Heavy Rains to Slow Harvest in Mato Grosso Through Midweek

Posted on 03/09/2017 10:18 AM

Rains favored Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias, western Bahia, northwestern Minas Gerais, southern Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul over the weekend. The rains led to improvements in soil moisture across north central, west central and southern Brazil, favoring corn and soybean development, but stalling soybean harvesting, particularly in eastern Mato Grosso.

4"Heavy rains will continue in Mato Grosso through Wednesday, which will continue to stall fieldwork. Much drier weather is expected later this week through next week, however. Showers in southern areas should continue to favor crops.

Meanwhile in Argentina, rain favored northern Cordoba, central Santa Fe, Entre Rios and far northeastern Buenos Aires over the weekend. The heaviest rains favored Entre Rios, where 2-6” (50-150 mm) of rainfall was reported, potentially leading to some localized flooding.

4Additional rainfall is expected in Entre Rios today and rains should return to Santa Fe, Entre Rios and northern Buenos Aires on Thursday and Friday. Rain should be fairly widespread in the 6-10 day period, but the heaviest amounts are again expected in Entre Rios, increasing wetness and flooding threats.

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