Insect pressure ups Brazil agchem prices 8%
Brazilian pesticide prices are up 8% on last year, according to the Goais state agriculture federation, the Faeg. Higher insect pressure, particularly of earworms (Helicoverpa armigera), and the increased applications to control them have driven the rise in the state. The Faeg also notes increased applications and pressure on pesticide prices from white mould (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), national media report. The federation rates the technology as the heaviest cost on agricultural production.