Aug. 31, 2017
Nortox S.a.’s herbicide Mesotriona Nortox (mesotrione) was registered in Brazil for the corn and sugarcane crops.
The deferment of the request was published in the Official Union Gazette on Tuesday, August 22 with the allowance of the Agricultural Defense Secretariat under the registration No. 17,517.
Mesotriona Nortox has a formulation of Suspended Concentration and a selective and systemic mode of action. The product is recommended for the control of weeds, such as sourgrass (Digitaria insularis), crabgrass (Digitaria horizontalis), goose grass (Eleusine indica) and the morning glory (Ipomoea grandifolia), among others, on corn.
On sugarcane, the herbicide also controls morning glory, the common amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus) and Paddy’s Lucerne (Sida rhombifolia).
The product is present on the list of priority pesticides for registration in 2017, released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (Mapa) in last April.
The list was established during the second ordinary meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) with the participation of the Brazilian Institute of Natural Environment and Renewable Natural Resources—the three agencies accounted for the release of pesticides in Brazil.