RIVERLAND agricultural producers are set to benefit from the installation of a new regional weather radar utilising “state-of-the-art” technology.
RIVERLAND grape and citrus producers have seemingly escaped a surprise hailstorm last weekend with minimal damage to crops.
RIVERLAND citrus producers had to wait a number of days to see effects from last week’s frosty conditions, however, a senior local industry figure says he has seen “very little” damage to fruit so far.
RIVERLAND and Mallee farmers will soon have more accurate weather data and significantly improved radar coverage when the radar in Mildura is replaced next year.
ABOVE average rainfall for the first half of 2020, plus increasing Murray-Darling storages, are buoying the confidence levels of Riverland and Mallee primary producers.
RECENT downpours that saw some Riverland properties receive over 60mm of rain during April have been described as a “godsend” by a horticultural industry figure and has renewed confidence of the region’s dryland famers for the coming season.
STORM systems which saw more than 18mm of rain fall in parts of the Riverland on Anzac Day are expected to bring cold temperatures and windy conditions in the coming days.