Argentina Corn: Dry Conditions Reduce Yield Expectations

Argentina corn production for 2017/18 is estimated at 36 million metric tons, down 8 percent from last month and down 12 percent from last year. Area is estimated at 5.2 million hectares, unchanged from last month and 6 percent higher than last season. The estimated yield of 6.92 tons per hectare is 8 percent below last month’s yield and 17
percent lower than last year. Both early-planted and late-planted crops have been affected by heat and drought. Rain received in late January partially alleviated dryness. Lower corn yields are expected as indicated by below-normal vegetation indices across Argentina. (For more information, please contact

Fuente: USDA

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