The keys to the great moment of prestigious Uruguayan rice

Published Jun 23, 2024

Tridge summary

Uruguay's rice sector is experiencing a positive cycle, with the last four harvests being the best on record. The average yield was 8,828 kilos per hectare, despite challenges such as floods and adverse weather. There is a call for diversification of cultivars to allow for earlier harvests, as the majority of Uruguay's rice surface is planted with the INIA Merín variety, which has a long cycle and was significantly affected by the weather. International prices are high due to India's export restrictions and Brazilian floods, with the final price closing at US$14,835 for a 50-kilo bag of rice. Uruguay has accessed the European market with nearly a third of its rice, demonstrating the grain's quality and safety.
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Original content

In recent years, the last two decades I would dare say, the national rice sector has gone through a roller coaster of good and bad times, which had a special impact in those years where rice funds needed to be implemented as a rescue mechanism for everyone. Fortunately, an industry that usually delivers a product of extreme quality to the world and grows in yield year after year, today finds itself with a general panorama that favors it, and thus encourages a long-awaited expansion of surface area. Performances. At the end of last May, the traditional Rice Harvest Evaluation Workshop was held at INIA Treinta y Tres. It marked about 8,828 kilos per hectare on average with 85% of the total area analyzed, thanks to the data presented by Saman, Casarone, Adecoagro, Coopar, Arrozal 33 and Dambo. “The workshop is a national sector event, where the results are reported, the production factors are analyzed and how they were combined to explain the harvest: it is an example of a round trip ...
Source: Agromeat
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