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February 4, 2013

Pioneer launches new soybean series

February 4th, 2013 Gil Gullickson DuPont Pioneer is launching a new series of Pioneer brand soybean products developed through its Accelerated Yield Technology process. The new line of soybean products – named the T Series – includes 39 new products and will be introduced this year. Available in seven maturity groups, T Series products represent the largest number of soybean varieties advanced in a single year by Pioneer. The new T Series varieties succeed the Pioneer Y Series soybeans…

Doubling of food production crucial before 2020: RBI

February 4th, 2013 The nation will have to work at farm system-based solutions including use of advanced technologies from improved seeds through breeding and with beneficial biotechnologies, to irrigation technologies, to agrochemistries for soil nutrition, insect protection and weed management, mechanization, improved agronomic practices, effective post harvest management tools, amongst others in the future. The global markets are evolving. RBI Governor while unveiling the quarterly…

U.S. rice quality lags rest of world

February 4th, 2013 Until rice mills start to offer incentives for quality grain, farmers will continue to choose varieties based on yield, LSU AgCenter rice breeder Steve Linscombe told his colleagues from rice-growing regions across the United States. “I don’t think most of our mills realize how big of an issue this is, especially with our Central American export customers,” Linscombe said at the 2013 Rice Breeders Conference held Wednesday, Jan. 30, on the LSU campus. “This is the…

India. ISMA ups sugar output estimate to 24.3 million tonnes for 2012-13

February 4th, 2013 Industry body ISMA today said it has revised the country's total sugar output marginally upward to 24.3 million tonnes for the 2012-13 marketing year, which started from October, due to less diversion of sugarcane to local sweeteners and better recoveries. However, sugar production will still be lower than 26 million tonnes achieved in 2011-12 but sufficient to meet the domestic demand of 22 million tonnes. "ISMA has revised the sugar production estimates for…

Russia’s Grain Exports Seen by Ikar at 200,000 Tons in February

February 4th, 2013 Russia, the world’s third biggest wheat exporter last season, will export about 200,000 metric tons of grain this month, the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies said. Shipments were about 100,000 tons last week through yesterday, the smallest weekly total this marketing year, said Oleg Sukhanov, an analyst at the company known as Ikar in Moscow. Grain exports this season have exceeded 14 million tons, including 10 million tons of wheat, he said. The…

Agriculture ministry upgrades possible wheat exports from Ukraine in 2012-13 to 6.1 million tonnes

February 4th, 2013 Ukraine this agriculture year (July 2012 – June 2013) could export 6.1 million tonnes of wheat, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry has said. "At present, taking into account grain stocks shipped to grain warehouses and the state of winter crops for the 2013 harvest, the approximate exports of wheat was upgraded to 6.1 million tonnes, using a balanced approach to the formation of internal resources of grain which does not threaten Ukraine's food security," reads the…

کپاس کےفی من بھاؤ میں 400روپے اضافہ

روئی کے فی من نرخ6500روپے ہوگئے، سوتی دھاگے کی قیمت بھی دگنی خریداری بڑھنے کی وجہ سے مقامی مارکیٹ میں کپاس کے فی من بھاؤ میں 400روپے کا نمایاں اضافہ ریکارڈ کیا گیاجس کے بعد سوتی دھاگے کی قیمت بھی دگنی ہوگئی۔ کراچی (بزنس رپورٹر) ہفتہ واررپورٹ کے مطابق مقامی کاٹن مارکیٹ میں ٹیکسٹائل اور اسپننگ ملوں کی جانب سے معیاری روئی کی خریداری بڑھنے کے باعث روئی کے نرخ 6500روپے کی سطح تک پہنچ گئے۔ اسپاٹ ریٹ بھی 5روپے بڑھاکر کر 6100 روپے پر بند کیا گیا۔ اس وقت سندھ اور پنجاب میں ہلکی اور معیاری کپاس…

Corn Cobs Eyed for Bioenergy Production

February 4th, 2013 US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if  post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work, led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Brian Wienhold, supports the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy. ARS…

Rural Business Training for 90,000 Entrepreneurs Launched

February 4th, 2013 UK - At least 90,000 aspiring businesspeople will get specialist training as part of the Government’s latest drive towards rural economic growth Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson announced today. The new Government £20 million business training scheme will bring new skills and business knowledge to rural areas, helping them take up new opportunities in the home and export markets. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said: “Having the right skills to run a business is…

Levy Board’s £700k Training Boost for Crop Growers

February 4th, 2013 UK - For farmers and growers challenged to produce more from the same land, with less inputs and greater  regard for the environment, additional help is now at hand, thanks to a grant of £490,000 to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) under Defra’s Regional Development Programme for England (RDPE). This additional investment is made under the new Skills Framework funding of the RDPE, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.…

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