Western Australia Wheat Crop Threatened By Drought

The lack of autumn rainfall in Western Australia means that many winter crops were dry sown or not sown during the optimal planting window as growers waited for rain, warns ABARE. However, widespread early June rainfall has provided some relief, but a moderate to strong shift in the odds toward warmer than normal conditions across southern Australia, and particularly in Western Australia are a cause for concern, they add.

Western Australia is the nation's largest wheat producing and exporting state. Check out the following maps showing where wheat is grown Down Under, and where the driest areas are, noting Western Australia: