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

China Wants to Increase Usage of Organic Fertilizer on its Tea and Fresh Produce Crops

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Wednesday [14 June 2017] launched a program to replace chemical fertilizers with organic alternatives in 100 counties and districts. The central government will earmark a fund to support the fertilizer-replacement plan which targets tea, vegetables, and fruit, said Yu Xinrong, vice minister of agriculture…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017 Key Points China’s

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

Sinochem Group in Early Discussions to Acquire Singapore-Listed Noble Group

Sinochem Group is in early talks to become a strategic investor in Noble Group Ltd, providing the embattled Asia-based commodities trading house with an equity injection, according to sources familiar with the talks. Noble is discussing a possible strategic investment, according to a statement on Tuesday [14 February 2017] that didn’t refer to Sinochem…Full Article:

U.S. Commerce Department Imposes Preliminary Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer Imports

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday [25 October 2016] announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation against imports of ammonium sulfate from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products. The department said that producers and exporters of such products from China had received countervailing subsidies at 206.72

Chongqing to Import and Distribute Kazakh Potash Fertilizer

A Chinese firm and a Kazakhstan firm have agreed to form a joint venture to develop a major fertilizer production and distribution hub in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality. Under the deal between Kazakhstan Potash Corporation (KPC) and Chongqing Agricultural Production Material Group, the two sides will jointly build a major potash fertilizer distribution center and