PAN: Brazil soybean harvest 71.7% complete, higher than historical average

Foreign media news on March 22: According to data released by the consulting agency Homeland Farmers (PAN), as of the end of last week, Brazil’s 2021/22 soybean harvest progress reached 71.68%, compared with 57.10% in the same period last year, and the historical average of 66.21%.

Last week’s rain hampered field operations in northeastern and southern Brazil, but favored second-crop corn. Wet weather will remain in the southern states of Brazil this week.

The company’s analyst Matthew Pereira said field work in Brazil slowed last week. Excessive rainfall in the northern regions affected the harvest year.

After a dry spell late last year and early this year, Pereira projected Brazil’s soybean production at 122 million tonnes, the biggest drop in Brazil’s history.

Brazil harvested nearly 3 million hectares of soybeans last week. Production in Mato Grosso, Goias and Tocantins was disappointing compared to initial expectations.

Soybean harvest is 9% complete in Rio Grande do Sul and 45.5% in Bahia. The state of Piaui has harvested more than 40% and the state of Maranhão is close to 50%.

Rainfall is good for second crop corn

Rural Clima, a local private meteorological agency in Brazil, said there will be widespread rain in the state of Rio Grande do Sul this weekend, as well as areas in Parana, Santa Catarina and southern Mato Grosso do Sul. influence.

The company’s meteorologist, Marc Antonio Santos, said growing conditions for crops had improved compared to January and February. It will be the same in April. Growing conditions for second-crop corn have improved significantly in central and southern Brazil.

The rains also provide good prospects for wheat planting in southern Brazil.