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May 14, 2020

Safrinha Corn Ratings Decline in Parana

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

After weeks of dry weather, the safrinha corn in the state of Parana in southern Brazil has received some rainfall over the past ten days, but not enough to stop the overall deterioration of the crop.

In their latest assessment of the safrinha corn crop in the state of Parana, the Department of Rural Economics (Deral) is now rating the corn crop as 11% poor, 36% average, and 53% good. This represents a drop of 8% in the good category compared to a week earlier. The corn is 19% in vegetative development, 40% pollinating, 36% filling grain, and 5% mature.

The safrinha corn crop represents 86% of the total corn production in the state, which is Brazil's second largest corn producing state after Mato Grosso. The full-season corn, which represents 14% of Parana's total corn production, is 99% harvested according to Deral.