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Soybean in Brazil’s Parana State Rated 72% Good but Worst in 5 Years

Abhijeet Banerjee
Abhijeet Banerjee
Soybean in Brazil
Soybean in Brazil

Planting of soybean for 2020-2021 season is near to 99% completion in the state of Parana according to the Department of Rural Economics for the state of Parana. The department reported that there are indications of 4% of the soybeans on germinating stage with 82% in vegetative development, 12% flowering, and 2% in filling pods condition.

Soybean in the state of Parana has been rated 4% poor, 24% average, and 72% good so far. Dry weather is the major reason which has affected the early development of the soybean crop and as per the Department of Rural Economics, this is the poorest rated soybean crop in the last five years. In the same state, soybean during the previous year and the same period was rated 81% good.

Parana’s Soybean production in the 2020/21 season is rated close to 20.4 million tons, which remains lower by 1% when compared to the 2019/20 growing season. In Brazil overall, the rainfall during this growing season has been very sporadic and certainly not in line with the expectations for this time of the year. 

Brazil s national agricultural agency CONAB  had earlier reported that rains during the first half of November in south-central and southern Brazil were below normal in quantity and poorly distributed. According to the CONAB, lack of moisture has adversely affected the development of the soybean. Only the state of Goias, located in the center-west region, has received satisfactory rains so far. 

Reports say that rainfall in northeastern Brazil has been near to expectations, and the crop is developing normally or better than normal. Moving forward it is will crucial to assess the possible damage done to the soybean crop, and how much recovery is possible in the yields, in case the weather improves in forthcoming weeks.

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