Aussie grain growers not happy with rain
Not too little rain, but too much rain is
now beginning to create problems for Australian grain producers. Recent good winter
rains across south-east
South Australia and south-west
become too much for some companies.
Many farmers in the region have switched their
focus to cropping in the past few years and say they can see the impact the
heavy rains are having.
George Whitehead says he has had almost 200
millimetres of rain since the start of July and his crops are starting to feel
starting to get a bit soggy. It just means the crop ... slows down a bit, goes a
little bit yellow, potential for yield impact, but a bit early to tell at this
stage," he said. "If it eases up and we get a few fine days we should be pretty
Also the UK suffers from too much water. Wheat is starting to
sprout across the country, with many combines still under wraps due to the
ongoing wet weather.
Aussie grain crops desperately need rain
to produce more canola despite
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