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05/02/2018 0:00 - Agricultural Commodities Market
Climate puts Pressure on Argentina’s Soybeans and Corn.

The critical month for soybeans is starting with climatic forecasts that would not satisfy the water demand of the crop in Argentina.

Coarse grains are facing a serious setback. First-crop soybeans in the Argentine most important producing region is crossing the yields definition period with very disappointing forecasts. The crop experimented good vegetative development in the first class lots of the “Zona Núcleo” (the core zone). However, reproductive development will take place under deficient water conditions (as it can be seen in the water reserves map) in combination with high temperatures that punish biological processes. The lower quality soils are already marking yield losses with visible patches in the lots. The second-crop soybean depends on the weather. If it does not rain in 10 days the yields can be very poor; otherwise, they are in time to recover. In this context of dry climate, insect pests such as bolillera, spider mites and thrips appear, complicating the producers´ situation even more.


Regarding early corn, the cereal already threw the cards on the table. It is finishing its filling period with the number of grains already defined. As a result of the spatial variability of the rains at the end of December, the crop will have a wide range of yields according to the area. In the core region, yields of around 100 qq/ha are possible in the best lots, but there are also areas that did not receive precipitations in the critical period and, consequently, the yield’s reduction is already a fact. The most worrying situation is shown by the late-planted corn (December) with the leaves wounded. Although the lots are passing the vegetative period and are in time to reverse this situation, the forecasts are not encouraging in terms of rainfall for the next 10 days.


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The Rosario Board of Trade is a centennial institution located in Rosario, in the most important agroindustrial zone of Argentina. Throughout its history it has created and boosted transparent, solid and reliable markets: the Grains Physical Market, the Futures Market, the Capital Market, and the Livestock Market.

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Rosario - Santa Fe - Argentina

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