AgRural: Brazil soybean harvest 5% complete as of Jan. 20

Foreign media, January 24: Harvest survey data released by consulting agency AgRural shows that as of January 20, 2022, Brazil’s soybean harvest progress reached 5%, up from 1.2% a week ago and up from 0.7% in the same period last year. %. The weather in Mato Grosso was favorable for the harvest to advance, the report said.

In the state of Parana, the harvest is still concentrated in the west and southwest, and the drought has led to lower yields. Recent rains have benefited crops in the rest of the state, but have come too late for crops in the West and Southwest.

In Rio Grande do Sul, the soybean harvest has not yet begun. The state’s soybean crop yield potential continues to suffer due to very high temperatures. The soybean crop in the southern region of Mato Grosso do Sul was also affected by the lack of rainfall.

AgRural forecasts Brazil’s soybean production in 2021/22 at 133.4 million tonnes. The company has lowered its soybean production forecast for Brazil for two consecutive months in December and January due to dry weather in southern Brazil and Mato Grosso do Sul.