November rains improve regional planting conditions of corn

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              Weather difficulties in September and October made room for improvement in rainfall in November, at least in the second half of the month. The situation improved in the critical portion of the Center-South and advanced in Matopiba. There are still problematic foci in Mato Grosso do Sul and northwestern São Paulo. The situation will still depend on continued rainfall in December and January for a good configuration of this summer season. New corn must begin to emerge in southern Brazil but only from the second half of March, in better volume, in the Southeast and Midwest regions.

               The Brazilian corn crop had some climatic improvement in November. Rainfall was better in the center of the South-Center, which was more problematic, so hindering the crop development and even the planting start. Much of this rainfall occurred only last week, which reveals that November still coped with difficulties for this summer season.

                This improved condition, however, does not change the harvest schedule of this summer season. Firstly, due to the late planting, December, January and February will still be important in terms of climate to define the production of the summer crop. Besides, the planting delay is not recoverable, i.e. irrigated crops in some locations will be partly reaped in January and February, but the large summer volume will only occur from March. Is it possible for farmers to reap even too moist corn due to market prices? Yes, it is always possible. In any case, the summer season is set.