The planting of the new Brazilian soybean crop has entered the final stretch.
In the South, Midwest and Southeast, only a few areas remain to be sown in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Goiás and Minas Gerais. The states of Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso have already finished the work.
In the North and Northeast regions, the work remains behind schedule, and the weather situation is worrying in some micro-regions.
According to research conducted by SAFRAS & Mercado, until December 13, Brazilian growers sowed 94.2% of the total area expected for the country. The index is equal to approximately 34.893 million hectares sown, out of a total of 37.032 million hectares estimated for planting in the country. In the previous week, the index reached 90.8%. In the same period of the previous year, the index reached 98.8%, while the five-year average for the period is 95.8%.