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On 26 March, 2017, Hebei Zhongtian Bangzheng Biological Science Co., Ltd. (Zhongtian Bangzheng), jointly with Japan based SDS Biotech K.K. (SDS), held a meeting for their strategic cooperation about a fungicide named Dacotech® (40% chlorothalonil SC) in Beijing City. Distributors partnering with Zhongtian Bangzheng and located in Liaoning, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Inner Mongolia and suchlike provinces/regions/municipalities, were present.
On 5 April, 2017, the Anhui Provincial Agriculture Commission predicted at the Wheat Scab Prevention and Control Press Conference that the wheat scab would occur to be serious throughout the province this year and that about 4.3 million ha should be sprayed for prevention and control. “This is very formidable,” stated the Commission, “And we chose phenamacril + tebuconazole (Commodity name: Jingxing劲兴) as the first pesticide for prevention and control.”
In March 2017, the Zhejiang Environmental Protection Bureau announced a pass regarding the approval check on a 1,200 t/a glufosinate-ammonium technical production line and a 1,000 t/a picloram technical production line of Yongnong BioSciences.
As a large province for production and consumption of pesticide, from February to March 2017, Shandong Province has deployed the rectification of suspected illegal pesticide production enterprises.
Lier Chemical Co., Ltd. (Lier Chemical) released its full-year 2016 financial figures. Specifically, it made revenue of USD287.3 million and net profit of USD30.2 million, up by 33.1% and 50.5% YoY.
After the low tide during 2015-2016, prices of domestic pesticide technical have been rising fast since Oct. 2016 and those of paraquat and imidacloprid technical even rose by over 50%. On the conference of the China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC Shanghai) held in early March 2017, the Head of the Pesticide Technical Business of Sino-Agri Leading Bioscinences Co., Ltd. (Sino-Agri Leading), Hu Yijun, said that the price rise is only recovery to the normal level and it will go on.
On 19 March, 2017, the kick-off meeting of 2017 Jiangsu Province Rice “Kuangxin Suite” (宽心装) was co-hosted by Jiangsu Kesheng Group Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Kesheng), DuPont and Jiangsu Hanweisite Eco-agriculture Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu Province.
Facing a sluggish agrochemical market in 2016, the US based DuPont had an excellent performance in Jiangsu Province: sales volume up by about 20% YoY. Specifically, the insecticide sector grew stably and the fungicide business rose rapidly.
Bayer, together with the National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC), held the project summary meeting for ‘Bayer More Rice’ in 2016, on which comprehensive solutions for crop protection and data of rice experimental fields were released. According to the data, the solutions of the company can effectively control the harm by diseases, pests and weeds for rice, promote the healthy growth of rice, guarantee agricultural field ecology, improve farmers’ profits and push forward the goal of Application Reduction and Efficiency Improvement of Pesticides by the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA).
On 8th March, 2017, the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Center of China (NATESC) issued dynamic information of major rape pests and diseases occurrence, which pointed out that the occurrence period of early spring rape pest was earlier with more serious damage due to the high temperature in the winter of 2016/2017 in most of the country. As of 5th March, 2017, the national rape pest occurrence area has reached 1,767,333 ha, an increase of 15.1% over the same period last year.