Croppers battle mounds of stubble and wet paddocks

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
Updated May 31 2022 - 1:50am, first published May 30 2022 - 11:00pm
Canola emerging through the wheat stubble at Courallie Park. Award-winning Bellata wheatgrower Glenn Fernance says he had to increase canola seeding rates, but apart from that it has been business as usual apart from the rain with discs breaking through the top stubble layers for him. Photo by Rachel Fernance.

"Never had so much stubble in the paddock". That's the common comment in the north as previous large winter crops leave a stubble issue for sowing time.

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John Ellicott

John Ellicott

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