HARVESTING is expected to ramp up in Victoria this week.
Fine weather should see harvesting begin this week in the first of the Wimmera crops to ripen, according to bulk handler GrainCorp.
The harvest largely kicked off last week, with 77,000 tonnes of grain delivered into GrainCorp's storages.
Total receivals into Geelong and Portland are now approaching 100,000 tonnes.
GrainCorp has received 2.8 million tonnes across its east coast network.
Rain had slowed down harvesting in Queensland and northern, central and northern NSW, while in other regions, crops were still too green to be affected.GrainCorp said harvesting is 95 per cent complete in Queensland, where 1.4 million tonnes had been delivered.
Nearly 1.3 million tonnes of grain had now been received in the company's Carrington and Port Kembla port zones.
It said canola was being received in the Riverina, although the barley and wheat harvest had also begun.
In South Australia, Viterra said it had received 484,000 tonnes for the week ending Sunday.
Deliveries had now totalled 687,000 tonnes by the start of this week.
Most of the harvesting activity was on the Eyre Peninsula, where the harvest was 40 per cent complete.
EP Grain - the Eyre Peninsula trading arm of the Emerald Group - said wheat crops were yielding better than expected.
EP Grain general manager Julian Speed said that while yields were lower than normal due to the dry season, some crops were yielding 20 per cent more than what growers expected.In Western Australia, receivals by CBH Group had almost doubled in the past week to 1.43 million tonnes.
Rain had delayed harvesting in most regions during the week but did not appear to have damaged the crop.