2017 Annual Review of Pesticides Newly Registered in China

1216 companies have newly registered 3913 pesticides in 2017 and 30 pesticides using 17 new active ingredients were initially approved. It was also the first time biopesticides outnumbered conventional pesticides.

2017 Annual Review of Pesticides Newly Registered in ChinaBy the end of 2017, 37888 pesticides registered by 2213 companies were within their validity, of which 3913 pesticides of 1216 companies were newly approved in the past several years. China promulgated a new pesticide regulation and revoked temporary registration. Applications which were being processed at the time of promulgation of the new regulation are still being reviewed and approved based on requirements of the previous regulation: 3365 were full registration for field use, 385 were temporary registration for field use, 153 were full registration for hygienic pesticide and 10 were temporary registration for hygienic pesticide.

418 registrations were technical grade active ingredients and the end-use formulations consist of 976 SCs(aqueous suspension concentrates), 413 AS/SLs(aqueous solution/soluble concentrate), 385 WDGs(water dispersible granules), 300 WPs(wettable powders), 292 ODs(Oil-based suspension concentrates), 206 ECs(emulsifiable concentrates), 136 GRs(granules), 134 EWs(emulsion, oil in water), 116 FSCs(suspension concentrates for film-coating of seed), 97 MEs(micro-emulsion), 60 SEs(aqueous suspo-emulsion) and 380 products of other formulation types.

Herbicide was the top registered product category and 1424 herbicides were registered, followed by fungicide (1176), insecticide (935), plant growth regulator (124) and other categories (91). Pyraclostrobin continued to grow after its patent expiry in 2015 and the number of new registration was 216 followed by gloufosinate, atrazine and mesotrine.

Top 10 Active Ingredients Registered under Chinese Pesticide Registration in 2017

No.

Active Ingredient

Product Category

Number of New Registrations

1

Pyraclostrobin

吡唑醚菌酯

Fungicide

216

2

Glufosinate

草铵膦

Herbicide

178

3

Atrazine

莠去津

Herbicide

177

4

Mesotrione

硝磺草酮

Herbicide

145

5

Glyphosate

草甘膦

Herbicide

145

6

Abamectin

阿维菌素

Insecticide

142

7

Thiamethoxam

噻虫嗪

Insecticide

139

8

Difenoconazole

苯醚甲环唑

Fungicide

130

9

Tebuconazole

戊唑醇

Fungicide

121

10

Nicosulfuron

烟嘧磺隆

Herbicide

117

30 new pesticides using 17 new active ingredients were approved and it was found for the first time biopesticide outnumbered conventional pesticide. 12 of the active ingredients were developed and submitted by Chinese domestic companies, of which 4 were variants of Bacillus thuringiensis and Sphaerotheca amyloliquefaciens, as well as 2 derivations of brassinolide.

No

Active Ingredient

Product Category

Registrant(Country)

1

14-hydroxylatedbrassinosteroid
14-羟基芸苔素甾醇

PGR

Chengdu Newsun Crop Science Co.,Ltd.(China)
成都新朝阳作物科学有限公司

2

2,4-DB
2,4-滴丁酸

Herbicide

Weifang Xianda Chemicals Co.,Ltd.(China)
潍坊先达化工有限公司

3

22,23,24-trisepibrassinolide
22,23,24-表芸苔素内酯

PGR

Gansu Zhangye Dagong Agrochemical Co.,Ltd.(China)
张掖市大弓农化有限公司

4

Bacillus thuringiensis G033A
苏云金杆菌G033A

Insecticide

Wuhan Kernel Bio-tech Co., Ltd
 (China)
武汉科诺生物科技股份有限公司

5

Banda de Lupinus albus doce, BLAD
β-羽扇豆球蛋白多肽

Fungicide

CEV(Portugal)
葡萄牙塞埃韦有限责任公司

6

Cycolxylidin
环氧虫啉

Insecticide

Sichuan Hebang Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.(China)
四川和邦生物科技股份有限公司

7

Cyenopyrafen
腈吡螨酯

Insecticide/Acaricide

Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd.(Japan)
日本日产化学工业株式会社

8

Cyflufenamid
环氟菌胺

Insecticide/Rodenticide

Nippon Soda Co.,Ltd.(Japan)日本曹达株式会社

9

Guadipyr
戊吡虫胍

Insecticide

Hefei Xingyu Chemical Co.,Ltd.(China)
合肥星宇化学有限责任公司

10

Harmonia axyridis(Natural Enemy)
异色瓢虫

Insecticide

Bejing Kuoye Garden Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.(China)
北京阔野田园生物技术有限公司

11

Iron chlorin e6
4.2 二氢卟吩铁

PGR

Nanjing Baite Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.(China)
南京百特生物工程有限公司

12

Kinetin
糠氨基嘌呤

PGR

Hubei Jinghong Chemical Co.,Ltd.(China)
湖北荆洪生物科技股份有限公司

13

Sphaerotheca amyloliquefaciens Lx-11
解淀粉芽孢杆菌Lx-11

Fungicide

Suke Agro-chemical of Jiangsu Province Co.,Ltd.(China)
江苏省苏科农化有限责任公司

14

Sphaerotheca amyloliquefaciensB1619
解淀粉芽孢杆菌B1619

Fungicide

Suke Agro-chemical of Jiangsu Province Co.,Ltd.(China)江苏省苏科农化有限责任公司

15

Sphaerotheca amyloliquefaciensPQ21
解淀粉芽孢杆菌PQ21

Fungicide

Jiangxi Shunquan Bio-Tech Co.,Ltd.(China)
江西顺泉生物科技有限公司

16

Tefuryltrione
呋喃磺草酮

Herbicide

Bayer(German)
拜耳股份公司

17

Triflumezopyrim
三氟苯嘧啶

Insecticide

DuPont USA(Unite States)
美国杜邦公司

China immediately terminated the renewal of temporary registration after the promulgation of new regulations and some of the temporary registrations approved in the beginning of the year have now become ineffective. Natural enemies are also exempt from pesticide registration.

 

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