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Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat

Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat
16-04-2014 08:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Speculative money moving into grains on back of Ukraine situation
EU grains closed generally firmer, with. May 14 London ending GBP0.15/tonne higher at GBP169.40/tonne, and new crop Nov 14 finishing the day GBP1.30/t...
16-04-2014 05:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat
Growers are being warned that there is an increased threat to grass leys, following a bumper year for the leatherjacket pest in 2013. “Leatherjack...
16-04-2014 05:52 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Appointments, Arable
British Growers Association names Ward as new chief executive
Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA). He will take up his new role on 28 April 2014. Mr Ward was ...
15-04-2014 16:16 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Every single crop of onions would receive pendimethalin
A leading independent consultant specialising in alliums says that every single crop of onions, leeks, garlic and shallots would receive pendimethalin...
15-04-2014 16:10 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Gear up for volunteer potato control in sugar beet
As sugar beet is becoming established, growers should consider the consequences of the recent mild winter with little or no frosts. It is very likely ...
15-04-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Skimping on T2 spray is not worth the risk
Cutting corners to save a few pounds on the crucial flag leaf spray timing is an unnecessary risk that could jeopardise wheat yields more than ever th...
15-04-2014 02:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Pest Management plan launch welcomed
The CLA has welcomed the launch of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan which aims to deliver sustainable pest and weed control. The organisat...
15-04-2014 02:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Disease threat to forward silage crops
Italian ryegrass and Westerwolds silage crops are now well advanced, and may be ready for cutting three weeks ahead of schedule, due to the warm, mild...
14-04-2014 03:09 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Wet winter causes widespread boron deficiency
Winter has taken its toll on Britain’s soils, with heavy rain not only giving soils a battering through waterlogging and compaction, but also exacerba...
11-04-2014 10:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Rainfall finally predicted for Kansas wheat
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on concerns over Chinese demand. Few think that the world's largest buyer will import the 69 MMT of soybeans this sea...
11-04-2014 09:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Sterling strength caps upside potential for UK wheat
EU grains closed mostly a little lower, although May 14 London wheat bucked the trend closing GBP1.30/tonne higher at GBP167.45/tonne, new crop Nov 14...
Micron to unveil its latest innovations at Cereals
Micron Group, precision spraying specialists, are set to unveil a whole host of product innovations at this year’s Cereals event. Specifically, visito...
11-04-2014 01:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Extreme weather 'number one challenge' facing UK
Extreme weather in the UK has been described as the 'number one challenge facing the nation' at The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental M...
10-04-2014 09:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA raises projected US wheat ending stocks
Soycomplex Beans ended with decent gains, but also finished well off the highs. Once again it was the front end that saw the biggest rises, althoug...
10-04-2014 09:25 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
EU grains finish mostly higher heading into USDA report
EU grains finished mostly higher on the day heading into the USDA's WASDE report, although May 14 London wheat closed GBP1.35/tonne lower at GBP163.45...
10-04-2014 02:05 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Lack of urgency in cutting farm regulations - NFU
Following recommendations from the Farming Regulation Taskforce report, the government has reduced regulations to help farmers grow their businesses b...
10-04-2014 01:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Cereals 14: Limagrain to show oilseed rape variety Amalie
Taking centre stage on the Limagrain stand at Cereals 2014 will be Limagrain UK’s oilseed rape variety Amalie, the only OSR variety which has single g...
09-04-2014 10:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
China seal deal to import Brazilian corn; wheat market manages modest gains
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, with the largest gains at the front end, regardless of fund re-positioning. The trade is now focussed on tomorrow's...
09-04-2014 09:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Income from contract farming falls 10%
Income from contract farming fell 10 per cent last year, but the results could have been worse after an extended period of cold and wet weather. Co...
09-04-2014 08:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Mixed picture for Scotland's growers this spring
It is a very mixed picture for Scotland’s arable, potato, fruit and vegetable growers this spring. A snapshot survey of NFU Scotland’s Combinable C...
09-04-2014 04:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
European vote paves the way for Government decisions on CAP
A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales. Th...
08-04-2014 06:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
NFU calls on Commission to deliver CAP clarity
The NFU has set up meetings in Brussels after last week’s decision on additional coupled support. A letter from EU Commissioner Ciolos last week in...
08-04-2014 06:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New Syngenta oilseed rape variety hits top hybrid candidate spot
Oilseed rape growers should embrace new higher yielding varieties at the earliest opportunity, to experience how they perform on their own farms and g...
07-04-2014 08:46 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Arable
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could help arable farmers slash costs
Arable farmers could slash fertiliser costs, boost yields, and protect the environment following the launch of a new nitrogen-fixing bacteria mix. ...
07-04-2014 08:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Commission to recover CAP expenditure from member states
A total of €318 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission today under t...
04-04-2014 09:20 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market recovers from two days of losses
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, with the best gains at the front end once again. Weekly export sales came in at a net 66,200 MT for old crop, inclu...
03-04-2014 09:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wetter outlook behind decline in US winter wheat
EU grains closed mostly lower, in line with a fall in US wheat prices last night which extended into today's session. May 14 London wheat closed GB...
03-04-2014 09:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market slumped for second day
Soycomplex Beans closed a see-saw session sharply lower on the nears on profit-taking, retreating from the overnight highs which were close to $15/...
03-04-2014 08:11 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Farmers angered over coupling announcement
Statements from Europe indicating that Scottish farmers will be denied greater coupling options under new CAP arrangements have left them 'angered and...
02-04-2014 08:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Baltic states facing huge rate of winter kill
EU grains began the new month mixed, with little change. May 14 London wheat closed GBP0.75/tonne lower at GBP165.00/tonne, whilst new crop Nov 14 was...
02-04-2014 06:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Severe disease pressure sees more emphasis on fungicides
Independent agronomist Bill Barr of Prime Agriculture says that the high levels of yellow rust and septoria infecting wheat crops will mean that early...
01-04-2014 10:29 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
2014 US wheat harvest 'lower than anticipated' - USDA
Soycomplex Beans closed a choppy session sharply higher on the nears and a bit weaker on the deferred months. The USDA's stocks and acreage report ...
01-04-2014 10:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Sheep
Report highlights importance of uplands farming
While in the UK we appear to be basking in the luxury of debating re-wilding and de-stocking of our hills and uplands, the most recent United Nations ...
01-04-2014 10:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Flooding, drought, food security: is soil the answer?
A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agr...
01-04-2014 05:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
India's wheat harvest delayed by rain
EU grains traded mostly lower on the day, ahead of the release of the March planting intentions and quarterly stocks report from the USDA. The day ...
01-04-2014 05:13 AM | Crops, News, Arable, Cereal
Targeting key to CAP success in Scotland
Funding available through Scotland’s future Pillar 1 regime 'must be focussed on activity driven support', according to the NFU. In its submission ...
01-04-2014 04:50 AM | Appointments, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
British crop council appoints new managing director
The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) has announced that Chris Todd, Managing Director will be retiring and that Julian Westaway has been appoint...
31-03-2014 08:26 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Bullish poultry market conditions turning bearish
With the notable exception of the US, bullish poultry market conditions are turning bearish due to recent grain price hikes caused by turmoil in Ukrai...
31-03-2014 08:01 AM | News, Poultry, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Feed and Forage
Ukraine crisis threatens feed prices
The political crisis in Ukraine is threatening to reverse recent falls in the cost of feed, with wheat prices spiking following the annexation of Crim...
28-03-2014 11:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Parts of US winter wheat crop get much-needed rain
EU grains closed with little change. May 14 London wheat 5 pence lower at GBP168.25/tonne, whilst new crop Nov 14 was GBP0.50/tonne easier at GBP159.3...
28-03-2014 11:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US weather concerns and Ukraine tensions lift wheat prices
Soycomplex Beans closed slightly lower on continued talk of Chinese crushers selling South American purchases to the US and also cancelling/deferri...
27-03-2014 02:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Drought in Kansas grows more severe; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed little changed. A report on Reuters, quoting China's Xinhua News, said that the US has already booked 500 TMT of South Amer...
27-03-2014 02:21 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Look out for Sclerotinia Outlook
Well-advanced oilseed rape crops plus warm temperatures and lengthening days come together to bring forward the risk of Sclerotinia, according to the ...
27-03-2014 02:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Focus on cleavers when planning spring weed control
Growers need to focus on weeds that are the most competitive or cause the most problems at harvest. Independent weed experts classify cleavers as the ...
27-03-2014 02:00 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Light leaf spot risk remains high, according to forecast
Risk of light leaf spot is high according to an updated forecast from Rothamsted Research. The latest forecast takes into account winter rainfall from...
26-03-2014 04:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Spring barley plays important role on mixed farm
Spring barley plays an important role on WG & TA Manford’s mixed farm in Benenden, Kent as a key crop in the arable rotation and also as an important ...
26-03-2014 04:26 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Farmers warned over liver fluke risk this spring
Farmers are being warned of the risk of liver fluke infection when they turn out their cattle this spring following the mild and exceptionally wet win...
26-03-2014 04:23 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Declining US wheat conditions, Ukraine tensions underpin market
EU grains closed mixed with May 14 London wheat unchanged at GBP170.25/tonne, and with new crop Nov 14 GBP0.05/tonne lower at GBP161.50/tonne. May 14 ...
26-03-2014 03:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Concerns remain for US winter wheat on the Plains
Soycomplex Beans closed higher to start the week, particularly on old crop as the nearby supply and demand situation remains tight for US beans. Ta...
25-03-2014 02:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Light leaf spot risk remains high
Risk of light leaf spot risk is high according to the updated forecast from Rothamsted Research. The latest forecast takes into account winter rainfal...
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