Soybean sowing in Tocantins is progressing and producers are carrying out work at night to take advantage of the planting window. In the year 22/23, the harvest occupied more than 68% of the area and 62.7% of all grain production in the State. Soy is the main crop in terms of area and production and the expectation is that the oilseed will reach 1.4 million hectares planted in this current 23/24 harvest, in Tocantins. See the video made by @jvpbonilha sent here to the Agroclima editorial team:
Thadeu Teixeira, is an agronomist at the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (Seagro) and explains that the Matopiba region is an important hub for grain production and the producer is keeping an eye on some determining factors. The first is the climate.
The agricultural engineer points out the uncertainties related to the El Niño phenomenon.
“In the first months of the harvest, rainfall may be below normal, but with satisfactory levels for soybean and corn cultivation. However, it can directly impact the important stages of development of the soybean crop and the second corn harvest, which requires a longer rainy period compared to crops such as sorghum, for example. We need to be careful”, observes Teixeira.
The Tocantins producer must also be aware of production costs, high stocks and the harvest situation in the Southern Region of Brazil as well as neighboring Argentina and Paraguay.
Thadeu Teixeira says that producers must take into account that stocks in Brazil remain high, which impacts current and future prices.
“What could affect market prices is the prospect of a 23/24 harvest with good amounts of rain in the south of the country, Argentina and Paraguay, the influence of El Niño which could result in a higher harvest compared to previous years. In this way, we compensate for possible reductions in production in the Matopiba and Central-West regions caused by the same phenomenon”, says the agronomist.
According to Climatempo meteorologists, this Thursday (02/11), isolated rain showers with lightning can now happen at any time of the day and can sometimes occur with moderate to strong intensity in the Matopiba region. Wind gusts can be between 40 and 60km/h and rain can accumulate between 10 and 25mm in some areas.
The rains will also continue to spread increasingly across the Matopiba agricultural border during Friday (03/11) and over the weekend. The highest volumes of precipitation, between November 4th and 9th, are expected between Bahia, north of Goiás, half of Mato Grosso, a large part of the states in the North region, including Rondônia, center-south of Pará and Tocantins, in addition from producing areas in the south of Maranhão and south of Piauí.
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