Much of Rio Grande do Sul’s wheat-producing regions have temporarily put off planting despite the wheat crop being in the implementation stage because of the excessive humidity and rain levels. So far, 55% of the planned wheat-growing area has already been planted, mostly in the Northwest. An estimated 1,505,704 hectares will be planted with wheat in the state for the 2023 harvest. A 3,021 kg/ha yield is expected. The high rainfall levels in the area had no effect on the crops that had been sowed, and the wheat-growing regions were unaffected. Adequate soil moisture has been favorable for germination, resulting in an appropriate plant stand and satisfactory phytosanitary aspect.
Source: EMATER – RIO GRANDE DOS SUL (*Translated by Ia Niani)