Argentina’s corn yields slip, soybean harvest 56.4% done: BAGE

Dry weather has enabled farmers to progress the soybean harvest, but corn yields are starting to show the effect, the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange. Despite the dryness, the entity maintained its production projections of 49.5 million mt for soybeans and 50 million mt for corn. Over the week, soybean harvesting added 5.7% to now be complete on 56.4% of the expected planted area, with BAGE putting the yield at 3.23 mt/ha. Corn’s harvest progress was much slower, with just 1.8% added over the week to take progress to 34.5%, still some 6.4% ahead of last year’s progress.