Brazil Agrochemical Update 09/07

Fertilizer and Pesticide news

Brazilian Pesticide and Fertilizer Market

  • In compliance with court decision, Anvisa approves toxicological evaluation of diquat dibromide from Syncrom and Nortox. (Anvisa)
  • Fertilizer imports fell in August, while the price of urea rose 15% in two weeks. Brazil imported 3.48 million tonnes of fertilizers in August, a volume 19.81% lower compared to the previous month. Monoammonium phosphate (MAP) fell by US$ 90 per tonne, representing a drop of 11%, while potassium chloride dropped by 9%. (Secretary of Foreign Trade)
  • Federal Highway Police have already seized almost 50 tonnes of smuggled pesticides in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in 2022. Products are mostly from the border with Uruguay and Argentina. Much of the material is produced with prohibited substances in Brazil. During the same period, in 2021, Federal Police seized approximately 4.5 tonnes of pesticides, an increase of more than 10 times. (PRF)
  • Rising costs and worsening terms of trade for farmers should reduce fertilizer consumption in 2022, which reached an all-time high for deliveries last year. In the South and Midwest regions, a reduction of 11% and 8%, respectively, is estimated in the consumption of NPK compared to 2021. Consumption of fertilizers is expected to be up to 7.2% lower compared to 2021, totaling 42.6 million of tonnes. (StoneX Consulting)
  • Bayer carried out technical training, workshops on entrepreneurship, leadership and management, totaling 33 actions, to approximately 2,500 women that work in rural production. (Bayer)
  • Criminals stole 483 gallons of fungicides from Cooperalfa, a cooperative in the State of Santa Catarina. Each gallon contains five liters of FOX XPRO SC450. (Cooperalfa)
  • Klabin is the first pulp miller and paper industry in the world to produce potassium sulfate from industrial waste, used as an input in the manufacture of fertilizers. Company started operations in the city of Ortigueira, State of Paraná. This will allow the company to achieve self-sufficiency of the input, replacing imports from Russia. (Klabin)
  • Symbiomics will invest in the biological pesticides market. The startup intends to have a collection with more than 10 thousand microorganisms by the end of 2022. (Symbiomics)
  • Sumitomo Chemical and Copercana install portable weather stations in the regions of Ribeirão Preto and Presidente Prudente, in the State of São Paulo, and in the West region of the State of Minas Gerais. Equipments produced by Farmers Edge, from Canada, are capable of increasing precision in the use of pesticides through analysis of temperature, relative humidity, among others. (Sumitomo; Copercana)
  • Biotrop will build a pesticide manufacturing site in the city of Americana, State of São Paulo. It should start operations in June 2023, creating approximately 40 jobs. The company works in partnership with Toyobo. Investment will be of US$$ 2.1 million, with an annual revenue of US$ 9.7 million. (Biotrop)
  • Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Company, from Egypt, will increase fertilizer exports to Brazil without facilitators. Company plans to access the Latin American market directly. (AFC)
  • Rodrigo Morais is now the head of crop protection value creation at Bayer, leaving his job as product sales director in the area of environmental sciences. (Bayer)
  • Basf and Corteva will collaborate on solutions to control weeds in soybean farms. The companies have agreed to license soybean biotechnologies to each other while developing complementary herbicide technologies. Agreement allows one company to recommend the other’s herbicide solutions to farmers. (Corteva; Basf)
  • Jacto launches high-resistance spray nozzles, made of ceramic, with specific inclinations for the application of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Launch took place during Expointer 2022. The company also presented a spray nozzle with technology to reduce drift in fruit and vegetable plants. (Jacto)



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