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14 April 2021
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Market iD releases 2021 US farmer survey: COVID-19 response, crop year outlook
The voice of the farmer is easy to get lost amid all the noise, especially during this past year....
10 March 2021
Crop Industry News from European Union Study: consumers are willing to pay for ecosystem services
A study within the Diverfarming project asked Finnish consumers how much they would pay for agroecosystem services and socio-cultural effects of diversification....
07 March 2021
Crop Industry News from United States Importance of New Technologies for Crop Farming
Adoption of technology has been important to production agriculture for decades. Through the adoption of technology and improved managerial practices, aggregate agricultural U.S. farm output...
08 February 2021
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Combating biodiversity loss
Plans to commission a Scottish Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity have been announced as part of the new draft strategy for the environment, natural resources and agricultural research programme....
01 February 2021
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Increase in Scottish cereal's production
It has been a good year for the cereal harvest in Scotland, with the highest cereal yield and second highest production in the past 10 years....
14 January 2021
Crop Industry News from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
04 January 2021
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Growing potatoes without plowing
Does it make sense not to plow the field before putting potatoes on it? Does the yield not drop and what does non-plowing do with biodiversity, water management and nitrogen leaching? On Potato...
01 January 2021
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Climate-resilient wild coffee populations with great flavor potential discovered in Uganda
A team of Ugandan, Dutch and French scientists has discovered populations of potentially drought-resistant, high-quality wild coffees in Uganda....
31 December 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Spice up the holidays for lasting memories
The lingering aroma of spices can bring back warm and welcoming memories of the winter holidays....
12 December 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the...
01 December 2020
Crop Industry News from Netherlands CRISPR technology required to achieve European Green Deal
It will not be easy to achieve the European Green Deal targets if the current strict EU legislation on the continuation of new breeding technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas, continues....
16 November 2020
Crop Industry News from India Research promises water boost for farmers in India
University of Birmingham water experts have designed a low-energy, high-efficiency means of purifying water in India’s rural farming communities, which could allow farmers to safely use high-saline...
11 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Spain Sustainable farming practices trying to save Mediterranean soils
A team from the Diverfarming project has shown the efficacy of sustainable management of the soil in avoiding erosion and runoff, above all in intense rainfall events....
09 November 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Plant scientists study the interaction of heat stress responses in corn
Environmental extremes driven by climate change create stresses in crops, and plant breeders are attempting to untangle the genetic factors that endow plants with tolerance to stress. ...
05 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil should set new production record in the 2020/21 grain harvest
With 268.7 million tons, grain production should be 4.2% higher than the previous season...
04 November 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Corn productivity in real time: Satellites, field cameras, and farmers team up
University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. ...
02 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had...
Crop Industry News from Switzerland A new approach to improve biological control agents of agricultural pests
In a new study, researchers from the University of Bern developed an experimental approach that may be used to improve a wide range of organisms that rely on microbial symbionts to control insect...
28 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Korea, South Traditional bamboo system in Korea earns place on global ag heritage sites list
Linked to a strong cultural identity, bamboo farmers have established traditional environment knowledge for optimum temperature, rainfall, wind direction, soil type and depth....
26 October 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Technology to screen for higher-yielding crop traits now more accessible
Like many industries, big data is driving innovations in agriculture. Scientists seek to analyze thousands of plants to pinpoint genetic tweaks that can boost crop production—historically,...
20 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil gives visibility to rural women contributing to food production
A campaign to give visibility to rural women - women of all regions, colors and ethnicities, who live and work in a context of social and economic difficulties in Latin America and the Caribbean...
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin University and Wide Open Agriculture to commercialize lupin technology
The new agreement allows Curtin and Wide Open Agriculture to work together to develop and commercialise the new technology, which aims to unlock the functionality of proteins found in the lupin...
12 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Crops sown in a uniform spatial pattern produce higher yields and reduce environmental impact
Higher yields and fewer weeds are possible if farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, according to University of Copenhagen researchers. More precise sowing...
09 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Switzerland How does an increase in nitrogen application affect grasslands?
The "PaNDiv" experiment, established by researchers of the University of Bern on a 3000 m2 field site, is the largest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in Switzerland and aims to...
07 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods. ...
05 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Research into resistances in wild potatoes for new disease-free potato varieties
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will investigate wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato diseases and pests. ...
01 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Curtin research finds soil carbon key to combatting climate change
Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change....
25 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
13 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Reviving the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea
If you had an espresso coffee this morning, it’s likely that some of the beans in your brew came from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia is the third largest importer of PNG coffee after the...
12 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
 
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