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On 5 Dec., 2016, China National Seed Group Co., Ltd. (CNSG) and Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) signed an agreement in Dhaka, for the construction of the Bangladesh AR&D Centre, which is aimed at giving full play to both sides’ biological breeding technologies and regular breeding technologies and accelerating the breeding of hybrid rice seeds applicable to Bangladesh (regarding both planting conditions and consumption habits), so as to cope with unfavourable conditions such as extreme climates, and level up local grain production. Reportedly, this is the 1st R&D centre established by CNSG in foreign countries.
During 25-27 Nov., 2016, on the Plant Protection Information & Pesticide Spraying Machine Information Launch Conference, Arysta LifeScience Corporation (Arysta) displayed many of its new products in the fields of biological activators, seed treatment agents, fertilizers and the regular pesticides, including Dantong®, Poliquel®, Rancona®, Vitavax ® and its brand new blockbuster fungicide Evito®.
On 25 Nov. 2016, at the 32th China Crop Protection Information Exchange & Pesticide Machinery Trade Information Release Conference held in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, Zhuang Runqing, General Director of Qingdao KingAgroot Co., Ltd. (KingAgroot) introduced their 4 patented herbicides, namely “环吡氟草酮” (a solution for multi-resistant grasses especially alopecurus in wheat), “双唑草酮” (a solution for major multi-resistant broadleaf weeds in wheat), “三唑磺草酮” (an ultimate solution for post-emergence control of multi-resistant echinochloa in rice) and “苯唑氟草酮” (a solution for high-efficient control of grasses and broadleaf weeds in corn), “Now they are processed for registration, and will be launched onto the market soon,” said Zhuang Runqing.
According to the announcement published by Hubei Sanonda Co., Ltd. (Sanonda) in Nov. 2016, China National Agrochemical Corporation (CNAC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChemChina), through its overseas wholly-owned subsidiary CNAC International Pte. Ltd.(CNAC International), completed acquisition of 40% stake in ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (ADAMA), from Koor Industries Ltd. (Koor). Meanwhile, CNAC also acquired entire equity stake in ADAMA, which was transferred from CNAC International. Both transactions were completed the delivery of transferred equities by 22nd November, 2016. After the transactions, China Agrochemical directly owned 100% stake in ADAMA.
On 25 November, 2016, at the 32th China Plant Protection Information Exchange & Pesticide and Sprayer Facilities Fair held in Nanjing, Bayer CropScience (China) Co., Ltd. (Bayer CropScience) and China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) signed a strategic cooperation agreement about scientific use of pesticides, and called for joint attention to scientific and safe use of pesticides.
On 20 November, 2016, Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group (Hailir) held the strategic seminar of key southern partners in Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In total, 100+ partners were present, jointly with the company, to discuss about the industry trend and Hailir’s development trend. Specifically, Shu Zhaobin, Hailir’s pesticide formulations marketing director showed his strong confidence in “becoming the No.1 pyraclostrobin technical and formulations manufacturer in China in the following three to five years”.
According to statistics from Think Real, in the first three quarters of 2016, China exported 160,200 tonnes of paraquat (actual volume, similarly hereinafter), which totaled USD284.4 million. In detail, the volume of TK was 94,700 tonnes, with the value of USD184.3 million; that of formulations was 65,500 tonnes, with the value of USD100.1 million.
On 24 Nov., 2016, the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) held a selecting and honoring activity for demonstrative enterprises for safe and scientific pesticide and fertilizer application, and pesticide & fertilizer application reduction and performance improvement.
Recently, the pyriproxyfen technical of Rudong Zhongyi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Rudong Zhongyi) was approved in the European Union (EU), which indicates that the product will be sold there.
On 12 Nov., 2016, Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Yangnong) published a notice clarifying the press’ prediction on its dicamba capacity.