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Frequent Contributor

Re: Aussie crop forecast under pressure

screwed not sure some places getting rain.

im actually from south australia so dont know of him

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Re: Aussie crop forecast under pressure

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/spring-rain-critical-to-carry-crops-after-dry-august/132195

A drier than average August in many parts of the country means spring rains will now be critical to ensure grain crops don't fail.

Many cropping regions in South Australia, Victoria, southern New South Wales and Western Australia recorded below average rainfall for the month of August.

Ron Storey, of Australian Crop Forecasters, says at the start of August, most crop growing regions had been on track to record average or better than average yields, but now the forecast for the national wheat crop is likely to be downgraded.

"There is probably not a crop in Australia at the moment that would not benefit from some rain," he said.

"What's critical about September is that the days get longer and warmer and therefore the crops need more moisture, the plant is ready to go.

"So this next two to three weeks really will be a knife edge for some crops.

"If they don't get rain at all, some of them will go back very, very rapidly and some of them may even fail."

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Re: Aussie crop forecast under pressure

Thanks for posting hw - what is the time difference from central US and you?

I talk to a software developer in NSW from time to time.

If memory serves 4:30 pm our time is 8:30 am the next morning for him.

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