Actualidad nacional e internacionalJun. 24, 2017
USDA: México espera una buena cosecha de maíz gracias al buen clima (texto en inglés)
The corn production estimate for MY 2016/17 has been revised upward from the USDA/Official estimate to 27.4 million metric tons (MMT), reflecting the preliminary final results of the 2016 spring/summer crop from Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Foodstuffs (SAGARPA).
Official sources stated that very favorable weather conditions during critical phases of the crop cycle resulted in greater yields than previously estimated and diminished the total area damaged compared with previous years. According to SAGARPA figures, during this crop cycle the total area damaged was only 154,157 hectares (ha), compared to the average of 460,000 ha in the last few years. In addition and based on official information as of May 31, 2017, the 2016/17 fall/winter crop harvest is expected to be better than previously anticipated.
Sources stated that if the current favorable weather conditions continue throughout this season, the expected yield levels will be higher than previous estimates. Post/New production and harvested area forecasts for MY 2017/18 have remained unchanged form USDA/Official figures.