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Brazil Cade approves UPL takeover of Arysta

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has approved UPL’s proposed takeover of Platform Specialty Products agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, according to legal newswire Latin Lawyer. 
Brazil Arysta LifeScience

Brazilian growers edge towards soybeans

The planting of major summer and winter crops is shifting slightly towards soybeans this year in Brazil and is to total 61.9-63.1 million ha.

Brazilian agronomists empowered to advise on tank mixture use

Agronomists in Brazil will have the responsibility for recommending applications of tank mixture agrochemicals.
Brazil Policy & Regulation

Brazilian Senate analyses series of bills on agchem policy

A series of draft bills lies before the Brazilian Senate that could change various aspects of agrochemical regulations.
Brazil Policy & Regulation

Brazilian soybean swap relationship for agchems turning positive

The real cost relationship between soybean produce and inputs such as agrochemicals is turning positive in Brazil.


Argentina orders phase-out of five ais

The Argentine plant and animal health inspection service, the Senasa, has ordered bans on five agrochemical active ingredients.

Argentina Insecticides

Argentine Inase reports illegal GM cotton detections

The Argentine national seed institute, the Inase, has reported the detection of unapproved genetically modified cotton in Argentina.

Argentina Input Traits

Argentine Ministry updates GMO trials regulations

The Argentine Ministry of Agribusiness has updated the procedures for field trials and of release in greenhouses of genetically modified organisms.

Argentina Policy & Regulation

Brazilian study highlights lack of available ST products

Brazil lacks sufficient available seed treatment products for use on several crops or against various pests.
Brazil Seed treatments

Bayer co-launches certification programmes in Argentina

Bayer’s Crop Science division has launched an initiative in Argentina to promote certification of soybean production.

Bayer Crop Science Argentina

Brazilian Cade OKs agchem Agrototal's M&A deal

The Brazilian competition authority, the Cade, has approved the acquisition by agrochemical holding company Agrototal of Agro Ferrari.
M&A Brazil

Brazil withdraws import duties on range of insecticides

Brazilian regulators have approved the withdrawal of import taxes on 11 insecticide active ingredients for use on maize and soybeans.
Insecticides Brazil
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