NEWS
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Dec 2, 2013 09:20 AM CST

Brazilian Soy Planting Advances 10 Points

Brazil's soybean planting moved forward 10 percentage points this past week following generous rains in the northeast and is now nearing conclusion.

Farmers had planted 89% of the projected 2013-14 soybean area as of Friday, Nov. 29, in line with the five-year average for this stage of the season, according to AgRural, a local farm consultancy.

With ample rains registered across most of Brazil's vast grain belt, the crop is looking in excellent shape. The precipitation has also aided in the control of the corn earworm, or Helicoverpa armigera, which farmers fear will be ...

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