According to a survey by the Rosario Stock Exchange, the first-class soybeans managed to overcome the drought and would obtain 40 quintals. “The oilseed was losing vital millimeters day by day and there seemed to be no way to beat the lack of water that has been dragging on since February 2020. But finally the change of scenery materialized.”
“The condition of the first-class soybeans went from 30% regular and bad to 14%. And in very good to excellent conditions there are now almost 2.5 million hectares. That is, the regular and bad were reduced by half. and the very good to excellent ones occupy 50% of the planted area “, highlighted the study.
The crop was able to reverse the situation thanks to the rains that arrived just in time in the region from January 27 to February 4 with an average of 100 mm. “It was just at fruiting, the stage at which time 80% of the soybeans are,” the report explained. The area that remained “most vulnerable” is NW Bonarense, which received just over 40 mm. There an irreversible drop of 8 to 10% in yield is estimated.
Another difficult area was the west of Cordoba. “They say there will be a decrease in yield because the critical period had begun without closing the furrow. But after 200 mm this week, they estimate averages of 42 quintals per hectare,” the specialists stressed. In the center and south of Santa Fe they estimate 40 to 45 quintals. “But the rains in February must continue accompanying. Although now, with loaded soils, the requirement for the second month of 2021 is very different,” they warned.
After one year, 70% of the area was once again with adequate to optimal reserves. It took a year for the map that considers the consumption of a permanent grassland for the core region to turn green again. The rains of the last week were so important that in a week everything changed and now, the green colors of the adequate and optimal reserves occupy 70% of the area.