Rain boosts winter crops

Crop boost: third generation Woodhill dairy producer Luke Rodwell with his rye grass that got a boost from recent rain and cold weather. AFTER a warm and dry autumn, Scenic Rim winter crops have received a boost in the past week following good rain and cold weather.

Rain fell in all parts of the Scenic Rim twoweekends ago, which prompted farmers to get winter crops in the ground.

One of the biggest issuesout of the dry autumn in the Scenic Rim was low water levels on the Albert River, which put pressure onKerry Valley irrigators.

The head waters of the Albert River are inLamington National Park, which had some of the heaviest rain, with 194mm last Sunday.

Beaudesert Elders senior agronomist Michael Cox said one of the biggest positives to come out of the welcome rainwas a boost to rivers around the area.

“Along with the Albert River, it also would have influenced Christmas Creek and Running Creek,” he said.

“Irrigators on those waterways would have extra confidence in being able to water the crops they have planted.”

Mr Cox saidnumerousproducers were getting winter crops in the ground after the rain last week.

“There has been a lot ofrye grass and winter cereals go in after the rain,” Mr Coxsaid.

With a wet month predicted, Mr Cox was expecting crops to be going in for the rest of the month.

“I think the producers will just keep planting until the end of June and then they’ll just manage the crops they’ve got in the ground,” he said.

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