Brazilian agchem market to hit $8.5 bn this year
Pesticide sales in Brazil are expected to reach $8,500 million this year, according to the agrochemical industry trade association, the Sindag. That would be a rise of some 16.4% on last year’s $7,300 million ( Agrow No 615, p 23). The rise in volumes is expected to be just 5% at 790,000 tonnes. Pesticide use will increase on all major crops but soybeans, newspaper DCI reports.