Syngenta and DJI Technology to Launch Agricultural Drone Trial Programs in China

The world’s largest consumer drone-maker, DJI Technology Co. Ltd., has teamed up with Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG to secure a foothold in China’s booming agricultural drone market. The deal aims to improve the technology of DJI’s drones by taking advantage of Syngenta’s expertise in spraying pesticides on crops, the companies announced Wednesday…Full Article: Caixin

Sinochem Group’s Modern Agricultural Platform (MAP) Service Launched in Anhui Province

The Sinochem Group has launched an intelligent agricultural platform in east China’s Anhui Province, which the major producer of chemicals and fertilizer hopes will help make farming work easier. An online-offline combination, it can provide a wide range of services ranging from seed selection to soil detection and machinery training…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 Key

Researchers in Anhui Province Develop Nanocomposite Material to Absorb Heavy Metal Pollution in Fertilizer

Chinese researchers have developed a new material that can absorb heavy metal ions from fertilizer, decreasing environmental pollution. The material, a nanocomposite, was developed by a team led by Wu Zhengyan of the Hefei Institute of Physical Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It can “grab” arsenic and copper ions from manure with high

Chinese Tractor Manufacturer Promoting Sugarcane Reaper

Zoomlion (000157.SZ) has focused on developing Chinese-patent powered gear shift tractor for 4 years. The new product boasts 80AMT, GPS, automatic navigation, which can be operated by pressing one button. It is popular in China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries…Full Article: Anhui News Aug 2017 Key Point As of 2017, there were 17 agricultural equipment

China Seizes Illegal Dog and Cat Meat

A suspected illegal meat distribution in the northern suburban Changping District of Beijing was raided by the police over the weekend. A total of 34 dogs of various breeds were confiscated, including one with an identification chip. Yangfang Township police worked with local animal welfare groups to rescue animals and took them to a municipal

Shenzhen’s DJI Technology and USA’s Dow AgroSciences Sign MoU

Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI Innovation Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Dow AgroSciences on Tuesday [27 June 2017] to work on the research and application of crop protection drones and technology…Full Article: China Daily June 2017 Key Point As a result of the MoU, both companies will conduct joint pesticide application experiments on rice

200 Grain-Producing Counties to Take Part in Pilot Agricultural Disaster Insurance Program

A total of 200 major grain-producing Chinese counties will pilot agricultural disaster insurance this year and next year to improve their ability to counter natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Finance…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Point According to the Ministry of Finance, the pilot agricultural disaster insurance program will primarily cover rice, wheat,