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MOA striving for central fiscal subsidy on prevention and control of wheat scab

According to Jiangsu Plant Protection Plant Quarantine Station, the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China (MOA) is now striving for the central fiscal fund to subsidize the prevention and control of wheat scab.

 

MOA: areas with no advantages in planting corn should not be blindly expanded

In January 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) held a conference on market information of key agricultural products to inform the market operation of major agricultural products in 2017, and reminded that it was inappropriate to blindly expand corn planting in 2018 to avoid the situation of increasing output without increasing income.

 

MOA: GM cotton cultivars bred by China accounts for over 95% market shares

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.

 

MOA: carries out investigation on the application of agricultural UAV plant protection for 2017

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.

 

MOA: subsidize plant protection UAV pilot units in 6 provinces (cities)

On September 18, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), together with the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, issued the Notice on the Pilot Subsidy Project of Plant Protection UAV in Six Provinces (Cities), pointing out that for the purpose of guiding technology development and appropriate application of plant protection UAV (also known as agricultural remote control flight sprayer), and improving agriculture green development, the MOA decided to select six provinces to guide the work of appropriate application of plant protection UAV through subsidizing pilot units. Notice of the matter as follows.

 

MOA sets up Pesticide Administration

Approved by the State Commission Office of Public Sectors Reform, "Pesticide Administration" was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) Department of Plantation Management, to fully coordinate pesticide management work. The Pesticide Administration will be mainly responsible for pesticide industry planning, administrative licensing, supervision and management, administrative penalties and so on.

 

MOA banns sale of some pesticides over Internet

On 21 Aug., 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) published a notice about the strengthened pesticide use guidance and market supervision, which clearly regulates that the operation of restricted pesticides over the Internet is banned. It means that some pesticides can’t be sold on-line any more.

 

MOA acts against illegal fipronil use in poultry farming

Upon the end of Aug. 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China (MOA) issued two successive notices, announcing its decision to launch strict probes into illicit application of fipronil insecticides as veterinary drugs. This move mainly aims to prevent possible contamination in feed raw materials and finished products, and meanwhile strengthen pesticide application guidance and market monitoring.

 

MOA arranges safety production inspection work in pesticide industry

On August 15, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) issued a notice, which said that in order to strengthen the safety production work in the aspects of pesticide production, management, use, and prevent safety production accidents in pesticide industry as well, the MOA decided to carry out a nationwide safety production inspection work in pesticide industry.

 

MOA answers suggestions for paraquat and chloropicrin

The following are answers from the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) about the Suggestions No. 4840proposed on the Twelfth National People’s Congress (including the addition of registrants of chloropicrin and forbid the use of the extremely toxic herbicide paraquat).