Apr 06, 2022

2021/22 Brazil Soybeans 80.4% Harvested vs. 76.2% Last Year

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

Rainfall in Brazil over the weekend in favored Rio Grande do Sul which received 2-4 inches which slowed the soybean and corn harvest in the state. Most of the safrinha corn belt remained dry over the weekend and the northern safrinha corn is forecasted to remain dry for the next 10 days.

The soybeans in Brazil were 80.4% harvested as of late last week compared to 76.2% last year and 76.4% average. The harvest is essentially complete in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Goias. The slowest harvest is in Rio Grande do Sul where the soybeans are 19% harvested.

Parana - The soybeans in Parana were 83% harvested as of earlier last week and the Department of Rural Economics is estimating the soybean production in Parana at 11.5 million tons compared to 19.8 million in 2020/21.

Rio Grande do Sul - Farmers in Rio Grande do Sul had harvested 19% of their soybeans as of late last week according to Emater. Some of the worst fields were not harvested or used for pasture or cut for forage. Emater reported that the soybeans were not maturing uniformly with mature plants and green plants in the same field resulting in both mature seed and green seed. Soybean yields are very low with the highest yield coming from the soybeans planted in December. Wet weather over the weekend slowed the soybean harvest.

Bahia - Farmers in western Bahia had harvested 70% of their soybeans as of late last week and they are reporting good yields according to Irrigated Farmers Association of Bahia (Aiba). Aiba is estimating the soybean yields in the state at 66 sacks pert hectare (59.0 bu/ac) which is down approximately 1 bu/ac from last year's record yields. Western Bahia accounts for approximately 6% of Brazil's total soybean production and 52% of the soybeans produced in northeastern Brazil.