3 September 2001
Its not a pretty picture.

HARVEST continued to be stopped by weather this week in the Southwest. Cannington Grains Ted Bird says 50% of spring barley has been done, 95% of wheat and 15-20% of beans. Quality is now a major concern.

“Wheat and barley samples now coming in are not pretty, with bits of green in them. The spring barley is not good quality, with fusarium anywhere and everywhere you look. Its not a pretty picture.”

Spring beans also have problems with the Bruchid Beetle. “Every sample Ive seen has got some in, making little holes like woodworm. This means they are not exportable.”


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