Brazil’s soybean harvest reaches 0.2% complete: Agrural

10 Jan 2022 | Marcela Caetano

Brazil’s 2021/22 soybean crop harvest got underway in the week to January 6, and was 0.2% complete, with Paraná and Mato Grosso starting their work, local consultancy Agrural said Monday.

Agrural expects 40.5 million hectares will be planted for the current crop, with the harvest starting well ahead of the pace last year.

The harvest is more advanced in west and southwest areas of Parana, areas that are most affected by drought and the main reason why average yields are coming in at levels of between 5 and 16 bags per hectare in some areas.

In Mato Grosso, the harvest to date is concentrated in the west and mid-north and producers have reported good yields, although there were complaints about excess humidity and damaged grains. 

Last week, Brazil’s soybean crop was cut from a previously estimated 144 million mt, an all-time record, to 133.4 million mt, below the 137.3 million mt harvested in the previous marketing year.


The first corn crop harvest reached 3.1% complete this week in South-Central Brazil, versus 2.4% a year ago.

Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina are harvesting and, as expected, yields are down due to drought.

Second corn crop planting is underway in only a few areas.