Without zones with excessive moisture and technicians attentive to weed control, the potential yield of wheat is still standing at around 4 Tn/ha in the region. The thermal environment and the drizzles reactivated the leaf development of the 1.1 million hectares planted. After the effects of the great frost two weeks ago, the crop is recovered in good condition.
Wheat recovers after frost
While the previous week 23% of the wheats were considered in a regular state, today that condition only fits to 10% of the lots. 60% of the lots are now on the podium from very good to excellent, and 30% are rated as good. The cereal recovers from the damage caused by the intense frost successfully. In Cordoba, the engineers will follow closely their evolution in the coming days. Although they are slowly recovering, they were the ones that experienced the highest losses of biomass. This week weed controls advanced, especially in lots where they gained ground even before the big thermal event that left temperatures of up to 9 degrees below zero.
Very few lots in the screening stage
Wheats in the region are into the stages from emergency to stem extension. The first sowings began in May and until a week ago they finished planting the last lots. 66% of the plots are tillering, only 2% is in the stem elongation, and 10% is in the growth stage.
The disappointment of the corn planted in December
The atmosphere of disappointment is followed by the results of the harvest of second and late corn. The hardvest advanced only 5 points. The drizzles have left 20% of the region still unharvested. The yields are approaching 7 Tn/ha. The exception is the corn of the northeastern of Buenos Aires. The cereal takes an advantage with 8.6 Tn/ha. The smallest advances of harvest occurred in the west of Cordoba and in the north of Buenos Aires.