On April 8, the National Agricultural Technology Center organized a network consultation on the occurrence trend of major wheat diseases and insect pests in China in the middle and late period of 2021. Wang Fuxiang, deputy director of the National Agricultural Technology Center, Wang Jianqiang, first-level researcher of the Plant Industry Management Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Kang Zhensheng, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering attended the meeting and made speeches.
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In March 2021, the National Health Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the State Administration for Market Regulation issued Announcement No. 4 of 2021. Details are as follows:
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The taxation on agricultural fertilizers will see a gradual increase from 2022, according to a decision by the National Council for Farm Policy (Confaz) which was approved on March 10.
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On January 28, 2021, the registration certificate PD20160077 for a 2,4-D butylate product, which is the last 2,4-D butylate product allowed for supply to Chinese domestic market, expired and is not renewed. This shows that China has terminated the 2,4-D butylate production for supply to domestic market from January 29, 2021, whilst 2,4-D butylate's business operations and the uses are terminated from January 29, 2023 (calculated as per the 2-year valid period of product).
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Since 2015, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has initiated the zero-growth program on the use of fertilizer and pesticide. After five years of implementation, up until the end of 2020, China's objective of reduction of use of fertilizer and pesticide has been achieved as expected, with the use of fertilizer and pesticide being brought down remarkably while the utilization rate of fertilizer and pesticide has increased significantly.
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With migratory pest Spodoptera frugiperda invading our country, the situation of controlling is seriously. There is an urgent need to develop emergency prevention technology that suitable for national conditions of China. AT the "Plant Protection Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) Granulation Prevention and Control Technical Seminar on Corn Grassland Moth" held on August 14th, reporters learned that the Plant Protection Research Institute of The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences innovated to propose the use of granulated pesticide instead of pesticide liquid spray, and explored a new method of plant protection UAV prevention and control for grassland moth.
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BEIJING — China is able to meet spring farming needs as the transport and production of agricultural production materials has mostly resumed amid the ongoing epidemic fight, agricultural officials said on March 5. Shipping disruptions have been basically fixed with agricultural production materials included into green channels, said Zhang Yanqiu, seed management official with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
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On 12th February, Corteva announced the launch of Onmira™ active, the new global trade name of picoxystrobin, which is a highly active strobilurin fungicide developed by Syngenta. In 2006, Syngenta sold its global picoxystrobin product rights to DuPont, now known as Corteva. Through a series of global registrations and the development of formulation products, Al Duraihimi gave picoxystrobin a new lease of life, making it the company’s second largest product after chlorantraniliprole.
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Spring returns to the earth, and it is another year of preparation. Right now, it should be the peak season for pesticide sales throughout the year, but the sudden outbreak of new crown pneumonia has affected domestic pesticide production and sales. Recently, the China Pesticide Industry Association has urgently carried out research work on major pesticide production enterprises in the country. The survey results show that the virus outbreak has brought five major problems to the pesticide industry and enterprises, such as blocked logistics and limited agricultural technology services.
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At the start of 2020, a locust infestation made its way into more than 20 countries from West Africa to East Africa and from West Asia to South Asia. At present, the affected area comprises more than 16 million square kilometers. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said that the Horn of Africa is a severely hit region, where Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia suffered the worst locust infestation in the past 25 years, whilst Kenya is experiencing its worst locust infestation in 70 years. At present, a report stated that locusts in the Horn of Africa are still breeding, which will form new locust swarms in March and April. Therefore, a further locust infestation in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya is expected.
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As an environmental-friendly industry with a final purpose of protecting the ecological environment and improving our health status, green agriculture and biological agriculture have been developed fast these years. Then here comes a question, how to make the damage brought by pest in our control and how to reduce the harm of pesticide to agriculture as well as how to greatly improve agriculture products quality?
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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga) has agreed to acquire 62% of the shares of Belchim Crop Protection NV/SA ("BCP", Head Office: Belgium), a European agrochemical company, from BCP's founder, Belchim Management NV/SA ("BM", Head Office: Belgium), through Mitsui's wholly owned subsidiary Mitsui AgriScience International SA/NV ("MASI", Head Office: Belgium). Once all relevant conditions including antitrust approval have been fulfilled, MASI will acquire 30% of the shares held by BM, making BCP its consolidated subsidiary. The remaining 32% of shares will be acquired in or after February 2021.
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As an environmental protection industry that improves the ecological environment and people's health, in the development of green agriculture and biological agriculture in China, how to effectively control the infestation and harm of agricultural pests, reduce the pollution of pesticides on the agricultural environment and products, so as to greatly improve the quality of agricultural products?On November 9, the sixth China insect virus prevention and control of pesticides and biological pesticide green peak BBS in jiangxi yichun, hundred experts and scholars and biological pesticide mingyue mountain enterprise research on behalf of the party, mutual discussion is given priority to with viral insecticide biological control integrated technology, accelerate the biological control technology and the green plant user's production and marketing of products and organic docking, promote the rapid development of biological pesticide industry in China.
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Crop protection agents must become more sustainable. The EU and the Dutch government therefore accord preference to biological agents that work on the basis of micro-organisms and insects. However, new research conducted by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and other institutes reveals that EU regulations make it unnecessarily expensive, cumbersome and time-consuming to admit new biological crop protection agents. Fewer sustainable agents based on micro-organisms are entering the market as a result. This poses an obstacle to the rapid, green transition of agriculture. The findings of this study have been published in the scientific journal BioControl. The study that has now been published – carried out by Jürgen Köhl (WUR), Kees Booij (WUR), Rogier Kolnaar (Linge Agroconsultancy B.V) and Willem Ravensberg (Koppert Biological Systems) – focuses on the relevance of certain EU conditions for the admission of biological crop protection agents. In this respect conditions governing persistence, amongst other things, are involved. An important conclusion is that the requirements for such agents are excessively strict in a large number of cases. Consequently, at present it can take as long as five years to admit a biological pesticide. Earlier this year virtually the same team of researchers published an article in Frontiers in Plant Science about the mechanism of action of various types of microbial crop protection agents and the risks involved. Faster, more affordable admission Jürgen Köhl (WUR), the main researcher, has this to say: "In both publications we scientifically prove that biological agents should be assessed differently from chemical protection agents. This is because this does not happen at present. As a result, the availability of sustainable protection agents is lagging behind. In order to take concrete steps towards sustainable agriculture, biological agents need to be admitted more quickly and affordably." However, there is still a long way to go, as is evident from the interim evaluation set out in the sustainability memorandum published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality last June, 'Gezonde Groei, Duurzame Oogst' [Healthy Growth, Sustainable Harvests] (covering the period from 2013 to 2023). Its conclusion was that the ecological quality of surface water has not improved sufficiently and that biodiversity is being squeezed. Environmentally friendly alternative Biological crop protection products need to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical protection agents in European agriculture and horticulture. A switch to biological protection will be of benefit to the quality of surface water and biodiversity. Read the publications: - Jürgen Köhl, Kees Booij, Rogier Kolnaar and Willem J. Ravensberg: Ecological arguments to reconsider data requirements regarding the environmental fate of microbial biocontrol agents in the registration procedure in the European Union. BioControl (oktober 2019, Volume 64, Issue 5, pp 469–487). - Jürgen Köhl, Rogier Kolnaar and Willem J. Ravensberg, 'Mode of Action of Microbial Biological Control Agents Against Plant Diseases: Relevance Beyond Efficacy' in Frontiers in Plant Science (19 July 2019). This research has been conducted as part of the project, ''Kennisopbouw en integratie t.b.v. efficiënte ontwikkeling en toelating van groene gewasbeschermingsmiddelen (PPS Green Deal)', funded by Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen. Prize-winner The biological protection agent Tutavir, which has been developed thanks to the BIOCOMES EU project coordinated by WUR, won the Bernard Blum Award presented by the IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association) this year. Tutavir is marketed by Andermatt Biocontrol. It provides protection against Tuta absoluta, the most potentially devastating plague of insects in the tomato cultivation sector. Thanks to BIOCOMES, the development of biological protection agents in commercial enterprises has received a major boost.
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The weather has generally been good for the early planted corn in the core production regions, but less than adequate in the southern and western locations. Farmers in Argentina are making late changes and switching some of their intended corn acreage to soybeans instead out of fear of increased export taxes under the new administration that will take power on December 10th. In fact, the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange reduced their 2019/20 corn acreage this week by 100,000 hectares to 6.3 million hectares.
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Established in 1996, Sino Agro-Chemical Industry Ltd. ("SINOAGRO"or “the Company”) based in Shenzhen has a history of over two decades. In its early days, SINOAGRO was mostly an exporter of technical materials. Against the backdrop of a constantly changing global market and increasingly fierce competition over years, SINOAGRO gradually settled its development direction and foothold, which is to focus on featured products in terms of formulation and differentiation to provide customers with better plant protection solutions and related services. The Company is dedicated to providing “quality products up to high standards, effective and excellent services with highly honored good faith”.
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The Australian Federal Government will launch an investigation into the regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemicals. On last Friday, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie announced an independent panel would be appointed to look into “every facet of agricultural and veterinary chemical regulation from the ground up.”
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Pyraclostrobin is a fungicide developed by BASF, which was released to some 80 countries across the world since its launch 16 years ago. The product has been applied to more than180 crops, having been regarded as a high active, high efficient, low toxic and broad spectrum fungicide. In 2014, sales of pyraclostrobin reached over US$1 billion, being a fastest growing fungicide product variety.
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