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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Sep 2, 2015 11:29 AM CDT

Brazil's crop chemical market will likely remain firm during the 2015-16 season despite a decline in demand for soybean crops.

The growth in insect-resistant Bt soybeans is lowering demand for insecticides but that will likely be offset by increased purchases for corn and cotton, according to William Marcel de Abreu, a Latin America analyst at Kleffmann, a specialist ag market research firm.

Monsanto's Intacta RR2 Pro Bt-stacked technology has proven effective in combatting the ever-present threat of the Helicoverpa caterpillar in Brazilian fields and farmers are using it in ever-greater numbers. Last season, the technology was adopted by a half ...

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