The Mato Grosso Institute for Agricultural Economics (Imea) has reduced its estimate of soyabean production in Mato Grosso by 1.6% for the 2018/19 season, which is now expected to reach 31.94 million tons. The institute also reduced the projection for crop productivity. For this crop, the performance will be 3.4% lower compared to 2017/18, totaling 55.34sc / ha. The result was influenced by unfavorable climatic conditions recorded in 10/18, such as irregular rains and high temperatures. In this survey, there was no change for the area planted, which should stand at 9.62 million hectares. Corn – The 2017/18 crop in the state should reach 28.78 million tons. However, the Imea warns that due to the weather, the numbers may change. Still this season, productivity should reach 102.23 sc / ha, on average. The highlight is for the cultivated area, which had its projection high by 1.62%, totaling 4.69 million hectares, driven by the advance in the field work with the soyabean, which is collaborating so that most of the areas of corn be sown within the ideal state window.
Source: Universo Agro