SUMMER weed control programs are now on the cards for Riverina grain growers after overnight storms dumped up to 60mm.
Heavy rain combined with today’s high humidity levels will also have sheep producers out monitoring flocks for flystrike over coming days.
The far west of NSW copped a soaking, with Louth, on the Darling River, recording 182mm, Broken Hill 121mm, Cobar 105mm and Tibooburra 48mm.
In the Riverina, totals ranged from 13mm at Hay to 50mm at Yanco, 59mm at Wagga Wagga, and, in the east, 43mm at Khancoban.
Oaklands grain grower Cameron Swann measured 25mm, saying the rain was not a major benefit.
“It will spark a new generation of weeds, especially fleabane which we are having a struggle with controlling,’’ Mr Swann said.
“Fleabane has been quite problematic to control and really awkward to get on top of.
“This rain will mean more summer spraying.’’
In Victoria’s north east, rainfalls totalled 27mm at Yarrawonga, 30mm at Rutherglen and Yackandandah, and 24mm at Myrtleford.
At the alpine resorts, Falls Creek recorded 47mm, Mt Buffalo 63mm, Mt Buller 24mm and Mt Hotham 28mm.