Weather in major exporting countries favors harvesting and sowing, but rains delay field work in Ukraine

Source:  GrainTrade

In September, the weather was favorable for harvesting and sowing in the main grain exporting countries, which reduced the impact of weather factors on prices.

In the US Midwest, dry and warm weather is helping soybeans and corn to be harvested, and winter wheat to be planted. Scattered rains last week improved moisture reserves and the condition of winter crops. In the next 7-10 days, dry and warm weather will continue, which will speed up harvesting and increase the supply of the new crop.

The regions of the Southern and Northern Plains are still suffering from a lack of rainfall, which is delaying the sowing of winter wheat. During the week there will be separate rains, which will not significantly change the condition of winter crops.

In Brazil, there were abundant rains in September, so now farmers are actively sowing corn and soybeans, the areas under which they plan to increase. In most regions, light rains will pass during the week, and in the central part – more intense rains. At the end of the week, a new front will bring additional precipitation to the region.

In Argentina, the drought persists, and even short-term rains have not improved the condition of wheat and corn crops. If the amount of precipitation does not increase in the near future, farmers will be forced to replace part of their corn crops with soybeans.

In the Canadian prairies, the weather favors the harvesting of late crops. Canola harvesting is delayed, but it will be accelerated by the dry and warm weather forecast for the coming week.

In the east of the Russian Federation in the Altai Territory, snow fell and frosts began, but most of the wheat crop has already been harvested, so the total wheat harvest in the country may reach 96-100 million tons. Precipitation in the west of the Russian Federation and in Ukraine replenishes soil moisture reserves, but delays harvesting late cultures.

In Ukraine, long rains delay the harvesting of sunflower and soybeans, and part of the crop may suffer from rot, which will reduce the yield and quality of the seeds. If the rains continue in October-November, harvesting of some corn crops will be postponed to winter or spring.

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