South America Calling

Favorable Conditions Continue for South America

Mike Palmerino
By  Mike Palmerino , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
The seven-day precipitation forecast shows continued moisture to assist central Brazil's second-crop corn. (DTN graphic)

The weather pattern remains quite favorable for developing second-crop corn in central Brazil as episodes of scattered showers and thunderstorms continue. The crop has been able to take advantage of early planting and an active second half of the rainy season.

Drier weather in southern Brazil, from southern Parana to Rio Grande do Sul, helps improve conditions for harvesting soybeans.

Corn and soybeans in central Argentina are in the late-fill, maturing and early harvesting stages. Soil moisture is favorable for late-filling crops. Dry weather through the end of the week will favor maturing crops and the early harvest.

There may be some decrease in soil moisture ahead of winter wheat planting next month. Showers may occur this weekend in Cordoba and Santa Fe provinces.



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