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Corn planting gets to final stretch in southern Brazil

Corn planting in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the southern-most state in the country, overcame 90% of the projected surface of 1.8 million acres. At this time, there is a reduction of the initial forecast for the planted area for cash corn, while sillage would have the same surface. The information is from the state’s Rural Institute of Technical Assistance.

In general, the crops present good plant population and yields tend to be high if there are not any weather setbacks. For soybeans, which Rio Grande do Sul is the third largest producer, planting reach 40% with good conditions too.

Soybean planting reaches over half of surface in Brazil

Soybean planting has reached 57% of the surface in Brazil, according to a recent survey released by consultancy AgRural. There was an advance of 14 percentage points in one week. The planting pace overcomes the average of the previous five years, which is 56% but is below the progress of last year that reached 63% of the area in this same week.

AgRural says that the works progressed quicker in the Center-Western parts of the country led by Mato Grosso do Sul, followed by Mato Grosso, and Goias. Current crop conditions indicate that the yields will be lower in Mato Grosso due to irregular rains.

In the state of Paraná, nearly 80% of the soybean area is planted when there is a forecast of hot weather in the state after worries with lower than average temperatures. In Rio Grande do Sul, planting progresses to 31% of the estimated surface.

Soybean planting in Brazil’s Paraná advances to 80% of surface

The soybean planting in the Brazilian state of Paraná reached 80% of the projected surface of 13.4 million acres. A production volume of 19.5 million metric tons is expected to be harvested in the state in this season.

For corn, the government projects a production of 3.06 million metric tons in the summer, which is 38% lower than the volume harvested last year. Planting of the cereal as of this week reached 99% of the area.

Argentina’s planting advances faster than last year

A weekly crop update of the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange reveals that the soybean planting advanced 5.4 percentage points in the present week and is 2.2 percentage points ahead of the previous year, covering 7.2% of the estimated area for the oilseed. The total soybean surface is expected to be 44.7 million hectares (18.1 million hectares). Most of the planting works took place in the Nucleus regions, which includes the Northwest of the Buenos Aires province, South of Córdoba and Soutwest of Santa Fe.

Regarding corn, the planted area reached 33.9% this week, considering a surface of 13.3 million acres (5.1 million hectares). The pace is 5.9 percentage points ahead of the previous season. The most significant advances happened in the provinces of Buenos Aires and La Pampa. In Central and Northern areas of the country, more works will take place starting in December.

In the case of sunflower, the work is more concentrated currently in the Buenos Aires province and La Pampa. The national progress rate is at 60% of a surface of 4.4 million acres. In one week, there was a progress of 9.4 percentage points. On the other hand, precipitation was low in those regions recently and will impede a faster advance in the coming days.

Brazil: Mato Grosso will have below average rains

There were rains recently in the Center-West of Brazil,  but there is a forecast of below average rain in key producing regions of Brazil in the month of November compared to the previous five years, according to Somar Metereologia.

The planting works advanced 18 percentage points in one week for soy, but producers now worry with the weather forecast for the beginning month, data from the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea) reveals. The total sobyean surface planted 44.06% in the state.

Brazil: more worries about the windown to plant the second corn crop

The lack of rains has been a constant in some Center-Western states like Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Mato Grosso. Moreover, the state of Paraná has also registered major delays of soybean planting. Now, the major worry for farmers in all of these states, which are large soybean producers, but also producers of corn in the winter, is that many farmerswould lose the right window to plant the secorn corn crop. Soybeans are usually harvested between January and February and most farmers plant corn right after over it.

Argentina: hail storm brings more damage in Córdoba province

Several localities in the province of Córdoba, Central Argentina, have suffered this morning (10.27) with a 15-minute storm. After several months with a high level of water, strong rains affected localities in the province like Río Tercero, Embalse, Almafuerte, Berrotarán, and La Cruz. Power outages were registered in all of these locations.  The precipitation level this morning reached 2.7 inches.

Argentina has already started soybean planting. In the case of corn, nearly 32.8% of the surface is already planted, according to the data from the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange. The harvest takes place for wheat, where the nationwide surface was 2.8% harvested.

Brazil’s soybean planting nears 30% of the surface

Data revealed by the consultancy AgResource says that the soybean planting in Brazil has already reached 30% of the estimated total surface. Compared to the previous year, there is a delay of nine percentage points. The delay is mostly attributed to the irregularity of rains in Mato Grosso and excess of rain in the Southern States.

Brazil: Soybean planting reaches 20% nationwide, 26% in Mato Grosso

The lack of rains in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has impeded the country of advancing more with the soybean planting. A number of the consultancy AgRural puts the works at 20% of the surface nationwide, which is nine percentage points lower than last year.

In Mato Grosso, separately, the works reached 25.8% of the total area, according to the state’s Institute of Agricultural Economics. The total surface expected to be planted in the state is 2.3 million acres.

In one week, there was an advance of 11.3 percentage points, but still, tracks behind previous years. This year, the rains just started by October, but irregularly.

Corn planting reaches 76% of surface in Paraná, but area drops over 30%

According to official data of the Brazilian state of Paraná, after 40 days without any rain drop, nearly 76% of the corn surface was already planted. However, the area is 33% smaller than the previous year. Even though planting conditions were not ideal, most producers could finish work within the right window.

The reason for the shrunk acres is that most farmers switched to soybeans that pay three times more for the producer. A soybean bag of 60 kg is now worth US$ 18.90 in the state.