Brazil: soybean planting reaches 11% of estimated surface


The soybean planting in Brazil has reached 11 percent of the projected surface, according to consultancy AgRural. It is an advance of six percentage points in one week and it is eight percent ahead of the same period of last year and four percent comparing to the everage of the previous five years.

The most advanced planting is in the state of Paraná with 29 percent of the surface planted, followed by Mato Grosso with 19 percent comparing to five percent a year ago. The reason is that rains have been consistent in the center-western parts of Brazil.

There are delays in areas of Mato Grosso do Sul, a state that the planting just got to six percent of the surface, comparing to 15 percent a year ago. On the other hand, rains are forecast for Mato Grosso do Sul in the coming days and planting may speed up.


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