Quick Facts About Wheat Production In Argentina

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

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

PRODUCERS

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)

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