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Brazil state to reapprove emamectin on earworms

A Mato Grosso state federal judge has allowed the re-authorisation of the insecticide, emamectin benzoate, to control corn earworms (Helicoverpa armigera) on an emergency basis in the Brazilian state. The courts banned the state’s plant health protection agency, the Indea, from approving the active ingredient on the request of the public prosecutor’s office (Agrow No 686, p 16). The reversal followed evidence from national Ministry of Agriculture officials.


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