Chinese Pesticide Industry Expects Growth in Glufosinate Sector

According to statistics from the China National Agricultural Technology Extension and Service Center (NATESC), weed growth in China has increased significantly rising from 74 million hectares in 2000 to 97.34 million hectares in 2013. The increase in weed growth is compounded by an increase in herbicide resistance. The termination of paraquat AS (aqueous solution) has left a considerable gap in the market and it appears that Glufosinate offers the most economically viable alternative to paraquat. The number of glufosinate registrations has significantly increased in recent years.

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