Chinese regional govt procures imidacloprid ST
The government of China's northern Hebei province has signed a pesticide procurement contract with the Chinese Jiangsu Pesticide Research Institute (JPRI), reports the national newspaper, the AgriGoods Herald. The JPRI will provide 1.4 tonnes of seed treatment containing the insecticide, imidacloprid, to Gaocheng county in Hebei, for local farmers to use on wheat seed. This is the first case of government procurement of an imidacloprid seed treatment in China. It will be enough to treat 3,333 ha of wheat fields, the report adds.