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The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import and registration of new insecticides based on the insecticide, methamidophos.
Agrochemical suppliers in Brazil will have to adopt significant changes in the labelling of their products by July to accommodate new regulations.
The Argentine province of La Pampa has lifted a ban on the sale of agrochemicals for use on maize, soybeans and sunflowers.
The adoption of genetically modified crops in Colombia since 2003 has reduced insecticide and herbicide spraying by 779.4 tonnes of active ingredient, a drop of 19%, according to a study from UK consultancy PG Economics.
A farmers' union in Argentina has called for the regional ban on agrochemical sales to be lifted.
Peru has issued a pest preventive alert emergency Tropical race 4 (TR4) strain of Fusarium oxysporum f spp Cubense.
The Argentine province of La Pampa has banned the sale of agrochemicals for use on maize, soybeans and sunflowers.
Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera, has created the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has transposed into Brazilian law the mechanism to reduce the occurrence of low-level presence (LLP) of genetically modified organisms among Mercosur countries.
A proposal before the Brazilian Parliament would exempt growers and importers of biological crop protection products to paying social security (Cofins) and unemployment insurance (PIS/Pasep) contributions.
Fruit growers in Argentina face legal demands to comply with GAP in the primary harvest.
Uruguay is banning the import, registration and renewal of fenthion-based insecticides
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