Coronavirus disrupting supply chains

Phosphorus and pesticides may be in shortage

An employee in the virology department of a Berlin hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus (REUTERS)

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Coronavirus has disrupted transportation in China and is raising concerns that phosphorous and pesticide ingredients may be facing shortages.

Among those concerned are the National Corn Producers Association in the United States.

China is a significant supplier of phosphorous and produces some of the necessary ingredients for pesticides.

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