Brazil Wheat Crop Best In Years

09/12/10 -- Brazilian wheat growers are wrapping up what the describe as their best wheat harvest in years. Despite lower plantings than last season, near ideal weather conditions and increased fertiliser usage has boosted yields - with a crop of 5.6 MMT expected, according to Conab.

That beats last season's production by 12%, and quality is also said to be much better this season. Late rains last year meant that only half of Brazil's wheat crop made milling grade.

Record yields are seen in Parana state, which accounts for around half of the nation's wheat crop.