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Research quantifies benefits of summer rainfall

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Research quantifies benefits of summer rainfall.. While crop residue on the surface of paddocks plays an important role in preventing wind and water erosion, it has little impact on the amount of water stored in the soil from summer rain... "Even if a grower received 25mm of rain on April 15, there would only be 7 or 8mm of moisture left in the soil by the start of May, which is obviously beneficial and provides an opportunity for seeding, but is less than growers might have thought," he said...