South Australia delivered regular loads of barley and wheat one month earlier compared to last season 2006, a report released from ABB Grain Ltd.
The first load of barley was delivered on 4 October compared to the first tonnages in 2005/2006 season were recorded 27 October, said ABB Grain.
ABBs operations manager, storage and handling, Andrew Hannon, said the growing areas of the state that traditionally were the first to harvest, such as Port Pirie, were now getting into the full swing of deliveries.
ABB Grain said that the poor growing conditions experienced in the latter part of the growing season have contributed to the early start.
"We're noticing an increase in the amount of early tonnages received this year as April-sown crops are now being reaped." Mr Hannon said.
"Due to the anticipated warm weather this week, were expecting increasing deliveries of wheat, barley and other commodities including peas in areas that are already harvesting and in other areas the harvest is likely to kick off in coming weeks."