NEWS
Brazil Crop Outlook - 3
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Oct 23, 2013 09:32 AM CDT

CASCAVEL, Brazil (DTN) -- Vinicius Lazarini's wheat looks handsome, swaying in the wind.

As a combine thrashes through the field in front of us, the young farmer is confident that he has an excellent crop.

But many of Lazarini's neighbors in the southern Brazilian state of Parana weren't as lucky.

A series of freezing dawns in late July across Brazil's No. 1 wheat-producing state hit around half the crop in the sensitive boot, heading and flowering stages of development.

"The frost destroyed many fields around here. It was a disaster," said Lazarini, who plants 1,700 acres in Cascavel, western Parana, ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
DTN South America Calling Blog
Brazil's Crop Insurance Paralyzed
Brazil Crop Outlook - 2
Brazil Crop Outlook - 1
Brazil Highways Clear Wednesday