Harvest forecast for year doubles

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EMAR's 9.90s hauling in wheat crop east of Esperance.
Camera IconEMAR's 9.90s hauling in wheat crop east of Esperance. Credit: David Caporn

Harvest is drawing to a close as growers finish their programs and pack away their headers.

The Grain Industry Association of WA has forecast the 2017-18 crop, including seed retained on farms, at about 14 million tonnes.

That was double the industry’s dire June prediction that the season could deliver less than seven million tonnes.

Countryman asked readers to send in their favourite images of harvest 2017-18. These are some of the images received.

Harvest at Bencubbin.
Camera IconHarvest at Bencubbin. Credit: Nick Gillett
Harvest at Bencubbin.
Camera IconHarvest at Bencubbin. Credit: Nick Gillett
Harvest at Kweda.
Camera IconHarvest at Kweda. Credit: Chloe Edwards
Ben Creek celebrates the end of harvest at Boyup Brook.
Camera IconBen Creek celebrates the end of harvest at Boyup Brook. Credit: Esther Creek
Inspecting the crop at South Kumminin, near Narembeen.
Camera IconInspecting the crop at South Kumminin, near Narembeen. Credit: Sheree Thomas
Gareth Feint checks a load of grain destined for CBH in Esperance.
Camera IconGareth Feint checks a load of grain destined for CBH in Esperance. Credit: Emma Reid
CBH staff Sara Oorschort, of Esperance, Kamaia Rigby, of Esperance, Micaela Smith, of Esperance, and Caitlyn Inkster, of Beaumont.
Camera IconCBH staff Sara Oorschort, of Esperance, Kamaia Rigby, of Esperance, Micaela Smith, of Esperance, and Caitlyn Inkster, of Beaumont. Credit: Cally Dupe

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