News in brief: The off-season corn crop in Brazil has shown signs of high yield.
In a positive agricultural scenario, the harvest of off-season corn in Brazil has shown signs of high yield, according to recent data from the National Supply Company (Conab).
In Mato Grosso, one of the largest grain producers in the country, the climate has been an important ally for farmers. With favorable climatic conditions, crops have shown good development, and in some areas, the harvest has already begun, pointing to a promising harvest.
In Mato Grosso do Sul, despite the decrease in rainfall, soil moisture has been sufficient to maintain healthy crop growth. The same happens in Goiás, where the good water storage qualities of the soil has maintained satisfactory conditions on the plants.
In Maranhão, the Balsas region stands out for exemplary good performance of this staple, which is currently in the grain filling phase. The other regions of the state also continue with vegetative development in a good condition.
Tocantins and Piauí follow the good performance of corn, with most areas being in the reproductive phase and the rains especially favoring the crops sown later. In Pará, the climate has been a positive factor for the development of plants in all regions, with the harvest having already started in the Southwest region.
In Paraná, a state known for its agricultural production, 92% of off-season corn crops are considered as in great condition and 8% under regular conditions. Sowing in periods of heavy rains impacted part of the areas; however, most maintain a substantial yield.
In São Paulo, crops have different stages of development, but are all faring well. In Minas Gerais, climatic conditions and soil moisture have favored the development of plants, pointing to a robust and productive off-season corn.
Progress of the 2nd Harvest in the Week of May 7 to 13, 2023
The first agricultural harvest also shows remarkable progress, according to recent data. The comparison between the last harvest, the previous week and the data from May 13 shows significant advances in the harvest in several states.
In Maranhão, the harvest percentage increased from 15% in the previous week to 20% on May 13, although it is still below 25% of the last harvest. Piauí also showed progress, rising from 8% in the previous week to 20%, yet the harvest rate remains below the 35% recorded in the last harvest.
In Bahia, the harvest rate advanced from 65% in the previous week to 68% on May 13, surpassing the 65% mark of the last harvest. In Goiás, the harvest rate jumped significantly, going from 34% in the previous week to 45%, although it is still below the 95% of the last harvest.
Minas Gerais also showed progress, with the harvest rate increasing from 87% in the previous week to 93%, approaching the 97% of the last harvest. São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina have already completed the harvest of the first harvest, with 100% of the crops harvested.
In Paraná, despite having already completed the harvest, there was an increase in the harvest rate, from 90% in the previous week to 93% on May 13, still below the 98% rate of the last harvest. In Santa Catarina, the harvest rate also increased from 78% in the previous week to 87%, still below the 100% peak of the last harvest.
In Rio Grande do Sul, the harvest rate remained stable at 87%, up from 86% of the last harvest.
Considering the nine states together, the average harvest increased from 67.5% in the previous week to 72.4% on May 13, still below the average of 80.1% of the last harvest.
These figures demonstrate the evolution of the first harvest in different states of Brazil, reflecting the efficiency and productivity of Brazilian agriculture. Although some states are still behind the last harvest, the progress observed in recent weeks indicates a positive pace for the harvest.