ROSARIO, Argentina (DTN) -- It was a sustained deluge, the likes of which has been rarely seen in February.
Over three weeks from late January to mid-February, the La Merced farm at the heart of Argentina's grain belt received 300 millimeters (11.8 inches) of rain, roughly the equivalent of average precipitation for January, February and March.
"The rainstorms seemed never ending. It became a big worry for the soy," said Juan Elizalde, chief agronomist at the 12,000-acre farm in southern Santa Fe province.
With early soybeans in pod-filling stage and later soybeans entering flowering, the weather was inhibiting development and ...