A Season to be Cheerful

Green, Tim
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p80
Trade Publication
Grass growth has got off to a slow start in the spring of 2003 in Great Britain. Despite glorious weather, a series of sharp morning frosts and a long dry spell is holding this crop back. On the positive side, the fine weather in May 2003 has provided ideal conditions to get up to date with fieldwork, including sub-soiling the headlands of the areas scheduled for maize. Farmers of the country had a bit of help from dairy because its projected 2-3% loan of additional quota has been extended to at least 4.5%.


Related Articles

  • Will miscanthus crop live up to the promises? KICK, CHRIS // Farm & Dairy;1/22/2015, Vol. 101 Issue 18, pA1 

    The article discusses the issues of growing giant miscanthus crop in the U.S. Concerns with the crop include its tendency to compete with other crops and farmers, struggle of the crop to grow, and the focus of the federal funds to target bioproducts out from the crop. The crop is expected to...

  • Feeding and casting activities of the earthworm (Octolasion tyrtaeum) and their effects on crop growth under laboratory conditions. Bisht, Renu; Pandey, H.; Bisht, S.P.S; Kandpal, B.; Kaushal, B.R. // Tropical Ecology;Winter2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p291 

    The article offers information about earthworms (Octolasion tyrtaeum), their feeding and casting production, and their effects on crop growth. The activities of earthworms have been proven to improve plant yield due to their benefits on soil. The study on endogeic earthworm presents different...

  • Homework pays off in spring. Cantley, Marianne // New Zealand Dairy Exporter;Sep2009, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p54 

    The article reports on the regrassing programme adopted by dairy farmer Drewe Finlay from Waikato, New Zealand. An annual regrassing programme was started by Finlay when he came back to the family farm at Orini in 2004. The regrassing program involves putting 6 hectares of the home farm into...

  • Top 5 new corn hybrid picks for '14. VOGEL, JOHN // American Agriculturist (0161-8237);Oct2013, Vol. 210 Issue 10, p5 

    The article offers information on the top five new corn hybrids in the Northeastern State for 2014. It says that P8954AM from Pioneer is a tall 89 Comparative Relative Maturity (CRM) product that can be used for grain and silage. It mentions that FS 40R30SS is a 90-day SmartStax refuge-in-a-bag...

  • Will late-planted corn mature this year? NANDA, DAVE // Indiana Prairie Farmer;Sep2014, Vol. 188 Issue 9, p29 

    The article focuses on the future of corn crop that was planted late in the U.S. due to less amount of rain in 2014 and discuss topics including growing degree days (GDD), the unit to measure corn growth, method to calculate GDD for late-planted crop and time taken by the crop to mature.

  • Will late-planted com mature this year? Nanda // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153);Sep2014, Vol. 318 Issue 9, p18 

    The author talks about the maturation of late-planted corn in the U.S. in 2014 and discusses the importance of heat units known as growing degree days (GDD) in corn growth, and presents findings of farm specialists Bob Nielsen and Peter Thomison on the need of fewer GDD for corn maturity.

  • Perfect storm for N loss fizzles. BECHMAN, TOM J. // Nebraska Farmer;Dec2015, Vol. 157 Issue 12, p28 

    The article focuses on the nitrogen (N) loss and growing crops in corn market in month of June and mentions that people who applied N much earlier than planting time will see considerable N losses.

  • California Crop Weather: rain, irrigation boost crop growth.  // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/21/2012, p1 

    The article reports on the impact of the weather condition on crop growth in California as of March 19, 2012. The northern part of California experienced good growth of grains due to rain. Farmers in the southern part of the state irrigated their land because of the lack of rain. Areas with...

  • Herbicide Helps No-til Operations.  // Farm Chemicals International;Feb2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p20 

    The article presents the use of paraquat, a herbicide. It mentions that paraquat is best use for no-till operations or throwing-seedling technique. In addition, it explains the advantages of using paraquat and how it farmers in growing crops. It also states that the herbicide is now used...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics