South Australian grain growers get another drinkAnnabelle Homer, Wednesday June 12, 2013 - 14:48 EST
South Australian grain growers have received another top up in their rain gauges over the last 48 hours.
Falls ranged from 40 to 60 millimetres across the agricultural areas, giving farmers more confidence in the season ahead.
One farmer on Kangaroo Island has claimed he's been washed out, with 50 millimetres recorded.
A month ago, farmers in the upper north said they were dry sowing with little to no sub soil moisture now it seems the season has turned around.
Peter Barrie, from Willowie, received 20 millimetres yesterday, topping off 49 millimetres that fell 10 days ago.
Michael Wurst, field crop consultant with Rural Solutions, says marginal farming areas are even receiving a good drink, which is way overdue.
"Yes, I think things have really turned around in the last week to 10 days. Before that, certainly in the upper north area around Quorn, Willowie, Orroroo, Peterborough, they had only received very low rainfall events," he said.
"However in the last 10 days or so they've had a really good dumping."
Mr Wurst says things are starting to look a lot more positive for the coming season.
© ABC 2013
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