On 9th July, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa) published, in the Federal Official Gazette, the registration of 21 pesticide technical products, which are chemicals with a high degree of purity and concentration of active ingredients.
All the registered products are generic, meaning that they utilize active ingredients already registered and in use in the country. As the 21 products are classed as technical products, none will be available for purchase by farmers. The active ingredients that received approval are Dicamba, Bifenthrin, Azoxystrobin, Diquat, Cyproconazole, Mesotrione, Tebuconazole, Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid.
The function of a technical product is to be a component in the production of formulated products. Most active ingredients used in the technical products have been approved for use in the United States, Australia and countries in Europe.
The products were analyzed and approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ibama and Anvisa, according to scientific criteria and in line with the best international practices.