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

Commodity Report: Sugar & Syrups

Overview An estimated 1 million to 2 million metric tons (MTs) of sugar is smuggled into southern China due in part to high domestic sugar prices, high outside tariff-rate quotas, and bureaucratically induced non-tariff barriers that restrict the inflow of legal sugar imports From 2011 to 2015, China’s annual sugar imports skyrocketed from 3 million

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 Launches Sugar Commodity Options in Zhengzhou

China’s second commodity options, white sugar options, started trading on Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange Wednesday [19 April 2017]. “Businesses can now use a combination of investment tools including spot contracts, futures contracts, and options to manage risks more effectively,” said Ma Wensheng, chairman of Xinhu Futures, a Shanghai-based futures brokerage firm…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2017 Key

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Considering Functional Zoning for Certain Crops

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is mulling to establish grain production function zones as well as key agricultural product production protection zones to ensure key agricultural product safety and supply, according to Yu Xinrong, vice minister of MOA…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Dec 2016 Key Point Officials are considering agricultural function zones in northeastern China (i.e.

Chinese-backed Sugar Mill Begins Operation in Northern Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday [18 April 2016] opened the country’s biggest sugar mill, a $360 million Chinese-owned plant in Preah Vihear [northern Cambodia] that will produce half a-million tons a year, and called for more investment from the world’s second-largest economy. The plant, set in a 43,422-hectare sugar plantation, will also generate about 30

Chinese Company Buys Australian Sugar Mill to Produce Ethanol from Sorghum

The Chinese company developing the second stage of the Ord irrigation scheme in Western Australia, has bought the old Kununurra sugar mill. Kimberley Agricultural Investments (KAI) is currently developing 13,400 hectares of irrigated land and has purchased the sugar mill which sits on a 19 hectare block. The property is currently being used as offices