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As the winter crop harvest draws to a close in the northern parts of the country, after a somewhat disappointing finish, producers will look for any changes to improve current management practices. Rainfall was the difference between good results and total failure across the regions still experiencing crippling drought, with Victoria and Tasmania yet to harvest.
Some northern areas in NSW and QLD have recieved good rains that will assist with stock water supplies, promote pasture growth and enable some summer forage crops to be sown.
The southern states have seen some rainfall events in recent times but overall annual rainfall has been back year to day.
Rather than reflecting on the 2014 year we are looking forward to what 2015 can bring. With a dry summer, whilst familiar to us is predicted, we can start to plan for what the farm may look like for 2015.
Crop operations should be focused on maintaining fallows to conserve moisture and nitrogen for next season's winter crops and early autumn plantings of forage crops.
Pastoralists are likely to have the opportunity to improve their pastures through autumn sowing. Depending on the season this may also provide the opportunity for planting perennial pastures after a number of seasons more suited to the sowing of annual species.
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