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STK and BASF agree Timorex Gold deal for Brazil

Israeli biopesticide company, STK (previously Stockton), and BASF have agreed a distribution deal for the former’s biofungicide, Timorex Gold (Melaleuca alternifolia extract), in Brazil.

Brazil BASF

Argentina simplifies agchem approval amendment processes

Argentina is simplifying processes for amended approvals of agrochemicals and biological products.
Argentina Argentina Senasa

Leafhopper control products sales almost double in Brazil

Sales of insecticides in Brazil for the control of maize leafhoppers (Dalbulus maidis) have shot up by 85% for the present season compared with the last.
Brazil Insecticides

Brazil Anvisa to vote on proposed RET amendments

The Brazilian toxicology authority is to host a public meeting including a vote on proposed amendments to regulations on emergency agrochemical authorisations.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil Anvisa to approve two bioinsecticides

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has recommended the approval of two viral bioinsecticides as new active ingredients for its “monografia” list of approved substances.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Paraguay imported 52,000 tonnes of agchems in 2017

Paraguay imported some 52,067 tonnes of agrochemicals in 2017.

Brazil's BRA gets bioinsecticide approval

Brazilian company BRA Agroquímica (Piracicaba) has been granted approval for its Metarhizium anisopliae-based bioinsecticide, Arcar.

Brazil Product Approvals

Study finds Helicoverpa hybrids in Brazil

Australian researchers have found “unequivocal evidence” of hybridisation between two lepidopteran pest species in Brazil, raising serious concerns about risks of increased insecticide resistance.
Research Brazil

Brazil Anvisa amends agchem review procedures

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has issued new criteria for the reassessment of approved pesticide active ingredients that present signs of changes to risk to human health.
Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazilian agchem industry/civil soc debate regulator proposals

Representatives from agrochemical suppliers and from civil society have debated proposed amendments to regulations governing agrochemical use in Brazil.

Brazil Brazil Anvisa

Brazil state bans sulfuramide use

The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has revoked approvals on products containing the insecticide/acaricide, sulfuramide.
Brazil Insecticides

Brazil seeks comments on agchem policy changes

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, is seeking comments on four proposals to changes governing the regulation of agrochemicals in Brazil.
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