Climate contributes to the advancement of the soybean harvest in MS

Climate contributes to the advancement of the soybean harvest in MS
Climate contributes to the advancement of the soybean harvest in MS

The climate has contributed to the soybean harvesting work in the 23/24 season in Mato Grosso do Sul, which has already reached 213 thousand hectares, equivalent to 5.0% of the total area.

According to the Association of Soy Producers of Mato Grosso do Sul (Aprosoja/MS), the final operation is 4.4 percentage points ahead of the same period of the previous year and should gain even more strength between February 9 and March 15, an interval that concentrates 77% of the harvest.

The northern region of the state has an average of 8.1% of harvested area, the center has 5.3% and the south has an average of 4.1%. Regarding conditions, 81% of the crops are in good condition, 12% in fair condition and 7% in poor condition.

The president of Aprosoja/MS, Jorge Michelc, states that this moment reflects the instability of this harvest. “It was a cycle that began with a delay in the planting operation, in which the crops faced difficulties in the initial establishment and many of them needed to be replanted. So, despite this progress in the final operation compared to the previous year, it is essential that the producer pays attention to the completion of the harvest in his area, avoiding as much as possible late planting of corn for this second harvest”, he explains.

Corn planting: Mato Grosso do Sul reached 90.9 thousand hectares, equivalent to 4.1% of the total area. The northern region has the most advanced planting, with an average of 11.4%, while the center has 4.9% and the south has an average of 2.7% planted area.

Weather Trend for February in Mato Grosso do Sul

It will be the state with the most rain in February, predicts meteorologist Vinicius Lucyrio.

Between the south, center and east (Dourados, Campo Grande and Três Lagoas), rainfall is slightly above average. Precipitation occurs mainly in the afternoon and evening frequently for more days. In the west of the state, in the Pantanal region, rainfall is slightly below average. Regarding temperature, it is hot above average and there is a possibility of extreme heat, especially in the west of the state.

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