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South America Crop Protection Monthly Report 1208
CCM International Limited, August 2012, Pages: 20
In the past two months, the US has suffered the worst drought in more than 50 years, negatively affecting its production of corn and soybean and causing the price of these crops to increase fast. Meanwhile, corn and soybean production in South America has also been reduced by a severe drought. As a result, global supply of corn and soybean becomes tighter.
According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Aug. 15, the EI Nino phenomenon will appear in the next two months. The appearance of EI Nino phenomenon will bring plenty of rain, which will be favorable for the growth of corn and soybean in South America. Therefore, the production of crops in this region is expected to increase in 2012/13, which will help ease the global food shortage.
- Peru's import enlargement of agricultural means of production benefits its farmers, but some associations oppose it because the quality of agricultural produces will be negatively affected.
- Bolivia's crop yield is decreasing due to land degradation caused by a low utilization of land and excessive application of pesticides.
- The price of glyphosate will increase in 2012/13 in Brazil in view of aggressive planting of GM soybean, the possible increase in planting area of soybean, the start of new growing season and rising glyphosate price in China.
- Argentina signed an agreement worth USD6.4 billion with Brazilian mining giant Vale on the production and export of potash.
- The Uruguayan Ministry of Agriculture will increase the variety of GM crops to be registered in Uruguay.
- MAPA increasingly encourages farmers to use biopesticides instead of chemical ones.
- The Official Gazette published a statement on July 19, 2012 that IBAMA will re-evaluate four neonicotinoid insecticides because they may negatively affect bees.
- With two-year experimental planting, the commercial launch of 4 kinds of GM corns will be approved in Paraguay in 2012 or 2013.
- On Aug. 2, 2012, BASF Crop Protection inaugurated its new technology center for seed treatment in
- Japan's Arysta LifeScience has renewed its bets on sales of selective herbicides, clethodim, in Latin America, especially in Brazil.
- The rice production and planting area in Uruguay are decreasing in 2011/12 and they will shrink further in 2012/13.
- White mold prevention becomes more and more important in Brazil for soybean planting.
- Mercosur farmers will plant a record soybean area in 2012/13.
Debate on Peruvian agricultural means of production import enlargement arises
Land degradation reduces yield of crops in Bolivia
Glyphosate price will increase gradually in Brazil
Argentina signs a potash agreement with Vale
Uruguay increases variety of GM crops to be registered
MAPA encourages use of biopesticide
IBAMA to re-evaluate four neonicotinoid insecticides
Commercial launch of 4 GM corns to be approved in Paraguay
BASF builds new technology center for seed treatment in Brazil
Arysta LifeScience optimistic about clethodim market
Uruguayan rice harvest decreases in 2011/12
Brazilian white mold prevention becomes important for soybean planting
Planting area of soybean to break record in Mercosur
- Arysta LifeScience