Farmers pray for opening rains

By Frank Panizza Toodyay Agricultural Alliance

WAITING for rain – this appears to be the theme around the agricultural areas throughout our shire and most of the Wheatbelt.

Light rainfall was received by farmers and residents alike in April but the amount fell short of the monthly average.

Official records for Toodyay reveal that April rainfall on average is just over 25mm.

Most areas within the shire recorded 10mm or less.


Looking like a Martian lander at sunset, this local air seeder (above)

was used last month to plant a Nunile crop. Photo Frank Panizza.

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