Dry Weather in Mexico May Affect Bean Crop

August 21, 2018

The planting season has ended for the Spring-Summer cycle and our early projections from the field suggest that close to 30% of the beans have not been planted in the most important bean states of Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua and San Luis Potosí. As of this writing, all of these states continue to suffer from the lack of or inconsistent precipitation that continues to stress bean plants.

Precipitation in August 2018 from Mexican Meteorological Service

Despite reports of tropical storms in the northwest region of Mexico last week, no solid rainfall was reported in Zacatecas, Durango or Chihuahua and the forecast is uncertain. USDBC’s on the ground agronomist consultant is suggesting lower yields and a smaller crop compared to 2017 as a result of the dry weather. Our full planting survey and initial production forecast will be out at the end of this month.
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