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tonne system

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Low drought induced irrigation allocations and low winter and spring rainfalls over the last five years have led to farmers using water to irrigate wheat and other winter crops for survival in spring... The only growers able to target 8 tonnes have been the bore pumpers in the Hillston and Darlington Point district who have achieved crops with 8-10t/ha yields... Although the 8 tonne system uses more water at 685mm compared to the one spring irrigation at 420mm the gross margin per megalitre is higher...
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