deal for Dumfries & Galloway
As Scotland enters the final stages in deciding how new support schemes will be delivered, NFU Scotland has met with local politicians and councillors...
22-05-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Scotland must adopt 'can do' attitude on CAP
NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude on implementing CAP Reform to ensure precious support funding is focussed ...
21-05-2014 08:16 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Welsh farmers 'left behind' over CAP
Welsh sheep farmers are at risk of being seriously disadvantaged if the Welsh Government does not look at directing funds to upland areas via an Area ...
21-05-2014 07:43 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Mite infestations escalate after warm winter
A prolonged and warm winter has allowed both mites and insect pest infestations to escalate in grain stores and without an effective broad-spectrum tr...
20-05-2014 09:10 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Russian and Ukraine corn exports 'are records'
Soycomplex Beans closed with decent gains. Weekly export inspections came in at 167,953 MT, which was towards the top end of the expected 80-175,00...
20-05-2014 02:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Yellow rust threat remains 'extremely high'
With the unsettled weather of late disease pressure from Septoria tritici and yellow rust remains extremely high, and spray intervals and dose rates w...
16-05-2014 09:50 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market crashes to losses of 8-11 cents
Soycomplex Beans closed lower in what looked like "buy the rumour, sell the fact" trade. The monthly April NOPA crush came in right on expectations...
16-05-2014 09:25 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
Land rules offer 'precious simplification' in current CAP proposals
Scottish Government is being urged to adopt new land eligibility rules in its future CAP schemes and help reduce the red tape burden on many Scottish ...
15-05-2014 09:36 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Traders 'shy away' from long term Ukraine grain contracts
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly a little higher, save for expiring front month May 14 which went off the board 6 cents lower. This was due to a late...
14-05-2014 09:13 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Canadian wheat areas 'set to see better weather'; Corn market ends higher
Soycomplex Beans finished higher in "Turnaround Tuesday" style, with tight and technical old crop the greatest beneficiary. Prospects for significa...
13-05-2014 10:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US to lose place as world's largest wheat exporter to Europe
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply lower, with fund money said to have been a net seller of around 6,000 contracts on the day. Weekly export inspectio...
13-05-2014 10:21 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Ukraine winter crop conditions 'better than last year'
EU wheat markets finished the day sharply lower, with May 14 London wheat closing down GBP2.45/tonne at GBP159.00/tonne, with new crop Nov 14 London w...
13-05-2014 09:43 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Distance dictates 2014 grain haulage costs
Results from AHDB/HGCA’s UK Grain Haulage Survey 2014 show a 1.2 per cent decline in average journey costs, compared with last year’s survey. The ...
13-05-2014 09:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Potatoes emerge to perfect storm of blight pressure
Many potato crops are now emerging well - straight into conditions that pose a high risk of blight. There is a ‘perfect storm’ of blight risk building...
13-05-2014 02:28 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
How can the next UK government boost agricultural production?
How can the next UK Government boost agricultural production? That is the question being asked by the Crop Protection Association (CPA) at its Annual ...
12-05-2014 09:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London and Paris wheat 'starting to look weak'
EU grains closed mixed ahead of the release of today's important USDA WASDE report, which will give us a first glimpse into their take on crop product...
09-05-2014 10:11 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
US winter wheat conditions 'mixed'
Soycomplex Beans closed with decent gains heading into tomorrow's USDA report. Maybe the trade was enthused by news that China had imported 6.5 MMT...
09-05-2014 02:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Spraying innovation to the fore at Cereals 2014
Farmers looking to purchase new or updated sprayers or catch up with the latest spraying technology have an unrivalled opportunity to do so at Cereals...
09-05-2014 02:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU wheat markets closed mostly lower
EU wheat markets closed mostly lower, on what looks like profit-taking and book-squaring ahead of tomorrow's USDA report and an easing of tensions in ...
08-05-2014 13:05 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
India wheat crop expected to be record; corn market closed weaker
Soycomplex Beans closed weaker on talk that the US will import around 500 TMT per month of Brazilian soybeans in each of May, Jun and Jul. There we...
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...
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