AgRural: Brazilian farmers plant 6 million hectares of soybeans a week, 24% progress

Foreign media, October 17 news: Brazilian farmers planted 6 million hectares of soybeans in just one week, as rains in the central and western regions helped planting progress, consulting firm AgRural said on Monday.

As of last Thursday (October 13), Brazil’s 2022/23 soybean acreage had reached 24 percent of the projected area, up from 9.6 percent a week earlier and 22 percent a year earlier.

AgRural said the area would have been higher had it not been for the excessive rain in Mato Grosso do Sul.

In the state of Parana, farmers may have to replant soybeans because the impact of rain was greater than expected.

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.