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In Aug. 2018, Corteva Agricultural Technology (agrochemical brand of Dow DuPont in China) held a national launch meeting in Jiangsu, officially launching its new wheat herbicide Youmaida® (Chinese name 优麦达). The product aims to address the weeding problems of complicated weeds and rising resistance to effectively practice the policy to reduce the application volume and increase the efficiency of pesticides for wheat fields to help farmers gain higher wheat yield.
On 21 Aug., 2018, Sichuan Guoguang Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (Sichuan Guoguang) published a notice about the signing of the Investment Deal about Relocation and Reform Project. Accordingly, the company plans to sign the deal with the Management Committee of Jianyang Industrial Concentration Development District.
Nutriechem GLP Laboratory (Nutrichem GLP, the subsidiary of Nutrichem Co., Ltd.) officially established Nutrichem(Shuzhou) Laboratory Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province in August 2018 (Nutrichem(Suzhou)).
China Crop Protection Industry Association（CCPIA） issued a notice that they have received an invitation from the Taiwan Plant Protection Industry Association and CCPIA will go to Taiwan to visit the Taiwan Plant Protection Industry Association and relevant agrochemical enterprises and institutions. Members of the association can sign up.
On 18 August 2018, a signing ceremony for the fumed silica joint venture program between Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (known as Zhejiang Wynca) and Germany based Evonik Industries AG (Evonik), as well as a signing ceremony for 3 investors involved in the said program, namely Zhenjiang New Area, Wynca and Evonik, was held in Hangzhou Chuanhua Building.
On 22 August 2018, Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemical Co., Ltd. (Nantong Jiangshan) announced that its first largest shareholder Sinochem International Co., Ltd. (Sinochem) intended to collect a transferee from the public to transfer its 86,684,127 shares (= 29.19% of the total) based on agreement.
On 8 Aug., 2018, Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd. (Longping High-tech) published the Report of Stock Release for Asset Purchase.
On 16 August 2018, Nantong administration made a notice about the work proposal for the rectification of chemical parks, zones and concentration areas.
On 9 Aug., 2018, the China Association of Pesticide Development and Application held a standing council, on which, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) said that it would try to phase out highly-toxic pesticides in five years, conduct re-evaluation on old ones with the history of over 15 years and keep pushing forward the registration of pesticides for minor crops.
On 10 August 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MOA) unveiled the agricultural produce supply and demand analysis made this month. It is expected that in 2018/19, the demand for corn will outweigh the production - the balance at the year of the period will reduce by 17.75 million tonnes. This means that the status quo where the corn supply outweighs the corn demand will be changed, and the corn planting area may be increased instead, due to the growths in corn price.