Uruguay to set up online agchem prescription service
The Uruguayan Ministry of Agriculture has ordered the creation of an online service to register agronomists and the dispatch of agricultural receipts as prerequisites for selling “category 1a and 1b” pesticides. Use of the online service is exclusively for professional agronomists to issue prescriptions for professional use products. Agronomists must indicate among other information: grower’s or company’s name to which the prescription is to be sent; and the address where pesticide products are to be applied. Tools are to be added to existing systems, allowing emails to be sent automatically to registered users, and cancelling registrations of users who have not followed rules in sending prescriptions. The move is designed to implement 2009 Decree 482.