Sep 28, 2022

2022/23 Brazil Soybeans 1.5% Planted

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

The rainfall intensity and coverage increased in Brazil last week. Generous rains were recorded in Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Sao Paulo. Lighter amounts were recorded in Mato Grosso and Goias, but in the areas that received rain, they were heavy enough for farmers to start planting their soybeans. The forecast is calling for improved chances of rainfall this week across central Brazil with heavier amounts in southern Brazil.

Long term forecasts are calling for dryer-than-normal conditions in southern Brazil for the next three months with normal rainfall across central Brazil (see earlier article). Thus far, the weather for early planting in Brazil has generally been OK.

Farmers in Brazil have planted 1.5% of their 2022/23 soybean crop compared to 1.3% last year and 0.8% average according to AgRural.

Mato Grosso - Up to this point, the state has received scattered showers, but heavier amounts are in the forecast for this week. Farmers in Mato Grosso were allowed to start planting their soybeans on September 16th and the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea) indicated that 1.8% of the soybeans were planted as of late last week compared to 1.2% last year and 0.2% average. The Mato Grosso soybean planting progress graph below is from Imea.

Parana - The 2022/23 soybean crop in Parana was 9% planted as of late last week compared to 4% last year and 4% average according to Safras & Mercado. The most advanced planting pace is in the southwestern part of the state. Most of the state has adequate soil moisture for soybean planting, but temperatures have been on the cool side.

Early soybean planting is also underway in Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo.