n Farmer’s Weekly - El Nino's impact on planting : market analysis




The eastern maize production areas of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the eastern Free State need to be planted by mid-November. It is now mid-October, and if these maize- and soya bean-growing areas do not receive widespread and sufficient rainfall by the end of October, prices will increasingly be affected. Domestic prices can be expected to remain high until forecasts of good rain throughout the production region are received.


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