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Brazil prosecutor to appeal emamectin approval

The public prosecutor’s office is returning to the federal courts to contest a legal decision to allow the approval of the insecticide, emamectin benzoate, in Mato Grosso state. A state federal judge has allowed the re-authorisation of the import and use of the insecticide to control corn earworms (Helicoverpa armigera) on an emergency basis in the state on the request of the Ministry of Agriculture (Agrow No 691, p 18). The prosecutor seeks import as well as use bans.


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