Wet spell threatens wheat harvests

Not all farmers are ecstatic about the early rains, with wheat farmers in Mashonaland West apprehensive that the early falls since last week will affect their crop.

Most farmers have not yet started harvesting their winter wheat crop due to challenges in securing combine harvesters, although more have become available through Government facilities with John Deere and Belarus.

Provincial Agritex agronomist Ms Siyena Makaza said although there had been no reports of loses so far, there was a possibility that there will be if the rains persisted.


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