Brazil Agrochemical Update 06/15

Fertilizer and Pesticide news

Fertilizer and Pesticide News in Brazil

  • Potassium chloride fertilizer price reaches highest level since January 2008 due to sanctions imposed on Russia. Between February and April, average price was US$ 239/tonne. (Senar)
  • Loyder Brasil, a producer of NPK fertilizers from the Essere Group, starts operations, with a production capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year. (Loyder Brazil)
  • Petrobras makes an agreement with the government of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The agreement includes State tax incentives for the company to complete the works on the Nitrogen Fertilizer Unit (UFN-3) before selling it to the private sector. (Petrobras)
  • In the first five months of 2022, ports in the state of Paraná had a 14% increase in fertilizer discharge. 4.79 million tonnes of the product were handled, compared to 4.19 million tonnes in the same period in 2021. (Ports of Paraná)
  • Senate’s Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Commission will promote two public hearings to discuss Pesticide Bill 1459/2022, which makes the rules for the inspection and use of pesticides more flexible. Proposal was scheduled to be voted at the collegiate meeting on June 9th, but was removed from the agenda until the debates are held. (CRA)
  • Ajinomoto Fertilizantes launches fertilizer based on amino acids, produced in partnership with Ideelab Biotecnologia, a startup linked to Esalq’s Laboratory of Physiology and Phytopathological Biochemistry. (Ajinomoto Fertilizantes; Esalq)
  • Although high commodity prices keep Brazilian trade balance positive, fertilizers expenses increases 178% compared to 2021, reaching US$ 9.6 billion in the first 5 months of the year. (Secretary of Foreign Trade)
  • JBS fertilizer unit in Guaiçara, state of São Paulo, will start sales by the end of the month. The raw material comes from the by-products of poultry and cattle slaughterhouses. The production capacity is 150 thousand tonnes of organomineral fertilizer. (JBS)
  • 3,000 L of pesticides smuggled from Paraguay seized on the MS-164 highway in the city of Ponta Porã, State of Mato Grosso do Sul. The cargo was valued at around US$ 594,000. (Highway Military Police)
  • Anvisa approves the toxicological evaluation of Rainbow’s cletodim-based pesticide, in compliance with the court decision. (Anvisa)
  • Fertilizer prices start to fall. Urea leads the input price decline, decreasing more than 35% in the last 60 days, while potassium chloride remains at prices above US$ 1,100/tonne. Lower demand in the northern hemisphere explains decline in prices. (Agrinvest Commodities; StoneX Consultoria)
  • Federal judge of Brasília, Ivani Silva da Luz, determined a period of 60 days for Anvisa to finalize the process of re-evaluation of the pesticide carbendazim. The agency’s board had decided to postpone a ban decision at the end of April. (6th Federal Court of Brasilia)
  • Group of Landless Workers Movement, MST, protesters burn tires at Bayer’s plant in the city of Jacareí, State of São Paulo, in protest against glyphosate herbicides.(Bayer)
  • State University of Londrina, State University of Northern Paraná and the company Leaf Agrociência establish a cooperation agreement for the large-scale development of a microbial biofungicide to control Asian rust in soybeans. US$ 115.68 thousand will be invested in the next research phase. (UEL; UENP; Leaf Agroscience)
  • Gerson Dalla Corte assumes the post of global strategy manager for herbicide products. (Adama)



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