AgRural: As of November 17, soybean planting progress in Brazil reached 80%

Foreign media, November 21 news: Consulting firm AgRural said on Monday that as of last Thursday (November 17), Brazil’s 2022/23 soybean planted area had reached 80% of the expected area, up from 69% a week ago, but That’s down from 86 percent in 2021.

In the Midwest, soybean planting is almost complete. Despite more rain last week, the irregularity of rain has worried some farmers. AgRural reported that although the rainfall was very welcome, the amount and distribution were not sufficient to provide relief in all dry areas. Parts of Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Minas Gerais and Goiás still suffer from small areas of moisture deficit. If these areas receive more rain in the coming weeks, it will not threaten the crop’s yield potential.

In states with late planting schedules, such as southern, northern and northeastern Brazil, farmers continued to plant soybeans.

The Brazilian government expects that the annual soybean production in 2022/2023 is expected to exceed 152 million tons, and the planting area will increase to 42.89 million hectares, an increase of 3.4% over the previous year, both record levels.

Brazil began planting soybeans in mid-September. In areas planted earlier, it is possible to start harvesting in January.