Wheat planting advanced ten percentage points in Rio Grande do Sul in the last week. According to the Emater / RS-Ascar Joint Information Report, progress was boosted by the Ijuí and Santa Rosa regions, which reached 72% and 88% of the initial estimate, respectively. These regions represent 30% and 27% of the projected state area of 739,403 hectares for this harvest. Currently, 55% of the area destined for this crop of wheat was sown, being 97% in germination and vegetative development and 3% in flowering. In the region of Ijuí, which encompasses Coredes Noroeste Colonial, Celeiro and Alto Jacuí, the first plantations implanted showed good emergency and satisfactory initial development. The high temperatures of the last periods contributed to a more pronounced vertical growth. In Planalto, the crop is in the initial phase of planting and it is estimated between 2% and 4% of the area planted in this period. Growers are waiting for increased soil moisture (rains) to intensify activity. In Alto Uruguay, planting reached 10% of the area planned. In the region of Caxias do Sul, high temperatures and dry weather favored soil preparation and the beginning of sowing in lower municipalities. In the municipalities of Campos de Cima da Serra, sowing should start next week and intensify in July. The barley crop is totally implanted in Alto Uruguai, and is in a germination stage. In this region, the area planted is approximately ten thousand hectares. In the regions of Alto Jacuí, Celeiro and Colonial Northwest, the rhythm of the implantation of the culture was decelerated, in order to stagger the planting and to expect a better soil moisture condition. Producers control herbs in areas that have already emerged. In the regions of the Campaign and West Frontier, a cerealista continues fomenting the implantation of the culture for purposes of malt production, in agreement with the industry. The proposal is cereal-based inputs, with crop insurance and cereal prices.

Source: Universo Agro