According to Wang Jianwo, secretary-general of Hunan Crop Protection Industry Association, since Jan. 2014, the consumption of chemical pesticides in the province has reduced by over 10%, while that of biopesticides has risen by over 20%.
The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) approved the registration appliaction of four pesticide active ingredients (AIs) last month through voting, namely, herbicide aminopyralid from Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow AgroSciences), herbicide metobromuron from BelchimCrop Protection Co., Ltd.
Summary of China glyphosate export by specifications in June 2014, KG
Summary of China carbendazim export by specifications in June 2014, KG
According to the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture of China (ICAMA), Sipcam newly registered two formulations in China in August 2014, namely 75% azoxystrobin+tebuconazole WG and 20% azoxystrobin+flutolanil WG.
By the end of Aug. 2014, most domestic listed pesticide producers had published their H1 2014 report one by one. As of the draft of this article, 18 had announced their semi-annual reports, from which it can be known that 13 producers saw increase to different degree in their pesticide revenue in the first half of 2014. The other 5, namely Lier Chemical, Huaxing Chemical, Jiangsu Lanfeng, Shenghua Biok and Qianjiang Biochemical, all witnessed decline.
In July 2014, the resource recycling project of 120,000 t/a glyphosate of Sichuan Leshan Fuhua Agricultural Science Group (Fuhua Tongda) was accomplished and put into production, which will strengthen the company’s leading position in the domestic glyphosate industry.
The price of pyridine continues the decreases in China. From the prospective of operating situation in downstream market, the paraquat market maintains a low operating rate currently with weakened demand. It is predicted that the price of pyridine may continue to decrease.
Recently, in the Ministry of Information and Technology of China (MIIT)’s latest published list of “pesticide products whose production licenses are planned to issue” the 20% paraquat Water Soluble Gel from Nanjing Redsun Biochemical Co., Ltd. (Redsun Biochemical) was approved.
Jiangsu Flag Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Flag) plans to expand five pesticide technical projects including 500 t/a 96.5% isoproturon technical. In May 2014, it entrusted an institution to make the Environment Impact Assessment report, which has been finished. Brief introduction to the project was published on the official website of Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park on 28 July, 2014.
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