Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts said on Friday.
To Josh Bailey and Tim Hambrick, managing resistance is critical to the future of farming – whether that’s herbicide, fungicide, insecticide or nematicide resistance. Both have made this a key component of their daily work, which is why Syngenta has selected them as the 2014 inductees into the Resistance Fighter of the Year Leadership Program.
Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014.
Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States of America, this year's cereal output should reach 2.532 billion tonnes, including rice in milled terms, or 0.3% higher than 2013, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report.
Bird cherry-oat aphids and greenbugs made the news this fall, with infestations reported in winter wheat fields across central and south-central South Dakota. Most fields planted in September had some level of infestation, and the dilemma was whether to apply an insecticide, explained Bob Fanning, plant pathology field specialist.
Fanning shared that the recommendation is to treat with insecticides if there are on average, 20 bird cherry-oat aphids per plant or 15 to 25 per linear foot of row from seedling emergence in the fall to heading stage of wheat the following spring.
Several Georgia farmers are posing a few questions concerning seeding rates and fertility for wheat. Below are some thoughts about early season wheat production and how those decisions can affect yield.
Corn bounced from technical support Tuesday. Corn futures rebounded from Monday’s lows and their short-term moving averages today, with the nearby contracts apparently echoing soybean gains. Traders were probably squaring positions ahead of tomorrow’s USDA WASDE report, with many reportedly looking for an increase in forecast U.S. carryout. March corn futures ended Tuesday 5.0 cents higher at $3.9525/bushel, while July added 5.0 to $4.1025.