Wheat

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year....

May 20, 2022

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

‘Agflation’ breaks through the 30% barrier

‘Agflation’ breaks through the 30% barrier

UK ‘agflation’ has been soaring since the beginning of the year and shows no sign of flattening off, according to...

May 17, 2022

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter...

April 29, 2022

High-fibre white bread could soon become a reality

High-fibre white bread could soon become a reality

A new project, involving a number of UK research centres, is to work towards the development of high-fibre white bread....

April 26, 2022

FAO: Global figures on cereal supply and demand

FAO: Global figures on cereal supply and demand

Global cereal production, utilitsation and trade are reaching record levels in 2021/2022, according to the recently published Cereal Supply and...

February 8, 2022

Rothamsted: Gene editing will speed up ability to test enhanced crops

Rothamsted: Gene editing will speed up ability to test enhanced crops

Rothamsted Research scientists have welcomed changes that will make gene editing (GE) research much easier from now on.  The new...

January 21, 2022

Tillage: Are you practicing a five-minute fallow policy?

Tillage: Are you practicing a five-minute fallow policy?

Many UK tillage growers now practice what they call a ‘five-minute fallow policy’ as they strive to improve the sustainability...

December 30, 2021

Research reveals ‘significant’ insights into genetic makeup of wheat

Research reveals ‘significant’ insights into genetic makeup of wheat

Rothamsted Research scientists have recently made a series of unexpected discoveries within the wheat genome which, it says, should lead...

November 1, 2021

Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DAERA) has released the first estimate of this year’s UK wheat and...

October 12, 2021

Government green lights first genome-edited wheat trial

Government green lights first genome-edited wheat trial

Rothamsted Research has been granted permission to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited....

September 30, 2021

Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

Warm weather brings threat of BYDV for cereal growers

The current spell of warm weather will be welcomed by almost every farmer, but if it were to continue for...

September 10, 2021

Rothamsted gets ‘green light’ for genome-edited wheat

Rothamsted gets ‘green light’ for genome-edited wheat

Rothamsted Research has been granted permission to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited....

August 31, 2021

Hit milling wheat bonuses by focusing on nutrition

Hit milling wheat bonuses by focusing on nutrition

Growers of high quality wheat are being urged to consider applying a range of crop nutrients at the critical flag...

June 2, 2021

Is effective control of take-all within our grasp?

Is effective control of take-all within our grasp?

Take-all is the most damaging root disease of wheat worldwide, with losses estimated at between 5-20% annually in the UK...

April 29, 2021

Foliar application boosts zinc content of wheat by 50% – UCO research

Foliar application boosts zinc content of wheat by 50% – UCO research

A team from the Department of Agronomy at the University of Córdoba (UCO) in Spain has demonstrated, through field tests...

April 7, 2021

Chemical fertilisers reduce the level of bacteria in soil

Chemical fertilisers reduce the level of bacteria in soil

Chemical fertilisers reduce the number of nutrient solubilising bacteria associated with the roots of wheat, according to new research. A...

March 22, 2021

Latest cereal supply and demand report shows small surplus before exports

Latest cereal supply and demand report shows small surplus before exports

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has published its latest Cereal Supply and Demand Estimates report. The estimates are based...

February 24, 2021