Higher temperatures delay wheat planting in India

India's wheat planting has been delayed by at least a week due to high temperatures, threatening its output of the grain yet again after hailstorms during harvest earlier this year dragged down annual production levels for the first time since 2007.


Fiercer Syria fighting hits main wheat growing areas: FAO

Intensified fighting in Syria’s main wheat growing areas in the north this year will make it even more difficult for farmers to access fields and could hamper planting more cereals this season, a senior United Nations food agency official said.


Cancellation order issued for sulfoxaflor

On Nov. 12, 2015, EPA issued a cancellation order for all previously registered Sulfoxaflor products. This cancellation order is in response to the Sept. 10, 2015, order of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that EPA improperly approved the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act registrations of the pesticide sulfoxaflor.


Where's the wheat?

Dry soil has delayed wheat emergence. On October 20, we travelled to the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Wood County to do a wheat stand count. However, we didn’t find anything to count, and the wheat was planted on October 1.


Strong concerns for 2016 Ukraine wheat are valid

The winter wheat crop in Ukraine is looking eerily similar to that of autumn 2011, and that is not a good thing for the world's sixth-largest wheat exporter. This year’s winter sowing campaign was drier than that of 2011, which a Ukrainian agrarian noted at the time coincided with the “third-largest drought in 200 years.”


Genome Analysis Centre announces important milestone in wheat research

A more complete and accurate wheat genome assembly is being made available to researchers, by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) on Nov. 12, 2015. This landmark resource builds on international efforts in this area and will help wheat breeders accelerate their crop improvement programmes and researchers to discover genes for key traits such as yield, nutrient use and bread making quality.


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