Western Australian grain growers are challenged by weather conditions during this harvest season

Updated Nov 21, 2023
Harvest is complete for some, halfway for others and at various stages in-between for graingrowers all over Western Australia, with the CBH weekly report showing the Geraldton zone is the closest to reaching the estimated zone totals as provided by the Grain Industry Association of WA for this season. With inconsistent rainfall throughout the growing regions and low summer rainfall totals, the predictions and expectations pre-harvest were much lower than the previous years record breaking totals, so it is no surprise to hear yields are down and for many so is quality. After three really good seasons with high production harvests, for many growers the issues moving forward will be input costs, disease control and looking to minimise both to increase profit margins and minimise risk. Speaking to growers and agronomists in different areas the message has been similar across the board, the lack of consistent or notable rainfall is the single biggest factor affecting this year's ...
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