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The Mallee lesson: farm the rain
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Mallee grower Dean Wormald shows just how much cropping in this region has changed over the past decade as growers have learned to "farm the rain"... Ten years ago, Dean started pulling down fencelines and now crops paddocks of about 400ha, some with 4km runs for the cropping machinery, lifting efficiency considerably... This year, Dean had already received 256mm by June, raising hopes that the averages - 1.2t/ha for wheat, 1.4t/ha for barley and 0.4t/ha for canola - could easily be doubled in 2014...
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