Weather knocks cotton crop


HEAVY storms in Central Queensland last week came at a bad time for cotton growers in the middle of picking.

Many parts of CQ recorded 100mm and 180mm of rain last week, which may potentially downgrade cotton quality.

Cool and cloudy weather in January had already taken the shine off what looked to be a good cotton crop for Central Queensland cotton growers.

It’s the third year in a row for some CQ cotton growers where crops have been adversely affected by weather.

Southern Queensland missed the heavy storms seen across Central Queensland.

The sorghum harvest is about 85 per cent complete with growers in the Eastern Darling Downs waiting for late planted crops to ripen.

Logistical problems are currently slowing grain deliveries into Brisbane.

Exporters have been asked to temporarily stop grain deliveries into the port while more storage space is freed up.