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

Chinese Government to Subsidize Agricultural Drones

The authorities are using drones to spray pesticide on wheat fields in Xinghua, East China’s Jiangsu province, as part of this year’s diseases and pests control program. The local government is introducing high-tech tools to ensure bumper harvest in the future and to boost the development of intelligent agriculture…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Points

Agricultural Drone Manufacturer to Use China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

Drone manufacturer DJI Innovation Technology Co and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc, a company that uses China’s homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System for location and data analysis services, have announced a strategic partnership to promote the application of the navigation system in the drone industry…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017 Key Point DJI Technology’s RTK (real-time

The EU Finally Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

China National Chemical Corp won the European Union’s antitrust approval for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta AG, a day after the US gave its blessing, bringing China’s largest foreign acquisition closer to the finish line…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017 Key Point By June 2017, ChemChina expects to officially close its

Ministry of Agriculture Sets Goals to Reduce Usage of Fertilizer and Plastic Mulch

China will launch campaigns to curb pollution from livestock and poultry farms, as well as the excessive use of fertilizers in horticulture, to fight pollution in rural areas, a top agricultural official said on Tuesday [7 March 2017]. The Agriculture Ministry will kick off a campaign this year to treat pollution from animal excrement on

ChemChina Rumored to Secure EU Approval for Acquisition of Syngenta

State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is scheduled to secure conditional EU antitrust approval for its bid for Switzerland-based seeds and pesticides company Syngenta, media reports said Friday [3 February 2017], citing sources. Experts noted that the deal would help supplement ChemChina’s business while also help Syngenta seek growth in the global market…Full Article: ECNS.cn

ChemChina to Establish US$5 Billion Fund to Finance Acquisition of Syngenta

China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is setting up a fund that will aim to raise $5 billion to help finance its purchase of Swiss seeds group Syngenta, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Thomson Reuters publication Basis Point. The financing structure entails investors committing to the fund, which would in turn own