Wheat producing areas: Buenos Aires, Crdoba, Entre Ros, Santa Fe, San Luis, Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Formosa, Salta and Tucumn provinces.
Main kinds: red hard winter, red soft winter, durum and feed wheat
Seeding period: April to September
Techniques: no tillage and reduced tillage farming
Harvest period: October to January
29,500 wheat producers
1,700 large companies concentrate 50 per cent of the production
ARGENTINE WHEAT PRODUCTION
2009-10 harvest: 7.4 million tonnes (down 15 per cent from 2008-09)
Domestic demand is six million tonnes, leaving very little for export this year.
Average yields 3.5 to 4.3 tonnes per hectare (roughly 50 to 65 bushels per acre)