Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
You can tell the min of ag is just brim full of bright sparks sitting around all day conjuring up one cracking idea after another; but how do they propose to follow up on this particular superlative idea?
When I sold my house I proposed that it was worth oodles of cash; unfortunately the buyer disagreed and offered me a price based on recent market transactions of similar gaffs in the area.
Isn’t that how markets work?
Thursday, 9 June 2011
The dry weather has kept disease development subdued and the majority of crops are looking clean with large green flag leaves doing their job.
Mildew that was about earlier in the season has failed to move and if it is in a crop it is low down in the canopy and at low levels. Still worth keeping an eye on though as it can move quickly if weather changes.
The dry weather is just starting to stress plants particularly in the middle of the day when heat and light intensity mean transpiration rates exceed water uptake rates and the stomata close down in order to regulate water loss.
Harvest estimates at this stage are still good.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
The thought is that they want to stop the mass acquisition of Ukraine land by foreign companies.
You’re not going to lose any votes with that one but I suspect in reality it will be more complicated if not impossible to implement or enforce.
If a company is registered in Cyprus does that mean it’s still local?