Orange production in Goiás is expected to fall by 9,8% in 2024

It is estimated that 156 thousand tons of fruit will be produced this harvest, reaching 1% of national production

08.07.2024 | 16:36 (UTC -3)
Cultivar Magazine, based on information from Seapa

Orange production was the highlight of the July monthly publication of the Goiás State Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Seapa) "Agro em dados". For the 2024 harvest, the estimate is that 156 thousand tons of fruit will be produced in the State, which is expected to become the 8th largest producer in the national production ranking, despite the 9,8% drop compared to the last harvest. predicted for the cycle. Other crops covered by the bulletin were soybeans and corn, which should reach, respectively, 16,7 million tons, a drop of 5,8% compared to the previous harvest, and 10,7 million tons, a drop of 15,2%. % in the 23/24 harvest. 

Among the municipal highlights of orange production are the cities of Itaberaí, Hidrolândia, Águra Frita de Goiás, Catalão, Rio Verde, Inhumas, Goianápolis, Anápolis and Sítio d'Abadia. 

In May 2024, the average selling price for pear oranges in Ceasas in the State fell 19%, reaching R$2,84/kg. Between January and May, around R$50,2 million was moved, with 15.196,5 tons of fruit. The bulletin's estimates indicate that the Gross Value of Orange Production (VBP) should reach R$357,3 million, which represents an increase of 46,5% compared to the previous harvest. 

Quotes: Orange Pera Rio Ceasa-GO (R$/kg)
Quotes: Orange Pera Rio Ceasa-GO (R$/kg)
Ceasa-GO: Orange marketing
Ceasa-GO: Orange marketing

The data in the bulletin also shows that more than 80% of the oranges sold in Goiás originate from the next state, which has expanded production areas thanks to the use of irrigation and the technology of orchard management. Pedro Leonardo Rezende, head of Seapa, highlights the importance of the actions of the Goiana Agricultural Defense Agency (Agrodefesa) in controlling pests in citrus and maintaining the quality standard of state production. 

“The Agency's efforts to ensure the health of the seedlings within the phytosanitary standards required by current legislation makes all the difference in guaranteeing the quality of the orange produced and sold in the State”, he states.

Pest Control and Prevention Program: The actions of the Citrus Pest Prevention Control Program, promoted by Agrodefesa, seek to ensure the production and trade of fruits, as well as the health of seedlings within the phytosanitary standards required by current legislation. Among the main objectives of the initiative are to prevent the introduction and spread of quarantine pests, promote the annual detection survey of quarantine pests, in addition to installing and monitoring pest capture traps. From January to June, there were 1.000 inspections and 160 inspections in 2.210 registered Production Units.  

Soybean

The July Agro in Data confirms the estimated drop in production and productivity in relation to the last harvest, resulting from the extreme weather that marked the beginning of the oilseed cycle, as well as the lack of precipitation. In Goiás, the harvest was completed in June, and the projection for the 2023-24 harvest fell by 5,7%, reaching 16,7 million tons and 4th place in the national production ranking. The VBP also fell compared to the last harvest, reaching R$29,4 billion, a drop of 16,8%.

Corn

The harvest of the summer corn harvest in Goiás has already been completed, while the second harvest is in initial progress, awaiting a reduction in grain moisture to begin operations. Despite a more optimistic production estimate, highlighted in the latest Conab survey, the corn harvest in Goiás is expected to reduce, both due to the shrinking of the planted area and the climatic implications throughout the grain's cultivation period in the 2023/24 harvest. 

The State should produce 10,7 million tons in the current cycle, down 15,2% compared to the last harvest. Until June 16, the State had harvested around 4% of its 2nd harvest corn production. The VBP of corn in Goiás also foresees a drop, this time, of 8,8%, reaching R$ 11,2 billion. 

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