Corn planting gets to 70% of surface in southernmost state of Brazil

21.10.2016

The corn planting in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has reached 70 percent of a total surface of 1.9 million acres. In one week, the works advanced five percentage points, according to the Rural Institute of Technical Assistance of Rio Grande do Sul.

Comparing to the previous year, the planting is six percentage points ahead. There are concerns regarding late cold temperatures in the last few days and there was also a delay of nitrogen applications due to recent torrential rains. The sharpest increase of corn planting this season is seen in southern states.


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