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January 15, 2020

Corn in Argentina 88% Planted, Northern Argentina Last to Plant

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

There continues to be rain across Argentina, but the distribution is uneven. The best soil moisture is across the central growing areas with the driest conditions across the southern and southwestern regions.

The corn in Argentina was 88% planted as of late last week according to the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange. This represents an advance of 4.7% for the week. In the core production areas and in southern Argentina, the corn is essentially 100% planted. The corn left to plant in Argentina is in the far northern part of the country where the corn is currently about 30-40% planted.

The corn in Argentina is rated 54.8% good to excellent, which is better than last week. The early planted corn is 68% pollinating and 12% filling grain. The later planted corn is germinating/emerging or in vegetative development. The soil moisture for the corn is rated 12% short and 49% optimum, which is an improvement compared to last week.