Mar 24, 2021

2020/21 Argentina Corn 6% Harvested, Early Yields 95-137 Bu/Ac

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Recent rains have helped the later planted corn and any additional rainfall this week would benefit the later planted corn which is in the process of filling grain. I view the recent rains in Argentina as stabilizing the corn crop.

Farmers in Argentina have harvested about 6% of their corn with early yields in the range of about 6,000 to 8,600 kg/ha (approximately 95 to 137 bu/ac). In the core production area, the corn is approximately 15-25% harvested. The corn harvest has not started in southern Argentina or northern Argentina. The early panted corn was 59% mature and 12% harvested while the later planted corn was 33% filling grain

The 202021 corn in Argentina was rated 22% poor/very poor, 56% fair, and 22% good/excellent as of late last week. The good/excellent percentage compares to 17% last week and 35% average. The soil moisture for the corn was rated 33% short/very short and 67% favorable/optimum. The favorable/optimum percentage compares to 59% last week and 70% last year.