Nuts over the rain
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.
SEASON STARTED: Kerry Dove hopes will be a bumper season.