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Resilience shines through as the Wimmera tested

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Lubeck farmer Peter Taylor (left) and Joe Boisen inspecting harvest options for a flood-damaged wheat crop... Even though some locals had started to believe poet Dorothea MacKellar was wrong, and rain would never return to the Wimmera, the entire region has suddenly flipped from being in a 13-year drought to sitting in water... For paddocks not submerged, a large flush of nitrogen is expected to have become available to this season's crops through breakdown of organic material - a process known as 'mineralisation' and potentially providing savings on fertiliser...
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