SAO PAULO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A "super soybean harvest" is
ruled out for the 2020/2021 season in Brazil's biggest grain
state, Mato Grosso, as irregular rains cast doubt over yields
and the volumes when the crop is ready next year, an analyst
with agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Friday.
The Brazilian government said earlier in the week that Mato
Grosso will reap almost 37 million tonnes of soybeans in 2021,
while Brazil should harvest a record of about 135 million
"A bumper crop is out of the question," AgRural analyst
Fernando Muraro said about Mato Grosso, declining to elaborate.
He said growers are having to replant seeds in areas such as
Campo Novo do Parecis and Diamantino, in the west of the state.
In the traditional producing towns along the BR-163 highway,
in the middle north portion of Mato Grosso, the climate
situation is a little better after a recently downpour, Muraro
"It is a completely atypical year," Muraro said about the
state expected to supply almost 30% of Brazil's soybeans in the
season. "It is unusually dry in Mato Grosso, and this is
A drought in September led to planting delays in some
regions of Brazil and in Mato Grosso, where sowing has covered
94% of the estimated area, according to Imea, the
privately-owned Mato Grosso research agency.
On Friday, listed agricultural firm Terra Santa Agro
told investors climate uncertainty led it to reduce
the total area to be planted with grains and oilseeds this
season, to 130,200 hectares (321,731 acres) from 149,500
Planting is way behind in the north of Paraná state, Muraro
said after personally surveying fields in Brazil's
second-biggest soy producer.
(Reporting by Roberto Samora in São Paulo
Writing by Ana Mano
Editing by Marguerita Choy)