The summer corn planting of the 2019/2020 crop in Brazil reached 26.8% of the estimated area of 3.9 million hectares, according to a survey by consultancy Safras & Mercado. In general, the work is still delayed, since in the same period of 2018 the planting was at 27.7%. In Rio Grande do Sul, sowing reached 61%, against 57% last year. The estimated area in the state is 1.1 million hectares. In Santa Catarina, the planting is in 44% of the predicted area of 659 thousand hectares, against 39% last year. In Paraná, however, the scenario is a delay in field work, with 17% cultivation completed, against 36%. In São Paulo, the planting also follows behind last year. This season the sowing reached 3%, against 12% in the season 2018/2019.
Source: Canal Rural