Nuts over the rain

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

COALSTOUN Lakes’ Kerry Dove de­fied the odds com­plet­ing the har­vest­ing of his Red Span­ish crop on Wed­nes­day be­fore the rain came the fol­low­ing day.

The peanut farmer said he even got the thresher into the ma­chin­ery shed un­der cover.

Fel­low farmer Mark Rack­e­mann said the 60mm–70mm that fell late last week would be of great ben­e­fit es­pe­cially to the late planted corn.

Last sea­son was the first time since Vic Seabrook came to the area in 1947 the fam­ily hadn’t planted a peanut crop.

Mr Seabrook said the rain didn’t do any dam­age.

Prior to the rain, the Seabrooks had taken the gam­ble and pulled some of the crop, the Fisher va­ri­ety – a high yield­ing va­ri­ety.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

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