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Brazil cane harvest aided by early finish to rainy season [Registered]

The typically wet summer period in Brazil’s main cane areas could end some weeks earlier than usual this year, in April, a condition that should favour the start of the harvest, meterologist Somar forecast on 1 March. However, the dryness could hit crop growth, repeating a situation seen last year, when lack of moisture reduced yields and the crop turned out much smaller than expected. “We see the weather getting drier already in mid-April, a condition resembling more the winter pattern, not in May as usual,” said Somar’s meteorologist Olivia Nunes, adding this is an effect of the La Nina…

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