FOLLOWING the state’s driest July since 1999, the heavens finally opened across many agricultural districts last week.
But Elders Loxton’s Brian Lynch said a combination of wind damage, frost, non-existent soil moisture profiles and a dramatically shortened growing season meant rain would not fix what had become one of toughest seasons in his region in years.
“Rain is not the magic bullet to fix everything because we still need length of season. Unprecedented rain from now on will not mean the sky’s the limit for crop potential,” he said.
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