Heat provides relief to struggling cotton cropsLaurissa Smith, Wednesday February 5, 2014 - 12:25 EDT
Thanks to the heat, cotton crops in south-west NSW are back on track.
A cool start to the season stunted their growth, which had growers worried yields would fall behind.
Whitton farmer Dallas Stott says he's relieved crops have been lapping up the warm weather.
"We thought we might be down last year on the nodes and that sort of thing, but it's been good retention, high retention of the fruit.
"I think it's going to be much the same as last year now for the majority of people.
"There will be some paddocks, and we've got some ourselves, that'll be a little bit slow, but on the whole it's pretty good really."
Around 28,000 hectares of cotton have been planted in the Murrumbidgee Valley this year.
© ABC 2014
More breaking news
Winter isn't over as yet! New South Wales just shivered through an unusually cold night.
The Federal Government decision to shut down the Barkly region weather radar station has led to a public meeting due to be held tomorrow at 5pm in Tennant Creek.
After the wettest June in 72 years of records at Cairns, July's monthly rain was slightly below average, recording 25mm compared to 178mm the month before.