MANICA POST 50 YEARS AGO
RAINFALL BELOW AVERAGE
WITH the rainfall in Umtali below normal for this time of the year, farmers are anxiously watching for signs of a break in the weather which will bring the badlyneeded rains to save wilting crops.
In the Odzi area, one farmer said his rainfall total was 5-6 inches below normal.
Crops were sown when the last rains fell, but since then very little or no rain has fallen.
This seemed to be the case of most of the area although some farmers were just managing with the rain they have had.
In some areas of lower Odzi the maize crop has had to be sown again.