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Rains in early 2011 to favour next Brazilian cane crop [Registered]

Brazil’s centre-south 2011/12 cane crop should benefit from typically wet conditions and occasional dry periods in early 2011, meteorologists said. The first quarter of 2011 is seen as a decisive period for the development of the crop that will start being harvested in March – one that could decline for the first time in 11 years if rains are not enough. “The current prospects are good for cane. The conditions will be very close to the average, in terms of rains as well as temperature,” said Patricia Madeira, meteorologist at Climatempo private forecaster. The influence of the La Nina phenomenon…

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