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Potato to upgrade as staple food in China

On 6 Jan., 2014, the Development Strategy Seminar for Potato as a Staple Crop (the seminar) was held by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the China Seed Association in Beijing.

 

Lists of approved pesticide manufacturers in China in 2014

In 2014, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a total of 2 lists of approved pesticide manufacturers, in which new projects of 14 enterprises are approved.

 

New registrations certificates of pesticide formulations for major crops in China in 2014

According to statistics of the ICAMA, in 1 Jan. to 31 Dec., 2014, new registrations certificates of pesticide formulations in China involved a total of 121 types of crops. The top 5 crops in terms of number of registrations certificates are rice, corn, cabbage, cucumber and wheat, together accounting for 53.9% of the new registration certificates of pesticide formulations.

 

Technical registrations obtained for 17 pesticide AIs for first time in China in 2014

In 2014, altogether 17 new pesticide technical were registered in the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA). Specifically, the involving 17 registrants were divided into 2 sides, 7 multinational enterprises and 10 Chinese enterprises.

 

2015 Forecast for occurrence of pests and diseases in China

According to the document newly released by National Agro-Technical Extension and Service Center (NATESC) on 8 Jan., 2015, the accumulated occurrence area infected by pests and diseases is forecasted to be 353 million ha. in China. Rice plant hopper, rice leaf roller, aphis and corn borer would occur widely and severely.

 

2014 Top 10 event in China pesticide industry

1. Environmental Protection Inspection for Glyphosate (PMIDA)

 

In 13 June, 2014, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (MEP) publicized the Notification about the First Batch of Glyphosate (PMIDA) Producers in conformity with the Environmental Protection Inspection Requirements (the Notification) on its official website.

2014 new pesticide registrations: 421 for technical

According to data from the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), as of 31 Dec, 2014 the number of new registration of pesticide technical (TC) totaled 421 (both TC and TK included, and renewed ones excluded, the same hereinafter) in this year.

Registration approval given to 26 pesticide technical in China in Dec. 2014

According to statistics of the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), altogether 26 pesticide technical (technical concentrate, TK) were approved for the registration, not including renewable registrations.

 

Phase I of Zhengbang Group's pesticide project completed

According to the public information released by the government of Yongxiu County, Jiangxi Province, in Dec. 2014, the first phase of Zhengbang Bio-chemical's pesticide project, which has a total investment of USD326.51 million, has completed.

 

ICAMA releases 40th lists of to-be-registered pesticides in 2014

On 30 Dec., 2014, the ICAMA released the list of the 40th batch of to-be-registered pesticides in China in 2014 and some relevant information to the public. The list included 82 to-be-registered pesticides, among which there were 16 technical registrations and 66 formulation registrations.