Harvesting of Brazil’s soyabean crop has increased by 7% last week and reached 52% of the area planted with grain, a new AgRural survey shows. According to the consultancy, rains recorded in several regions of the country have limited progress, but the pace of this year is still ahead of the same period of previous years. By 2018, 35% of the area had been harvested and the average of five years the percentage is 37%, AgRural says. In addition to slowing the harvest, rains have increased the moisture content of harvested grains. “Lots have come to warehouses with humidity between 18% and 22% in some states, but cases of broken grains are still punctual. Besides not having caused great inconvenience to the harvest, rains are welcome in crops that are still filling grains in Matopiba and Rio Grande do Sul “, says the consultancy.
Source: Revista Globo Rural