Recent rains have increased the risk of slug damage to rapeseed crops, so growers are urged to check crops and treat with granules where the pest is active and where the crop is vulnerable. It’s been an exceptionally dry summer, and so far moisture-loving slugs aren’t on the list ofRead More →

While last year’s consistently hot and dry weather combined to create one of Alberta’s worst harvests on record, cooler and wetter weather this summer has given farmers hope that things will be different in the fall. However, many are leaving the fields this season feeling disappointed with their harvest. StephenRead More →

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fifth-generation Oregon hop grower received a prestigious international award in July for excellence and contributions to craftsmanship. Bill Coleman, owner of Fairfield Farms under Coleman Agriculture, received the International Order of Hops award. The accolades come from the International Hops Congress, an organization that representsRead More →

Converting cattle farms to arable land would mean regular crop failures, some of the UK’s top agri-scientists have warned. As society is increasingly urged – or pressured – to shift towards a more plant-based diet, it’s common to hear activists claim that the land currently dedicated to grazing could produceRead More →

Farmers and regional communities are preparing for another dip with the Bureau of Meteorology confirming another La Nina summer. Northern Rivers farmer Neil Baker said he and his neighbors were still cleaning up the damage caused by torrential rains earlier in the year which devastated Lismore and surrounding areas. “WeRead More →

NEW PALTZ — When steady rains finally blanketed the arid Hudson Valley last week, Tim Dressel watched the distressed yellow-green leaves of his apple trees get wet. He felt the burnt plants around him becoming happy. “It’s so sweet. I love it. Maybe I’m a horticultural jerk,” he said, adding,Read More →

From left to right: Syazwani, Ahmad Riezal and Che Mazura PETALING JAYA: At Syazwani Liyana Abd Ghani’s farm in Banting, Selangor, the maize harvest has been delayed due to weather. “The delay will affect goods sold to wholesalers. We already have backorders and customers are waiting,” Syazwani said. The agropreneur’sRead More →

the herald Elton Manguwo PRIVATE farmers producing sugar cane under the Kilimanjaro project saw a percentage increase in delivery volumes from 592,722 tonnes to 768,804 for the year ended March 31, 2022. The development comes on the heels of expanding acreage as well as some of last season’s carryover. InRead More →

From left to right: Gene Pidwerbesky (in light blue shirt), Brynn Boback-Lane (CEO and Chairman of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation), Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian (Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation). A local farmer has offered monumental support to the Jim Pattison Children’sRead More →

Experts from two universities in the Midlands are launching a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant diseases. Aston University is collaborating with Harper Adams University to research and develop technology using light to monitor crop health. According to the Food andRead More →

A network of Cornish farmers are finding ways to weather the recent extreme heat. Farmers in East Cornwall are using regenerative practices to create more climate-resilient farms. Adaptable agricultural systems will be even more vital in the future, as temperatures are expected to rise as the climate crisis deepens. ThisRead More →

the herald Patrick ChitumbaHead of Midlands OfficeWhen one visits the DCK farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe town, one is greeted by gushing water from central pivots strategically placed at various points to water a lush green winter wheat crop. The farm which planted 750 hectares in winter wheat isRead More →

Neil Managh (left), pig farmer from Manawatū, and his son Andrew. Photo / Provided Pig farmer Neil Managh has been recognized for his outstanding service to the New Zealand pig industry. Managh, who has been raising pigs near Feilding for over 40 years, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from NZPork.Read More →

By Bill Wichert (July 12, 2022, 2:01 p.m. EDT) – A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday torpedoed an oyster farmer’s lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Protection for confiscating and disposing of shellfish he had harvested in waters unfit for human consumption, saying the agency is immuneRead More →

The two big expenses of an arable farm – fuel and fertilizer – have been reduced significantly since Cambridgeshire grower David White decided to stop farming and switch to a regenerative system. Given the unprecedented rise in prices for both commodities, he is happy that the journey he started someRead More →

Odonkor Isaac Langmatey, farmer The executive director of Odonkor Farms has asked the government to help him expand his cocoa farm from 45 acres to 1000 acres. The Odonkor Farms is a family farm located in Tadieso in the Northern District of Fanteakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana. TheRead More →

The drought in western Kansas is exceptional. How bad is that? Bad enough to make Jim Sipes wish weed. The fifth-generation wheat farmer has struggled to get enough moisture to produce a full crop in Morton and Stanton counties for several seasons. “Basically, we’ve been operating on half wheat cropsRead More →

Rising input costs and fallout from the war in Ukraine dragged down farmer confidence for a third quarter. The results of Rabobank’s latest rural confidence survey show optimism around high commodity prices and another bumper grain harvest has been clouded by the rising cost of agricultural inputs like fertilizer andRead More →

Women in Plateau State dominate agricultural space, generate income for their families and support their spouses. With good weather conducive to vegetable and grain production, they take advantage of the fertile soil and availability of farmland in the state to venture into farming. Ms. Atong James, an enterprising woman fromRead More →

Scottish Sea Farms won the UK Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) Sustainability Award at its annual ceremony, held on Thursday June 9 at the Birmingham Botanic Gardens. The awards were launched in 2006 to recognize measurable progress by organizations and individuals towards net zero. In a categoryRead More →

Olga Motshweni (25) from Doornkop in the local municipality of Steve Tshwete, aspires to introduce young people to agriculture as a means of reducing unemployment.Motshweni is the youth president of this municipality in agriculture and rural development. The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Lands and Environmental Affairs (Dardlea) has helpedRead More →

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. It’s no secret that the Earth’s biodiversity is under threat. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 26% of all mammals, 14% of birds and 41% of amphibians are currently threatened worldwide,Read More →

By Vince McDonagh – June 2, 2022 Icelandic salmon farmer Arnarlax strengthens its smolt business following a key acquisition. The company has signed a share purchase agreement for the remaining 50% shares in the Eldisstöðin Ísþór smolt facility in Þorlákshöfn (pictured) in the south of the country. Arnarlax previously co-ownedRead More →

With the first cuts well underway and nearly complete in some areas, attention is quickly turning to fertilizer applications to replenish valuable nutrients ahead of the second cuts. There will be a desire to get the most out of all inputs given the high prices of fertilizer purchased this year,Read More →

The study focuses on key growth factors and developments that will help the market maintain momentum. The study includes a detailed overview of growth trends along with a comprehensive assessment of sales opportunities in major products, application/end-use industries, and technology segments across different regions. It gives a detailed picture ofRead More →

Carbon – until a few years ago the only time you heard the word spoken was when it ignited a set of spark plugs. Or, for the aging cohort of journalists who learned to type on old Adler clackety-clack sit-up-and-beg typewriters, carbon paper was the only way to ensure youRead More →

Collisions between agricultural vehicles and third parties are more than 40% more likely between May and September, according to claims data from NFU Mutual. As field work and summer harvests begin and agricultural traffic increases, the rural insurer is urging all road users to be extra careful over the comingRead More →

Something is wrong. Taken at face value, the March hog and hog report would imply that we should be harvesting less than 2.4 million animals per week right now. Someone is not reading the book correctly. So what are you supposed to believe? The USDA or those pesky facts? StrangeRead More →

Coffee and tea are the main cash crops grown here, but farmers also embrace pineapples and potatoes. With its burgeoning population, Alice Wamboi has found a perfect location to launch her value-added mushroom start-up. Named Mycellia and Foods Limited, Wamboi processes and packs dried mushrooms for sale. “I dry andRead More →

An agricultural revolution is taking shape in Siaya County, western Kenya, spearheaded by a former civil servant who has turned swathes of traditionally uncultivated land into an oasis of herbs and spices. The cultivation of herbs and spices has conquered international markets while creating a new agricultural renaissance in aRead More →