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Earworms boost biopesticide sector in Brazil

A major pest infestation on Brazilian cotton and soybeans is to catapult the biopesticide sector to a ten-fold increase in its share of the crop protection market, according to newswire Agrolink. The ban on the registration and sale of several chemical pesticides for the control of corn earworms (Helicoverpa armigera) has vacated space in the market for biocontrols, it reports. A sector that accounted for just 1% of the $9,700 million crop protection market is set to jump to a 10-15% share.


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