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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed May 21, 2014 02:07 PM CDT

As the second-crop soybean harvest gets under way in Mato Grosso, it appears Brazil's experiment with double cropping soybeans has been less than successful.

Early yields are disappointing at 9 to 27 bushels per acre and costs have been higher than expected because of the need to spray repeatedly to keep Asian rust in check.

"We suspect that farmers will see planting two crops of soybeans each year doesn't pay, but we must wait for the results of this year," said Nery Ribas, head agronomist at the Mato Grosso Soybean and Corn Growers Association (Aprosoja-MT).

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