Brazil: Rice harvest ends in Rio Grande do Sul with 7.16 million tons of grain

Published Jun 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The final report from the Rio Grandense do Arroz Institute (Irga) states that the rice harvest in Rio Grande do Sul for the 2023/2024 season yielded 7,162,674.9 tons from 900,203 hectares of irrigated rice, with an average productivity of 8,410.21 kg/ha. However, the harvest lost 46,990.59 hectares (5.22% of the sown area) due to floods. Despite the losses, the harvest accounts for 70% of Brazil's grain production and there is no technical justification for importing rice, as stated by the interim secretary of Seapi, Márcio Madalena.
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The rice harvest ended with a production of 7,162,674.9 tons in Rio Grande do Sul. In the 2023/2024 harvest, 900,203 hectares of irrigated rice were sown. Of these, 851,664.22 hectares were harvested, corresponding to 94.61% of the sown area, with an average productivity of 8,410.21 kg\ha. The data is in the final report released, this Friday (14/6), by the Rio Grandense do Arroz Institute (Irga), linked to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Sustainable Production and Irrigation (Seapi). 1,548 hectares (0.17%) are still in the harvesting process. With the floods recorded in the State, 46,990.59 hectares (5.22% of the sown area) were lost, mainly concentrated in the Central Region of the State. This data is collected weekly by teams from Irga's Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Centers (Nates), together with producers in Rio Grande do Sul, distributed throughout the rice growing regions of Rio Grande do Sul. In the 2022/2023 harvest, 839,972 hectares were sown, with ...
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