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Lupin growers looking to retain seed have been advised by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to harvest crops as soon as possible rather than risk poor crop establishment from grain hit by rain.
Rabobank has delivered its 2017-18 winter crop production forecast, with the rural lending specialist saying Australian grain production will only be around the 35 million mark this year — 41 per cent down on last year's crop.
The total value of wool sold this season has soared past the billion dollar mark, marking the first time since 2002 the milestone was achieved so early in the season.
WA farmer Ray Harrington has called for independent peer-reviewed testing of the effectiveness of machines entering the market similar to his world-first invention that kills weed seeds in grain crops during harvest. At least two other similar machines are currently being engineered.