Crop production trends in the Black Sea this season are being monitored.
Issues within the ammonia industry, white-hot demand and logistics problems have conspired to see urea's price rise continue.
Deciding on what is an appropriate nitrogen fertiliser rate to apply to a crop, especially one well on the way, is no easy decision.
Broadleaf weeds such as prickly lettuce and sowthistle are becoming increasing problems for lentil producers due to herbicide resistance.
A simple tweak to diets could markedly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in Australia and save billions in health care.
Rainfall of up to 15mm through cropping regions in Victoria and SA will be critical in getting crop established.