After a few months of drought in the central grain-producing regions of Brazil, the rain needed came in September in time for planting soybeans. Knowing the date soybeans are planted is the annual trigger for Nuseed Brazil to start preparing for winter crop planting of grain sorghum immediately following the soybean harvest.
For non-irrigated areas in Brazil, grain sorghum is planted from late March into April after the soybean harvest, this winter crop timing is known as safrinha or “little harvest” in Portuguese. Because corn is a more demanding crop in terms of water and investment in inputs, producers are increasingly opting to grow grain sorghum, which is a very good alternative and stable crop.
Recognition of this alternative is helping this ancient grain advance in production over the past few years. The increasing popularity of sorghum as an alternative to corn in Brazil is supported by Nuseed’s continued investment and R&D in genetics and technology. Nuseed has the broadest portfolio of sorghum hybrids, with better adaptation, greater profitability potential with hybrids specific to regions and planting conditions, and the expertise of a knowledgeable and prepared staff to assist growers in the Brazilian sorghum market.