Jun 19, 2024

2023/24 Argentina Corn 40.3% Harvested, Yields Continue to Decline

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Corn in Argentina was 40.3% harvested as of late last week which represents an advance of 5% for the week. In the core production areas, the corn is 75-80% harvested with 30-40% harvested in southern Argentina and 10-15% harvested in far northern Argentina.

The average corn yield last week was 7,530 kg/ha (119.7 bu/ac) which was down 4.6 bu/ac from the prior week. Corn yields range from a low of 2,500 kg/ha (39.7 bu/ac) in northern Argentina to a high of 9,900 kg/ha (157.4 bu/ac) in the southern core region.

The weekly average corn yield has been declining basically since the harvest began and it is expected to continue declining as the harvest moves into the later planted corn that was impacted by the corn stunt disease. The highest yielding corn in Argentina has already been harvested.

Below is the corn harvest progress in Argentina for May 12, 2024 from the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange.