TRADITIONALLY in SA, Anzac Day acts as a marker for the unofficial start of seeding time.
There are lots of stories about the expected rain that comes at this time of year, creating the much-need break after a generally dry summer for most regions.
But despite the presence of La Nina in recent months, and a reasonable amount of rain at harvest time, the start of 2021 does not seem to have produced much by way of moisture for farmers across SA.
Hopes went up mid-way through April when a band of showers went across the state but this was hit and miss.
Bureau of Meteorology climatologist Naomi Benger said rainfall was tracking at below-average totals in April for most of SA's agricultural regions, except for the Lower South East.
This follows below-average falls in March on parts of the southern Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, although it was generally average elsewhere.
With SA a generally dry state, many farmers say they will take the risk and sow dry, while others have been left burnt by a number of drier years in recent history.
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