COFFS Coast blueberry and banana growers have been left reeling following last weekend's tempestuous weather with widespread damage to infrastructure.
Bob Rai, who has farmed bananas, blueberries and cucumbers just outside Coffs Harbour for 25 years, had roofs and even walls torn off buildings and netting that protects blueberries had collapsed across his 40 acre property.
Although not in danger of flooding, he said a thin strip of his property bore the brunt of the weather.
"Last time we lost a lot of bananas but we were lucky this time because up the hill wasn't damaged as much," Mr Rai said.
"But losing two sheds is terrible and it will take a long time to get the nets back up."
He said a lot of time and money would go into replacing netting and rebuilding two sheds that were shattered in the storm.
"We lost a lot of fertilizer and the lights and fans were ripped out too," he said.
Farmers across the region have suffered huge losses from the heavy rain and strong winds brought by the huge low that swept down the coast late last week.
For Mr Rai the event topped off a season that saw a lot of fruit rotten and unsalable.
NSW is the biggest producer in Australia's $30 million blueberry industry and the crop is fast taking hold on the Coffs Coast as prices are seen as more resilient than bananas.
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