Sugarcane Producers in Guangxi Region Use Biological Pest Control Measures

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China’s biggest producer of sugar, has reduced pesticide use by more than 30 tonnes since 2011 through biological pest control, local authorities said. Guangxi has used an army of Trichogramma chilonis, a kind of wasp, to combat sugarcane borers, in around 3 million mu (200,000 hectares) of low-yield fields over the

Agricultural Demonstration Zones Promoting Water Recycling and Minimal Agrochemical Usage to be Set Up in China

China has earmarked 605 million yuan (around 90 million U.S. dollars) from the central budget to bolster eco-agriculture. The funds will be used for 61 circular projects, projects which create economic development through environment and resource protection, including water recycling and standardized production, in 23 provincial areas to develop a sustainable rural economy, the Ministry

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