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  • 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.

  • Top 20 Pesticide Enterprises of China in 2016   2017-10-20

    Judging from the overall performance of the top 20 domestic companies, the levels of China's pesticide players remained on the rise. The top three in the list changed spots, with Nutrichem jumping from the third place in the previous year to the top with sales revenue of Yuan4.549 billion. Rainbow Chemical and Fuhua Tongda ranked second and third, with Yuan3.751 billion and Yuan3.664 billion sales revenues, respectively.

    Judging from the overall performance of the top 20 domestic companies, the levels of China's pesticide players remained on the rise. The top three in the list changed spots, with Nutrichem jumping from the third place in the previous year to the top with sales revenue of Yuan4.549 billion. Rainbow Chemical and Fuhua Tongda ranked second and third, with Yuan3.751 billion and Yuan3.664 billion sales revenues, respectively.

  • Opportunities for S-metolachlorin in the Chinese market   2017-05-10

    From the production perspective, manufactures running productions of the product at present include Jiangsu Changqing Agrochemical and Shandong Binnong Technology, who are making supplies to East Europe and Australia. Additionally, Zhongshan Chemical disclosed its plan to launch an S-metolachlor production project. Upon completion of the project, mixture products will be released in the corn market, as well as for application in weed prevention and control in sugarcane and wheat fields.

    From the production perspective, manufactures running productions of the product at present include Jiangsu Changqing Agrochemical and Shandong Binnong Technology, who are making supplies to East Europe and Australia. Additionally, Zhongshan Chemical disclosed its plan to launch an S-metolachlor production project. Upon completion of the project, mixture products will be released in the corn market, as well as for application in weed prevention and control in sugarcane and wheat fields.

  • STK Timorex Gold® global marketing strategy analysis   2017-03-31

    Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Stockton (STK) is a global leader in the biopesticide industry. The company focuses on plant extract-based biopesticide research, production and distribution, and is particularly reputed for its flagship fungicide Timorex Gold® (melaleuca alternifolia extracts).

    Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, Stockton (STK) is a global leader in the biopesticide industry. The company focuses on plant extract-based biopesticide research, production and distribution, and is particularly reputed for its flagship fungicide Timorex Gold® (melaleuca alternifolia extracts).

  • Observations of China Pyraclostrobin Registration   2017-03-20

    In June of 2015, the patent of pyraclostrobin technical in China expired, which brought new opportunities for China’s pesticide industry, with domestic manufacturers launched this product one after another. In 2016, pyraclostrobin market showed skyrocketing trend. Domestic enterprises’ registration certificates were issued constantly, and the formulation products in market sharply increased.

    In June of 2015, the patent of pyraclostrobin technical in China expired, which brought new opportunities for China’s pesticide industry, with domestic manufacturers launched this product one after another. In 2016, pyraclostrobin market showed skyrocketing trend. Domestic enterprises’ registration certificates were issued constantly, and the formulation products in market sharply increased.

  • Observations on the Chinese Agrochemical Market for 2016   2017-03-14

    In 2016, China's pesticide industry has continued down a path of depression. The total production has grown by a slight amount, less than the year-on-year increase registered in 2015. Operating revenues from pesticides have experienced a lower growth rate, as sluggish demand has led to a glut and suppressed the prices of most products.

    In 2016, China's pesticide industry has continued down a path of depression. The total production has grown by a slight amount, less than the year-on-year increase registered in 2015. Operating revenues from pesticides have experienced a lower growth rate, as sluggish demand has led to a glut and suppressed the prices of most products.

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