Tue Dec 17, 2013 02:33 PM CST Heavy rain and high temperatures across the soybean fields of Brazil's center-west have created perfect conditions for the spread of the dreaded Asian rust. Specialists are calling on farmers make sure they don't forget to monitor for the fungus amid heightened concerns about corn earworm attacks.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 09:01 AM CST With Brazilian soybean planting now virtually complete, the crop for the most part continues to develop well. However, there are mounting concerns about dryness in southern Mato Grosso do Sul and parts of northern Parana.
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:01 AM CST Brazil will have more soybeans and corn than ever this season, raising concerns about logistical chaos when the crops descend on the ports. But market factors may ease the pressure on infrastructure this year.
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:04 PM CST Despite the hype surrounding the launch of Monsanto's Intacta RR2 Pro soybean technology, farmers did not buy all the seeds on offer, according to seed producers and cooperatives.
Mon Nov 18, 2013 09:42 AM CST Brazil's soybean planting reached 69% as of Friday with the crop in generally good shape, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy. However, a lack of rainfall in recent weeks is starting to concern farmers in parts of Mato Grosso and Parana.
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:08 AM CST Brazil's soybean planting continues to move forward solidly, reaching 59% of the projected crop, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy. Field work is in line with five-year averages and, overall, the crop is in good condition.
Fri Nov 8, 2013 09:06 AM CST Brazil's Agriculture Ministry slightly raises its 2013-14 soybean forecast, while the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange sends out alert that it may increase its Argentine soybean area number.
Thu Nov 7, 2013 03:10 PM CST Brazil's Agriculture Ministry approved the import of Emamectin Benzoate-based pesticides on an emergency basis in a bid to control the threat of the Helicoverpa armigera caterpillar to soybean and cotton crops.
Tue Nov 5, 2013 11:53 AM CST Brazil's soybean planting has progressed at a dizzying pace in recent weeks due to heavy investment in machinery. And, if the latest combine sales data is any indication, the harvest will be equally quick.