Nov 02, 2022

2022/23 Brazil Soybeans 46% Planted vs. 40% Average

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

Rains over the weekend favored southern Brazil where conditions are generally favorable for planting and early crop development. Rains should move into northeastern Brazil later this week with dryer conditions across Brazil in the 6-10 day period. The 2022/23 growing season in Brazil continues to get off to a generally good start.

The weather cooperated for rapid planting across Brazil last week and the 2022/23 Brazil soybeans were 46% planted as of late last week compared to 52% last year and 40% average according to Ag Rural. This represents an advance of 12% for the week. Dryer weather in Parana and Santa Catarina allowed for rapid planting progress. The rains have still been irregular in some areas resulting in poor germination and some replanting.

Soybean planting is accelerated in Mato Grosso, but slow in Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul where wet weather has slowed the planting.

Mato Grosso - Farmers in Mato Grosso had planted 83.4% of their 2022/23 soybeans as of late last week compared to 83.1% last year and 64.4% average according to the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea). This represents an advance of 16.5% for the week. The most advanced soybean planting is in the western part of thew state where 95% of the soybeans have been planted. The slowest planting pace is in northeastern Mato Grosso where 58% of the soybeans have been planted.

The rapid soybean planting in Mato Grosso will allow farmers to plant their safrinha corn during the ideal planting window if the weather cooperates. Farmers will start to harvest the earlier planted soybeans by late December and the ideal planting window for safrinha corn closes about the third week of February.

The red line below is the current soybean planting pace in Mato Grosso.


Parana - Farmers had planted 44% of their soybeans as of earlier last week according to the Department of Rural Economics (Deral). The soybeans were 32% germinating, 68% in vegetative development and the crop was rated 1% poor, 3% fair, and 96% good.

Rio Grande do Sul - Soybeans in Rio Grande do Sul were 3% planted as of late last week.

The wheat harvest in Rio Grande do Sul was 7% as of late last week compared to 30% last year and 41% average. This represents an advance of only 2% for the week.