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Late maize area in Brazil up 15%

The area of Brazil’s safrinha (autumn crop) maize is expected to rise by 15% compared with last year to almost 1.6 million ha, newspaper Folha da Londrina reports. High prices for the crop have boosted farmers’ planting, which is ongoing. The rise will more than compensate for the fall in the spring planting of the cereal. Latest official figures show planting of the major crops in the main planting season – September and October – rose by 3.1% to 48.8 million ha. The early estimates were for an unchanged or 1% higher acreage compared with 2009 ( Agrow No 602, p 18). However, maize bucked the trend. Planting dipped by 0.4% to 28 million ha, while the major growth was for cotton. The area for the fibre jumped by over half (56.1%), the Brazilian agricultural supplies Ministry, the Conab, says.


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