While most farmers are praying for rain Queensland's mango growers are enjoying the dry weather.
Central Queensland mango grower Ian Groves says the lack of rain is good for the flowering of the mango trees and keeping the diseases and pests away.
"We are normally the people unhappy when all the beautiful spring rain comes... because mangoes and rain don't mix when the flowering is happening so we are quite happy with the dry weather," he said.
"We've got good water supplies after the extensive wet so it's just a matter of keeping the pumps going."
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