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  • Yet another system is on tap to bring showers to northern Argentina and southern Brazil in the next seven days. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Rains continue over northern Argentina and southern Brazil, good for some wheat and southern safrinha corn areas. Dryness continues to stress and damage crops across central Brazil.

  • Another system will bring scattered showers to southern Brazil, but the showers are not forecast to move into the higher production areas in central Brazil. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Some isolated showers fell over southern portions of central Brazil last week, but amounts were not enough to reverse the declining yields. Precipitation over southern Brazil has been and is forecast to continue to have a more positive impact for corn. Argentina is doing better...

  • A couple of fronts will bring moderate to heavy rain for southern Brazil; light to moderate showers will make their way northward into central Brazil. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Heat and dryness across central Brazil continue to lower yield prospects. There could be signs of some stabilizing rains with a couple of frontal boundaries this coming weekend into next week; but downward trends in crop prospects continue.

  • Precipitation for the first week of April will increase for Mato Grosso to Minas Gerais in Brazil, improving conditions for safrinha corn. However, models continue to suggest an overall dry month. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Dryness in central Brazil has started to concern safrinha producers with decreased yield potential. Showers look like they will pop up for the first week of April, easing some concerns. Models continue to paint a picture of overall dryness for the month of April despite next...

  • Dryness setting up in central and northern Brazil this week is forecast to last through the month of April, sparking concern over safrinha corn yield prospects. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    A drier period has developed over central and northern Brazil this week. Models indicate that below-normal rainfall could last all the way through April, giving rise to greater concern for a safrinha corn crop that is already behind.

  • Rain continues to provide additional moisture for Argentina into southern Brazil through March 25. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Recent moderate to heavy rainfall over Argentina and southern Brazil has had a significant positive impact on immature corn and soybeans. More showers in the same region through the next week will eat further into drought conditions.

  • Rainfall will increase in Argentina with a system moving through March 15-17 with and may get into southern Brazil as well. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Dry conditions in Argentina during the last few months have had a negative effect on corn and soybean yield prospects. Rainfall looks to increase early next week as a system moves through. It will be timely for most but may be too late for others.

  • Rainfall during the next 10 days is expected to be below normal for most of the major growing regions. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Soybean harvest continues to lag the normal pace, but the rate of progress is normal, given the two-week delay to the start of the main growing season. Dryness in Argentina will continue during the next 10 days while showers in Brazil will become more isolated next week.

  • Daily rain showers will continue to delay soybean harvest and corn planting in Mato Grosso and Goias for the next week. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    Daily showers continue to bring widespread rains to central and northern Brazil. It has dried out across southern Brazil and most of Argentina. A couple of fronts will bring only low chances of brief showers to those regions through the next week. They may be enough to...

  • A front moving through Brazil will stall from Mato Grosso to Minas Gerais with clearing behind it. Conditions will improve for soybean harvest and safrinha corn planting over the next several days. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    A front moving through Brazil will stall from Mato Grosso to Minas Gerais this weekend. Areas to the south should see improved conditions for soybean harvest and safrinha corn planting, though it may be short. Northern areas should expect to see more delays.

  • February rainfall forecast from DTN is expected to be above normal over southern Brazil, but below normal over the heavier production areas in central Brazil. Precipitation is expected to return more toward normal in central Brazil and below normal in southern Brazil by April and May. (DTN graphic)
    by John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

    February could be sketchy for safrinha corn planting as showers are too abundant over the south and likely not enough across the north. Here's an extended look at what Brazil crops can expect for weather into May, thanks to a La Nina pattern.