AgRural: Soybean planting in Brazil at 1.5% as of last Thursday

Foreign media, September 26 news: Consulting firm AgRural said on Monday that as of last Thursday, Brazil’s 2022/23 soybean plantings had reached 1.5% of the expected area, up from 1.3% in the same period last year.

In Mato Grosso, most farmers are still waiting for more precipitation to start or speed up soybean planting, the report said. But in Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo, higher soil moisture has allowed farmers to start planting.

The Brazilian government estimates soybean production in 2022/23 to reach 150 million tonnes, up from 125.55 million tonnes reduced by drought the previous year.