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India: Punjab wheat growers face double whammy

India: Punjab wheat growers face double whammy | Wheat | Scoop.it

Wheat growers in Punjab are facing a double whammy. While a fresh spell of unseasonal rain across Punjab and Haryana on Thursday has hit harvest, the delay in procurement of stocks by Government agencies is forcing severe problems for them.


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UK: Wheat battles disease in the wetter west

UK: Wheat battles disease in the wetter west | Wheat | Scoop.it
The wet weather disease septoria is one of the biggest threats to winter wheat growing in the high rainfall areas of England. David Jones travels west to find out how one grower is combating this yield-sapping disease.
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The Minnesota wheat fungus that helped win World War II

The Minnesota wheat fungus that helped win World War II | Wheat | Scoop.it
As war threatened to cut off imported supplies of crude ergot, Universal Laboratories developed an effective collecting and processing operation in Dassel, MN.
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New Zealand: Fungicide resistance shock

New Zealand: Fungicide resistance shock | Wheat | Scoop.it
Wheat growers suffer another blow with confirmation that NZ wheat has developed resistance to fungicides controlling speckled leaf blotch.
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Record low wheat output expected in Syria as drought looms

Record low wheat output expected in Syria as drought looms | Wheat | Scoop.it
SYRIA-CRISIS/WHEAT (URGENT, TV):Record low wheat output expected in Syria as drought looms - WFP
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Argentine wheat exports to double as sowings rise

Argentine wheat exports to double as sowings rise | Wheat | Scoop.it
Argentine wheat exports will rebound, as farmers return to growing the grain rather than barley. But shipments will remain low by historic standards
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Pakistan: Government to procure about 8 million tons of wheat

Pakistan: Government to procure about 8 million tons of wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD: Government will procure about 8 million tons of wheat during current crop season to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as keep the strategic food reserves.
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How Climate Change Will Affect Our Ancient Relationship With Wheat

How Climate Change Will Affect Our Ancient Relationship With Wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it
At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.
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Pakistan: Wheat output exceeds target

Pakistan: Wheat output exceeds target | Wheat | Scoop.it
Sindh is set to have a good wheat harvest this year as it has exceeded sowing target by 20,000 hectares.
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Australia: Growing wheat to meet Asia's demands

Australia: Growing wheat to meet Asia's demands | Wheat | Scoop.it

There's a call for farmers to grow wheat varieties that appeal to Asian markets. That's the message the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre is telling growers who want to capitalise on new export markets.

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Indonesian Wheat Group Forecasts 2014 Imports at 7.1m Tons

Indonesian Wheat Group Forecasts 2014 Imports at 7.1m Tons | Wheat | Scoop.it
Indonesia wheat imports will rise 6 percent to 7.1 million metric tons this year, an industry group in Asia’s second-largest importer said, above a previous forecast of between 6.5 million to 6.7 million tons for 2014.
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Mutant wheat fungus alarms food experts

Mutant wheat fungus alarms food experts | Wheat | Scoop.it
Outbreaks of a deadly fungal disease in wheat crops in Germany and Ethiopia in 2013 have had the scientific community buzzing over the threat posed to global food security.
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Pakistan develops Ug99-resistant wheat varieties

Pakistan develops Ug99-resistant wheat varieties | Wheat | Scoop.it

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to face the threat of ‘Ug99’, a disease that cause rust on wheat, as the country has not developed enough disease-resistant varieties, cautioned an official of the US Department of Agriculture.

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Pakistan: Rain ruins wheat crops in Punjab

Pakistan: Rain ruins wheat crops in Punjab | Wheat | Scoop.it
LAHORE/MULTAN: Heavy rains and hailstorms Friday caused a massive devastation to winter-sown crops that were ready to be harvested in Punjab. Lahore, Multan and other cities of the province received rains and hailstorms at a wrong time of the year as farmers were ready to reap what they sowed six
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India: At your kirana shop soon: Zinc-rich rice, wheat

India: At your kirana shop soon: Zinc-rich rice, wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it
India looking at bio-fortified crops to tackle malnutrition, allocates $40 million for development
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Mexican genebank full of Aussie promise

Mexican genebank full of Aussie promise | Wheat | Scoop.it

FOR Richard Trethowan, having access to the largest wheat genebank in the world is akin to giving a child free rein in a lolly shop.


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Wheat Study Shows How Climate Change will lead to Low-Quality Food

Wheat Study Shows How Climate Change will lead to Low-Quality Food | Wheat | Scoop.it
A new study on wheat has shown that rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide will prevent plants from making proteins.
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Carbon Dioxide Increase Bad for Crops

Carbon Dioxide Increase Bad for Crops | Wheat | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom suggests that more carbon dioxide is good for plants because they breathe carbon dioxide. A recent study by a University of California scientist has found that increases in atmo...
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Brazil's wheat harvest to hit record high

Brazil's wheat harvest to hit record high | Wheat | Scoop.it
Brazil's 2014-15 wheat crop will set a record with ease as elevated prices boost the grain's appeal to farmers, Conab says
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Zimbabwe: Wheat targets now unrealistic

Zimbabwe: Wheat targets now unrealistic | Wheat | Scoop.it

ZIMBABWE is likely to miss its 29 000 tonne wheat production target for this season due to lack of funding by both government and finance institutions, it has emerged.

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US/Kansas: Manhattan center conducts advanced wheat research

US/Kansas: Manhattan center conducts advanced wheat research | Wheat | Scoop.it
MANHATTAN - Kansas State University student Aaron Bina is at work emasculating a wheat plant in a greenhouse at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan.
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Pakistan: 'Either the prices of wheat will fall, or the govt will’

Pakistan: 'Either the prices of wheat will fall, or the govt will’ | Wheat | Scoop.it

GILGIT: Days before the planned region wide strikes, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) has vowed to continue its movement till either the “fall of the government or of wheat prices."

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India: Before wheat withers away

India: Before wheat withers away | Wheat | Scoop.it
Climate change, pests and disease and overuse of fertiliser threaten it. We urgently need biotechnological solutions to sustain this staple cereal
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International cropping deal to boost yields of wheat

International cropping deal to boost yields of wheat | Wheat | Scoop.it

A NEW international partnership with aims to increase wheat yields by 50 per cent by 2034 was launched at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Mexico last week.

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Ethiopia: Alert Issued Over Outbreak of Wheat Disease in Southern Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Alert Issued Over Outbreak of Wheat Disease in Southern Ethiopia | Wheat | Scoop.it

Wheat farmers in Ethiopia along with East Africa and the Middle East are on alert after a damaging strain of a plant disease called stem rust decimated more than 10,000 hectares of wheat in southern Ethiopia, the largest wheat producer in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) according to a report discussed at an international gathering of the world's top wheat experts.


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