Growing optimism for SA’s grain farmers

South Australia’s grain country is set for seeding around the traditional Anzac Day start date with farmers seeing the best season-opening rains in several years.

Early pasture, canola and legume seeding already has been happening across the state over the past few weeks and there is cautious optimism about weather bureau reports forecasting a better year for rain.

However, COVID-19 and national demand are forcing farmers to focus more on forward planning to ensure important fertiliser and chemical supplies arrive on properties.

“The state is starting the year with reasonable moisture levels and some good rain for most of the state,” Grain Producers SA chairman Wade Dabinett said.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020