Southern Brazil

Cuiaba to Iguaçu Falls (See Map)

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Maize is an important crop as is soya. Although it was not soya season we heard that most of the world's soya is produced here.
Sometimes, a single field is so large that it stretches as far as the eye can see in all directions.
We were interested in the cotton harvest; the harvesters seem to gently brush the cotton from the plant leaving the stalks and branches neatly behind.
Close up of a cotton plant.
The ‘Michelin’ sign by this plantation seemed odd until we saw the rows of buckets and realised we were cycling past a rubber plantation.
The rubber drips from spiral cuts in the tree’s bark and is collected in these buckets. It is the consistency of glue.
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