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Dry Start to Season for EP Farmers

Farmers along South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula have experienced a dry start to the 2017/18 season, with a dry winter to blame.

Despite wet conditions during summer, autumn was relatively dry across the region.

Former farmer and current member for Flinders Peter Treloar described the situation to Flow FM.

Cummins Ag Services agronomist Mark Habner told the West Coast Sentinel in May, about 40% of farmers had not started seeding.

“In 15 years of working as an agronomist this is the widest variation in how much of the seeding program people have completed by mid May,” he said.

Mr Habner said the last time the season start had been as late as this was more than a decade ago.

Image Source – Ron Campbell Television News