XI'AN, China, June 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA) ("China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based compound fertilizer through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd., announced key milestones achieved in the construction of 100 sunlight greenhouses ("Phase I") at its new $38 million, 88-acre research and development center, Xi'an Hu County Yuxing Agriculture Technology Development Co., Ltd. ("Xi'an Yuxing"), and confirmed that the Company is on schedule to complete Phase I (out of II) by the end of June 2010.
The 100 sunlight greenhouses are a major component of the Company's new Xi'an Yuxing research and development center, with a second phase of the project to include the construction of 12 intelligent greenhouses. Among the key project milestones recently achieved on the 100 sunlight greenhouses include:
-- completion of the construction of the main greenhouse structures, including all civil engineering, steel framing and installation of polyethylene (PE) protective film; -- installation of major utility infrastructure, which includes water, gas and electricity supply, and sewage; -- commencement of soil improvement.
"Constant innovation through dedicated research and development that yields important new fertilizer products is a hallmark of China Green Agriculture's success, and we are pleased to announce that our capabilities in this regard will take a major step forward with the completion of our new sunlight greenhouses at Xi'an Yuxing," said Mr. Tao Li, the Company's chairman and CEO. "We plan to complete Phase II construction by the end of December, 2011, which will further increase our ability to introduce new customized, high-margin fertilizer products as well as expand our production of cultivated agricultural products which are currently sold to the local marketplace. The development of our new R&D center represents one of several initiatives we have undertaken to strengthen our leadership position in the fertilizer industry, while delivering incremental revenue and earnings growth. With the recent announcement of our intent to acquire a 300,000-ton fertilizer production facility, we are taking the necessary steps to increase our product line and expand our geographic footprint, and look forward to providing an update on the acquisition within the next 60 days. We remain confident that the growing demand for our green fertilizer products, coupled with expanding R&D capabilities supported by strong sales and marketing programs, will enable us to continue to gain market share and build on being one of the leading fertilizer producers in China."
About China Green Agriculture, Inc.
China Green Agriculture, Inc. currently offers 148 different HA-based compound fertilizers, which are distributed via 552 individual distributors covering 21 provinces, 4 autonomous regions and 3 municipal cities in China. Its fertilizer products are certified by the Chinese government as "Green Food Production Materials." The leading five provinces which collectively accounted for 40.4% of the Company's fertilizer revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2010 are Shaanxi (11.2%), Shandong (10.8%), Anhui (7.9%), Henan (5.6%), and Sichuan (4.9%). For more information, visit http://www.cgagri.com .
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