RUSSIAN grain crops have emerged largely unscathed from the freezing weather that has hit Europe.
That's according to CBA's commodity analysis arm.
CBA Agri Commodities analyst Luke Mathews said Russian officials had reported minimal winterkill damage in the nation's crops and would maintain wheat exports at 22 million tonnes during 2012-13.
Mr Mathews said the Ukrainian Government was not urging its grain traders to limit grain exports - as it did in 2010 - and there was no shortage of grain in its domestic market.
Adverse weather prompted Russia and the Ukraine to curb grain exports in July, 2010, resulting in wheat prices skyrocketing.
FARM advisers have an opportunity to learn about the management of cereal foliar diseases at workshops across Australia.
The two-day workshops will be held at the Wine and Food Industry Training Centre, in Wagga Wagga, on March 12-13 and at Grains Innovation Park, in Horsham, on March 15-16.
Other forums will be held in the last week of March in Adelaide and Perth.
Local plant pathologists will also take part.
- To register, email erica@ican rural.com.au or phone (02) 9482 4930.
- Send your grain news to Peter Hemphill, The Weekly Times, PO Box 14999, Melbourne, 8001, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (03) 9292 2697.