Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD
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The wind has finally subsided. It’s been two weeks of pretty solid winds which have been tough on crops and difficult to actively keep on top of in crop sprays. Over the last two days conditions have improved. On my trip up north this week I passed plenty of spraying rigs out and about. Temperatures are on the rise into the early 20’s which is a little concerning with no rain on the forecast. Crops are sitting on minimal moisture with shallow roots and no secondary root systems. If we see prolonged hot weather they’re going to fall over quickly.
Driving into QLD from Dubbo this week and some areas are a standout compared to the balance of the state. North and north east of Moree crops look to have tapped into some deep moisture, have full ground cover and progressing well. Once you get to Goondiwindi it becomes a little more hit a miss on the good crops and the further north crops get worse. The better area is north east of Goondiwindi. I saw some cracking wheat and barley crops between there and Millmerran. The inner and western Downs has a much higher percentage of fallow paddock than winter crops which was no surprise. Cereals in the ground looked to be holding on, however they don’t have full ground cover yet and sitting on minimal moisture so without a kind spring, yield will be questionable.
Pictured: Moonie Crossroads QLD – wheat.
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