The planting of the second corn crop had another week of good progress in the Center-South of Brazil. According to the consultancy AgRural, last week, 15% of the area was sown in the region, compared to 3% last year and 4% in the average of five years. The producers of Mato Grosso lead the field work, with 21% of the area already sown. Next, Paraná (19%), Goiás (12%), Mato Grosso do Sul (6%), São Paulo (2%) and Minas Gerais (1%) appear. The harvest of the first corn crop reached 3% of the area cultivated in the Center-South of Brazil, against 5% a year ago. Santa Catarina leads, with 9% of the area already withdrawn, followed by Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná, with 5% each. In Rio Grande do Sul, there is a significant delay due to excessive rainfall. But the work has already gained pace and should intensify if the driest weather forecast in the state is confirmed.
Source: Canal Rural