WA's Wheatbelt from the air


As farmers across WA's Wheatbelt wait for good rains to get the crops they've seeded germinating right, a drone video from the heart of this wheat growing country reveals a new perspective of daily life.

Shot by Josh Carr from Drone and Carr with the help of a few friends, the three-minute clip travels across the Shire of Muckinbudin, where massive granite rock outcrops split the wheat paddocks under a colossal sky.

"Home to around 300 people, the shire contains numerous hidden gems that many overlook," Mr Carr said.

???"All footage was filmed over the course of one day. At all times there were three spotters involved in the drone videography process - the large zoom out shots were performed by connecting two controllers."

Starting at sunrise, the drone flies over an eerie landscape, over a giant rock, through trees shrouded in mist, then to the CBH terminus, and a football oval before getting down at near ground level as a tractor drags a huge seeding trailer across a paddock.

Farmers across the Wheatbelt are hoping for good rains over the next fortnight, which will be crucial to a good harvest this season.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a series of cold fronts is bringing much-needed rain into the south west of the state, with falls of up to 50mm are possible.

On the radar there's decent rains from Wongan Hills to Narrogin, with between 10 and 24mm falling in the last 24 hours.

This story WA's Wheatbelt from the air first appeared on WA Today.