The first plots of wheat harvested exceed expectations. It also
surprised the weather: maximum of up to 40 ° C with storms of wind and
dust. The thermal hit rammed the more backward wheats that are filling
their grains. Great week of sowing of soybeans, 1.9 million hectares
were made. But everything stopped, waiting for the return of the rains.
Wheat: yields surprised in the first days of harvest
Averages of 4,2 Tn/ha in the first plots of the south center of Santa Fe.
Although the advance is very incipient, it is a good sign for the crop in a
year with so much disease pressure. There were even maximum yields of 5,8
Tn in the surroundings of Cañada de Gómez and Villa Eloísa, in Santa Fe.
But there are also plots very affected by diseases. In General Pinto, in
the north of Buenos Aires, yields fall back to 3,0 Tn/ha.
However, the high temperatures, the wind blowing from the north and the
scarce rains leave many doubts about the impact this would have on the
weight of the grains. In the last week, the maximum averaged between 34 and
38 ° C, with extreme values that exceeded even 40 ° C in Córdoba and Santa
Sowing of soybean: 1.9 million hectares done in seven days
The weekly progress stands at 38 points, and if it were not for the lack of
water, the planting of the oilseed in the region had already finished. Due
to the great activity carried out during the last two weeks, the campaign
became the most advanced of the last 5 years. But the lack of water in the
arable layer put a brake on the plantation. There are 735,000 hectares
ahead, awaiting new rains, which could take place next Tuesday or
There is also a great advance of the weeds: Conyza sp., Amaranthus sp. and
resistant grasses. Those who have applied preemergent herbicides in time
have avoided the threat with better luck. Pests begin to be present in
soybean plants: tiny bugs, Helicoverpa sp. and other cutworms. Megascelis
and lobsters advance through the west of Córdoba.