South American Rain

In the previous blog I mentioned how La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean tend to make the corn and soybean growing areas in Brazil and Argentina cooler and wetter than normal.   That area had a tough harvest with wet conditions forcing either lower yields or in some regions not even allowing for the crops to be harvested.  In the past week to 10 days, there has been widespread heavy rains right before soybean planting begins causing some delays and the just emerged corn being drowned.   Looking forward there appears to be above average rainfall potential in the upcoming weeks and considering what has happened in the past, there will be no surprise if wet is a problem.

October 24-25 Rain Totals in Argentina.


Daryl Ritchison