Har­vest has a late start

Narrogin Observer - - News -

Har­vest has kicked off in the Great South­ern and the CBH Al­bany Zone re­ceived its first loads for the sea­son yes­ter­day.

The first de­liv­er­ies for the 201819 sea­son were a 40 tonne load of canola to the Gairdner site and an­other 50 tonnes of canola to the Al­bany Port Ter­mi­nal. The start of har­vest in the Al­bany zone is al­most three weeks later than re­cent years. Zone man­ager Greg Thorn­ton said peo­ple across the zone are be­gin­ning to take their crops off the pad­dock for de­liv­ery.

“We are start­ing to see a few sam­ples of oats and bar­ley from the Hy­den and Lake Grace ar­eas, although high mois­ture con­tent is de­lay­ing a start to har­vest in this area,” he said.

The ton­nage to­tals are ex­pected to be down from the 2017-18 sea­son, with the lat­est Grain In­sti­tute of WA har­vest es­ti­mate pre­dict­ing 3.085 mil­lion tonnes would be de­liv­ered in the Al­bany area this sea­son.

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