Jan 09, 2024

Soybean Planting Dates Extended in Brazil

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

Farm organizations in various Brazilian states petitioned the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture to extend the soybean planting dates due to the hot and dry weather that delayed planting and caused some of the soybeans to be replanted. The Minister extended the planting window for about half as many days as the organizations had requested. Most of the extensions were granted for states in central Brazil and below is a list of the extensions granted for farmers in central and northern Brazil.

The soybean planting window in Brazil is already very wide and this year it will be even wider. The extended window could complicate the control of soybean rust because the rust spores multiply as the season progresses, so the later the soybeans are planted, the more the potential fungicide applications that will be needed to adequately control the disease.