Harvest starts with a whimper

Weather delays harvest

Grains
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Cool, damp weather continues to hold Victorian farmers back from a general start to harvesting.

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Cool, damp weather continues to hold Victorian farmers back from a general start to harvest.

Although winter crop harvesting through southern Queensland is rapidly advancing, Victorian farmers are still to make any significant progress.

As of the first week in November, bulk handler Graincorp reported it had only received 10,000 tonnes of grain into its Victorian storage network.

Initial sluggish deliveries have been in the northern Mallee where wheat and canola crops are ripe, but the mild weather means most crops are still too high in moisture to allow a general start to harvest.

Victoria’s grain harvest usually gathers steam in the first half of November, however, further cool, damp weather this week will continue to slow progress.

*Lloyd George, Ag Scientia

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