Adverse weather challenging Brazil’s second-crop corn

Brazil’s second-crop corn is enduring some weather challenges.

Soybean and Corn Advisor president Michael Cordonnier says pockets of dryness are expanding in central Brazil.

“And the corn there is filling grain, it would be the equivalent of maybe late August, early September for us here in the United States.”

He tells Brownfield corn in southern Brazil was planted late and is going through pollination with good moisture.

“But, and here’s the caveat, they’ve had two episodes of frost in southern Brazil before the end of April, which is very unusual. And farmers are concerned that this might be a precursor to more frost to come.”

Cordonnier says another frost before mid-June would be devastating to a corn crop that competes with the U.S. on the global market.

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