The start of this year's cane harvest in New South Wales has been delayed by at least two weeks due to heavy rain. Harvest in the Clarence Valley was due to commence on June 14, but wet weather has held harvesters back. NSW Canegrowers' Association president, Ross Farlow, said the lower Clarence has had a substantial rain event. "Around 270â€“300mm of rain and we've now got these ongoing showers that are keeping conditions very, very wet," he said.
Knockrow grower Dale Oliver with his 743 kilogram pumpkin at the Summerland Pumpkin Competition in Kyogle, northern New South Wales. This pumpkin, also grown by Dale Oliver, weighs in at 669 kilograms and secures 2nd prize at the Summerland Pumpkin Competition in Kyogle. Dale Oliver with hand on 2nd prize pumpkin (669kg) and 1st prize pumpkin (743kg) at the Summerland Pumpkin Competition in Kyogle in northern New South Wales. In the background is his giant squash (612kg).
Researcher David Peasley and grower Dan Molenaar display some of the NSW bananas under trial. There could soon be a few new banana varieties on the market if research underway in New South Wales proves to be a success. Banana growers in that state feel they can no longer compete with the Cavendish variety from north Queensland where the majority of the fruit is grown.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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