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On September 18, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), together with the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, issued the Notice on the Pilot Subsidy Project of Plant Protection UAV in Six Provinces (Cities), pointing out that for the purpose of guiding technology development and appropriate application of plant protection UAV (also known as agricultural remote control flight sprayer), and improving agriculture green development, the MOA decided to select six provinces to guide the work of appropriate application of plant protection UAV through subsidizing pilot units. Notice of the matter as follows.
According to the official news from Bayer China, its channel support project of plant protection UAV was officially launched in Liyang City, Jiangsu Province in September, 2017. Nearly 200 dealers attended the kick-off meeting, witnessing this milestone moment of Bayer in the field of plant protection UAV.
In Sept. 2017, Winall Hi-Tech Seed Co., Ltd. (Winall Hi-Tech) signed strategic agreements with three partners, in a bid to further its business development.
Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST) recently announced that its researchers from School of Chemical and Molecular Engineering had successfully synthesised a new acaricidal compound AC-118 (螺甲丁酯) in reference to the technique for spiromesifen.
On 15 Oct., 2017, the 12th International Forum on Crop Protection Sponsored by CAC Group was hosted by the China Crop Protection Industry Association, at which Chen Liang, senior agronomist of Dow AgroSciences, reported on the invention process of arylpicolinate herbicides and introduced RinskorTM (active ingredient: florpyrauxifen), a leading product of the family.
At the end of September 2017, Shenzhen Tiantianquan Interconnection Ecological Co., Ltd. (Tiantianquan, subsidiary of Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemical Co., Ltd.) held the 2017 annual work conference, dealers with participation shares from all over the country gathering together to exchange experience and plan 2018 annual development. At this conference, Noposion and 10 premium regional dealers signed holding agreement.
Approved by the State Commission Office of Public Sectors Reform, "Pesticide Administration" was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) Department of Plantation Management, to fully coordinate pesticide management work. The Pesticide Administration will be mainly responsible for pesticide industry planning, administrative licensing, supervision and management, administrative penalties and so on.
On 27 Sept., 2017, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd. (Hubei Xingfa) published a notice saying that it plans to acquire no less than 51% shares of Inner Mongolia Tenglong Biological Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Inner Mongolia Tenglong) with cash after reaching an agreement with its controlling shareholder, Hubei Xiantao Xianlong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Xianlong Chemical)
In Sept. 2017, Weifang Coastal Economic Development Zone conducted inspection on the trial application files and project spot of the 2,000t/a dicamba construction project of Shandong Sino-Agri United Crop Science and Technology (Sino-Agri United Crop Science and Technology, subsidiary of Shandong Sino-Agri United Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Sino-Agri United))
Recently, Zibo City in Shandong Province, published the Notice of Implementation Plan of Regulation on Industrial Enterprises Operating during Non-peak Period of Winter 2017, which targeted at key industries like steel, coking, pharmaceuticals and pesticides for four months (15 Nov., 2017-15 March, 2018).