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| AUGUST 2014
in cases of
AFTER successive dry and warm
seasons, farmers have welcomed
the historic rainfall and temperature
averages in July.
The Mount Lofty district received
the heaviest falls -- more than 207
millimetres -- while the area with the
biggest increase was Minnipa on the
Eyre Peninsula, inundated with 67mm
of rain, well above the long-term
average of 40mm.
But agronomists say producers
should capitalise on the heavy rainfall.
And Yorke Peninsula agrono-
mist Craig Wissell (pictured
checking the soil of a phantom
wheat crop) says it is crucial that
farmers take action to mitigate
any problems the rains may be
Mr Wissell says they should be
aware of the rainfall received so
far to look at yield potentials that
can be achieved, which he believes
will be well above average.
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