Zhejiang Xinnong gets chlorpyrifos award
Chlorpyrifos insecticide products manufactured by the Chinese agrochemical company, Zhejiang Xinnong Chemical, have been awarded the title of “famous brand product in the China petroleum and chemical industry” by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association, the company reports. Zhejiang Xinnong is one of six domestic Chinese pesticide manufacturers to have one of its products receive the honour, which is given to 30 different kinds of products. A total of 82 products from 72 enterprises received the title in 2010. The recognition lasts for three years. Prices of Chinese-produced chlorpyrifos rose in mid-November to Yuan 36,000/tonne ($5,407/tonne), up from Yuan 31,000/tonne ($4,656/tonne) at the same time last year ( Agrow No 606, p 22).