Soybean harvest in RS reaches 85%, but may not advance further

Published May 17, 2024

Tridge summary

In Rio Grande do Sul, soybean harvest has advanced to 85% despite challenges from waterlogged soil, with a notable increase of 7 percentage points in the past week. However, this progress falls behind last year's harvest of 91% and the average of 95% over the past five years. Excessive rainfall since late April has led to significant losses in quality and yield for 24% of the crops still to be harvested, with losses ranging from 20% to 100%. Consequently, many crops may be declared economically unviable and abandoned. As a result, farmers are seeking agricultural insurance coverage and potentially negotiating debt restructuring with cereal growers and other financiers, shifting debt burdens to future periods due to the uncertain productivity and profitability of the harvest.
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Despite the difficulty of machines entering fields with waterlogged soil, the soybean harvest is progressing in Rio Grande do Sul. According to the Emater-RS Situational Information, released this Thursday (16), grain removal in the state has already reached 85%, advancing 7 percentage points in the last seven days. However, at the same time last year, the harvest reached 91%, while the average for the period in the last five harvests is 95%. In the second week of May, weather conditions remained unfavorable for field activities, especially harvesting, reports Emater-RS. “This fact worsens the situation, as losses increase daily with the postponement of the operation, causing the opening of pods, the germination of grains or their compromise by the proliferation of fungi”, says the document. Even so, rains were less recurrent in the last seven days, which allowed small windows of time to carry out the soybean harvest in a large part of the state, despite the high moisture levels ...
Source: CanalRural
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