Mato Grosso Winter Corn Potential Questioned

February 8, 2013

Relentless rains that would delay the Mato Grosso soybean harvest and an uncertain winter rainfall outlook call into question projections for a record corn harvest in Brazil’s leading farm state.

The incidence of rust is increasing in Brazil’s top soybean state enhanced by very heavy rainfall.  This fungus disease is readily treatable with herbicides,  but may still take a toll on the yield if it gets out of hand.   A trough of low pressure has become entrenched across the Brazil tropics,  causing unstable weather with frequent  showers in Mato Grosso in recent weeks... subscribers continue to full story...

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