Agrochemical Update Brazil & Latin America - 01/31/2024

Corn fungicide market grew more than four times in Brazil


In compliance with a court decision, Anvisa approved the toxicological evaluation of Acephate 970 g/kg SG from Solus. (Anvisa)

State of Mato Grosso has a surplus of US$ 28.78 billion in the balance in 2023, due to the reduction in the state’s imports, mainly of fertilizers, with a decrease of 50.61% due to prices. (Imea)

Cocamar Cooperative inaugurates fertilizer industry in Paranavaí, State of Paraná, with an investment of US$ 1.27 million. (Cocamar)

Production Cost Inflation Index indicated the highest deflation in the time series for the year 2023 in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, corresponding to -18.21%. This value is due to the low prices of chemical products and the exchange rate. (Farsul)

Anvisa approved the toxicological evaluation of a new technical pesticide product (cinmethylina), with the active ingredient not yet registered in the country, from BASF. (Anvisa)

Federal Police and Border Police Battalion seized 420 kg of pesticides in the rural area of the city of Guaíra, State of Paraná. (MJSP)

Alert of mealybug species (Pseudococcus) in conilon coffee farms in the north of the State of Espírito Santo and south of the State of Bahia. Researchers indicate that there have been no reports of this species in years. “We will intensify our research so that we can bring new results and strategies to control and combat this mealybug,” says Renan Batista Queiroz, a researcher at the Espírito Santo Institute of Research, Technical Assistance and Rural Extension. (Incaper)

DVA Agro invested US$ 2.4 million in a factory and research center in Indaiatuba city in the State of São Paulo, the first in Brazil with more than two thousand SQ to manufacture 10 million L/year of high-performance adjuvants.  “Products manufactured here will be exported to the other 53 countries in which we operate…”, says Natália Gonçalves, global director of research and development for the Adyuvia adjuvants. (DVA Agro)

Leonardo Lima is Adama’s new regional manufacturing leader in Latin America and North America. (Adama)

Corn fungicide market grew more than four times from the 2014/15 to 2022/23 harvest, from US$ 113.1 million to US$ 564.6 million. 85% correspond to winter corn and 15% to summer corn. (Kynetec Brasil)

Approved registration transfer of chlorimuron-ethyl, diflubenzuron, imidacloprid, tebuconazole, fipronil and lambda-cyhalothrin from the company Helm do Brasil to SM Agrocare Brasil. (MAPA)

300 kg of pesticides were seized in Barra do Garças, State of Mato Grosso. The cargo was valued at US$ 403.3 thousand and was transported in a pickup truck by a 19-year-old man without tax documents. The Mato Grosso Agricultural Defense Institute found out that the product has the same characteristics as emamectin benzoate, which requires specific documentation and transportation. The suspect and the seized cargo were taken to the police station. (Indea-MT)

Ministry of Agriculture published 2 pesticide registration withdrawals. (MAPA)

Carlos Alexandre Oliveira Gomes was dismissed from his position as general manager of toxicology at Anvisa. (Anvisa)

ICL researcher says that the amino acid complex, and not its use alone, is more effective in controlling the abiotic stresses of the plants. “It is always preferable that foliar products are based on free amino acids (L-amino acids) and this combination with a diversity of amino acids with different functions in the plant’s metabolism, in addition to mitigating the effects of environmental stress, improving growth and enhancing crop productivity, is considered innovative and environmentally friendly”, emphasizes Karla Vilaça, the company’s Technical Development consultant. (ICL)

Lavoro registered a loss of US$ 14.5 million in the first half of the fiscal year 2024. According to the company, the main factor was the decrease in margins, which went from 20.8% to 12.3%. (Lavoro)

Latin America

Koppert is opening up a new unit, called Koppert Andina, based in Santiago, Chile, to serve the country and others, such as Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Initially, will be sold bioinputs manufactured at its headquarters in the Netherlands, and products from the two Brazilian factories will be sold in the future. The company’s plan is to invest, over five years, US$ 141.1 million in the factories in Brazil to accelerate the expansion of capacity and meet demand. (Koppert)

Chile’s Agricultural and Livestock Service has announced the end of the campaign to eradicate fruit flies (Ceratitis capitata) in the Andes. The campaign started in 2023, in the rural area of El Sauce and US$ 4.4 million was invested. (SAG)

Colombian Agricultural Institute announced biopreparations and biofactories will be regulated for agricultural use. According to the institute, the registrations allow the country to guarantee quality standards, protect plant health, and benefit small and medium-sized producers on a large scale. “Each time they are given a new opportunity to place a value-added, safe, and harmless agricultural product on the market, which is endorsed by the ICA, they gain notoriety among others in the sector”, they explain. The regulations determine the conditions for biofactory installations and the minimum requirements for the production of biopreparations. (ICA)

Beekeepers protest in front of the presidential building in the city of Meoqui, Mexico, against the massive mortality of bees and ask for an immediate solution. The mortality rate varies between 80 and 100% depending on the case of each beekeeper, due to the application of chemicals in large quantities and indiscriminately in the region. (Meoquí Beekeepers Association)


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