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In the following voivodeships: West Pomerania, Greater Poland, Lower Silesia, Warmia-Masuria and Masovia, numerous populations of slugs have been recorded. Their development is favored by heavy rainfall, which causes high humidity in crops for a long time. Farmers report more and more slug sightings. They damage many plants. They can be combated with molluscicides. However, you should pay attention to the label of approved products. What species of snails became active after the rainfall? As reported by IOR-PIB in Poznań, the currently active species include: common slug (Arion vulgaris), great snail (Arion rufus) and spotted slug (Deroceras…

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The German company Nexat GmbH, although its machine carriers are not among the cheapest agricultural machines, does not stop its efforts and is gradually increasing sales. This time, the Nexat carrier with the Nexco harvesting module was delivered to Brazil. Brazil is the largest country in South America, famous for its love of football, samba and coffee cultivation. Brazil thrives on agriculture Brazilian agriculture is plantation farming – this country is a leader in the cultivation of coffee, sugar cane, bananas, beans, rice, tobacco, wheat, sunflower, cotton, sugar beet, sisal agave and oil plants, mainly soy – and extensive animal…

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The harvest will begin soon, and with it, on July 1, 2024, new regulations in the European Union regarding new limits for the content of mycotoxins in cereal grains will come into force. The European Commission approved two regulations on this matter, which went unnoticed, but are very important for farmers. Not only I was surprised to hear about these regulations, but also the journalists of the German agricultural website Agrarheute, from which we learned about this matter. They also noted that this topic had been largely unnoticed by the public. And it applies not only to consumers, which we…

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For the 2024/2025 season, Bayer has prepared interesting new products for rapeseed producers. The offer included, among others: a rapeseed variety constituting an element of integrated protection against sweetworm, standardized seed material or a dressing particularly useful for delayed sowing. Even more precision in sowing For autumn 2024, Bayer has prepared a new seed preparation technology for rapeseed producers, which is intended to ensure even greater sowing precision. Acceleron Precision, because this is what we are talking about, is a technology for calibration and standardization of rapeseed seeds. As Bayer experts point out, Acceleron Precision ensures uniformity of seed material…

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The Farm Credit Administration’s quarterly report provides an update on economic issues affecting agriculture, together with an update on the financial condition and performance of the Farm Credit System (System) as of March 31, 2024. This quarter’s report shows that the strong job market and consumer spending kept the U.S. economy moving in the first part of 2024. However, employment and personal spending are now settling back to more typical levels. Consumers in the U.S. are becoming choosier, cutting back on buying goods and discretionary spending that were common in recent years. The outlook for the economy is slow growth…

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The Colorado potato beetle is an enemy well known to potato growers. It has already caused massive damage in some fields this season. Colorado potato beetle larvae feed intensively on many plantations. Damage caused by the beetle may, in extreme cases, lead to an almost complete reduction in yield. Colorado potato beetle larvae have been feeding intensively for several days Typically, mass occurrences of the beetle, the larvae of the first generation, are recorded from around mid-June. Of course, this is not a rule, because the pest’s development cycle also depends on meteorological conditions. This year, at the end…

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The new government rejected the bill of the previous cabinet, which assumed taxation of greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals. New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced on the social networking site X (Twitter) that the government is removing agriculture from the emissions trading system. Greenhouse gas emissions from cattle and other farm animals will not be taxed. “Instead of imposing unworkable regulations on farmers, we are creating a new group that will constructively address methane emissions,” Luxon wrote. As he stated, New Zealand wants to meet its climate obligations, but without closing farms. The leader of the New…

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Recent innovations in produce have been rapidly adopted due to the significant benefits they provide consumers, such as improved flavor, consistency, and convenience.  The newest of those adoptions is a gene-edited, seedless blackberry.  For the first caneberry trait of its kind, Pairwise developed the seedless blackberry using CIRSPR applications in plants through the company’s Fulcrum Platform.  The new development can potentially transform the blackberry market — Pairwise’s data indicates that more than 30 percent of berry buyers do not like the seeds. The advancement also lays the groundwork for accelerated progress in removing seeds and pits in many other fruits,…

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The practice of raising crossbed calves, which involves dairy cows carrying larger offspring, could produce more profitable herds for farmers according to a study completed by PennState.  Facing economic challenges, dairy farmers are increasingly crossbreeding some of their Holstein cows with beef breed bulls to add value to surplus calves born in their herds. In an analysis of almost 40,000 cows, a team of Penn State researchers found that carrying and birthing the larger crossbred beef calves generally does not negatively affect dairy cow health. The research, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, included records from 39,249 Holstein cows…

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There has been stagnation on the German major trading floor for several weeks. Yesterday’s session also did not bring a change in the price of fattened pigs recommended by the association. The last time we observed any movements on the large trading floor was at the end of February. For nearly four months, the purchase price for fattened pigs recommended by VEZG has been EUR 2.20 per kilogram of fattened pig with a meat content of 57%. (equivalent to our E class). Converted into the national currency (according to the euro exchange rate from yesterday: 1 EUR = 4.34 PLN),…

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