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Detail

Area
Brazil
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Soybeans
Date
01/07/2013
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Phytosanitary measures
Description
Continued implemantation of 90-day soybean free period, meant to cheack spread of diseases.
Notes
BRAZIL – disease control: The mandatory 90-day soybean-free period has taken effect in most of the country’s soybean growing states on June 15th. In effect since the mid 2000’s, the measure is meant to help slow the spread of diseases (notably ‘asian rust’ but also ‘corn ear/cotton ball worms’) from one soy crop to the next. During the prohibition period, no commercial soybean cultivation is allowed and all adventitious soybean that may have germinated after the last harvest must be destroyed.