Posted 1/14/2013 07:48 (#2821270 - in reply to #2821245) Subject: soy record collection begins at Mato Grosso
Traditionally, Mato Grosso is the first Brazilian State to harvest the oleoginosa whose crop should reach 24.13 million tons.
The soybean crop harvest starts today in most regions of Mato Grosso, which traditionally is the first to start the harvest of oilseed rape in the country. According to the Institute's estimate of Mato Grosso of Agricultural Economy (Imea), the State is expected to have a harvest record in this vintage 2012/2013, reaching 24.13 million tons, representing an increase of 13% compared to the previous harvest.
The producer John Reck Junior, of the municipality of Tangará da Serra (239 Km East-North of the Capital) says that in general the harvest had a delay in the region due to climate issues. What, however, will not affect your planning nor the results. "The beginning of the harvest in our property will be this Monday, we hope to conclude within 30 days with the normal expectation of 55 to 60 bags per hectare". Producers are planting this year in an area of 4,600 ha.
In the town of camp Verde (131 Km South of Cuiabá), the majority of producers also left to start the harvest from today. According to Carlos Rodrigo Bernardes da Silva, who planted 450 acres, the anticipation for this crop are the best possible. "We're starting to pick up today, but information we have is that about 5% of that soy was planted was picked by those who planted soybeans early in order to be taken before, to then start planting corn or cotton.
According to the Association of soybean Producers of Mato Grosso (Aprosoja) the first soybean crops that were harvested in the State are capacitive, since many early planted areas were affected by lack of rains in the beginning of cultivation. Nery Ribas assessment, technical director of the entity, there are reports of producers gathering of 34 sacks and other harvesting 54 bags per hectare, which does not reflect the General numbers. That's because the federal Government's most recent estimate is 51.6 productivity bags per hectare, on average. The Director also says that it is known that early varieties and super early did not have huge potential. As for the beginning of the harvest, Naik says that now it really is starting all over the State, being too early to make any estimate.
The representative of Aprosoja also says that a lot of manufacturers have chosen short-cycle varieties, aiming to plant and harvest so early, in order to plant corn or cotton soon followed, as happens every year. However, the irregularity of rainfall in soybean areas of normal cycle already draws attention of some soybean farmers.
On the other hand he says that one cannot speak of losses, since this is just the beginning of the process of collection. Ribas says although recent numbers add up Meteorology indicate that practically didn't rain during the first week of January, but from the second week there is prediction of rainfall across the Midwest. And in some regions, where the land is sandy, crops may feel these effect.