May 23, 2024

Brazil's 2023/24 Safrinha Corn 0.4% Harvested Nationwide

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

Conab reported this week that the Brazilian safrinha corn is 0.4% harvested. The corn is rated 2.9% in vegetative development, 12.8% pollinating, 62.2% filling grain, and 21.6% maturing. The corn in Parana is 2% harvested with Mato Grosso 0.9%, and Mato Grosso do Sul 0.1%.

In the southern regions, hot and dry weather continues to impact the safrinha corn in the states of Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais where the growth cycle is being cut short by the adverse weather. In the northern regions, the weather has been more beneficial in the states of Mato Grosso and Goias.

The Department of Rural Economics for the state of Parana (Deral) reported that 2% of the safrinha corn in the state has been harvested. The remainder of the corn is 9% pollinating, 64% filling grain, and 27% maturing.

The condition of the safrinha corn in Parana declined this week with 17% rated poor (14% the previous week), 32% rated average (29% the previous week), and 51% rated good (57% the previous week). Extended periods of hot and dry weather is expected to result in low corn yields, especially in western and northwestern Parana.

Conab reported that the first corn crop in Brazil is 72.4% harvested compared to 77.2% last year. The states where the harvest is most advanced are Sao Paulo (100%), Parana (99.8%), Santa Catarina (99%), Rio Grande do Sul (88%), Minas Gerais (83%), Bahia (60.2%), Goias (45%), Piaui (23%), and Maranhao (20%).