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Brazil's safrinha corn planting was 59% as of late last week compared to 40% last year

Maize (Corn)
Brazil
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 26, 2024

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Brazil's safrinha corn planting is progressing at its fastest pace since 2013, with 59% already planted, compared to 40% at the same time last year, largely due to an advanced soybean harvest. Despite this, it is expected that farmers will plant less safrinha corn this year, and 25-30% of the crop will be planted after the ideal date, potentially leading to lower yields. In Mato Grosso, 65% of the safrinha corn was planted as of last week, with the most advanced planting in the mid-north.
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Safrinha corn planting was 59% as of late last week compared to 40% last year according to AgRural. This represents an advance of 21% for the week. Planting continues ahead of the normal pace because of the advanced soybean harvest. This is the fastest planting pace since AgRural started tracking planting in 2013. Additionally, farmers in Brazil are expected to plant less safrinha corn compared to last year, so that may contribute to a higher percentage of the crop being planted. February 20th is generally considered the end of the ideal planting window for safrinha corn in central Brazil. Therefore, approximately 25-30% of the safrinha corn will be planted after the ideal date. Most of the safrinha corn thus far has gotten off to a generally good start. Planting safrinha corn after the ideal window has closed does not necessarily guarantee low yields, but it does increase the risk of lower yields depending on the weather. There are metrologists in Brazil who are forecasting a ...
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