Brazil should harvest 677 million tons of sugarcane in 2019, according to the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production in March, reported the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The amount represents a growth of 1.8% over the previous month. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the return of rainfall in some regions has provided the recovery of sugarcane plantations, especially those that will be harvested in the final third of the harvest, which resulted in an expected improvement of 2.3% in the average yield of crops. São Paulo increased its production estimate by 2.0%, reflecting the productivity growth that has been favored by the climate and by the adoption of new techniques, such as crop relay, with corn, which ends up protecting the soil during the renewal period of the cane field. In the Midwest, Mato Grosso expects production to be 3.6% higher, while Goiás increased by 5.0%, respectively. In relation to 2018, the estimate of the national production of sugarcane presents growth of 0.4% in 2019.
Source: Canal Rural