Oct 04, 2023

2023/24 Brazil First Corn Crop 32% Planted

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

The first corn crop in Brazil was 32% planted as of late last week compared to 34% last year according to AgRural. This represents an advance of 7% for the week.

Parana - Planting the first corn crop in Parana was 71% earlier last week, which represents an advance of 13% for the week. The corn is 25% germinating and 75% in vegetative development. Corn planting in southern Parana is essentially complete and farmers are being advised to monitor their fields for corn leafhoppers, which have already been registered in the area (see later article). The Department of Rural Economics (Deral) estimates that the first corn crop in Parana will be 3.1 million tons, which is down 18% compared to last year as farmers reduced the first crop corn acreage.

Rio Grande do Sul - Farmers in the state had planted 55% of their corn crop as of late last week compared to 55% last year and 53% average according to Emater. This represents an advance of 5% for the week. Planting is more advanced in the western, northwestern, and northern parts of the state and slowest in the central, eastern, and southern parts of the state due to wet conditions.

Emater estimates that farmers will plant 817,500 hectares of corn (2.01 mac) with an average yield of 123.5 sacks per hectare or 117.8 bu/ac.