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Dry weather to boost Argentina soybean crop in coming days: BA grain swap

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A combine harvester used to harvest soybeans is seen at a farm near Pergamino, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Argentina April 27, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

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May 5 (Reuters) – Most of Argentina’s agricultural areas will see little to no rainfall over the next seven days, the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange (BdeC) said on Thursday, which will help speed up the harvest of the 2021/22 soybean which has a production estimate of 42 million tonnes.

Argentina is the world’s largest exporter of soybean oil and meal, and according to the BoC’s weekly crop report on Wednesday, farmers in the South American country had harvested 54.7% of 16, 3 million hectares of soya planted.

“Most of the Argentine agricultural zone, much of the Paraguayan agricultural zone and the Uruguayan agricultural zone will experience little to no precipitation (less than 10 millimeters), with pockets of moderate precipitation,” the BdeC said in its weather report. weekly.

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The dry conditions favor the work of the combine harvesters in the fields where the cereal must be harvested.

BdeC said the national average soybean yield so far was 3.09 tons per hectare, higher than the average originally forecast. However, the entity did not say it could change its harvest estimate.

As for the 2021/22 corn, the BdeC indicated that the grain harvest, with an estimated production of 49 million tonnes, was completed on 25% of the sown areas.

“The harvest is progressing slowly as many growers are prioritizing the soybean harvest and, on the other hand, a large number of batches of summer cereals are at physiological maturity but still with high moisture in the grains,” the BdeC said. .

Argentina is the world’s second largest corn exporter after the United States.

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Reporting by Maximilian Heath; Written by Steven Grattan; Editing by Aurora Ellis

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