On Thursday, the Ministry of Agriculture released the Agricultural Zoning Climate Risk (Zarc) for wheat cultivation in the 2020/2021 crop year. Zarc indicates the best period for planting, considering some demands proposed by the sector throughout 2020, which basically includes the type 1 soil and the re-analysis of the sowing periods of some municipalities in the states of Paraná and São Paulo, as well as a forecast for new areas for wheat cultivation in tropical regions, especially in the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Bahia, which are becoming a new wheat growth pole in Brazil. Currently, the largest wheat producers are Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná, which oversee around 85.8% of the national production, according to Conab. Farmers that follow Zarc’s recommendations are less subject to climatic risks and should benefit from the Agricultural Activity Guarantee Program (Proagro) and the Rural Insurance Subsidy Program (PSR).
Source: Canal Rural
*Translated by Ia Niani