Jan 25, 2022

2021/22 Brazil Safrinha Corn is 5% Planted

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

As they harvest their soybeans, Brazilian farmers are planting their 2021/22 safrinha corn as quickly as possible for the corn to be planted during the ideal planting window.

Brazilian farmers had planted 5% of their safrinha corn as of late last week according to AgRural.

Mato Grosso - Farmers in Mato Grosso had planted 9.7% of their 2021/22 safrinha corn as of late last week compared to 1% last year and 6.4% average according to the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea). This represents an advance of 8% for the week.

Persistent wet conditions slowed the early soybean harvest resulting in less available acreage to plant safrinha corn. Additionally, much of the early harvested soybeans are followed by safrinha cotton, which has a narrower planting window compared to safrinha corn. The ideal planting window in Mato Grosso for safrinha cotton closes at the end of January, whereas the window for safrinha corn, closes about the third week of February.

Parana - The second largest safrinha corn producing state in Brazil is Parana and the Department of Rural Economics (Deral) reported that farmers in the state had planted 2% of their safrinha corn as of earlier last week. There are reports that some farmers are waiting for improved soil moisture before they plant their safrinha corn. Farmers in Parana could still plant their safrinha corn until about the third week of February.