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Warm and Dry Climate Favors Harvest and Quality of Summer Grains in South Brazil

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The harvest of the summer grains follows, with corn reaching almost half (47%) of the cultivated area, soybean has 4%, beans 1st crop, 78% of the area already harvested and rice 10%. According to the conjuncture report published by Emater-RS/Ascar, the significant advance of this phase of the crops occurred due to the hot and dry climate.

The corn crop is more advanced in the Northwest part of the North Gaucho half, presenting good product quality, with low percentage of broken and cracked grains. In the Serrana, Metropolitan and Southern regions, the harvest begins. Throughout the state, maize development is considered optimum, with productivity registering high yield, variable between regions. Productivity exceeds 220 sacks per hectare in the Alto do Serra do Botucarai, for example. In general, 16% of the area of ​​maize is mature, 25% in grain filling, 6% in flowering and 6% in germination and vegetative development.