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Turkey receives offers in 235,000 tonne of corn

HAMBURG: The lowest price offered in the first round of a tender from Turkey's state grain board TMO to buy 235,000 tonnes of animal feed corn on Thursday was believed to be $271.75 a tonne c&f, traders said in initial assessments. The offer was said to have been submitted by trading house Cofco for 25,000 tonnes for shipment to the port of Tekirdag. No purchase has yet been reported, they said. The TMO traditionally undertakes several rounds of negotiations in tenders, seeking lower…

Bajra/pearl millet overview: Business Guide

Web Desk - History and economic importance. There are divergent opinions about the origin of bajra or pearl millet (Pennisetum americanuniy. of the Grarnincac family (Fig. 15.6). Some are of the view that it originated in Africa, while others think that it was first planted on the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Still others maintain that it was sown in south east Asia, especially the region of China from Where its cultivation spread to other continents of the world. Bajra is a…

Sweet Corn Production Basic Guide: Crop Business

Organic Gardening - There's nothing like the taste of sweet corn picked fresh from the garden, here's how to get it Even though it takes a large share of garden space, many gardeners make room for sweet corn because of the unbeatable sweet, corny taste of fresh-picked ears. The sugar in the kernels of ears of open-pollinated sweet corn varieties starts changing to starch almost as soon as you pick the ears. However, plant breeders have developed dozens of new and ever-sweeter…

Quality corn hybrid seeds termed vital for higher yields

November 15, 2014- BR Report - Terming corn a profitable crop for farmers, agricultural experts have advised the farmers to use best quality corn hybrid seeds to increase the production, saying that private sector needs to be encouraged to introduce new seed varieties so that crop's productivity could be enhanced. They said after the introduction of hybrid maize during the 1990s, farmers have gradually shifted to hybrid maize from traditional/open pollinated varieties (OPVs) as hybrid…

US MIDDAY: corn, soya and wheat up

September 06, 2014 - Reuter Chicago Board of Trade corn, soyabean and wheat futures rose early on Friday, rebounding from losses earlier in the week that pushed prices to contract lows on a round of bargain buying and short-covering, traders said. "We have been beaten up ever since we came back from Labour Day weekend, said Dewey Strickler, president of grain consultancy Ag Watch Market Advisors. "We are due to get a little recovery, and that is exactly what we have done. Long story short,…

Creative ways to eat corn

Jul 27, 2014 - Health, Nutrition, Food, Corn - If you haven’t noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and sanguinaccio dolce, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we’re done. We waste not; we want not — and that goes double for corn. After all, summer’s golden vegetable wants you to use every last scrap. Shuck it, prep it, and get down to business: You’ll…

Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold

25 July 2014 ANALYSIS (Crop Site)- Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control the yield-robbing pest. Earlier this year five Illinois counties reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm, and a University of Illinois entomologist said now is the time to move forward aggressively with…

Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It

April 6, 2014 One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn. Until Bt corn was genetically altered to be poisonous to the…

Commercialisation of 30 GM cotton, corn/maize varieties against rules

Jamal Shahid 2014-03-31 ISLAMABAD: The federal government has approved more than 30 varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton and corn/maize seeds for commercialisation and field test purposes in violation of rules and quality standards. The approved varieties of Bt (or genetically modified) cotton seeds contain such low levels of poison that not only do not kill pests that destroy crop production but also build resistance in worms, impacting biodiversity and human health. It…

Analysts cut forecasts for Brazil’s soya, corn crops

February 16, 2014 Reuters Analysts at Agroconsult cut their estimate for Brazil's 2013/14 soyabean crops on Friday to a record 90.8 million tonnes, down from 91.6 million tonnes seen a month ago, due to drought in much of the country. Soya losses in smaller producing areas like Bahia, Piaui, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, eastern Goias and northern Parana were estimated at 2.4 million tonnes, according to Agroconsult. Agroconsult raised, however, its forecast for Brazil's top soya producing…

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