Reuters- Algeria started its first commercial maize production this year and will soon approve applications from foreign investors to boost output and reduce reliance on imports, the head of the country's farmers' union said.
Drought events are predicted to increase with rising global temperatures and altered rainfall patterns. It is important that agronomists investigate ways to maximize water use to help reduce grain yield losses from drought events. If Ohio corn yields had been reduced 10% in 2013 due to drought, then the economic loss for growers would have exceeded $250 million.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed white maize varieties. Scientists design pathway to take the maize germplasm to the clients for boost up production of maize in the country on large scale.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr Kwaku Minkah Forjuor, has hinted that the country would face shortage of maize early next year. He attributed the projected shortage to the erratic rainfall that hit the nation during the year as well as deficit in the supply of fertiliser to farmers across the countr
According to FAO's monthly Cereal Supply and Demand Brief release, the forecast for 2014 world cereal production by about one million tons. At 2.5 billion tons, the full-year production figure would be 3.7 million tons below 2013's record output.
Ohio producers have begun using drought-tolerant corn hybrids that were developed for use in the Western Corn Belt to manage for drought events, but limited research has been conducted on these hybrids in the Eastern Corn Belt.
Lusaka - Zambia might shelve its plans to export maize, as a food security measure, following a drought forecast that threatens to have a negative effect on the country’s harvest next season, says agriculture minister, Wilbur Simuusa.
Syngenta AG expects China soon will approve imports of a controversial strain of biotech corn that has sparked lawsuits from grain traders and farmers blaming the seed maker for losses because of shipments rejected by Beijing.
Iowa corn farmers have a lot of clout during the political cycle in America. Former US Vice-President Al Gore even sided with environmentalists and embraced ethanol - which all of science said was a bad idea - and later acknowledged it was just to appeal to Iowa. They help pick presidents and now it turns out that their 2.2 billion bushels of corn are helping to save the planet too.
The government has fixed an all-time record target of producing 2.17 million tons maize from 0.3 million hectares of land during the current 2014-2015 Rabi season in the country, official resources said.
Canterbury growers will have a better picture of the best maize varieties for their soils after performance trials over the next two years. Maize crops near Lincoln are among four trials running nationally by the Foundation for Arable Research to evaluate varieties in different growing conditions.
GYGA is an international project requiring collaboration among agronomists with knowledge of production systems, soils, and climate governing crop performance in their countries. A standard protocol for assessing Yp, Yw, Yg, and WP will be applied for all crops and countries using a bottom-up approach based on actual data and robust crop simulation models. Detailed maps and associated databases will be displayed and accessible through the GYGA website. GYGA aspires for global coverage of yield gaps for all major food crops and countries that produce them. The first phase of the project (2012 and 2013) focussed on maize, rice, wheat, sorghum and millet. The crop list has been extended with soybean, sugarcane and barley.