Author: Javier Preciado Patiño

Soybean crushing drops 10% in the first quarter

The lack of raw material are increasing the unproductive capacity in the oilseed industry No good news for the oilseed industry. According to the Argentinean Ministry of Agindustry during the first quarter of the year, oilseed industry crushed 8,15 million metric tons (MMT) of soybean, versus 8,96 in 2017 and 10,35 MMT in 2016. The lack of raw material, due to a smaller harvest, are increasing the unproductive capacity of the industry, raising fixed costs. This industry can process 62 MMT per year, but the largest volume crushed between soybeans and sunflower seed was 47,22 MMT in 2016, i.e. 76%...

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Argentina: Drought cuts between 25% to 30% of soybean yields

Last week, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange cut Argentina soybean production to 42 million tons, from previous 44 MMT, and 54 MMT at the start of the growing season. In dialogue with Javier Preciado Patiño, (Radio Con Vos 89.9), the South Cone Manager of Don Mario Semillas, Obdulio San Martin, said he expects a reduction in the soybean yields, due to drought, around 25 or 30 per cent. “In a regular year, we count 18 or 19 nodes per plant; this year we count 14 or 15. Furthermore, it’s too difficult to find a plant with 45 or more pods,...

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Argentinean farmers to collect for the first time Indigo’s Tech soybeans

By Javier Preciado Patiño In a few days, Argentinean farmers will start the harvest of 16,5 million hectares of soybean crop. But 10.000 of those hectares was grown with Indigo’s microbiological technology. It’s the first time that this occurs in the country. “Farmers are saying us that they expect a great performance from this soybeans”, saiys Carlos Becco, leader of the Indigo branch in Argentina. Mr, Becco took over the local branch in August 2017, only a few weeks before the start of the growing season. “The initial target was 2.000 hectares planted with Indigosoja, the brand of our...

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Which are the largest pulses exporters from Argentina

During 2017 Argentina’s Agroindustry Ministry approved the export of 86.542 tons of peas and 166.535 tones of chickpeas. The country runs a registration system where the companies apply for a license to export its grains. The largest chickpeas exporter was Desdelsur SA, with 24.000 tons approved to export or 14% of the national exports. Based in Salta province, the company was established in 1987 by José Macera (photo), a former Grain National Board executive. In the present, Desdelsur runs 28.000 hectares of crop production and operates a pulse processing facility in Tartagal (North of Argentina) and warehouse in the...

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Gustavo Grobocopatel, also known as "Argentinean King of the Soybean" conceded an interview to Farm News Argentine. Competitiviness, investments, agriculture in rented lands, were some of the topics addresed. Coming soon...

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