Use your social profile entry

20 11
2019
Poland - African swine fever found 70km from German border
African swine fever (ASF) has been found in wild boars in the west of Poland, just 70km from the German border, representing a 300km leap westwards. The State Veterinary Institute in Pulawy confirmed two cases in dead wild boars in the Lubuskie province in the Nowa Sol county. Further dead wild boar have been discovered in the vicinity, prompting concerns that more cases are likely to be confirmed.
20 11
2019
South Africa - Catastrophic fire conditions bring harvest to a halt
Grain growers in South Australia have suspended harvest today as the state endures strong winds and ‘catastrophic’ fire danger conditions. Adelaide and many centers in the cropping areas are forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius. There is a total fire ban in place across the state.
20 11
2019
USA - Thousands of seed potato acres in the Red River Valley will go to waste
Sander Dagen raised an exceptional seed potato crop this year. That makes it sting even more as he is forced to abandon approximately 80% of his acres because he cannot harvest them. “You spend a year planning this out," Dagen said. "To have to destroy them is a little bit sad for sure.”
20 11
2019
USA - Minimize soybean losses in adverse conditions
Harvesting soybeans later than intended can present many challenges for minimizing harvest losses. Those challenges are amplified when snow is on the ground and impacting harvest. Minimization of losses starts at the header. Checking that the sickle-bar knives are sharp and the guards are adjusted properly will ensure stems are being cut rather than broken or leaned over by the header.
20 11
2019
USA - Water reservoirs below average
Coming off a summer of moderate drought with some crop losses, the five Cascade Mountain reservoirs serving irrigators in the Yakima Basin have less water than normal and the winter snowpack outlook is uncertain. “We are in an El Nino neutral which would mean normal conditions and we would be fairly optimistic.
20 11
2019
Italy - Flooding in the Bologna province
The torrential rain of the past few days damaged various production areas. Bologna, an area producing many vegetables, potatoes, and onions, was hit particularly hard. "There were over 20 cm of water in greenhouses and lettuce was ready to be harvested.