Brazil's biocontrol registrations top 100
Brazil has approved 107 biological control products, media report. They cite figures from the Brazilian association of biological control enterprises, the Acibio. Some 50 companies possess those commercial approvals. The registrations include 78 microbiological products such as fungi, bacteria and viral products, while another 22 are “macrobiologicals” (parasites, predators and parasitoids), and seven are pheromones. The figures were presented to the Ministry of Agriculture’s agricultural inputs chamber, the CTIA, meeting in Brasilia.