After a dryer than hoped for summer corn farmer Andrew Free is expecting to harvest only half of what he originally anticipated.
After a dryer than hoped for summer corn farmer Andrew Free is expecting to harvest only half of what he originally anticipated. Linden Morris

Rain poses a threat

WITH harvesting to start over the next couple of weeks farmers are keeping their fingers crossed that the wet weather being forecasted for the east coast stays there.

Junabee Rd corn farmer Andrew Free said it's about getting the right amount of rain at the right time.

"You want good rainfall between the end of October and the end of January when the corn is growing," Andrew Free said.

"And this season was a dry one.

"I was hoping to harvest seven to eight tonne per hectare but will probably only get four tonne. It's looking grim."

Clifton sorghum farmer Layton Free has experienced a slightly wetter summer.

"At the moment the weather is okay, it's not causing any great hassle and we are going to have average yields when we harvest at the end of next week," Layton Free said.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kev Hutchins Warwick will not receive much rain over the next week.

"On Tuesday and Wednesday there is a chance we will see some morning drizzle and an afternoon shower," Mr Hutchins said.

TEMPERATURES:

Max.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 24-25 degrees. Thursday through to the weekend, 27-29 degrees.

Min.

First half of the week will be 16-17 degrees and will begin to cool as the cloud cover clears.


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