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andy21 470826 244 The Drought continues in South Australia either
The Drought continues in South Australia
Just thought id add a few shots i snapped earlier today of our worst affected crops from the ongoing dry conditions. Todays temprature is about 28-30 degrees C with 70-100km/hour winds not good for already stressed crops. We have much better looking crops than the ones ive got here they are posted im my other crop thread.
this is a malt variety of barley
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another brown crop of drying Malt barley:-(
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sections like this one may not be harvested:-(
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feed barley is doing better but is very short and will be a nightmare to harvest:-\
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last one more feed barley struggling away.:-\
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No good at all mate. Sorry to see your crops looking like this after such a good start.
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You're not alone Andy. We've just started into 1500 acres of wheat for silage and it's one of the best crops around. Most aren't tall enough to even cut. It's being cut with a 40 foot draper front and the lighter parts look like it's been cut with a 10 foot mower. Only two weeks ago things were looking like a reasonable season but dairy farmers are now grazing what was going to be silage and buying in whatever they can get their hands on. We've got about 10 to 14 days to cut crops before they wither away to nothing.
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Colin,
i think its bad everywhere again. We have only had two droughts in a row once back in the 70's this year and last year are shaping up exactly the same. Most crops are almost out in head but a bit of rain even 5 mm would help. Supposed to get a small amount tonight and possibly sunday if we are lucky.
We have better crops around i just took pics of about our 5 worst paddocks, overall should be a slightly better harvest than last year.
Should start harvesting by the end of september but if it rains a bit could be early october. wich is about a month earlier than normal.:-\
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its just crazy,and we never had such a wet summer for the last 140 years,they say.
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some pics they showed on news.
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this is in central CH,where they have the best soil for veggies and everything.
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:-( :-\
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no more comming thru
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We just seem to be getting the complete opposite of Europe JD; We had the driest June on record here in Tas; parts of the UK had their wettest June since 1903.

The weather is truly mixed up at the moment. Officially today is the last day of our winter, yet the past week we have had 18-19 degree days & this morning at 6.30am it was 20 degrees on Flinders Island (off the Nth East cost of Tas).

Regards,

TC ;-)
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30 degress C here yesterday. did get 1.4 mm of rain overnight so might help something:-\.......dont think so!
Many towns had their hottest August day on record yesterday they say about 15 of them its just crazy!.
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these crops im showing were where our wheat was last year most of these we only recovered seed for next year last harvest with about 3-400 acres not harvested failing to make a head and the sheep had to be put on it to get some use of it. many fermers have done this months ago.
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Terrible news Andy. The joys of farming.....mother nature can be a ruthless force at times & farmers seem to feel her wrath the most.
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