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February 24, 2021

2020/21 Argentina Corn Rated 24% Good/Excellent, 0.4% Harvested

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

The rainfall in January was more of a benefit for the earlier planted corn that was in the midst of filling grain than the later planted corn that was in vegetative development. Going forward, the dryer weather during February is now going to be more important for the later planted corn.

The early planted corn was 56% filling grain, 23% maturing, and 0.4% harvested late last week. The late planted corn was 57% pollinating and 26% filling grain late last week.

The corn was rated 12% poor to very poor, 64% fair, and 24% good/excellent. The good/excellent compares to 23% last week and 61% last year. The soil moisture for the corn was rated 23% short to very short and 77% favorable to optimum. The favorable to optimum compares to 87% last week and 94% last year.