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New John Deere combine developments for 2015

New John Deere combine developments for 2015
New John Deere combine developments for 2015
John Deere is introducing the new five-walker W330 and six-walker W440 entry level combine harvesters for the 2015 season. Offering reliability and si...
16-09-2014 10:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Financial pressures growing on farmers
The UK farming sector is coming under financial pressures on multiple fronts, an agricultural expert has warned. Farm gate milk prices have been cu...
Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 to...
15-09-2014 05:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Fertiliser prices look set to 'rise steadily'
Fertiliser prices look set to rise steadily over the coming months as new crop returns remain sufficient to sustain global demand. With the price o...
12-09-2014 08:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia's harvest juggernaut rumbles on; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed ahead of tomorrow's upcoming USDA report. It looks like most have positioned themselves where they want to be heading...
11-09-2014 02:48 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU suspends Russian trade ban emergency measures
The European Commission has today suspended the emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetable markets announced on August 18 in the wak...
10-09-2014 12:25 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Variety choice is key to maintaining high outputs
Wheat yields have generally been impressive, but performance between varieties has been highly variable. “Crops have generally out-performed their...
10-09-2014 11:35 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Global demand for US corn remains limited by strong competition
Soycomplex Beans closed below $10/bu on the benchmark new crop Nov 14 contract, and indeed on the Jan 15 as well, to set fresh contract lows. So to...
08-09-2014 06:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers reminded of harvest survey deadline
To help answer important questions about the 2014 harvest NFU Cymru is reminding members to complete this year’s Harvest Survey, before the end of the...
08-09-2014 04:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Plant diversity in China 'vital for global food security'
With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the fu...
08-09-2014 04:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Crop future at risk in conflict zones, say scientists
Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, ho...
08-09-2014 03:58 AM | Arable, News
Learn more about managing weeds effectively
Farmers are invited to come along and meet up with their local BASF Agronomy Manager to learn more about managing both grass and broad-leaved weeds ef...
05-09-2014 05:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Carbon stored in world's soils more vulnerable to climate change
The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's s...
05-09-2014 04:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
UK crop yields 'above average' while quality remains good
EU grains closed mostly lower, extending the recent slide and slumping to new historic lows for the move, although a weak euro did manage to support P...
05-09-2014 04:46 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Corn market closes at 4-year low; Ukraine wheat 'lack of quality'
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on the outlook for a huge US crop now being just around the corner. Even the recently well supported Sep 14 sunk to a...
04-09-2014 05:07 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Smallholders urged to plan for important CAP changes
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is contacting smallholders throughout England this week to help give them plenty of time to decide what to do next abo...
03-09-2014 10:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
2014 Ukraine corn harvest 'spluttering into life'
EU grains closed with little change, in what felt like a repeat performance of yesterday's trade. You would have been forgiven for thinking that US ma...
03-09-2014 09:57 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
Corn market closes lower on bumper US crop outlook
Soycomplex Beans closed around 6-7 cents firmer as more talk of Sudden Death Syndrome in parts of the US did the rounds again. The effects of SDS a...
01-09-2014 09:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
World 2014 wheat and corn crops getting bigger
EU grains closed mostly lower on the day, and little changed for the week, with the trade starting to develop a sideways pattern. The day ended with ...
01-09-2014 07:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Improving domestic wheat quality gives edge to GB’s return to export market
The provisional results of AHDB/HGCA’s annual Cereal Quality Survey 2014 show a general year-on-year improvement in GB wheat quality, leading to a pos...
29-08-2014 04:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
A woman from Dorset has just completed what could be the world’s longest corn dolly measuring over 65 feet. The 20metre long intricately woven dol...
29-08-2014 03:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growing hybrid rye as an energy crop
Growth of interest for crops going into the increasing number of Anaerobic Digesters (AD) has been marked over the last two years and is a trend set t...
29-08-2014 01:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Protect cereal and rape seed from mites
With disappointing prices for both cereals and oilseed rape this harvest, it may be a season to prolong storage until prices recover. If this is the c...
28-08-2014 10:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
European corn production to rise but wheat exports fall
EU grains closed mostly a little higher on the day, although London wheat was flat to a touch lower, hindered by a larger than normal EU/Black Sea fee...
27-08-2014 10:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia to discuss wheat for oil swap with Iran
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower, with the exception of rapeseed. The "insurance" premium built in prior to the weekend to cover against an es...
27-08-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA highest corn rating since 1994
Soycomplex Beans closed a little lower, save for front month Sep 14 which continued its spectacular fall from grace. That contract has now fallen a...
27-08-2014 07:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Soils to be surveyed in the South of England
The British Geological Society has told the NFU that it is carrying out a ‘low density geochemical soil survey of the South of England’ this September...
26-08-2014 11:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Asian buyers looking to Black Sea for wheat
Soycomplex Was this the day that the front end premium on beans and meal finally started to capitulate? It could be, after both closed a choppy ses...
25-08-2014 04:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher across three exchanges
Soycomplex It was a case of "same story, different day" for soybeans, with the front end surging higher on continuing availability (or rather, lack...
25-08-2014 03:52 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Hybrid oilseed rape dominates across Europe
A recent survey of arable farmers, conducted by the Kleffmann Group, reports that 72% of farmers in the UK, nearly 3 in every four, intend to grow hyb...
21-08-2014 09:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Confusion still reigns over Ukraine grain crop
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London and Paris wheat again testing support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne respectively. At the close of pla...
20-08-2014 10:02 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Wheat market closed firmer, although well off the day's highs
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly lower save for the front end, as too did meal. The one point improvement in last night's crop ratings was seen as a ...
20-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London and Paris wheat 'struggling to keep their heads above water'
EU grains closed mixed, with both London and Paris wheat struggling to keep their heads above water. Support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne only jus...
20-08-2014 05:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Computers to protect crop harvests
Computer scientists are devising new and more efficient ways to spot diseased crops to help boost harvest yields. Researchers are developing image...
19-08-2014 10:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New satellite data will help farmers facing drought
About 60 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the U.S. Drought Monitor’s most dire classification. The agency issued the same ...
19-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Brazil to re-instate tariff on wheat imports
Weather "A fundamental shift in weather in the weather is expected this week with increasing heat and humidity in the Midwest and Great Plains. Hea...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 05:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Blackgrass leads to 10% jump in plough sales at auction
Sales of ploughs at auction are up 10% on this time last year, according to agricultural and machinery auctioneers Cheffins. At the latest machiner...
Make a small change to organic this September, Soil Association urges
The Soil Association is today launching 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic, which takes place in a...
19-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Guidance on CAP compliance for cereals and oilseeds growers
Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ re...
19-08-2014 02:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
For feed wheat in particular, bad news is stacking up
EU grains closed mostly lower. There wasn't a lot of bullish news around to start the week, as tensions in Ukraine seem to have eased a little over th...
18-08-2014 04:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
English wheat area up 19% for this year's harvest
EU grains closed mostly higher, although rapeseed finished in the red, on an uptick in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. At the close of play Nov ...
18-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps on heightened Russian/Ukraine tensions
Weather "A few showers have developed this morning in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, the beginning of stormy period in the Midwest. The atmosphere i...
15-08-2014 06:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU member states meet over Russian sanctions
The European Commission held an exchange of views with Member States this morning on the potential impact of the Russian sanctions announced last week...
14-08-2014 06:08 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops, News
Truss announces new details on CAP implementation
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has today announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers, whilst cal...
13-08-2014 12:02 PM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
Wheat market tanks as USDA puts wheat production higher
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, with the new crop Nov 14 contract hitting lifetime lows following the release of the much anticipated USDA report. T...
13-08-2014 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains market report 13 August 2014
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London wheat ending the day within 5 pence of the recent 4-year closing low of GBP122/tonne. Paris wheat finished ...
12-08-2014 10:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
2014 UK harvest 'one of the earliest in recent years'
EU grains closed mostly lower to start the week, consolidating ahead of tomorrow's world supply and demand report from the USDA. The day ended with...
12-08-2014 10:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US corn production at record levels; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, save for the thinly traded, highly technical and about to expire Aug 14 contract. Weekly export inspections came in ...
12-08-2014 03:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Keep sugar beet crops clean for maximum return this harvest
Sesvanderhave’s trials reflect the good health of sugar beet across the region, and with good prices secured for this harvest year, growers should aim...
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