Australia: Victoria Wheat Also Hit By Rain

Having been praying for rain all season, just as the combines were ready to roll, rain aplenty has arrived in Victoria.

Unfortunately, as in neighbouring NSW and Southern Queensland, its too late to help, but early enough to cause problems.

Many crops will be downgraded because of rain damage, says one agronomist.

"It's going to start swelling up and it's going to start wanting to germinate," he says.

"When that happens it either starts sending it's root out of the seed while it's still in the head."

"Then starts turning it's ezymes on to turn to start turning the starch in the grain into sugar and that totally makes the grain unsuitable for baking."

"Once that happens it renders it for feed quality."