Brazilian rice harvest in 2020/21 is well-advanced in comparison to the last cycle, considering the five producing states of Brazil (Tocantins, Maranhão, Goiás, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul), which represent 79% of the cultivated land area in the country. Until November 13, the percentage reached 73.6%, compared to 66.8% in the previous week and 58.7% in the same period of 2019. Data were published on Friday (20) by the National Supply Company (Conab). Two main producing states show a substantial increase in work this year, when compared to the previous season. “In Santa Catarina, the planted area has already exceeded 95%, whereas Rio Grande do Sul has reached about 85%”, said Conab. Conab has also estimated for the 2020/21 harvest an area of 1.72 million hectares planted, in both rainfed (396,500 ha) and irrigated (1.32 million ha) agriculture, compared to 1.66 million hectares in the previous season.
Source: Notícias Agrícolas
*Translated by Ia Niani