13-01-2014 12:48 PM | Australia

Grape growers fear heatwave will destroy crops

Grape growers in the New South Wales Riverina are facing a "depressing" wait to see what damage a heatwave will reap on their crops this week.

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the community of Griffith and there are fears the extreme heatwave sweeping across south-eastern Australia could cause substantial damage.

Wine grape grower and Griffith mayor, John Dal Broi, says it's an anxious time for the community, with temperatures forecast to soar to 40 degrees today.
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