Brazil’s Mato Grosso second corn harvest starts at fast pace

30 May 2022 | Eduardo Tinti

Second corn crop safrinha harvest works at Brazil's main grains and oilseeds producer Mato Grosso started off at a fast pace with 2.4% of the estimated area harvested as of May 27, the state’s agriculture institute IMEA said late Friday.

This has been the second week in which the institute reported safrinha corn harvest progress.

The pace of fieldworks so far has landed way above last years’ and the previous five years’ average.

In 2020/21 Brazil's second corn crop suffered severely from adverse weather conditions that led to a historical crop loss.

This year, safrinha output is expected not only to rebound from last year's lows but to breach historical records as an early soybean planting and harvest allowed for most of the safrinha corn crop to be sown at the ideal planting window.

Mato Grosso is forecast to lift 39.3 million mt of corn from its fields in 2021/22, an all-time record according to IMEA’s latest estimates released in early-May.