China’s agchem firms “unaffected” by earthquake
Chinese pesticide companies based in the earthquake-hit western province of Sichuan have been “unaffected” by the disaster. The China Crop Protection Industry Association says that agrochemical companies in the region are all operating normally after the earthquake, which has killed somewhere in the region of 200 people. The province’s only listed agrochemical company, Sichuan Lier Chemical (Mianyang), has confirmed that it has not experienced any disruption due to the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, despite there being “significant tremors” in the city of Mianyang. Sichuan’s major manufacturers of pesticide technical material include Sichuan Lier Chemical, Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical Technology, Sichuan Guoguang Agrochemical and Chengdu New Sun Crop Science.