UK Farmers A-Maized by Wet Weather

The weather strikes again this time with rain putting a dampener on the UK maize harvest according to experts. Farmers Weekly has reported that the harvesting schedule for most farmers across the UK has been put back by up to four weeks already, and the rain looks set to continue as autumn sets in.

It all seems a little too familiar t last year’s harvest where poor weather again affected harvesting in the UK, not to mention the severe and catastrophic drought across the Atlantic ocean. Richard Camplin of Limagrain UK said, “If we get warm, persistent weather it will give the cobs a chance to mature and for growers to harvest mid- to late October. However, if we get prolonged periods of rain in October, it could lead to problems getting machinery on the field.”

And continued, “”Two bad years for maize could lead those on the margins of growing maize to consider other things, such as whole-crop, but people shouldn’t be hasty if they are thinking about moving away from maize.”

It has been well documented that the trade price of maize, cereals and grains has been inflated as a result of the varying extremes in weather for 2012, but more-strict quality control means that farmers and millers have been under added pressure against the elements.

Neil Groom of Grainseed has described this ‘mixed-bag’ of crops as having lots of variation occurring even within fields. “We have seen a wide range of crops from normal to very poor, and that can be in the same fields.

He has also suggested that the heavy moisture has and will continue to enhance the risk of diseases and severe conditions in the fields, he said “Poor soil management has also been evident this year, whether due to compaction or inadequate drainage in the soil. The rain has also caused leaching of nitrogen, leaving the crops hungry in many cases.”

And continued,  “Eyespot has been an issue throughout the South West and West coast. If eyespot has moved on to your crop within the last week, get out there and put a fungicide on. It needs to be put on at least one month prior to harvest,” he said.

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IMD 2012/13 Update

Hello to all our dedicated readers and listed IMD companies. It was with a whirlwind of activity that the submissions deadline closed for IMD 2012/13 just over a week ago. Firstly allow me thank all of you who managed to update your details and get your advertisement artwork in on time even if it was at the last minute! And also a massive thank you should go to those who had completed their registrations and adverts long before the deadline.

Secondly please let me apologize for my apparent silence over the past few days, as I am sure you will understand I have been working closely on the production process in the design office, which is a place where I can not even reach you our dedicated subscribers. However I shall use this brief escape to fill you in on what has been happening in IMD HQ since the deadline closed…

Production has reached an incredibly advanced stage and we are now only days away from sending our first draft to the printers. This is a very exciting time for all of us as it will give us the opportunity to see a whole year of hard work put into print, especially me due to it being my first IMD printed edition.

As you are aware the equipment guides section that proved s popular last year has more than doubled in size for IMD 2012/13 and so has the workload for our designers! I am pleased to inform you however that this process is very close to completion so those of you who have completed forms will be receiving a proof of your guide shortly.

As soon as proof pages become available you will be able to get a taste for IMD 2012/13 exclusively here at millinginternational.

As always stay tuned for updates et al.

Until next time!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

 

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand Parts VII & VIII

Capping off this week’s GRAPAS 2012 series we bring you a double-header of expertise from the distinguished (and it Part VII very sharply dressed) speakers that attended the event in Thailand earlier this year.

First up in Part VII we are introduced to Jean-Claude Poncet of Vibrafloor, a French organization that specializes in, you’ve guessed it, vibrating floors.


In Part VIII Chanchai Rukthanannond delivers his closing speech bringing the curtain down on another fantastic show for 2012. As Chairman of the Thai Rice Millers Association Mr Rukthanannond was delighted to have welcomed so many experts and industry leaders to GRAPAS 2012.

Media supporter and Director for Perendale Publishers Limited Roger Gilbert has since said, “It was a pleasure to be involved in the event and having such a diverse selection of speakers all of whom were very interesting made it really successful.

 

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand Part VI

Good morning subscribers and valued listed IMD companies. I am sure that you are all busy getting everything together to make your IMD profile the best it can be for 2012/2013. Well take a break, have a sit down and enjoy the wisdom of Dennis Peukert of Amandus Kahl who discusses Hydrothermal Treatment of Feed in this edition of GRAPAS 2012.
Amandus Kahl is a German milling technology firm with a specialization in just about everything there is from mixers & grinders to weighing equipment, for whom Dennis is an Area Manager in the international market.

IMD COUNTDOWN BEGINS: 48hours

Hello again to our valued subscribers and listed companies.
It has been a very busy few months here at IMD HQ and we are just about to reach the top of that mountain as the countdown has now begun for companies to submit EVERYTHING to appear in IMD 2012/2013 the 21st printed edition of the worlds most comprehensive guide for the milling industry across the world.

If you want to be part of it, here’s what you need to do by 17:30 GMT on Friday August 24th, 2012.

– Visit www.internationalmilling.com and register your company (if you haven’t already).

– Check your contact details, category listings and make changes where you need to.

– Make sure that you have got everything you need in terms of company logos, synopsis, adverts and equipment guides (please do get in touch asap if any of these are of concern to you!).

– Equipment Guides must be submitted (if somehow you have missed any of my numerous reminders and info packs please check our archive for information on them)

– Submit ALL relevant artwork for your adverts, equipment guides and company profile pages.

– ORDER your copy of IMD 2012/2013.

Once you have ticked all of these boxes… relax. We’ll do the rest.

All the best
Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand Part V

Welcome again to our devoted subscribers to MillingInternational, the home of information from the hub of the International Milling Directory, a Perendale Publishers Limited production.

In this current series of video footage from GRAPAS 2012 we have already seen speeches from industry specialists such as Muyang and Buhler. In part V of this series we are introduced to Mario Rodriguez who represented another industry giant in Tapco Inc.

Tapco Inc. offer expertise in manufacturing elevator buckets and in this 2-part feature Mr Rodriguez discuss elevator bucket maintenance, important for sustaining the life of your equipment and also its value.


Remember to get in touch if you submit your videos or pictures from any of the international milling events that run throughout the year simply by dropping me an email.

Stay tuned for Part VI of GRAPAS 2012!

Alex Rogers

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand Part IV

Good morning and welcome again to another installment of GRAPAS 2012, which took place in Thailand earlier this year. GRAPAS is a key event on any calender hanging on the wall of all milling manufacturers, service providers, experts and indeed millers in general.
The event for 2012 played host to many expert speakers and was attended by representatives from Perendale Publishers who are happy to bring you this footage. Today’s episode features Lukas Armatys from Buhler who are an industry leading producer of milling equipment and expert research internationally. Buhler have consistently participated in the various publications with Perendale and can be found in the International Milling Directory.

GRAPAS 2012, Part III.

This installment of GRAPAS 2012 features Mr Luo speaking on behalf of IMD‘S very own ZCME. Mr Luo is General Manager of Feed Technology at the Chinese milling giant.
He is accompanied by Roger Gilbert who is Director and Chief Editor at Perendale Publishers Limited.

 

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand.

Hello again and welcome to this second installment from GRAPAS 2012 which took place in Thailand earlier this year. Today’s episode features Dr Laddawan Kunnoot, Assistant Director General of Rice Department and Director of Bureau of Rice Products Development.

 

 

Don’t forget if you would like to submit any videos from GRAPAS or any other international milling events please get in touch.
Alex Rogers

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand.

Hello and welcome back to our dedicated subscribers and listed companies. Here at Perendale we pride ourselves on making our presence known at as many international events as we can throughout the year. After all if you’re going to produce the most comprehensive events register for the milling industry, why not use it?

This is why we are often invited to events not just to represent you, our valued clients but to also provide media support for these occasions where the worlds leading experts can all be found under one roof.

So in keeping with our continuing innovation and interaction I would like to introduce the first of our videos in a short series of speakers from GRAPAS 2012, which took place earlier this year in Thailand.

The first speaker is Niphond Wongtra-ngang, Adviser to the Immediate-past Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, who is discussing the importance of food safety.


Were you at the event? Did you miss any speakers? Would you like to submit a video to us?

Contact me now, I’d love to hear from you!

Alex Rogers.