US maize misery to hit UK feed prices

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UK poultry producers could find themselves paying more for soya bean meal as farmers in the USA plant corn instead of soya after one of the worst maize harvests in recent memory. "The biggest challenge is securing feed ingredients at a reasonable cost," said Janet Snow, chief nutritionist at Devenish Nutrition USA, at the recent…


Genetically modified maize successfully tested

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The experimental growing of genetically modified (GM) maize in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak has showed good results with higher yield, quality and anti-pest capacity than normal maize grown in the same conditions. The information was released at a seminar on improving public awareness of GM maize jointly held by the Ministry of…


Europe maize in good shape, confusion on US corn forecast

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WASHINGTON (Commodity Online): The Maize crop output of Europe is deemed to be excellent, thanks to the timely rains. "The EU maize crop is looking overall in super shape and the outlook is for plentiful supplies in the coming months," one German trader said to Reuters. "This is likely to protect Europe from tighter global…


Dairy Event 2011: Producers warned to pay attention to maize

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Producers have been warned to pay close attention to their maize crop ahead of harvesting, following the variable weather conditions earlier in the year. Speaking to Farmers Weekly at this year’s Dairy Event and Livestock Show, John Morgan from the Maize Growers Association said: "We always encourage farmers to assess each field individually – we…


Resistance found in GM maize target pest

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Repeated growing of the same type of genetically modified insect-resistant maize appears to have contributed to the first instances of resistance in western corn rootworm being detected in the USA. Field reports from growers in Iowa of severe rootworm-feeding damage on GM crops engineered to kill the rootworm larvae by producing an insecticidal toxin derived…


After a troubled start, rains now hinder paddy, cotton, soyabean, onion and maize harvest

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AHMEDABAD: Even as moderate to incessant rains across India are expected to increase crop acreage, they are also leading to delayed harvesting of standing crops that include paddy, cotton, soyabean,onion and maize. In Punjab’s Ferozepur district, cotton farmers are worried as the crop is in the picking stage. Rains at this stage would impact the…


Wheat prices improve as US maize fears grow

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Strong export demand for UK wheat and ongoing concerns for the US maize crop have driven wheat prices higher again this week. The London feed wheat futures November 2011 contract closed at £174/t on Tuesday (30 August), up about £5/t on last week’s two-month high. Domestic markets followed gains in the US, where a crop…


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…


KENYA: Lime Improves Maize Harvest

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NAIROBI, – As the world worst food security crisis continues across the Horn of Africa, including in Kenya, some smallholder farmers in the western part of the country are still feeding their families with last year abundant harvest.This is thanks to an agricultural programme focusing on reviving the fertility of the soil in the region.…


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