Late planting and widespread rain across southern Queensland on the back of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie has delayed harvest for numerous farmers.
ABARES acting assistant secretary Alistair Davidson said while irrigated summer crops had a good start, it had been a mixed season for dryland crops.
“We expect the hot, dry conditions so far to adversely affect yields for dryland cotton and sorghum,” he said.
“Summer crop production in 2016–17 is forecast to be just above the 10 year average at 4.2Mt, up more than 400,000 tonnes on last year.”
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