In 2012, the fourth consecutive year, the Brazilian agriculture was the most boosted global growth of the area planted with GM varieties (GM), with a 21% increase compared to 2011, reaching a record of 36.6 million hectares, an increase of over 6.3 million. No other country has achieved such growth, which contributes to performance that Brazil is recognized as a global leader in the adoption of biotechnology.
The Fenasucro and Agrocana is going to be held in Brazil as a three days exhibition that will focus on industrial development that are based on agriculture. It will also act as a business platform for agribusiness companies.
With the theme Natural Pesticides in Agriculture: From Prospecting to use begins preparations for the VI Brazilian Congress of Natural Pesticides / COBRADAN which is based in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. The congress aims to promote and disseminate knowledge related to natural pesticides in agriculture, from its exploration to its use by producers.
Brazilian agribusiness has had a significant increase in the past few years. For example, the grain production in Brazil increased from 96 to 160 million tons in the last 10 years. During the same period the planted area increased only by 25%, reaching approximately 50 million hectares.
Plans to plant a record soybean crop in Brazil could leave the No. 2 producer with a seed and pesticide shortage, the local head of Syngenta said on Thursday.
Brazil's area of soybeans to be planted in 2012/2013 will likely surpass the 24.8 million hectares (61.3 million acres) last year by 2 million hectares, or 8 percent, as farmers eye record-high soybean future prices, Laercio Giampani of Switzerland-based Syngenta said.
Brazil has initiated re-evaluations of those pesticides "linked to adverse effects on bees." The environmental agency, the Ibama, will re-evaluate four neonicotinoid insecticides, starting with Bayer CropScience's imidacloprid. The other three to be subsequently reassessed are thiamethoxam, clothianidin and fipronil. The Ibama issued details of the program in Brazil's official gazette this month.