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Brazil to OK biocontrol agent on organic crops

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval for use of the parasitoid wasp, Trichogramma pretosium, as a biological control agent. It is for use in organic agriculture to control tomato leaf miners (Tuta absoluta), earworms (Helicoverpa armigera), fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda), velvetbean caterpillars (Anticarsia gemmatalis) and soybean loopers (Pseudoplusia includens).


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