Rainfall over recent days has given a boost to grain crops.
In eastern South Australia, there were 32 millimetres of rain at Karoonda in the past week, Mindarie had 23mm, Pinnaroo 20mm and Loxton 10mm.
Doug Hall from Wunkar said his crops were looking good, with wheat and barley now out in head.
But he says more rain would still be welcome.
"We're not far off the real business end of the season. It's gonna warm up a bit and we're going to need probably I'd say another inch-and-a-half of rain at least," he said.
Mallee agronomist Richard Saunders from Loxton said the South Australian Mallee was in a better position than the Victorian Mallee.
He said since the rain had fallen growers needed to be on high alert for rust.
In the mid-north, agronomist Peter Cousins from Crystal Brook said the rain had fallen just in time for some crops.
He was optimistic about the season ahead and said some areas still had above-average potential.
South Australian Farmers Federation president Peter White said rain forecast over the next few weeks could boost the quality and quantity of this season's harvest across the state.
"If we could order what we wanted when we wanted it then the game would be easy but unfortunately that's not the way it is," he said.
"We don't have control over the rainfall which is probably just as well because I reckon there'd be a few fights over it. But certainly farmers are usually pretty optimistic."
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