A cyclone on one side and flooding rains on the other has set up an unusual autumn break for the far east and west this year.
- Much of the eastern and western cropping regions have received unusual autumn rainfall to kick off winter cropping
- But through the centre, farmers are still waiting on rain
- The current forecast does not suggest there will be a widespread break before the traditional Anzac Day deadline
It’s a rough concept but the ‘autumn break’ refers to the first good rains of the southern winter cropping season, usually triggered by a good cold front or two.
Traditionally, farmers would wait to sow their crops until after the break — or autumn ‘deadline’ — expected by around Anzac Day.
But a quick check across…