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Brazil Maranhao state declares earworm emergency

Brazil’s Maranhao state has become the country’s seventh to declare a state of emergency against corn earworms (Helicoverpa armigera). Maranha joins Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo, Bahia, Minas Gerais and Tocantins in implementing measures outlined last year by the Ministry of Agriculture (Agrow No 677, p 17). Such states may follow special control measures, including the import from certain countries of emamectin benzoate insecticides.


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