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Peru orders phase-out of methamidophos

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import and registration of new insecticides based on the insecticide, methamidophos.

Peru Insecticides

Brazilian agchem suppliers must amend labels by July

Agrochemical suppliers in Brazil will have to adopt significant changes in the labelling of their products by July to accommodate new regulations.


Argentine Pampa region lifts agchem ban

The Argentine province of La Pampa has lifted a ban on the sale of agrochemicals for use on maize, soybeans and sunflowers.


GMO adoption cuts herbicide/insecticide use by 19% in Colombia since 2003

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.

Colombia Input Traits

Argentine growers union pleads for agchem ban to be lifted

A farmers' union in Argentina has called for the regional ban on agrochemical sales to be lifted.


Peru issues preventive emergency against Fusarium wilt fungus

Peru has issued a pest preventive alert emergency Tropical race 4 (TR4) strain of Fusarium oxysporum f spp Cubense.  


Argentine province bans agchem use pending new law

The Argentine province of La Pampa has banned the sale of agrochemicals for use on maize, soybeans and sunflowers.

Argentina Policy & Regulation

Chile founds enlarged Ministry of Ag, food and rural development

Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera, has created the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.


Brazil transposes Mercosur GMO low level presence rule

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.

Mercosur Brazil

Brazilian MPs to mull proposal to exempt biopesticide traders from certain taxes

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.

Brazil Biologicals

Argentine fruit growers come under GAP rules

Fruit growers in Argentina face legal demands to comply with GAP in the primary harvest.

Argentina Policy & Regulation

Uruguay bans import and registration of fenthion

Uruguay is banning the import, registration and renewal of fenthion-based insecticides

Uruguay Insecticides
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