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Mickey Shan, Editor of AgroPages. Email: mickey@agropages.com

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  • Zhongshan Chemical: Leading the industry by releasing massive production capacity of both competitive and high-end new products   2019-03-06

    Zhongshan Chemical prides itself for its strength: massive production, advanced manufacturing technology, and a good reputation for product quality—which also represents what the company has been focusing on, as always. In 2018, Zhongshan Chemical expanded the production of its competitive products, including triazine herbicides, mesotrione, and metamitron, continuing its momentum to lead the market. In addition, it targeted a wide range of high-end agrochemical technicals—such as penoxsulam, pyraclostrobin, pinoxaden, and prothioconazole—and established full preparations for the project start-up.

    Zhongshan Chemical prides itself for its strength: massive production, advanced manufacturing technology, and a good reputation for product quality—which also represents what the company has been focusing on, as always. In 2018, Zhongshan Chemical expanded the production of its competitive products, including triazine herbicides, mesotrione, and metamitron, continuing its momentum to lead the market. In addition, it targeted a wide range of high-end agrochemical technicals—such as penoxsulam, pyraclostrobin, pinoxaden, and prothioconazole—and established full preparations for the project start-up.

  • New Ecology of Global Pesticide Supply & Demand Market   2019-03-04

    Looking around the world, the global sourcing environment has changed quietly, where Chinese enterprises are making every effort to combat market challenges, while Indian companies are eagerly preparing to compete. As such, buyers world-wide have to follow the trend. Through dialogues, as elaborated in this paper, AGROPAGES could have conversations with a number of representational Chinese and Indian pesticide enterprises, as well as global buyers, in hopes of giving our readers a clear understanding of the new ecology of the global pesticide supply and demand market.

    Looking around the world, the global sourcing environment has changed quietly, where Chinese enterprises are making every effort to combat market challenges, while Indian companies are eagerly preparing to compete. As such, buyers world-wide have to follow the trend. Through dialogues, as elaborated in this paper, AGROPAGES could have conversations with a number of representational Chinese and Indian pesticide enterprises, as well as global buyers, in hopes of giving our readers a clear understanding of the new ecology of the global pesticide supply and demand market.

  • Chia Tai: Understanding the needs of customers along the value chain of Thailand agriculture   2019-02-12

    AGROPAGES recently interviewed Mr. Kornkanok Chantakitwattana, the Vice President of Plant Protection Business of CHIA TAI CO., LTD. in Thailand. He introduced us to the development of the agricultural market in Thailand and its main problems. CHIA TAI has had good relations with Chinese pesticide suppliers, and he also looks forward to the future cooperation between the two parties.

    AGROPAGES recently interviewed Mr. Kornkanok Chantakitwattana, the Vice President of Plant Protection Business of CHIA TAI CO., LTD. in Thailand. He introduced us to the development of the agricultural market in Thailand and its main problems. CHIA TAI has had good relations with Chinese pesticide suppliers, and he also looks forward to the future cooperation between the two parties.

  • Where is the way out of small and medium-sized European agrochemical enterprises?   2018-10-23

    In this interview, we have bypassed those “super players” in the market and invited the senior executives of some small and medium-sized pure European companies, as well as local European and North American consulting agencies for in-depth dialogue. We are expecting to know the latest dynamics of the European agrochemical market from their point of view, and see how they respond to the market fluctuations and look at the changes in the current agrochemical market. The interviewees include:

    In this interview, we have bypassed those “super players” in the market and invited the senior executives of some small and medium-sized pure European companies, as well as local European and North American consulting agencies for in-depth dialogue. We are expecting to know the latest dynamics of the European agrochemical market from their point of view, and see how they respond to the market fluctuations and look at the changes in the current agrochemical market. The interviewees include:

  • POINT AMERICAS: Garantía de Calidad – Servicio Técnico – Sinergía y Confianza Mutua con Socios Chinos   2018-08-14

    Desde hace mucho tiempo, el mercado de agroquíicos de América Latina ha estado estrechamente ligado a la industria de pesticidas de China. Las fábricas chinas de plaguicidas suministran constantemente técnicas y formulaciones a los países de América Latina, los cuales representan aproximadamente 25% del total de las exportaciones de plaguicidas de China al mundo.

    Desde hace mucho tiempo, el mercado de agroquíicos de América Latina ha estado estrechamente ligado a la industria de pesticidas de China. Las fábricas chinas de plaguicidas suministran constantemente técnicas y formulaciones a los países de América Latina, los cuales representan aproximadamente 25% del total de las exportaciones de plaguicidas de China al mundo.

  • POINT AMERICAS: Excellence in Technical Service and Strong Partnership with Chinese Suppliers   2018-08-14

    Recently, AgroPages conducted an interview with Mr. Scot von Bergen, President of Point Americas, which has its head office in Montevideo Uruguay and operations in many Latin American countries, together with the company's Chinese partner Ya Su, President of Milagro Chemicals. Mr. von Bergen told AgroPages, the links between him and the Chinese agrochemical industry trace back to the beginning of the 21st century, and he is amazed at the rapid development and great changes in China’s pesticide landscape.

    Recently, AgroPages conducted an interview with Mr. Scot von Bergen, President of Point Americas, which has its head office in Montevideo Uruguay and operations in many Latin American countries, together with the company's Chinese partner Ya Su, President of Milagro Chemicals. Mr. von Bergen told AgroPages, the links between him and the Chinese agrochemical industry trace back to the beginning of the 21st century, and he is amazed at the rapid development and great changes in China’s pesticide landscape.

  • Monsanto: Ushering in the Next Wave of Agriculture Innovations with Emerging Tech Trends and Integrated Solutions for the Farm   2018-03-23

    AgroPages.com conducted an interview with Mr. Jagresh Rana, President of Asia-Africa at Monsanto Company. Rana has been focused on farming, while working in the food and agriculture sector for over 20 years. He joined Monsanto India as a Business Development Manager in 1997, and has since held several leadership roles. Prior to the current position, he was the Geography Strategy Lead at Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, responsible for heading Corporate Strategy initiatives for the global commercial organization.

    AgroPages.com conducted an interview with Mr. Jagresh Rana, President of Asia-Africa at Monsanto Company. Rana has been focused on farming, while working in the food and agriculture sector for over 20 years. He joined Monsanto India as a Business Development Manager in 1997, and has since held several leadership roles. Prior to the current position, he was the Geography Strategy Lead at Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, responsible for heading Corporate Strategy initiatives for the global commercial organization.

  • Build the industrial chain to have a say in the industry   2018-03-16

    How to extend the upstream industrial chain of superior products and transform the pressure into opportunities for development has also become the direction that many companies under pressure are paying special attention to and thinking about. In this special column, we invited nine Chinese pesticide companies that have been valuing the supply chain or have made high investments in supply chain in 2017 and discussed with them on the topic of "Industrial Chain".

    How to extend the upstream industrial chain of superior products and transform the pressure into opportunities for development has also become the direction that many companies under pressure are paying special attention to and thinking about. In this special column, we invited nine Chinese pesticide companies that have been valuing the supply chain or have made high investments in supply chain in 2017 and discussed with them on the topic of "Industrial Chain".

  • Chinese pesticide 2017: “No quotations, no stock” prevail, corporate transformation achieves preliminary results   2018-03-14

    Key words such as policy, market, change at the demand side, and transformation policies of enterprises, were some of the common issues shared by all industries during their development. In the case of the pesticide industry, the change in its external environment over recent years was particularly drastic, and had considerably affected companies, leaving many small and medium-sized firms to exit the market. Other companies, departing from decades of pesticide technical production and price competition, entered a higher level of rivalry. This new wave of competition highlighted the use of technology and forward thinking.

    Key words such as policy, market, change at the demand side, and transformation policies of enterprises, were some of the common issues shared by all industries during their development. In the case of the pesticide industry, the change in its external environment over recent years was particularly drastic, and had considerably affected companies, leaving many small and medium-sized firms to exit the market. Other companies, departing from decades of pesticide technical production and price competition, entered a higher level of rivalry. This new wave of competition highlighted the use of technology and forward thinking.

  • Pilarquim: Innovative brand marketing winning strong support; 800 global registrations expected in three years   2017-12-01

    In early 2017, Beijing Mindleader Agroscience Co., Ltd., a leading pesticide formulation company in China, made an important investment while it was still on the fast growth track. The company increased capital in Pilarquim (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and Mr. Mu Canxian, chairman of Mindleader, became the chairman and legal representative for Pilarquim (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    In early 2017, Beijing Mindleader Agroscience Co., Ltd., a leading pesticide formulation company in China, made an important investment while it was still on the fast growth track. The company increased capital in Pilarquim (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and Mr. Mu Canxian, chairman of Mindleader, became the chairman and legal representative for Pilarquim (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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