AgRural: Mato Grosso will harvest record soybean volumes by January

05.12.2016

The soybean planting in Brazil has reached on Friday 90 percent of the projected surface, according to Curitiba consultancy AgRural. The progress is slightly above the historic average, which is 88 percent by this time of the year. Scarcity of rains have been seen in the south of Mato Grosso do Sul and north of Paraná. The total output estimate for the country is 100.4 million metric tons – 0.6 percent higher than last year. “Now, the focus of many farmers in Mato Grosso is to focus on harvest. By planting in the fastest pace in history, the state can harvest a record volume in January. AgRural calculates that the state would end the first month of January with 20 to 25 percent of the crop harvested,” the AgRural report reads. This would mean a volume of 7.3 million metric tons.

In the meantime, the summer corn crop in the country reaches 92 percent of the estimated area. Now the planting works are focused in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Goiás. In the meantime, there is need for more rain in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.


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