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Brazil agchem sector presents Ibama imidacloprid assessment summary

A group of agrochemical companies in Brazil have created a tabular presentation to ease understanding of the environmental agency, the Ibama's, reassessment finds on the insecticide, imidacloprid.

Brazil Insecticides

Brazilian formulated agchem volume sales up 2% in 2018

Volume sales of formulated agrochemical products rose by 1.7% in Brazil to 549,280 tonnes in 2018.


Second Brazil crop area estimate edges over 64 m ha

The second official estimate for Brazil’s major summer and winter crop area finds a slight increase for 2019/20 compared with last month's estimate.


Uruguay to expand satellite monitoring co-operation

Satellite monitoring of pesticide applications in Uruguay will be extended to cover 400,000 ha in 2020 under a renewed pact.


Brazil Senator seeks restrictions on agchems

A Brazilian Senator has introduced draft legislation to the upper house seeking the review of pesticide approvals ten following their registration.


Argentina instructs growers to apply agchem controls in grapevine moth pest alert

Argentine grapevine growers are instructed to carry out chemical control applications against European grapevine moths (Lobesia botrana) in areas under quarantine controls, the plant and animal health inspection service.

Argentina Insecticides

Late survey shows Argentine soybean area up slightly

Argentina's November crop planting survey shows little change compared with that of October's survey.


Brazil GM crop area up 3%

The Brazilian agricultural area planted with genetically modified crops has risen by 2.6% to 53.1 million ha during the present season.
Brazil Output Traits

EU picoxystrobin MRL changes slammed by Brazil

The European Commission’s approach to lowering maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the fungicide, picoxystrobin, earlier this year and not renewing its EU approval in 2017 have been criticised by Brazil as being impractical and unscientific. 

Europe EU

CropLife Brasil founded

Industry association CropLife has launched a Brazilian association, CropLife Brasil.

Operations Brazil

Brazil Anvisa OKs three biological ais

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, approved three biological pesticide active ingredients.

Biopesticides Brazil

Brazilian judge suspends authorisations on dozens of agchems

A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the authorisations of 63 pesticide products.

Brazil Legal
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