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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In Western Australia, late but steady rain turned a frightening start into a bumper season, particularly for wheat and canola... The above photograph by Evan Collis was taken on the 4000-hectare Dowerin property of Andrew Todd, who says 2013 began with the driest start on record for his area 170 kilometres north-east of Perth... In terms of lessons to take into 2014, Andrew says the season proved once again that "time of sowing is king"...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Walker circulation is a loop of winds over the Pacific Ocean that influences much of the region's climate... A weakening system indicates an El Ni o event, increasing the risk of drought in Australia... Warm and wet for the west A warmer than average end to the year is predicted across Australia, although rainfall trends vary from east to west, with higher seasonal falls expected in western WA and a drier than average season more probable in the far south-east of the country (see maps)...
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