Argentina: Growing fears that lack of rains would stop soy planting works

The lower than average rains that are forecast for the first half of December would create difficult to progress with corn and soybean planting in Argentina. After a first half of the year with abundant rains, the spring had low precipitation in the South American country.  This weather pattern affects mostly the late-planting fields.

“It is going to rain below the average in this first half of December. It could be very critical for late planting”, said Germán Heinzenknecht, a meteorologist at Climatologia Aplicada consultancy.

The most recent report of the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange said that the planting advanced to 34% of the surface in the case of soybeans and 35.8% in the case of corn.

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