Brazil OK’s aerial application of Orthene insecticide
Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has approved the aerial application of Arysta LifeScience’s insecticide, Orthene 750 BR (acephate 75%), national media report. The soluble powder formulation is for use on cotton, soybeans, various vegetables and kidney beans among other crops. The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, imposed stricter conditions and the exclusion of several crops to be applied to the sale and use of acephate last year after threatening stricter restrictions and a phase out (Agrow No 674, p 17). The approval has been granted to Arysta subsidiary Hokko do Brasil.