Category Archives: Cereals

The challenges of the global rice market

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised increased prospects for global cereal production – 2,611 million tons, a record not yet recorded. Global grain stocks are also expected to reach a record high by the end of 2018, according to the latest FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Report. The new… Read More »

Dangerous corn ear rots: Fusarium

Corn is a host plant for a relatively large number of pathogens, over 50, which invade all organs of the plant from the time of germination to harvest, and infections on grains and corn ears often continue during harvest preservation. Pathogens contribute to the degradation and quantitative and qualitative decrease of production on average by… Read More »

The Oldest Cultivated Cereal in the World sparks new interest as a “Super Grain”

Historically speaking, the progress in agricultural development can be broadly split into four periods. From the first period when it first appeared on earth, to the “invention” of a stable agriculture about 10,000 years B.C., human beings hunted and gathered their food. A combination of climate change and a massive hunting followed the end of… Read More »