Quest for Better Yields
Follow Kip Cullers, a Purdy, Mo., farmer known for his bin-busting soybean yields, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Farm Journal Machinery Editor Margy Fischer as they travel to Brazil to learn more about the country's soybean production.
Brazil Crop Update Nov 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Field Report from Kip Cullers:
In late November I traveled through Motto Grosso and also had a trip through the southern states of Parana and Rio Grande Do Sol.
In Motto Gross it was a dry, and they got planted, but the soybeans planted in September lost some stand count. It has been raining and if it continues to rain, they’ll have good yields. They’ll want to harvest those soybeans around January 15, which I think they’ll be in the field later than that and that’ll delay double crop planting.
Here are some pictures from my travels, a cotton bale at one of the world’s largest farms and soybean field as we’re driving down the road.
On my trip to the southern states, we were in sugar can, coffee and orange crops. Everything looks pretty good. The corn is starting to tassel.