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|Blog - April drilling disrupted by snow but Aberdeenshire crops still look as good as anywhere : |
22 May 2013
We started planting spring cereals on a fine day in April and by the following day it was a white, despite the early challenges we progressed well even getting in a field on a neighbour’s farm we contract for that had been in potatoes last year.
|HGCA Advisory Committee Vacancies : |
21 May 2013
HGCA is on the lookout for enthusiastic and committed individuals to fill four vacancies on its Advisory Committees.
|Blog - Crops have developed slowly this spring and I’m already expecting a late harvest : |
20 May 2013
The rape is just starting to show the first flowers but the field is not very even and some of the head rigs will be a write-off.
|USDA publish first forecasts of world supply and demand estimates for the new crop season : |
10 May 2013
The May estimates from USDA bring the first forecasts of world supply and demand for the new crop season. Record crops are forecasted for both wheat and maize globally.
|HGCA launch special Cereals 2013 mini-site : |
07 May 2013
Plan your visit to the HGCA stand at Cereals 2013 by checking out the special mini-site.
|Could you be the next HGCA arable monitor farmer : |
01 May 2013
Growers with an appetite for innovation and who are looking for ways to boost their business performance are being sought for two additional Arable Monitor Farms in Scotland.
|EU vote paves way for two year restriction on Neonicotinoid insecticides : |
29 April 2013
A vote in the EU (29 April 2013) has paved the way for the European Commission to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides containing the three actives – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. The Commission says it wants the restriction to apply from 1 December this year.
|Knowing your enemy – the future of crop protection : |
23 April 2013
Whether it is a pest, weed or disease, knowing your enemy is the focus of an AHDB Crop Research Conference being held this autumn
|HGCA at Cereals 2013 - Catch up with the latest arable thinking with HGCA : |
17 April 2013
With around 150 varieties of wheat, barley, oilseed rape and oats on display, including spring crops and candidates, the HGCA stand provides a one-stop shop for information on variety choice.
|HGCA breakfast campaign helps raise the profile of farming : |
15 April 2013
This year’s HGCA Farmhouse Breakfast Week saw over 1,000 events take place around the country to help raise the profile of farming and drive demand for cereal products.
|USDA world supply and demand estimates : |
11 April 2013
2012/13 world production was left virtually unchanged, but carryover stocks from the previous season were increased by 3Mt to 199.38Mt.
|Blog - It has been a busy three months for HGCA Nuffield Scholar Tom Sewell : |
28 March 2013
Well, the last few months have been busy to say the least. In February I visited Harper Adams University in Shropshire to see the work of Professor Simon Blackmore and hear him talk about Precision farming
|Meet the exporter at a series of HGCA events : |
28 March 2013
Growers can visit their local port next month in a bid to learn more about what happens to their grain after it leaves the farm gate as part of HGCA’s Meet the Exporter 2013.
|USDA Quarterly Stocks and Prospective Planting reports : |
28 March 2013
US maize stocks emerged as the main highlight of todays USDA report, as higher than expected stocks suggest that maize demand has been curtailed in the December – February period. Planting information revealed that US farmers are forecast to plant the largest area of maize since 1936. The initial market reaction has been bearish with nearby US maize futures trading limit down with soyabean and wheat prices also falling.
|Quest starts for 2013 milling wheat champion : |
27 March 2013
nabim, supported by HGCA, is hoping to discover the country's best milling wheat grower as it calls for entries to the 2013 Milling Wheat Challenge.