South America Calling

Favorable Conditions for Brazil This Week

Mike Palmerino
By  Mike Palmerino , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
The major soybean-producing states of Mato Grosso, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil continue to experience a favorable weather pattern with enough rain to support crop needs. (DTN graphic)

Mostly favorable weather conditions are expected to continue during the next seven days for soybeans in Brazil and corn and soybeans in Argentina.

The major soybean-producing states of Mato Grosso, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil continue to experience a favorable weather pattern with enough rain to support crop needs and no persistent hot weather.

The crop is filling and maturing in Mato Grosso and Parana with some early harvest underway. The crop is developing and filling in Rio Grande do Sul. We expect to see a favorable weather pattern continuing during the next seven days.

The only area that continues to see unfavorable weather is northeast Brazil. Significant periods of hot and dry weather this growing season will result in reduced acreage and production. Rainfall is expected to pick up this week. However, it may be a case of too little, too late.

The weather is generally favorable in the major corn and soybean areas of central Argentina. Most areas have adequate soil moisture for current crop needs of corn pollinating and filling, and soybeans developing and early filling. Enough rain is expected to occur during the next seven days to support crops. There is no persistent heat, also favorable for crops.

Michael Palmerino can be reached at michael.palmerino@dtn.com

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