China to create more agchem consortiums
The Chinese Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) is to establish pesticide manufacturers’ consortiums for the herbicide, paraquat, and the insecticide, abamectin, in Shanghai this month. The consortiums are open to all Chinese manufacturers of the active ingredients. The CCPIA hopes that the paraquat consortium will help eliminate out-dated manufacturing processes, lower impurity content, raise product quality and control overproduction and excessive competition in the paraquat market. China is the world’s largest producer of the herbicide, the CCPIA adds.