Wheat supplies may be down in some parts of the world this year but demand remains a big unknown.
China has slugged the Australian grains industry with further tariffs on barley and sorghum - but the move is unlikely to alter sales.
The northern hemisphere winter crop harvest is underway amid escalating fears that a second wave of COVID-19 infections
Bucking the national trend where job losses are the norm, bulk handler GrainCorp has announced it needs 3000 harvest casuals this year.
Fungicide resistance to both spot and net forms of net blotch in barley is widespread in southern areas of Western Australia's grainbelt, according to the findings of the first-year results from a unique project.
Good crop growth in autumn and stored moisture reserves mean southern Australia could achieve average yields even with below average rain.
Grain growers have been reminded that they should avoid spraying annual ryegrass with clethodim herbicide during frosty conditions.