Ministry of Agriculture: zero growth of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to achieve the goal in advance
Ministry of Agriculture yesterday (January 21) released, at present, China's pesticide use has been negative growth for three consecutive years, the use of chemical fertilizers have achieved zero growth, three years ahead of schedule to achieve the goal of zero growth of fertilizer, pesticide use. In 2020, China should realize the utilization rate of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to over 40%.
Specifically, in 2017, the utilization rate of chemical fertilizers for the three major grain crops such as rice, corn and wheat in China was 37.8%, an increase of 2.6% over 2015; pesticide utilization was 38.8%, an increase of 2.2% over 2015. The economic and ecological benefits brought by the increase of fertilizer and pesticide utilization rates are very significant.