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

Shandong Researchers Develop Method to Convert Leather Waste into Fertilizer

A Chinese research team has developed a way to convert leather solid waste into fertilizer and other products, solving a problem that has troubled leather companies for years. Led by Wang Quanjie, a professor with Yantai University, the team can liquify leather waste and turn it into organic fertilizer or construction materials such as adhesives,

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

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

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

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

China Donates Rice and Promises Urea (Nitrogen) Fertilizer to Zimbabwe

Government yesterday received part of the 19 000 tonnes of rice from China after 5 500 tonnes was delivered to Grain Marketing Board’s Aspindale depot in Harare, as measures to alleviate food insecurity intensify. The Chinese Government also pledged to provide 10 000 tonnes of urea fertiliser to Government as a way of boosting the

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