South America Calling

Dry Season Begins in South America

Northern Brazil still has tropical-source rain, but the pattern is much more variable elsewhere. (DTN graphic)

The rainy season is ending in South America. Northern Brazil still has tropical-source rain, but the pattern is much more variable elsewhere.

Southern Brazil is notably dry, with precipitation from 60 to 80% below normal. Crop loss to corn and soybeans is noted.

Central Brazil has better soil moisture but will have only scattered rain showers during the next 10 days.

In Argentina, drier conditions will favor corn and soybean harvest progress. Double-crop soybeans need more rain but have only light and scattered activity in store through the next week.

John Baranick can be reached at john.baranick@dtn.com

(BA/ES)

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