Brazil starts safrinha harvesting

The harvesting campaign for safrinha corn(Safrinha is second-crop corn planted after the soybean harvest.) has started in the Brazilian state of Paraná, according to the Department of Rural Economics (Deral), Soybean & Corn Advisor reports.

The crop was harvested on 1% of the planned area, 3% less from the prior year's comparative period.

The state of Paraná is the second-largest corn-producing region in Brazil after the state of Mato Grosso.

"Corn harvesting is progressing only in the southern part of the state, where corn was planted earlier and did not suffer the drought conditions that adversely affected crops in the western and northern parts of the state. Early yield results in the southern part of the state of Paraná were assessed as satisfactory," the report reads.

Deral analysts forecast that crop losses of the safrinha corn in western and northern Paraná could reach 30% or more. Crop condition assessment results:

  • good: 23%
  • fair: 45%
  • poor: 32%

Corn planting in Ukraine as of June 10 was 100% completed on 5,342.88 mln ha. Poltava, Chernihiv and Sumy regions have the highest sown area under the crop in the current production season.

Early grains harvesting in Ukraine's south is delayed on persisting heavy rains.

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