Soybean planting advances to 16% of the surface in Mato Grosso


The favorable climate conditions enabled the soybean planting in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to reach this week to 3.7 million acres or 16.5 percent of the total surface, which is 23.1 million acres. The data was released by the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea).

By the same period of last year, the planting was at six percent of the projected surface then. In 2015, there was lack of rain that delayed the planting of the oilseed. As of now, planting is more advanced in the western part of the state, in the cities of Sapezal and Campo Novo dos Parecis. In the major producing region of Sorriso, nearly 24.4 percent of the surface is planted.


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