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Farmers hoping for more rain to secure the winter crop | The Rural



It’s concerning that it is a bit dry … we need rain to get the crops germinated.

Garry Armstrong

ALL eyes were on the rain radar this week with landholders hoping to see some more in the gauge to secure the winter crop sowing.

However, it was largely hit and miss in the Riverina earlier in the week and many farmers said the storm had headed east.

South east of Tarcutta there was a good fall of 28mm, but many other parts only recorded negligible amounts up to 5mm.

Gundagai recorded 22mm on Tuesday and at Marrar just 5mm fell.

Garry Armstrong at “Armdale Park”, Marrar was hoping for at least 10mm.

“It was a bit disappointing,” he said.

With about 80 per cent of the winter crop planted on the Marrar property he was wanting the crops to…

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