Even amid strong rains, wheat losses may be small in southern Brazil

According to a report by the Trigo & Farinhas shared first with AgroSouth News, the weather setbacks in the southernmost state and second largest wheat producer of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, did not generate major losses wheat losses. This is because a volume of 20 percent of the crop was harvested before the recent rains. A second part of it was harvested in the last three days of October, after the first rains, and it is estimated on 25 percent of the total volume to be produced in the state. “Considering this second part[of 25 percent], the yields are very high,” said Luiz Pacheco, director of Trigo & Farinhas.
There is yet 55 of the wheat crop that was not harvested in Rio Grande do Sul. “The yields are excellent and some reach 110 bushels per hectare. So the final volume continues to be estimated at 2.2 million metric tons for the state alone,” affirmed Pacheco in an exclusive.

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