The summer corn harvest for the 2018/19 crop in Rio Grande do Sul reached 39% of the area, compared to 28% the previous week, according to Emater / RS-Ascar’s Joint Information Report released last week. According to the bulletin, it was another week of climatic conditions with a predominance of dry weather, high temperatures and strong solar radiation, favorable to the harvest. However, crops under vegetative development, flowering and grain filling suffered from low soil moisture. Punctual crops, which were not properly managed, suffered more depending on the climate. However, the occurrence of rains earlier this week softened the problem; however, weekly and larger rains are needed to meet the daily needs of plants. The soyabean crop, in turn, is 2% in mature phase, 62% in grain filling, 26% in flowering and 10% in vegetative development, which corresponds to the areas implanted later.
Source: Universo Agro