Apr. 13, 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) in Brazil has defined the products that should receive priority for analysis in registration in 2017.
The list was presented during the second ordinary meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (CTA) of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), which also saw representative from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama). These three agencies are responsible for the release of pesticides in Brazil.
“The selection procedure addressed technical and economic aspects, taking into account the necessity of agrochemicals with excellent efficiency for the plagues listed as prioritized and the necessity of rotation use of different action mechanisms for the resistance management. They were also the object of prioritization for products that impact the competition in the market,” explained Mapa in a statement.
According to the ministry, products with low efficiency were not prioritized for the control of plagues. In order to classify for priority of registration, grades from zero to six points were attributed, the lowest being the one with more urgency.
Mapa prioritized 53 products from several manufacturers, but the first positions were dedicated to agrochemicals for the control of the whitefly, boll weevil, sourgrass, hairy fleabane, white mold, Asian rust and helicoverpa armigera.
In the case of the caterpillar, what was noteworthy was the fact that the second product in the scale of greater importance of release is the emamectin benzoate (Sygenta’s Proclaim 50), an active ingredient that is yet to be released in Brazil, but is being used under emergency status in some states.