Favorable climate sustains optimism for next cycle in Mato Grosso
After a drastic productivity drop between the 2019/2020 harvest and the 2020/21 harvest, in the state of Mato Grosso, where the total amount went from 106 to 38 bags per hectare, state producers are optimistic for the next cycle in the field. The Mato-Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (IMEA) recorded this year’s sowing period as the fastest in history, being completed in just 11 weeks.
The speed of completion of soy planting should allow the corn off-season to start in February, fitting into the ideal cropping window. Last year, the second crop’s sowing only started in March, well after the target period.
The harvest forecast for the 2021/22 harvest is 38.3 million tons of soy in Mato Grosso alone, according to the National Supply Company (CONAB), registering an increase of 5% compared to the previous harvest. As for corn, the projection is 39.5 million tons – a number 20.4% higher than was inventoried this year.
Even so, there is concern about the soy harvest, which should take place in the next few days. The high volume of rain can result in soy burning due to the lack of sun, which should be a hindering factor during this process. Even though the state reached the predicted harvest record, there is also the problem of not having enough warehouses to store all production.
SLC Agrícola currently has 9 farms in the state of Mato Grosso, all of which have high expectations of a good yield during the next crop cycle in the field
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