MAN­ICA POST 50 YEARS AGO

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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.

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