China corn production is forecast to decrease from last yearStaff Writer | August 21, 2017
The USDA forecasts China’s 2017/18 corn production at 215 million tonnes, unchanged from last month but down 4.6 million or 2% from last year.
Asia Planted area has shown a downward trend
Planted area has shown a downward trend in recent years as farmers switched to alternative profitable crops such as soybeans, and rice, as well as returning land to pasture.
Yield is forecast at a record 6.14 tonnes per ha, unchanged from last month, and up 3% from last year.
Despite unseasonably warm and localised dry weather from April through June, satellite data indicates favourable soil moisture conditions and with no significant crop stress. ■