Even though the north-east is all set, there has been a great focus on the weather conditions in Victoria. District has picked up enough rain to bring up crops, the state’s traditional grain growing regions in the Wimmera / Mallee remain bone dry.
In spite of the lack of rain farmers through the north-west have been busy, with the majority of the crop already planted, although some more conservative growers are waiting for rain, concerned about either mice numbers or uneven germination on the back of light showers.
Even though there has been negligible rain for the year, but farmers in the district had become comfortable planting dry and that there had not been enough showers to cause a partial germination. It was almost the same story across the north of Warracknabeal where it had been a bone dry autumn until some light showers last week.
It is very likely that the west’s wait for rain may be coming to an end, with many weather models forecasting a rain event for next week, although the models are still shifting around at this early stage.