© Reuters. Soybean harvest 01/16/2023 REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s 2022/23 harvest reached 5% of the cultivated area as of last Thursday, at a slower pace than the same period last year, when work had already reached 10%, he said. to AgRural this Monday.
According to the consultancy, the greater slowness stems from the “winter” weather (few openings of strong sunlight between the rains) in Mato Grosso and the delay in the crop cycle in other states, with emphasis on Paraná.
Despite the record production expected in the current harvest, the volume of oilseed harvested so far is approximately 8 million tons, against almost 13 million tons a year ago, when there was a crop failure but the harvest was more accelerated.
“In Rio Grande do Sul, irregular rainfall continues to weigh on soy crops and new productivity cuts should be made in the next crop reviews”, said AgRural.
The analysis company also pointed out that the 2023 second crop was 5% planted in the center-south of Brazil until last Thursday, against 1% a week before and 14% in the same period of 2022.
Work continued to be concentrated in Mato Grosso, but planters have also started to come into operation in Goiás, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul.
“The delay still does not threaten the cereal planting window, but it is important that the advance occurs more quickly from the beginning of February so that the sowing is not done in a very concentrated way.”
(By Letícia Fucuchima and Gabriel Araujo)