Cane loves the rain

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE down­pour that washed over Port Dou­glas and Moss­man has been sweet for cane grow­ers ac­cord­ing to grower and chair­man of the Moss­man Su­gar Mill Bill Phillips-Turner.

“It has been a great amount of rain and we had 100 mil­lime­tres here in Moss­man and it will be per­fect for the newly planted su­gar cane crops but we cer­tainly wouldn’t want to much more,” he said.

“ When you con­sider that in April it was very dry - one of our dri­est sea­sons on record - it has been very wel­come.

“And with the crush­ing only com­pleted a week or so ago it re­ally has been timely to al­low the last of the crops to be har­vested be­fore the rain hit.”

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