RAIN ARRIVES AT RIGHT TIME
Storms dump welcomed rain over the region
THE rain last week might only have been a drizzle, but it was the perfect storm for farmers.
The follow up rain was exactly what was needed after the downpour earlier this month. “We were going to do it tough until this rain, now the whole outlook is a whole lot better,” Eidsvold Station owner Anthony Coates said.
Mr Coates said every little bit of rain helped farmers.
EASTER is around the corner and storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.
The much-needed January and February storms have decided to visit the North Burnett for the Easter holidays.
Monto received the most rain last weekend, with 23.7mm, while Gayndah farmers were still waiting for more after receiving 11.6mm.
Eidsvold Station owner Anthony Coates got 21mm of rain on his property.
The rain continued on Monday, but was very fine, almost like a heavy fog, he said.
“Coming as it did, the last bit of rain was wearing out; it was lovely soft rain,” he said.
“We are looking for a little bit of warm weather and follow-up rain. “Every little bit helps.” Native grass on Eidsvold Station suffered during the dry, but Mr Coates is optimistic that it will recover.
Other grasses, such as buffel, have responded well to the recent wet.
“The native grass needs more time, it had taken it tough lately and died,” he said.
“With the rain in the last three weeks, we had winter herbing germinate and this rain will keep it going.”