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ICAMA: China's exports of pesticides +20.4% YoY to USD6.8 billion in 2017

According to the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (ICAMA), China's exports of pesticides made a turnaround in 2017, after the low ebb in 2015-2016. The market prospect is promising!

 

H1 2018: severer rice pests & diseases over H1 2017

On 25 June, 2018, the National Agro-Tech Extension and Sevice Center (NATESC) published the latest forecast on rice insect pests and diseases in China. The report said that as of the mid-June, rice insect pests and diseases have been found in 13 million ha (197 million mu) of paddy fields this year, a 5% increase over the same period last year; in the next period, as the weather conditions are generally favorable to the occurrence of rice pests and diseases in the rice planting areas of the Yangtze River Region, the NATESC reminded that local plant protection departments should keep close track of the real-time occurrence status, making in-time publishment as well as guidance to farmers on prevention and control.

 

Zhejiang Wynca plans to establish online trade platform in Ghana

Currently, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Wynca), namely Wynca Sunshine (Ghana), is planning to establish a supporting online trade platform and e-commerce logistics base in the local market. The following are details of the project.

 

NATESC: occurrence area of first-generation corn borers in 2018 about 8.7 million ha

On 8 June, 2018, the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC) published its forecast on diseases and pests, according to which first-generation corn borers will strike most regions on a medium scale, with the total occurrence area of 8.7 million ha. It is predicted that from the middle of June to the end of July, main corn production regions will gradually enter into the peak harming phase of the first generation of larva.

 

Longping High-Tech exploits Brazilian seed market

On 30 May 2018, O Globo, well recognized newspaper in Brazil, reported that Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd. (Longping High-Tech) held a meeting with over 400 local seed distributors in Campinas, São Paulo this week, discussing about the proposal to exploit Brazilian seed market.

 

Jiangsu Huifeng’s subsidiary to expand biofertilizer business

On 24 May 2018, Jiangsu Huifeng Bio Agriculture Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary under Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Huifeng)) made an announcement, saying that Jiangsu Huifeng’s fully owned subsidiary Jiangsu Huifeng Biotechnology Co., Ltd. had received the registration certificates of bioorganic fertilizers, compound biofertilizers and microbial agents from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

 

Pyribenzoxim gaining increasing registration in Chinese market

Since 2017 pyribenzoxim products have recorded growing registration in China. Between Jan. and April 2018, there were a total of 11 pyribenzoxim registration issued, vs. 10 in full-year 2017, according to the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA).

 

Pressured by environmental policy, quotations of prochloraz formulations increased in terminal market

"The prices of prochloraz formulations have increased to different extent in mid- and down-stream markets where there are distributors and retail sale stores of agricultural means of production (AMP). The extent differed, based on the inventories and the price strategies carried out by different producers;" found a reporter from Nanfang Rural during his interview in mid and late May 2018, "This is mainly because Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd., a key producer of prochloraz technical, was ordered by the administration to suspend production for rectification."

 

NATESC: main pests and diseases of early rice occurred seriously in 2018

In mid-May, 2018, the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC) issued a pest forecast notice, indicating that pests and diseases of early rice in 2018 would occurred seriously. It is expected that Rice plant hopper, rice asiatic borer, and sheath blight will occur seriously, while rice leaf roller and rice blast disease will occurr moderately. There are 18.7 million hectares of occurrence area in the country, including 12.7 million hectares of insect occurrence and 6 million hectares of disease occurrence.

 

Several companies develop glyphosate + glufosinate-ammonium mixture

This year, 2018, sees the vigorous marketing of a new herbicide mixture of glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium (Commodity name: BaiSuDa) carried out by YongNong BioSciences Co., Ltd. (Yongnong Biosciences). In addition, the domestic well-recognized companies including Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Co., Ltd., Wynca Group and Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group have all obtained registration certificates of “glyphosate + glufosinate-ammonium” recently, according to the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (still abbreviated as ICAMA, as no official announcement was made to change this abbr.).