A report from the entity’s Center for Studies and Services indicates that “due to the low productivity of the crop, the margins for producers fell” in the harvest that ended in the last days of February.
The 2022/23 sunflower campaign in the center and north of the province of Santa Fe had “the lowest value of the last 12 cycles” in terms of performance, due to the droughtand the 15.1 quintals per hectare on average obtained meant a decline of 24.5% compared to the previous season, reported this Wednesday the Santa Fe Stock Exchange.
A report from the Center for Studies and Services of the entity indicates that “due to the low productivity of the crop, the margins for the producers fell” in the harvest that concluded in the last days of February.
“The climatic inconveniences generated important conditions for the entire national agricultural campaign, significantly harming this crop in the area,” the work explains.
Regarding the center and north of the provincethe planted area was 121,700 hectareswhich represented 17.6% above the previous cycle, but the production was 183,375 tons, with a year-on-year decrease of 11.2%that is to say some 23,200 tons less.
The report adds that the rise in costs that they had to face producers it was not compensated by the productivity obtained nor by the market prices.
“It should be explained that the 15.1 quintals per hectare As an average yield in the region, it was 24.5% lower than that obtained in the previous campaign and the lowest value in the last twelve cycles,” the text specifies.
Furthermore, the study argues that the estimated gross margins of the producers of the center-north of Santa Fe evidenced “average falls that ranged between 57% and 81% for own fields and from 83% to 288% in the case of leased fields”.