Mar 17, 2022

Parana Soybeans are 68% Harvested

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

Farmers in Parana had harvested 68% of their 2021/22 soybeans earlier this week compared to 58% last year according to the Department of Rural Economics (Deral). This represents an advance of 14% for the week. The percentage of the remaining crop rated good improved to 50% compared to 46% the prior week. The improvement was because the poorest crops have already been harvested. Last year at this time, 81% of the soybeans were rated good.

The soybeans in the state were impacted by drought and record high temperatures when the soybeans were filling pods in December and January. At the end of February, Deral estimated the state's soybean production at 12.83 million tons, which is down 45% from initial expectations.

The safrinha corn in Parana was 87% planted as of earlier this week compared to 72% last year. This represents an advance of 18% for the week. Deral estimates that farmers will plant 2.63 million hectares of safrinha corn (6.49 million acres). Last month, Deral estimated the safrinha production at 15.5 million tons compared to 5.74 million produced last year. The 2020/21 crop was impacted by severe drought and a series of early frosts.

As of earlier this week, 22% of the safrinha corn was germinating, 75% was in vegetative development, and 3% was pollinating. The crop was rated 95% in good condition compared to 90% the prior week.

The first corn crop in the state was 75% harvested as of earlier this week and Deral estimated that farmers had planted 434,231 hectares (1.07 million acres). The first corn crop in Parana represents 14% of the state's total corn production while the safrinha corn crop represents 86% of the state's total corn production.