9 de janeiro 2019 | Na Mídia
Brazil’s soybean production will fall short of a record in the 2018-2019 growing season because of hot, dry weather in the states of Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul, according to agricultural consultancy AgRural. The country’s farmers will produce 116.9M metric tons of soybeans in the current season, down from 119.3M tons produced in the 2017-2018 season, AgRural said. In November, the group forecast a crop of 121.4M tons of soybeans. The worst losses are taking places in areas where farmers planted early in wet conditions. The moist soil meant plants didn’t have to develop deep root systems, leaving them less able to cope with the hot, dry weather in December, AgRural said.