Patented agrochemicals invented by Chinese researchers
China has become one of the key countries for agrochemical discovery. Dozens of lead compounds are discovered from some 10,000 synthesised compounds annually in China, of which, roughly 20 compounds are placed into initial field trials. New active ingredients invented in China, such as flumorph and cycloxaprid, have been globally recognised by professionals. Since 1995, close to 90 ais have been patented in China.