Farmers and agronomists are urged to base their insecticide strategies on what works long-term rather than short-term outcomes.
They are largely symbolic for now, but grain export restrictions in both Ukraine and Russia show food security is being taken seriously.
UPDATED: Lentil prices have risen by about $70/t in the past week due to concerns about food security in India.
GrainCorp is dealing with fertiliser imports and grain exports while managing staff safety in light of COVID-19.
Analysts continue to forecast the 2020/2021 Russian wheat crop at 80-82 million tonnes, despite developing dryness across the Black Sea region.
Prices for fodder have dipped back to close to historical averages as northern pastures start to flourish following this year's rain.
There is a lot of uncertainty but one farm machinery manufacturer is hopeful he can continue to operate throughout the current crisis.
The family behind the Ryan tyne is still looking to improve seeder configuration, offering a range of retrofit openers.
Ag research projects will continue to go ahead in spite of coronavirus, with some modifications in terms of work practices.