Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD
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We saw a little bit of rain last weekend in the vicinity of 2-5mm. However, it was very patchy throughout central NSW and northern NSW with a lot of areas not receiving anything. Moving into QLD, unfortunately there was nothing. There is some concern there may have been some frosting in crops this week with three mornings in a row below zero. The forecast for the next seven days is dry, and temperatures are on the rise again with 25 degrees forecast over the weekend. The warm weather looks short lived though as another cold change is coming through on Monday.
I drove from Dubbo to Gunnedah and Tamworth this week. Crops around Dunedoo and Coolah are hanging in there but in desperate need of rain to minimise yield loss. North of Coolah through to Mullaley looks poor with minimal crops planted. However, the closer you get to Gunnedah conditions pick up. The early sown crops are looking very good, the later ones are struggling a little as it looks like they haven’t been able to tap into any deeper moisture. The crops from Gunnedah through to Tamworth still look really good. On the southern side of Tamworth, the crop conditions drop off as soon as you get to Werris Creek and head west.
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