<p> China records first agchem company merger of 2011 </p>
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published the first list of Chinese pesticide company mergers in 2011. The inaugural list includes only two companies: Shenyang Sciencreat Chemicals, a manufacturer of active ingredients, with a registered capital of Yuan 488.7 million ($74.2 million); and CNSG Agrochem, a formulations producer with a registered capital of Yuan 100 million ($15.2 million). The latter will be amalgamated into Shenyang Sciencreat, whose name will not change. Two strobilurin fungicides manufactured by Shenyang Sciencreat were awarded temporary pesticide registration in China last year (Agrow No 591, p 27).