Wed Sep 2, 2015 11:29 AM CDT Brazil's crop chemical market will remain firm in 2015-16 despite rising prices caused by the devaluation of the Brazilian real. A decline in soybean insecticide demand as Bt seed use spreads will be offset by stronger corn and cotton demand.
Tue Sep 1, 2015 09:43 AM CDT The use of genetically engineered varieties in Brazilian soybean, corn and cotton crops will rise 3.9% in 2015-16 as farmers employ more of the newly released stacked seeds, according to a survey conducted by Celeres, a local farm consultancy.
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:48 AM CDT Brazilian fertilizer demand rose in July, indicating a possible late surge in orders ahead of the 2015-16 summer grain crop. Greater availability of credit and rising local prices have been key.
Mon Aug 17, 2015 02:42 PM CDT Brazilian fertilizer sales have perked up over the last two months, reflecting better prospects for the next soybean crop. However, overall sales are still expected to decline in 2015.
Thu Aug 13, 2015 01:05 PM CDT Argentine farmers will adopt a defensive strategy in 2015-16 due to the plethora of uncertainties that they face. As a result, wheat area will fall 16% and corn area will drop 15%.
Wed Aug 12, 2015 04:03 PM CDT Brazil's cotton farmers association predicts cotton area will fall to the lowest level in 13 years during the upcoming 2015-16 season, because of low margins and a lack of credit.
Wed Aug 5, 2015 03:49 PM CDT Brazil will focus more on intensifying the use of existing farmland rather than expanding the frontier in the next few years, with livestock becoming a bigger part of hitherto grain-dominated farming systems.
Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:48 AM CDT Brazilian farmers have taken advantage of the surge in international prices and then the slide of the real to place large quantities of second-crop corn over the last month.