An early start on South American soybeans

Early season rainfall allowed farmers in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state to begin planting soybeans.  According to Illinois based Soybean and Corn Advisor approximately 2 percent of the 2012-2013 soybean acreage has been planted.  The amount of soybeans planted this early is small as many farmers wait for more normalized showers.

Farmers who have started planted their soybeans usually look to double crop corn or cotton following soybean harvest.

Mato Grosso’s soybean acreage is estimated at 7.89 million hectares or roughly 19.5 million acres.

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