Oct 11, 2022
2022/23 Brazil Corn 39% Planted, About Average
Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.
The first corn crop in Brazil was 39% planted as of late last week compared to 38% last year according to AgRural. This represents an advance of 4.7% for the week.
Rio Grande do Sul - The corn crop in Rio Grande do Sul was 64% planted as of late last week compared to 62% last year and 57% average according to Emater. This represents an advance of 8% for the week. The corn development in the state has been slowed due to the cooler temperatures.
Parana - The corn in Parana was 67% planted earlier last week with 22% of the corn germinating and 78% in vegetative development. The corn was rated 7% average and 93% good. The corn development in Brazil's three southern states has been slow due to cool temperatures.
The acreage of the first corn crop in Brazil is expected to decline by 1.5% due to high production costs, an infestation of corn leafhoppers, and switching to more safrinha corn. The production of the first corn crop is estimated at 28.6 million tons, which is up 3.6 million tons or 14.6%. The planting season for the first corn crop in Brazil is getting off to a generally good start.