Government's pesticide procurement gets hot in 2012Summary:
China largely popularizes government pesticide procurement and the value isestimated to reach USD321.2 million in wheat, rice, vegetable, tobbaco and cotton, etc. in 2012.
Mesa Tech, spinosad, indoxacarb and fosthiazate, acephate, government pesticideprocurement, plastic masterbatch, helminthic,green control on pests, metaflumizoneRecently, government pesticide procurement has become a hot topic on many agriculturalconferences. It is estimated that the procurement value has reached USD321.2 million(RMB2.00billion) in the application of wheat, rice, vegetable, tobbaco, cotton and other crops. Ithas also become a good marketing method for dominant pesticide producers, according toCCM’s December issue of
Lin Yanru, a researcher from Shandong Plant Protection Station, revealed that governmentprocurement is the general development trend of China's agriculture industry. The coverage of government procurement ranges from rice, wheat, cotton, vegetable to fruits and some other cash crops, and its investment will be raised year by year.Since 2011, government pesticide procurement was in full swing. "Its coverage area and croprange have been gradually expanded. In 2001, Chinese government began to procure pesticides;the Ministry of Finance allocated about USD16.06 million (RMB100 million) every year for purchasing pesticides to control rice plant hoppers, rice stem borer, wheat rust, locusts and other pests and diseases", said researcher Lin Yanru. According to Li Yanru, in recent three years, the investment for government pesticideprocurement has quickly increased. Many provinces growing wheat, rice have spent over USD16.06 million (RMB100 million) on pesticide procurement since 2009. Hebei Province is themost prominent one and it invested USD32.12 million (RMB200 million) every year during 2009-2011. Another big rice-growing province—Jiangxi also invested over USD16.06 million (RMB100million) every year during 2010-2011.In 2012, the investment for government pesticide procurement has reached a new peak. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA), the investment merely on wheat hasreached about USD253.2 million (RMB1.6 billion) which has been allocated to 11 winter wheat-