Tuesday, 26 September 2017
COMPARE THE PAIR... Melton farmer Daniel Pridham stands in front of a wheat crop sown during the past month, growing in patches due to the lack of rain and soil moisture. Inset: a comparison showing the difference in growth rate between two wheat seeds sown at the same time. Lack of rain has caused dry soil and inconsistencies in the germination process. COMPARE THE PAIR... Melton farmer Daniel Pridham stands in front of a wheat crop sown during the past month, growing in patches due to the lack of rain and soil moisture. Inset: a comparison showing the difference in growth rate between two wheat seeds sown at the same time. Lack of rain has caused dry soil and inconsistencies in the germination process.

FARMERS are desperate for rain, but they may have to keep waiting.

Bureau of Meteorology senior climatologist Darren Ray said not to expect much rain for the rest of this month.

“June will stay dry then we’ll pick up a little more rain towards the end of July,” Mr Ray said.

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