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20 August 2013
Corn Growth, Yield Potential: Impact of Recent Cool Weather
Have recent below average temperatures adversely affected corn growth and yield potential? No, corn actually yields best with moderate temperatures (and adequate soil moisture), writes Peter...
16 August 2013
Early Year Weather Conditions Delay French Harvest
FRANCE - The French harvest has been delayed by between 10 and 15 days because of bad weather conditions earlier in the year. ...
Questions Surround Viability of Irish Grain Production
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman, Noel Delany said that the viability of Irish grain production is in question as a result of the relentless increase in costs over the last few...
15 August 2013
Top 10: Reasons You Should Wait to Swath Canola
CANADA - The Canola Council of Canada counts down the top 10 reasons that you should wait to swath. ...
14 August 2013
NFU Launches 2013 Harvest Survey
UK - The NFU is calling on its members to help answer important questions about the 2013 harvest by taking part in its annual harvest survey which is launched this week....
13 August 2013
Dry Weather Blamed for Reduced Western Canadian Winter Cereals
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada blames the extremely dry weather last fall for the low survivability of this year's fall seeded cereal crops....
08 August 2013
Above Average Cereal Harvest Predicted for Iraq
IRAQ - Final estimates of the 2013 cereal harvest are not yet available but indications point to an above average crop. Favourable conditions were reported in both rain-fed and irrigated areas,...
07 August 2013
Civil Conflict Disrupts Agricultural Activities
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - The main 2013 maize harvest is currently underway in the southern bimodal rainfall area, while in the unimodal northern area millet and sorghum crops are being sown...
Rice Production Predicted to Increase
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Dominican Republic's 2013 rice production is forecast to increase, according to an FAO country brief....
06 August 2013
Ukrainian Grain Harvest Highest in Decade
UKRAINE - As of 29 July, farmers in Ukraine harvested close to 27 million tons of grain. This represents a 21 per cent annual increase on 9 million hectares of land, Dragon Capital told investors....
31 July 2013
Corn Harvest Begins in Southern US
ANALYSIS - Grain futures were mixed to start the day with spreading a dominating market mover. Buying old crop, selling new crop corn is again being supported by tight supplies, writes Paul Georgy,...
30 July 2013
Demand Prospects for Old-crop and New-crop Soybeans
US - The recent sharp break in old-crop soybean prices and basis means that the market believes that supplies will be fully adequate until the harvest of the new crop begins in six or seven weeks,...
26 July 2013
Survey Shows A Mixed Picture for UK Crops
UK - The total cereals and oilseeds harvest area in Great Britain has fallen by an estimated four per cent on 2012 to just over 3.68 million hectares, according to the 2013 AHDB/HGCA Planting...
17 July 2013
Below Average Syria Wheat Harvest in 2013
SYRIA - Despite favorable seasonal rainfall in 2012/13, the 2013 wheat production is estimated at 2.4 million tonnes, significantly lower than the average for the ten years prior to 2010/11 that...
12 July 2013
Delay in Wheat Harvest Cuts Time to Plant Double-crop Soybeans
US - Frequent rain is delaying some Indiana farmers who need to harvest winter wheat and then plant a crop of soybeans right after that while there is still time in the summer growing season....
05 July 2013
Indiana Wheat Harvest Looks Promising, Says Purdue Extension Specialist
US - Weather conditions during the spring and early summer promoted long grain fill for wheat and are returning high yields for Indiana farmers so far this year, according to a Purdue Extension...
26 June 2013
HGCA Survey Throws New Light on Free Fatty Acids in Rapeseed
UK - A new HGCA survey has suggested the timing of harvest, drying temperature and seed handling can influence the free fatty acid content in rapeseed oil....
17 June 2013
Biggest Australian Rice Crop in a Decade
AUSTRALIA - The country's biggest rice growing region has harvested its largest crop since 2002....
13 June 2013
Promising Outlook for Australia's Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s winter crops are forecast to increase by 10 per cent to around 40 million tonnes, with improved conditions for planting across most cropping regions....
10 June 2013
China Expected to Reap Bumper Summer Grains Harvest
CHINA - China is likely to mark its tenth consecutive year of reaping a bumper harvest of summer grain crops in 2013, said Minister Han Changfu while observing harvest activities in Zhumadian...
29 May 2013
Soccsksargen Region’s Corn Production Hits P15.6 B
PHILIPPINES - Soccsksargen Region (Region 12) produced P15.6 billion worth of corn in 2012, an official of the Department of Agriculture(DA) 12 said....
17 May 2013
Philippines Agriculture, Fisheries Grows 3.3 per cent in Q1 2013
PHILIPPINE - The Philippine agriculture industry grew by 3.3 per cent in the first three months of 2013, as all four subsectors — crops, fishery, poultry and livestock — posted respective...
19 April 2013
Pakistan's Oileseed Production Forecast Up
PAKISTAN - In the market year 2013-2014, Pakistan is estimated to produce around 5.4MMT of oilseed, up four per cent from the previous year....
18 April 2013
Irrigation Improvement to Boost Grain Harvest
UKRAINE - Work which will help restore irrigation should help boost grain harvests by 20 million tons....
16 April 2013
Nitrogen Key to Uptake of Other Corn Nutrients
US - A historical analysis of corn research shows that new hybrids are taking up more nitrogen than older plant varieties after the crucial flowering stage, a clue as to how plant scientists...
10 April 2013
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
09 April 2013
Asian Soybean Rust Increased 73 Per Cent in Brazil
BRAZIL - The number of outbreaks of Asian rust in soybean crops increased by 73 per cent in the last Brazilian harvest. ...
05 April 2013
Recent Price Changes Alter Relative Corn and Soybean Returns
US - USDA's March 2013 estimates of corn stocks were substantially higher than trade estimates, initiating a substantial decline in both corn and soybean prices during the past week, writes Gary...
06 March 2013
EU Commission Expects Increase in Cereal Harvest in 2013
EU - Total cereal production in EU-27 is projected at 287.6 million tons, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to the 2012 harvest, according to preliminary forecasts cereal harvest in 2013,...
04 March 2013
Loss of Wild Insects Hurts Crops Around the World
GLOBAL - Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting...
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