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Brazil Mulls Second-Crop Soy Ban
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Mon Aug 18, 2014 02:28 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A commission of Brazil's Agriculture Ministry will discuss whether to ban the practice of double-cropping soybeans following the sharp growth in area this season.

Brazilian farmers double cropped soybeans in unprecedented numbers in 2014.

Second-crop soy area reached approximately 600,000 acres this season, double the year before, but yields were disappointing.

Agronomists are concerned that second-crop soybeans offer an ideal environment for disease such as Asian rust and pests such as the Helicoverpa armigera caterpillar to pass the winter, leading to higher populations in summer crops, greater chemical resistance and higher input costs.

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