How has Brazil turned into the largest producer and consumer of biocontrol products?


Abstract: In this review we discuss aspects that Brazil turned the largest producer and user of biologicals to control plant diseases and pests. Historical use under field conditions, research and development, restrictions, and changes in registration regulations for biopesticides are covered. In addition, information on biocontrol agents registered in the country and production carried out directly by farmers (on-farm or “caseira”) is also presented. Finally, what the country needs to do to expand the market for biologicals is discussed.

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