Maize harvest will inform biogas variety choice

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Farmers growing maize for biogas production could soon be better informed about what variety performs best, according to Masstock. The firm says this year’s maize harvest will provide sufficient data to make a meaningful evaluation of varieties initially developed for the mainland EU market and see how they have performed over the past three years…


Scots harvest slow – but yields looking good

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Weather conditions are making it a slow job. With only about 25 per cent of the crop cut, it looks as if most of the Scottish spring barley crop will now be combined in September. Traditionally England has been well ahead and this year it is now reckoned that half the UK spring barley acreage…


Weather conditions hampering harvest

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Information this week from industry body ADAS showed that nationwide around half of the UK’s wheat crop had been harvested with yields showing to be below the five-year average. Yields are also down for winter barley which has been 95 per cent harvested so far. Elsewhere 20 per cent of the UK’s crop of spring…


Hot Summer Erodes Corn, Soy Harvest

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The hottest summer since 1955 in Iowa and Illinois is eroding yield prospects for corn and soybean crops in the U.S., the largest grower and exporter. Signs of diminished output appeared this week during a four-day, seven-state sampling of about 2,000 fields in the Midwest organized by the Professional Farmers of America, which will report…


Canada wheat quality ‘excellent’ in early harvest

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Questions over world wheat quality received some more positive answers on Friday when the Canadian Wheat Board reported an "excellent" crop so far, and doubts over the German crop were perceived as overdone. The Canadian Wheat Board, the world’s biggest grain and barley seller, said that this year’s wheat crop was set to prove better…


Drought-stressed corn needs timely harvest to avoid stalk lodging, ear drop

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Much of the dryland corn crop currently being harvested in southeast and south central Kansas has been subjected to severe drought stress during a good portion of the growing season, said Kraig Roozeboom, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Under these conditions, harvest may present some challenges. “Where corn has been…


UK wheat quality ‘holding up’ amid rushed harvest

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The UK is proving amongst the winners of mixed year for global wheat quality, with farmers rushing to harvest crop even with relatively high moisture content to avoid the threat of rain damage. Adas edged higher its forecast for the yield of the UK wheat crop, typically the European Union’s third-biggest, to 7.5-7.7 tonnes per…


Grain harvest nears conclusion

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As the 2011 main grain harvest grinds towards a conclusion in the South West comes news that upcountry the UK’s commercial wheat yield record has been broken. Group 3 wheat varieties are rarely promoted as potential record breakers, but a 14.3 tonnes per hectare crop of Invicta, bred by Limagrain UK has been harvested by…


Minn. smallgrain farmers make harvest progress

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Minn. small-grain farmers make harvest progress Eds: APNewsNow. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Limited rain helped Minnesota’s small-grain producers make progress on harvesting while development of the Corn crop is catching up to the averages. In its weekly crop weather report Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Minnesota’s spring wheat and barley producers harvested 54…


Reaping the harvest is not so easy when rain keeps crop in the field

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Almost all the Scottish grain crop is still in the field with only spring barley having been combined so far and with the overcast weather and general lack of sun, the main requirement is patience with crops slow to ripen according to NFU Scotland vice-president John Picken. With no spring barley of his own, the…


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