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On 13 Oct., 2017, the news office of the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) held a press conference, o which it introduced to the media updates of the reform in the seed industry and answered questions from reporters.
On 5 Nov., 2017, Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group (Hailir) held a business strategy symposium with its key partners in Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province.
On November 9, 2017, Fuhua Agro-chemical Technology Co., Ltd. and Evonik Industries Group (Evonik) signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Leshan, Sichuan Province. Zhang Hua, chairman of the Board of Fuhua, and Dr. Ke Lishishi, president of Evonik in North Asia signed relevant documents on behalf of both parties.
At the training meeting held by the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) for the application of sewage discharge licenses in early November 2017, Li Zhonghua, Secretary General of the CCPIA reminded manufacturers to pay attention to and speed up their applications for the licenses, given that the license is the only administrative approval for pesticide manufacturers to discharge sewages during their production and that it is less than 2 months left for the license application which is expected to come to an end at the end of 2017.
On 16 Nov., 2017, Sino-Agri Leading Bioscinences Co., Ltd. (Sino-Agri Leading, stock code: 603970) officially launched its initial public offerings (IPO) in A-share market, with shares soaring by 44.0% to USD2.7/share on this trading debut.
On November 1, 2017, the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) issued a notice on carrying out the investigation on the application of agricultural UAV plant protection for 2017. The details of which are as follows.
In Nov. 2017, Hunan Haili Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Hunan Haili) published a notice about the planned construction of production device for 2,000t/a pirimiphos-methyl by its wholly-owned subsidiary Hunan Haili Changde Pesticide Chemical Co., Ltd. (Haili Changde)
In order to make it clear about the dynamic resistance of cucumber downy mildew to metalaxyl and azoxystrobin and the prevention and control of cucumber downy mildew, the Plant Protection Institute, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (PPI, HAAFS) monitored the resistance of cucumber downy mildew to metalaxyl and azoxystrobin in Hebei Province during 2011-2015.
On 30 Oct., 2017, Yongnong Biosciences Co., Ltd. (Yongnong Biosciences) held a 2017 Annual Distributor Conference of Taiwan Branch of Yongnong Biosciences in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, which was attended by 13 distributors of Baisudun (百速顿, active ingredient: glufosinate-ammonium) in Taiwan.
In October 2017, groundbreaking ceremony for herbicide workshop project of Huizhou Yinnong Technology Co., Ltd. (Yinnong Technology) was held in Huizhou, Guangdong Province. Relevant leaders of the local government, Luo Yuping, national sales director of FMC Corporation, Yu Xianwen, general manager of Sino-Agri Leading Bioscinences Co., Ltd. (Guangdong branch) and so on, attended the ceremony.