The focus is currently on COVID-19 but Australian grains biosecurity teams continue the fight against other unwanted diseases and pests.
Elders farm supplies boss, Richard Norton, says deliveries of fertilisers and crop chemicals are on the way.
"The crops which did make malt one specification are currently in storage and they will be commercially malted this year."
Avoiding exposing pathogen populations to high levels of fungicides is a key tool for limiting the development of resistance in barley crops, according to the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM).
All this erosion of corn demand comes as Brazil and Argentina are forecasting near-record corn harvests, despite the continued dry weather.