On 21-23 December, 2015, the 5th meeting of the 2nd council of the Seed Coating Branch, China National Seed Association (CNSA) was held in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province. From this, the work plan in 2016 was made:
On 5-6 January, 2016, Jiangsu Kwin Group (Jiangsu Kwin) held the 2016 Jiangsu Kwin Development Annual Meeting. In total, 500 distributors and journalists throughout the country were invited to the meeting. Specifically, there were 2 keys segments: one is the Dragonfly Agricultural Service (DAS) O2O (= online to offline) platform established by the company, and the other is the new pesticides to be vigorously promoted in 2016.
According to a report of domestic media Caijing Magazine in China, illegal cultivation of GM corn was found by an environmental protection organization - Greenpeace. On 6 Jan., 2016, Greenpeace released a survey, which said that illegal GM corn has been found in several major corn production areas in Liaoning Province, China, throughout seed sales, cultivation, market circulation and other segments of corn industry,
According to statistics by Think Real, in Oct. 2015, China exported 52,540 tonnes of glyphosate, up 18.2% over Aug.; the export value reached USD127.2 million, increasing by 16.5% month on month.
According to data from the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), there were totally 3,294 registrations newly approved in 2015 (renewed ones excluded, the same hereinafter), less than 3,366 in 2014.
On 8 Jan., 2016 the Sipcam SPA (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. (Sipcam SPA) signed a cooperation agreement with Bayer CropScience (China) Co., Ltd. (Bayer CropScience) on the exclusive distribution of Vestire® (active ingredient: 720g/L chlorothalonil SC) in Beijing. According to the agreement, Bayer CropScience has obtained the dealership of Sipcam SPA’s products in China.
At the end of 2015, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Environmental Protection released the results about credit rating of enterprises’ environmental behaviours in 2014. Most of the enterprises were evaluated to be “Good”.
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