Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul harvested 58% of the area sown with rice in 2023/24, an increase of 14 percentage points

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Published Apr 16, 2024

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As of April 15, 2024, in Rio Grande do Sul, 58% of the rice crops, or 522 thousand hectares, have been harvested from the total 900,203 hectares planted for the 2023/24 season, reports the Rio-Grandense Rice Institute (Irga). The current average yield stands at 8,692 kilos per hectare, marking a decrease from the earlier 8,817 kilos, with expectations of continued decline in productivity through the end of the harvest. With 4.4% of crops still in the reproductive stage and 37% maturing, the region has also seen a 0.6% loss in crops since the last survey. The Western Border region is leading in harvest progress at 70%, with other regions trailing at various stages of completion.
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São Paulo, 04/15/2024 - Rio Grande do Sul harvested 58% of the area sown with rice in the State in the 2023/24 harvest, or 522 thousand hectares, according to a survey by the Rio-Grandense Rice Institute (Irga) released today. In total, irrigated rice crops in Rio Grande do Sul total 900,203 hectares in the current harvest. The increase from one week to the next in field work was 14 percentage points. The average productivity, according to Irga, is 8,692 kilos of rice per hectare. "When analyzing the behavior of the average, it is observed that it has been on a downward trend in recent weeks", says Irga, in the note. "The highest average point occurred in the survey on March 20th, with 8,817 kilos per hectare; that is, until the survey on April 9, a reduction of 125 kilos per hectare had already been recorded", continues the institute, adding that the downward trend in productivity should continue until the end of the harvest. Currently, 4.4% of crops are in the reproductive stage ...
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