Soybeans dominate Brazilian agrochemical market
The soybean agrochemical market was comfortably the largest in Brazil last year, the Brazilian agrochemical trade union, the Sindag, says. It accounted for 42.6% of the R$10,484 million ($5,189 million - Agrow No 540, p 20) market. The second-largest crop for pesticide sales was sugar cane, accounting for 12.4% of the market, followed by maize (11%) and cotton (9.8%). Other crops, including coffee and citrus fruits accounted for less than 5% of pesticide sales in the country.