Brazil’s soybeans 12.3% harvested, corn 11% complete: Conab

1 Feb 2022 | Marcela Caetano

Brazil’s soybean harvest was 12.3% complete as of January 29, a 6.8% weekly increase, the country’s food agency Conab said late Monday.

For the same period last year, 2.1% of the area was harvested.

The harvest in Mato Grosso, the country’s main producer, had reached 31.7% complete, a 16.1 point weekly advance.  

In Paraná, drought conditions have led to an advance in the crop’s cycle and harvest reached 8% complete, a 4 percentage points weekly advance, the agency said.

The sowing of the 2021/22 crop reached 99.6%, a 0.2 percentage point weekly advance, as Maranhão and Rio Grande do Sul are the only states still planting.

Sowing reached 98% complete in Rio Grande do Sul, an advance of just one percentage point.

"There have been rains in some regions, but the scenario is still of low humidity in the soil", Conab stated.

According to the agency's data, 26.5% of Brazil’s soybean crop was at the maturation stage, 42.1% of beans at the filling stage, 10.6% was flowering, 8% was under vegetative development and 0.5% at the emerging state.


Summer corn crop harvest is now 11% complete, a 3.3 percentage point weekly advance and 2.2 percentage points ahead of progress last year.

In Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina the harvest is 34% complete each, while in São Paulo and Paraná the harvest is 6% and 8% complete, respectively.

“In Rio Grande do Sul despite the recent rain, which was irregular and poorly distributed, productivity loss remains unchanged,” Conab added.

Planting reached 98.2% complete, a 1.3% weekly advance while last year 97.9% was complete.

According to the agency's data, 17.9% of Brazil’s first corn crop was at maturation stages, 39.4% at the filling stage, 11% was flowering, 3.1% was at the emerging stage and 17.5% was under vegetative development.