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December 3, 2020

2020/21 Parana Soybeans Rated 72% Good, Worst in five Years

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

The Department of Rural Economics for the state of Parana (Deral) reported that the soybean planting in the state was essentially complete with 99% of the 2020/21 soybeans planted. Deral indicated that 4% of the soybeans were germinating, 82% in vegetative development, 12% flowering, and 2% filling pods. The soybeans were rated 4% poor, 24% average, and 72% good.

Early development of the soybean crop was impacted by dry weather and Deral indicated that this is the poorest rated soybean crop in the last five years. Last year at this time, the crop was rated 81% good. Last week, Deral estimated the 2020/21 soybean production in the state at 20.4 million tons, which is a reduction of 1% compared to the 2019/20 growing season.

The full-season corn crop in Parana is 65% in vegetative development, 26% pollinating, and 9% filling grain. The corn was rated 5% poor, 20% average, and 75% good.

The full-season corn was more impacted by the dry weather and Deral reported that the regions with the poorest rated corn are Cornelio Procopio (northern Parana) with 40% rated poor, Pato Branco (southwest Parana) with 25% rated poor, Ivaipora (southern Parana) and Laranjeiras do Sul (southern Parana) rated 20% poor, Fancisco Beltrao (southwest Parana) 18% poor, and Londrina (northern Parana) rated 15% poor.