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Uruguay 2012/13 soybean crop was record in volume, area and yield

Friday, October 4th 2013 - 06:58 UTC
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Uruguay’s latest soybean crop was the highest in history, 2.76 million tons with an increase in the area planted and in yields according to the latest survey from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The area dedicated to soybean climbed 20% and reached 1.049.000 hectares. Read full article


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  • Captain Poppy

    Seems everyone in SA has record crops of this and record crops of that. Great for the so for those selling with respect to prices.

    Oct 04th, 2013 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    @1 Don't be sad, you can always invade a country and have record crops of this and that as well.

    Oct 04th, 2013 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LuisM

    Good news for Uruguay. Everything should be OK, but somehow it won´t be that good. We expect troubles soon. A combo of mismanagement of public founds and upcoming international crisis (defaults?) will most likely counter this record harvest.

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 04:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    I am afraid it's not so good news in the long run.

    History teaches us that monocultures are dangerous.

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 I wonder if you can understand this, Muppet. This is ONE harvest and includes an increase in the area planted. What happens next year? And the year after? Is it sustainable? An increase of (approx) 0.3 kilos per hectare? Suppose next year sees a decrease of 0.6 kilos per hectare? Agricultural commodities cannot be relied on. Not like you can rely on how many televisions you can manufacture. Even then you have to rely on demand and price. Why don't people understand about the basics of economics?

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @4 StJ . I would agree. Fortunately our ministry of agriculture is aware of this. Any farmer wishing to plant more than 25 hectares must submit a plan of soil conservation and future rotational management for approval prior to planting any arable crop

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LuisM

    Who are “we”? There is not a similar policy in Uruguay.

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @6 yes we do Luis . Look the MGAP site under Direccion General Recurso Naturales Renovables,
    yes it is applicable to chacras of 50 hectares and above

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Luis are you Uruguan?

    Oct 05th, 2013 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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