The Brazil Federal Government has taken steps to facilitate the import and the use of emamectin benzoate responding to the request made by the representatives of the productive sector, facing the worsening of the Helicoverpa armigera caterpillar attacks at the soybean, corn, cotton, beans and tomatoes crops.
It was published at the DiarioOdifical da Uniao on January 16th the Ordinance 31, from the Department of Agriculture, with amendments of articles from Decree No. 1,109, of November 9th, 2013, which deals with authorization of import emamectin benzoate. The changes seek to make faster the process of import and use of the insecticide used to control the caterpillar.
The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) emphasizes the importance authorize of these two amendments. The first measure allows states to hold an estimate of the area occupied by crops attacked by Helicoverpa caterpillar, within the validity period of sanitary emergency, with the objective of quantifying the volume to be imported of emamectin benzoate.