A new gene that could help manage stem rust has been discovered.
A dedicated extension project will look to help growers and advisors identify and manage costly soil-borne diseases.
The aim is to help land managers to effectively target control to prevent weed spread, and reduce herbicide use.
It's an additional practice Elders Cowra agronomist has been recommending to clients in these good wet years - "give your traditional canola grain crop a graze to add to your bottom line."
Urea prices are likely to remain high and supply tight as demand for product continues in light of strong crop prospects.
A fortnight ago farmers in north-west Victoria were looking to play their get-out-of-jail free card - rain has got the season back on track.
Australian lentil growers can expect a larger slice of the lucrative Indian market as the Indian government cut tariffs on Aussie lentils.