Brazil’s soybean harvest is progressing at a good pace

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orto Alegre, January 22, 2024 – The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean season is gaining scope and has already started in four states. Furthermore, the work pace is considered very good, as the percentage reaped so far exceeds the five-year average for the period. It is important to remember that due to the climate problems registered in the Center-North of the country this season, the harvest is starting earlier than normal in some locations, given the shorter cycle registered in development due to high temperatures and low moisture.

According to research carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado, until January 19, 5.1% were reaped from a total sown area of 45.359 mln hectares, equivalent to approximately 2.317 mln hectares. The previous week, the percentage was 2.1%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 1.7%. The five-year average for the period is 2.8%.

In Paraná, out of a total area of 5.9 mln hectares sown, 10% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 590 thousand hectares. The previous week, the percentage was 4%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0.5%, while the five-year average for the period is 4.5%.

In Mato Grosso, out of a total sown area of 12.05 mln hectares, 13% were reaped, or approximately 1.567 mln hectares. The previous week, the percentage was 6%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 6%. The five-year average for the period is 7.2%.

In Mato Grosso do Sul, out of the total estimated area of 4.28 mln hectares sown, 0.5% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 21 thousand hectares. The week before, there were no data. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%, while the five-year average for the period is 1%.

In Goiás, out of a total sown area of 4.65 mln hectares, 3% were reaped, or approximately 140 thousand hectares. The week before, there were no data. In the same period last year, the percentage was 0%. The five-year average for the period is 0.9%.

Climate maps now point to a period of high moisture over the states of Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and all states in the North and Northeast regions between January 21 and 27, which should be favorable to the development and recovery of crops sown later, but unfavorable to the harvest progress or the beginning of work in such states. The other states in the Midwest and Southeast should receive some moisture but without major excesses. In the South, the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina should receive some moisture, while Rio Grande do Sul should receive little or no moisture.

In the period between January 28 and February 3, moisture decreases in most of the country’s main growing states. In Bahia, little or no moisture is expected.

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