Soybean losses may occur in Brazil

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Porto Alegre, May 8, 2024 – The harvest of the new Brazilian soybean crop advanced between April 26 and May 3 and has already reached the last areas to be reaped this season.

Despite the advance, the large volume of rain that hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul during the period stands out, which prevented better progress of farm machines and caused major problems for the crops that are still in the fields. It is possible that a large area of area has been lost to floods and that part of Rio Grande do Sul’s crops will experience a loss of grain quality and productivity. Around 25% of Rio Grande do Sul’s crops are at risk, which is equivalent to approximately 5 mln tons in potential.

According to research carried out by SAFRAS & Mercado, through May 3, 95.6% were reaped from a total sown area of 45.619 mln hectares, equivalent to approximately 43.634 mln hectares. In In the previous week, the percentage was 93.5%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 96.6%. The five-year average for the period is 96.8%.

In Rio Grande do Sul, out of a total sown area of 6.7 mln hectares, 75% were reaped, or the equivalent of approximately 5.025 mln hectares. In In the previous week, the percentage was 67%. In the same period of the previous year, the percentage was 81%. The five-year average for the period is 87.8%.

In Paraná, out of a total area of 5.9 mln hectares sown, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 100%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 100%, while the five-year average for the period is 100%.

In Mato Grosso, out of a total sown area of 12.14 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 100%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 100%. The five-year average for the period is 100%.

In Mato Grosso do Sul, out of an estimated total area of 4.28 mln hectares sown, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 100%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 100%, while the five-year average for the period is 100%.

In Goiás, out of a total sown area of 4.65 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 100%. In the same period last year, the percentage was 100%. The five-year average for the period is 100%.

In São Paulo, out of a total area estimated at 1.4 mln hectares sown, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 99%. In the same period last year, 100% had been reaped. The five-year average for the period is 100%.

In Minas Gerais, out of a total sown area of 2.2 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the week earlier, the percentage was 99%. In the same period last year, 100% were reaped, while the five-year average for the period is 100%.

In Bahia, out of a total sown area of 2 mln hectares, 100% were reaped. In the previous week, the percentage was 96%. In the same period last year, 99% had been reaped, while the five-year average for the period is 94.2%.

Climate forecast maps now point to lower rainfall accumulations over the state of Rio Grande do Sul in the period between May 5 and 11, which could bring a more favorable environment for the advancement of farm machines, although there are doubts about what is left to be reaped in the state after the heavy rain and floods of the last few days. The Southeast, Midwest, Northeast and North regions should receive little or no moisture, except for the state of Pará, which should receive significant rainfall in its northern half.

In the period between May 12 and 18, greater moisture is expected for the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, which should once again bring a less favorable environment for the advancement of machines in fields that have already suffered from the recent rain.

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