Washington wheat crops way above average

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Cooler temperatures this year have given Washington’s wheat famers a boost. The cool wet spring combined with good ripening conditions in July and August have increased yields here. At the same time, severe drought has diminished the harvest in the nation’s Plain states. As a result, Washington is expected to surpass Texas and Oklahoma in…


Bumper fruit crops for farmers in Lincolnshire

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BUMPER crops of tasty fruit are being reported by growers across the county. Fruits such as apples, pears and plums are ripening as long as four weeks early, with some UK fruit farmers reporting the best harvest in 20 years. According to experts from the Royal Horticultural Society, the autumn is coming early for some…


Crops get much needed drink overnight

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DUNKERTON, Iowa — Northeast Iowa crops could use a drink – and got one this morning. Monday’s weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture Crops and Weather Report said crop conditions improved in areas that received timely rains last week and deteriorated in areas that didn’t. Relief came locally today. Thunderstorms descended upon the Cedar Valley at…


Saline water leaks put crops at risk

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BAC LIEU – Saline water, leaking into paddy fields from adjacent sand pipes, has put 200ha of rice and other crops in Cai Gia hamlet at risk of destruction, according to Hung Hoi Commune chairman Huynh Van Quang. The sand pipes were laid in service of the 66ha Hoang Phat housing project, operated by the…


Crops stand, relatively, firm against market rout

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  Farm commodities pulled back, but stopped short of collapse, on a dire day for financial markets, supported by the thinness of world supplies and a key US crop tour next week. Crop and livestock futures were lower across the board as of 17:00 GMT, depressed by a round of liquidation which saw shares closed…


Ukraine. Grain output 48-50 million tons in 2011/2012 MY

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Grain output in Ukraine in 2011/2012 marketing year will be 48-50 million tons, oil-bearing culture – 11-12 million tons, this forecast was made by Kernel agroholding analysts. With such a production level, an export potential this season will be 20 million tons of grain crops, 3 million tons of rape and soya and 3 million…


Use digs to get the best out of potato crops

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Monitoring crop quality through selective sample digs can reassure customers about quality and help inform harvesting decisions. Philip Case investigates. Regular sample digs of potatoes before harvest are an essential tool to help understand potential crop yield and quality, according to independent potato agronomist John Sarup. "Potato growers should be encouraged to carry out plenty…


Crops – bar rapeseed – show resilience in Europe

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Rapeseed marred a broadly-resilient performance by farm commodities in Europe on Tuesday, undermined by its role as an energy source, after oil prices fell to their lowest since September. In Paris, rapeseed for November tumbled 3.6% to E392.00 a tonne at one stage, the lowest for a spot contract for nine months, before recovering to…


Growing La Nina fears dent hope for cocoa prices

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Growing expectations of a fresh La Nina questioned a prop for cocoa prices even as data showed speculators have already sold down heavily in the bean, putting it close to joining coffee and wheat on the list of crops on which they have net short positions. Analysis of regulatory data showed that managed funds –…


Good yields and spring barley quailty bode well for Philip Reck

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Harvest in south-east Ireland got off to a slow start after a relatively cool and damp July slowed the grain-filling period. Rainfall allowed crops to continue growing and with no nitrogen lost during the spring it was still available once the rain fell, keeping the crops green and delaying harvest. The barley will now be…


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