Wine producers start planning for possibility of El Nino’s severe frosts
It could not have been a better start to the season for wine producers in the central west of New South Wales. There have been decent snowfalls to set fruit, dams are full of water for irrigation and the soil moisture profile is full. But this could all come undone very quickly if the threat of El Nino eventuates late this year. Local producers have grown increasingly nervous about the severe frosts predicted by the weather bureau and are already starting to prepare.