Corn planting gets to 70% of surface in southernmost state of Brazil

The corn planting in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has reached 70 percent of a total surface of 1.9 million acres. In one week, the works advanced five percentage points, according to the Rural Institute of Technical Assistance of Rio Grande do Sul. Comparing to the previous year, the planting is six percentage points ahead. There are concerns regarding late cold temperatures in the last few days and there was also a delay of nitrogen applications due to recent torrential rains. The sharpest increase of corn planting this season is seen in southern states.

Strong winds and rains slam the Santa Fe province in Argentina as corn planting takes place

As the corn planting reaches 31.8 percent of the estimated surface in Argentina, the province of Santa Fe has been hard hit by torrential rains, wind and hail. This particular weather has affected corn, sunflower and wheat crops in the province, mostly damaging the areas of Villa Saralegui, Marcelino Escalada, San Justo and Cacique Ariacaiquin. The total surface damaged was at least 160,618 acres. The damage was not calculated, but the precipitation overcame three inches. The data about the crop advance is from the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange.

Soybean planting is the fastest in history in Mato Grosso, Brazil

The planting of soybean has reached 31.4 percent of the total surface in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso and jumped 14.9 percentage points in comparison to the previous week, according to data released by the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics today. The Institute says that this is the fastest planting pace registered in the state in history. High volume of rains have allowed the advance of planting. The record of planting in Mato Grosso is made since 2009.

Rosario Board of Trade: Soybean surface will decline 3% in Argentina

A new estimate released by the Rosario Board of Trade says that the soybean surface in Argentina would decline by three percent in expense of growth of the corn area. The total surfaced dedicated to the oilseed would be 48.4 million acres, if that projection is confirmed. So far, the weather conditions have been favorable in the major producing regions of the country.

Soybean sales slow down in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso

Soybean growers from the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso have sold nearly 27.8 percent of the total volume expected to be sold during the 2016/2017. There is a strong slow down comparing to the same period of last year, when about 47.9 percent of the crop was sold. The data is from the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics.

The slow down is explained by the current prices, contrary to what was happening last year, when prices were going up. There is also a feel of uncertainty because of the dry conditions that later presented in the previous crop, according to some sources of the Association of Soybean Growers of Mato Grosso.

Corn planting in Brazilian state of Paraná reaches 82% of total surface

The corn planting in the Brazilian state of Paraná advanced 14 percentage points in one week to 82 percent of the total surface, according to the Departament of Rural Economy of that state. The projected area for that crop is 1.2 million acres. Of the grains planted in the state, 27 percent of the surface in under the germination stage and 73 percent on vegetative stage.

Brazil: soybean planting reaches 11% of estimated surface

The soybean planting in Brazil has reached 11 percent of the projected surface, according to consultancy AgRural. It is an advance of six percentage points in one week and it is eight percent ahead of the same period of last year and four percent comparing to the everage of the previous five years.

The most advanced planting is in the state of Paraná with 29 percent of the surface planted, followed by Mato Grosso with 19 percent comparing to five percent a year ago. The reason is that rains have been consistent in the center-western parts of Brazil.

There are delays in areas of Mato Grosso do Sul, a state that the planting just got to six percent of the surface, comparing to 15 percent a year ago. On the other hand, rains are forecast for Mato Grosso do Sul in the coming days and planting may speed up.

Soybean planting advances to 16% of the surface in Mato Grosso

The favorable climate conditions enabled the soybean planting in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to reach this week to 3.7 million acres or 16.5 percent of the total surface, which is 23.1 million acres. The data was released by the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea).

By the same period of last year, the planting was at six percent of the projected surface then. In 2015, there was lack of rain that delayed the planting of the oilseed. As of now, planting is more advanced in the western part of the state, in the cities of Sapezal and Campo Novo dos Parecis. In the major producing region of Sorriso, nearly 24.4 percent of the surface is planted.

Political reprisal: China blocks Argentinean soybean oil

Authorities from China’s central government have blocked the entrance of soybean oil coming from Argentina as a political reprisal against the interruption of works of the dams done by Chinese companies in the country, some Argentine news sources say. The Macri Administration since taking office has ordered to revise the contracts to evaluate the costs and the environmental risks of the dams.

Argentina: Nearly 58% of the wheat planting is under good water conditions

According to the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange, nearly 58 percent of the 10.6 million acres planted of wheat in Argentina are considered under good water conditions. About 12 percent of the crop is considered under excellent conditions, while 27 percent have regular water conditions.