SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Corn planting in the 2022/23 summer reached 64% of the area in Rio Grande do Sul, an increase of 8 percentage points in the weekly comparison, the technical assistance and rural extension company Emater-RS reported on Thursday. , citing the impact of climate on the pace of crop development.
“The crops generally show a slower initial development due to lower temperatures,” said the company linked to the state government.
Planting is ahead of the 62% seen in the same period of the previous year and also compared to the historical average of 57%, the data showed.
Regarding wheat, the survey showed that the harvest advanced 1 point in the week, for 3% of the areas, in line with previous years, and with a focus on the western region.
“The crop has excellent development conditions, with high productive potential and low incidence of diseases”, the company evaluated the winter cereal.
The crops that are in grain formation represent 46% of the cultivated area and “maintain an excellent appearance”, with large ears and good grain.
According to Emater, this scenario generates a good expectation of productivity, which may prove to be higher than the initial one in part of the wheat crops, depending now on the maintenance or replacement of the moisture content in the soils from new precipitations.
(Reporting by Nayara Figueiredo)
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