Farmers fear soybean anomaly threatens 2022/23 crop

Farmers fear soybean anomaly threatens 2022/23 crop
Farmers fear soybean anomaly threatens 2022/23 crop

O grain rot of soybeans is a problem that has been occurring for three crops in Mato Grosso. Especially in the mid-north region, where there were several cases recorded last season. With the start of another cycle, the apprehension with the “anomaly” is great. The subject was the subject of episode 52 of Agricultural Patrolman.

Even performing a fungicide application more robust, farmers report seeing grains rot in the same way. This is the case of producer Tiago Strapasson, in the municipality of Vera.

“This compromises the cultural treatment where the plant is located. The fungicide no longer works well, because it (plant) is very much in contact with the soil and is very dense”, he says.

Strapasson comments that 70% of the area was affected by the anomaly in the last cycle. “We have a risk ahead of repeating the scene of the past harvest”.

According to the president of the Rural Union of Lucas do Rio Verde, Marcelo Lupatini, about 40% of the properties were affected and had losses. “A base of five bags per hectare”, highlights the union president.

Cases in Ipiranga do Norte worry

In Ipiranga do Norte, the anomaly caused negative impacts on Valcir Batista Gueno’s crops. The average loss per hectare, according to him, was eight bags in the 2,600 hectares cultivated.

“In the last three years, this has been the worst year we’ve had. As a result of this anomaly that brought a lot of damage and breakage”, says Gueno.

THE lack of definitive answers about the reasons for this problem makes farmers even more apprehensive. “It is a concern that is starting now until we implement another crop”, concludes Gueno.

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