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On 8 August, 2017, the Shandong Provincial Department of Agriculture made an emergency announcement, in a move to carry out a rectification targeted at restricted and banned pesticides with a focus on paraquat.
On 20 July, 2017, the Environmentally Friendly Fungicides & Crop Health Forum was hosted by the Crop Protection Product Promotion Committee, China Society of Plant Protection, during which Jiangsu Pesticide Research Institute Co., Ltd. (JPRI) was granted a “2016 Crop Protection Commitment Award” for its Jinghu (劲护®, 25% phenamacril SC).
In 2017, Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Huifeng) introduced the company's first ternary compound seed coating product " Jiancang " (健仓, 30% thiamethoxam + azoxystrobin + prochloraz-copper chloride complex FS). The introduction of the product further improve the product line for Jiangsu Huifeng, opening a new chapter for company’s seed coating products.
On 28 July, 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China released the Stationary Pollution Source Directory for Pollutant Discharge Licensing (2017), announcing that the discharge licences will be first issued to 15 industries, including chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing, pesticides and nitrogenous fertilisers within 2017. Yet, the deadline for bio-chemical and microbial pesticide production will be extended to 2020.
On 12 July, 2017, the signing ceremony of Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. (Noposion) holding Sichuan Leshan Sibeier Agricultural Materials Co., Ltd. (Leshan Sibeier) was held in Leshan, Sichuan province. The relevant responsible person of Shenzhen Tiantianquan Agricultural Service Co., Ltd. (Tiantianquan) and Liao rongbin, the general manager of Leshan Sibeier attended the ceremony. Shenzhen Tiantianquan Agricultural Service Co., Ltd. is the e-commerce platform operation subsidiary for Noposion.
On 20 June, 2017, Beijing Yoloo Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Beijing Yoloo) held a forum about the Prevention and Control of Resistance Thrips and Diamondback Moths in South China and New Product Launch Meeting in 2017, which was attended by 60 experts of plant protection and pesticide distributors from Guangdong Province, Hainan Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region. As pointed out by the Vice Chief of Beijing Yoloo, Zhao Xuecai, the company will embrace its break this year and next year by launching new products. At the same time, the company is strengthening cooperation with well-known foreign enterprises and actively introduce new active ingredients for the domestic pesticide market and provide more choices for farmers.
On 20 July, 2017, the Forum for Green Fungicides and Crop Health was held in Hefei City, Anhui Province, on which the 2016 Plant Protection Product Contribution Award and Promotion Award was revealed. After strict selection, 104 products from around 90 enterprises and 60 outstanding promotion persons were awarded, including 50 fungicides (nematocides included), 18 insecticides, 19 herbicides and 5 plant growth regulators.
On 26 July, 2017, the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Centre (NATESC) released its 2017 Third-generation Armyworm Occurrence Prediction, estimating slight strikes around the country, with high concentration in parts of Huang-Huai-Hai region and Northeast China given the large local quantities of adult armyworm. The national occurrence area is predicted to total 1.0 million ha (15.0 million mu). Occurrence of larvae may peak between late July and mid-Aug.
The following are answers from the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) about the Suggestions No. 4840proposed on the Twelfth National People’s Congress (including the addition of registrants of chloropicrin and forbid the use of the extremely toxic herbicide paraquat).
Along with the improvement in farmers’ pesticide application level and the accuracy of the forecast of diseases and pests by related departments, the prevention and control of rice diseases and pests has been easy while that of weeds has been harder and harder. Being used for many years, some patented active ingredients are seeding stronger tolerance; the mis-used of some others leads to more and more serious occurrence of weeds. According to the Manager of the Jiangsu Region of Dow, the choice and reasonable use of the right herbicides is the key and he predicts that the mixed formulation of penoxsulam and cyhalofop-butyl will become a hot herbicide product.