Last year’s growing conditions created a perfect breeding ground for some dangerous mycotoxins, including DON. Variable weather conditions across the Prairies could cause problems with mycotoxins in feed this winter. “The No. 1 most influencing factor in mycotoxins is weather,” said Max Hawkins of Alltech’s mycotoxin management team.
UK arable farming could be decimated if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, according to new research. The study, produced by Exeter University and published in the journal Nature Food, looked at the impact of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) on UK agriculture and the impact its loss would have on the sector.
After continuous rain in the region for three days and night temperature recorded at 0.4°C on Friday, farmers in Hisar are worried after frost was seen on the mustard crop. A farmer of Shikarpur village, Ramji Lal, who has sown mustard in over five acre of land said he saw a layer of ice (frost) on the stubble which was kept as fodder for cattle and also near the roots of mustard crop.
Too dry, too wet and then it snowed. That sums up Manitoba’s 2019 growing season, culminating with the “harvest from hell,” which for some farmers won’t end until spring. “I have often said it’s not a good sign when you’re harvesting and they’re playing Christmas carols on the radio,” Minto farmer and Keystone Agricultural Producers president Bill Campbell said.
Last week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offered a reminder to Florida’s tomato and pecan growers of the approaching crop insurance deadline. Growers have until January 31, 2020 to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2020 crop year. Current policyholders who would like to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the January 31 sales closing date to do so.
Historically wet years and flooding throughout the state have pushed hundreds of Iowa farmers to voluntarily offer to take tens of thousands of acres out of crop production. When Iowa earlier this year received approval for a federal program that compensates farmers who opt to take flood-damaged land out of production, officials expected maybe a few dozen applications.
For several years, hemp has been labeled the new, up-and-coming crop that farmers in western Kentucky would thrive on. The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal for farmers to grow large amounts of hemp, and for the first time, many farmers in the Local 6 region hopped on board to grow it. "We had 60 acres all around the house here," says Shaun Hayden.
Kenya is seeking to expand crop insurance coverage to 33 counties through a government partnership with insurers to encourage more farmers to practice commercial farming. Through an invitation to underwriters to participate in the expanded crop insurance programme (CIP), the government said it would initially target maize, pulses and potato.
New Delhi: The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, through Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) had carried out pilot studies for Optimization of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) in various States involving 8 agencies and organizations during Kharif 2018 and Rabi 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
Ganjam district suffered a loss of paddy grown on 6,849.44 hectare land due to untimely rains in 125 panchayats and three notified area councils (NACs). The district suffered the loss of standing crop grown on 6,960-hectare land. This was stated by Deputy Director, Agriculture Kasinath Khuntia during a review meeting presided over by Collector Vijay Amrit Kulange.
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