The rain dances finally look set to pay off in parched Gippsland in Victoria, where forecasters predicted falls of up to 100mm in parts.
The Australian Government will put up $51.3 million to manage the thorny issue of non tariff measures hurting Australian ag exports.
Dry seeding is a popular management strategy this year, but farmers are being urged to remember the risk of fertiliser burn when planting.
Visitors from our north are learning the skills required to store seeds long term which will help retain rare species on New Guinea.
Many would-be insurers have failed with MPCI products in Australia, but AWB is confident it is on a winner with its new offering.
It was feared industry good functions would be neglected post-deregulation, now our promotional model is the envy of our competitors.
Current indications, likely to be supported by the USDA, suggest that global stocks, and stocks within the US will remain at historically high levels.
A new insecticide for use in controlling aphids and silverleaf whitefly will be released by BASF in June.
New equipment being used by the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility will help speed up critical research work.