A lack of consistent rainfall could add stress in the corn and soybean growing areas of Brazil during a critical period, according to a Successful Farming report.
Rainfall was spotty over the seven-day period from Nov. 20-26 across Brazil and Argentina.
Looking ahead in December, rainfall chances may improve for portions of Argentina’s soybean growing region into southern Brazil, but rainfall deficits will continue across a large area of Brazil.
Long-range forecast models suggest a slight moisture improvement for southern Brazil, however, timing of the rainfall will be almost as important as quantity.
The northwest corner of the state of Sao Paulo looks to remain very dry, which could have significant implications for Brazil’s sugarcane crop.
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