Farmers around Rochester, Elmore and Lockington hope recent rain will give their crops a growth sport.ELAINE COONEY April 15, 2014 3:10am
Rochester and district farmers were delighted with their pre-Anzac Day rainfall last week.
Rochester received 68mm, Lockington 70mm and farmers in Elmore reported 68mm in their gauges.
Elmore farmer Scott O’Sullivan is growing wedgetail wheat for his sheep to graze on and said the rain would give the crops a growth spurt.
He was delighted with the 50mm Elmore received on Thursday and said another rain in about a month’s time would be ideal.
Elmore farmer Darren Trewick was pleased with the moisture added to the soil before sowing his canola, wheat, oats and lucerne.
He said the rain would allow the weeds to germinate so they could be sprayed before sowing crops.
‘‘It can keep raining. This is the sort of break that will get some real moisture into the ground,’’ he said.
Lockington and Rochester farmer Noel Mitchell said the rain has helped him and his sons plan the sowing times.
‘‘We can start sowing by the end of April,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s probably been the best Autumn rain in a long time.’’
Mr Mitchell said as soon as the land dried up work could begin.
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