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Brazil soy grower group warns on dicamba drift concern

A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide. 

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

Ihara launches dinotefuran insecticides in Brazil

Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara (Sorocaba) is launching its insecticide, Dino Movido (Mitsui Chemicals Agro's dinotefuran).

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Brazil crop area up 1%

The planting of major summer and winter crops is shifting slightly towards soybeans this year in Brazil and the combined area is to total some 63.9 million ha.


Brazilian municipality pesticide free zone faces "unconstitutional" finding

A law creating a "pesticide free zone" in the Brazilian city metropolitan region of Florianópolis has been found to be unconstitutional.


Brazilian agchem imports up 17% in 9M

Brazilian imports of pesticides rose by 17% in the first nine months of the year to some $2,110 million.


Brazilian state MP seeks agchems bans

A Brazilian state MP has introduced legislation seeking to ban the several key pesticide active ingredients and the aerial spraying of agrochemicals in the major agriculture state of Mato Grosso.

Brazil Herbicides & PGRs

Uruguay crop protection market declines over four years

Uruguay has seen a long-term fall in agrochemical sales, the Ministry of Agriculture reports. It cites a 29% fall in imports from 2013-14 compared with 2017-18 to 17,322 tonnes.


Argentina opens grapevine moth emergency control period

Argentina has opened a pest alert to start chemical controls against grapevine moths (Lobesia botrana) in affected areas, as communicated by the plant and animal health inspection service, the Senasa.


Brazilian MPs create a pesticide registrations ctee

The Brazilian lower house of Parliament's Agriculture select committee has added a subcommittee on pesticide registrations.


Brazilian MPs reject agchem data reveal bill

The Brazilian lower house of Parliament's agriculture sub-committee has rejected a proposal that would oblige pesticide producers and importers to disclose online annual manufactured or imported volumes and to show the net profits of the previous year.


Brazilian agchem rules draft bill to face Parliament plenary vote

Brazilian MPs from the lower house of Parliament, the House of Deputies, have debated a draft bill seeking to change the law governing agrochemicals and their approval in the country.


Argentina and China seek MoU on agchem trade

Argentina and China are in talks to update a memorandum of understanding on pesticide management co-operation.

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