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05 August 2020
Helping Alberta’s farmers stay competitive
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities....
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
Getting to the root of the problem
As food security becomes an acute global problem due to factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change, research into development of disease resistant crops is paramount....
27 July 2020
Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi—providing them with wider...
Penn State scientist visits Ukraine to learn more about their fertile soil
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape....
24 June 2020
New findings share how prescribed fire, no-till impact soil microbes
In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the...
22 June 2020
Rotate corn for better soil health
Soil microbes are living, working barometers of soil health, writes Lauren Quinn, Media and Communications Specialist at University of Illinois. ...
Planted Non-Bt Corn? Plan to Scout for European Corn Borer
Farmers have enjoyed the benefits of Bt corn since its introduction in 1996, particularly “in the bag” transgenic protection from insect pests and the yield loss they inflict, writes Ashley...
15 February 2016
El Nino Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Nino event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual...
15 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
28 May 2015
China Targets End of Agricultural Waste
CHINA - China has set a target to achieve "zero discharge" of agricultural waste by 2030....
21 May 2015
Ukrainian Wheat Crop Potential Boosted
UKRAINE - Moderate temperatures and recent rainfall have boosted the outlook for crops for harvest 2015 in Ukraine with production forecasts raised as a result. ...
CME: Better Drought Conditions Cause Pasture, Wheat Improvement
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications...
20 May 2015
Planting Progresses Regardless of Rain
US - Despite rain falling across the US last week, planting progress remains above both the pace of last year, and the current five year average....
19 May 2015
Neonicotinoid Ban Continues to Devastate Oilseed Rape Crops
UK - Farmers across the country are continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has said....
16 May 2015
The Bullish Risk of Being Too Bearish
GLOBAL - Given the market events of the last year and especially recent weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that grain markets would be going down forever. Actually, you’re probably not...
15 May 2015
Measure to Manage: Informing Decisions and Improving Returns
UK - Growers visiting Cereals 2015 in June will have the opportunity to delve into their businesses at the ‘Measure to Manage’ zone on stand 902, where HGCA will be exhibiting as AHDB Cereals...
14 May 2015
El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
13 May 2015
Earlier Flowering Can Help Wheat Cope With Hotter World
GERMANY - Change in flowering time of winter wheat due to climate change can help to compensate for increased heat stress events in future, according to new research from the University of Bonn....
07 May 2015
CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 April 2015
Copa-Cogeca Success at Global Soil Week
GERMANY - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has demonstrated good soil management practices and sustainable techniques at Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
23 April 2015
FAO: Soil Degradation 'Alarming'
GERMANY - The importance of soils for global food production was highlighted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the start of Global Soil Week in Berlin....
22 April 2015
Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
20 April 2015
2015 Grain Harvest - A Game of Two Halves
NEW ZEALAND - The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI)....
17 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
FAO Supporting Yemenis Farmers as Conflict Escalates
YEMEN - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting...
US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
Cotton Planting Falls Behind
US - Only about 5 per cent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 per cent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
15 April 2015
Could El Niño Return in 2015?
GLOBAL - Once more there is an increased risk that an El Niño weather phenomenon may occur according to weather forecasters. ...
 
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