Brazil: Soybean planting reaches 20% nationwide, 26% in Mato Grosso

24.10.2017

The lack of rains in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has impeded the country of advancing more with the soybean planting. A number of the consultancy AgRural puts the works at 20% of the surface nationwide, which is nine percentage points lower than last year.

In Mato Grosso, separately, the works reached 25.8% of the total area, according to the state’s Institute of Agricultural Economics. The total surface expected to be planted in the state is 2.3 million acres.

In one week, there was an advance of 11.3 percentage points, but still, tracks behind previous years. This year, the rains just started by October, but irregularly.


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