Brazil Agrochemical Update 01/26

  • Seized 11 tons of pesticides valued at US$ 3.9 million by the Department of Border Operations, Maracaju City, Mato Grosso do Sul. Cargo was being smuggled from Paraguay by truck. (DOF)
  • Embrapa and the government of Morocco cooperate in research, development and innovation related to phosphate fertilizers. Morocco has 70% of the world’s reserves of the nutrient, and is the largest supplier of phosphate to Brazil, representing almost 40% of imports. (Embrapa)
  • Port of Santos receives largest load of fertilizers in its history. Bulk fertilizer ship MV Benfica, from Singapore, docks at the port with around 76 thousand tonnes of ammonium sulfate and phosphate. Cargo will be sent by road and rail to several States. (Port of Santos)
  • Agricultural Defense Agency, in partnership with the State University of Tocantins, carries out more than 600 enrollments for a free online course on the correct and safe use of pesticides. (Adapec and Unitins)
  • Anvisa rejects toxicological evaluation request with the purpose of registering Lufenuron Técnico Sino-Agri. (Anvisa)
  • 5 years absent from the Brazilian market, DVA Agro resumes operations.
    (DVA Agro)
  • São Paulo State Government publishes Resolution SAA of 1/5/2022, which provides, among other measures, collection of a fee for pesticide state registration. (Agricultural Defense of São Paulo)
  • University of São Paulo develops glove that detects pesticide residues in food. Result is obtained in just one minute after sensors come into contact with contaminated food. Detected substances are carbendazim, diuron, paraquat and fenitrothion. (USP)
  • New report on cases of 2,4-D drift in Rio Grande do Sul indicates higher percentage of contamination. Analyzes reveal presence of the herbicide in 88% of the samples (Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development)
  • Grupo Lavoro completes acquisition of Agrozap, distribution company for agricultural inputs in the Triângulo Mineiro region. (Grupo Lavoro)