Paraguay: Extreme drought hit the development of safriña corn

Maize (Corn)
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 22, 2024

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Zafriña corn crops in Pacucuá, Naranjal, Alto Paraná have been severely affected by a 22-day drought and high temperatures, according to Jorge Escobar, technical manager of ZUSA S.A. Additionally, soybeans in the same region have been damaged by storms and hailstorms. The current weather conditions, coupled with low cereal prices and high production costs, are causing concern. It is estimated that there will be a reduction in the planting area for the current campaign, although a two to three week planting window remains in some regions.
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Through a tour carried out by Productiva C&M in productive areas, the Agr. Engineer. Jorge Escobar, technical manager of ZUSA S.A., commented that the zafriña corn plots that were planted in the area of Pacucuá, Naranjal, Alto Paraná, suffered 22 days of drought and the temperatures in that period even exceeded 40 °C. situation that affected the development of the crop. He indicated that in that same area soybeans have already suffered important adverse weather events such as storms and hailstorms, which at the time forced the producer to replant the oilseed. In the current zafriña corn campaign, the climate scenario is worrying because it is added to the low price of the cereal and the high production costs. According to estimates from production unions and ...
Source: Productivacm
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