Brazil OKs Bayer's Soberan
Brazil has approved Bayer CropScience’s broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, Soberan (tembotrione 420 g/litre), for use on maize. The regulatory authority, the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, proposed the registration of the suspension concentrate formulation in March ( Agrow No 541, p 17). The approval is the first in South America for the active ingredient. It is “highly selective and is recommended for a single action only,” Bayer says. Tembotrione received its first registration in Austria as Laudis last year ( Agrow No 504, p 17) and it has since been approved in the US ( Agrow No 545, p 23).