Apr. 24, 2013
The harm caused by Helicoverpa, also known as cotton bollworm, has made CGAA (General Coordination of Agrochemicals and Related) of the Department of Agriculture to allow the emergency use of five types of pesticides.
However, these 5 substances, VPN-HzSNPV Virus, Bacillus thuringiensis, Chlorantraniliprole, Clorfenapyr and Indoxacarb are still waiting for import authorization, meanwhile only Emamectin Benzoate already has got the import authorization, which has still been forbidden by ANVISA and IBAMA.
Tulio Teixeira Oliveira, the CEO of AENDA (Brazilian Association of Generics Pesticides) recently sent a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Andrade, requested the import authorization to be given equally to the five pesticides, which have been allowed in Brazil to control the worm.
In the letter, the CEO also questioned about the fact that the registration delay of Emamectin Benzoate which has been denied by ANVISA (Sanitation National Agency) since 2007 because it was consider toxic to the neurological system.
IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) is against the emergency registrations of the products.
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