Foreign media, October 26 news: Brazil’s Parana State Department of Rural Economy (DERAL) said that soybean planting in Parana state last week went well, farmers planted about 600,000 hectares of soybeans, because the rainy weather temporarily cleared.
The state’s 2022/23 soybean planting progress is 44 percent so far, up from 33 percent a week ago, but still behind 60 percent a year earlier. Edma Gervasio, an expert at DERAL, said that a few days of fine weather last week had led to clear progress in soybean planting, with farmers planting more than 600,000 hectares of soybeans.
Corn is planted more slowly because farmers are more inclined to plant soybeans because the first-season corn planting is smaller.
Despite planting delays, corn and soybean crops are in good shape in most parts of the state.
DERAL in its September survey projected a record 21.5 million tonnes of soybean production in the state in 2022/23, largely unchanged from its August forecast. Soybean acreage is forecast to increase by 1% to 5.73 million hectares.
Wheat harvested 63%, production is expected to increase by 18% year-on-year
In addition, the state’s wheat production is expected to be 3.79 million tons, an increase of 18% year-on-year.
The wheat harvest in Parana is 63 percent complete, up from 54 percent a week ago. Dry weather Monday through Wednesday will help the wheat harvest, which will be reflected in next week’s numbers. However, there are serious quality problems with the wheat crop, and the yield scale has not yet been determined. Previous heavy rains may have resulted in lower-than-expected wheat yields and quality.