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Southern farmers hit rainfall jackpot | Farm Online

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GROWERS in and around the South Coastal and Great Southern regions hit the jackpot after the weekend’s weather systems (not necessarily TC Seroja) produced excellent rain, but with little to no wind.

Frankland River farmer Darcy Clode copped 74 millimetres of rain over Sunday and Monday, with the winds only reaching up to 30 kilometres per hour for a few hours on Sunday morning, before dropping away and a dead calm setting in.

“We had thought about starting seeding last week, but then we saw the forecast and thought we’d pull up and see what happens,” Mr Clode said.

“We might have pulled the trigger a little earlier if there was no rain forecast, just to get going, but whether we got 20mm or 100mm, we were still planning to start…



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