Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brazil Harvest 2010

Ordered today my first bags of the new crop Brazil - to arrive at the warehouse by monday. Very curious.

Meanwhile read this Bloomberg rapport about the current situation in Brazil :

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Coffee crops in Brazil, the world’s largest grower, will receive adequate rain to flower properly in coming days, alleviating concern that hailstorms could harm trees after four months of drought, a forecaster said.

A cold front reached the southeastern states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais on Sept. 26 and arrives in Espirito Santo state tomorrow, said Expedito Rebello, head of research at the government’s Meteorology Institute, known as Inmet. The likelihood that it will cause hailstorms fell to 10 percent from a 60 percent probability estimated a week ago, he said.

“The rains will help the coffee harvest after all these months of drought,” said Rebello in a telephone interview from Brasilia today. “The weather will be very good for the flowering of coffee trees from now on.”

Coffee trees in Brazil’s Southeast, which grows about 85 percent of the country’s output, need showers this time of the year to flower properly before developing beans for the next harvest. The region went through a 120-day drought, compared with an annual average of 50 to 80 days in the past five decades, Rebello said.

The area’s crops will receive about 50 millimeters (1.9 inches) of rain in coming days, Rebello said.

The state of Mato Grosso, which produces about 30 percent of the country’s soybeans, will also get rains tomorrow, Rebello said. Soybean growers have delayed planting to wait for rains, he said.

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