Chlorantraniliprole and terbufos liked by illegal products
Chlorantraniliprole and Terbufos Liked by Illegal ProductsSummary: Chlorantraniliprole and terbufos are the popular AIs added to illegal pesticides,data from the Ministry of Agriculture shows.Tags: insecticide, chlorantraniliprole, terbufos, AI, pesticide, herbicide, atrazine, highly toxicinsecticide, carbonfuran, methomyl, phorate, endosulfanAdding unregistered AIs to pesticide formulations is still very common in China, according to theresult of the third pesticide supervision and inspection of 2011 released by the Ministry ofAgriculture recently. Chlorantraniliprole and terbufos are the popular AIs added to illegalpesticides, according to CCM International’s March issue of Insecticides China News.The quality of 2,633 samples was tested during the supervision and inspection, 2,319 of whichare qualified, with a qualified rate of 88.1%. Among the total, 1,685 insecticides were tested and87.1% are qualified; 536 fungicides were tested and the qualified rate reaches 87.9%; 400herbicides were tested and the qualified rate comes to 92.3%.Among the 314 unqualified products, 70 contain unregistered AIs. For example, the productregistered is 5% chlorpyrifos EC, but it actually contains terbufos or other AIs. It is worthwhile tonote that the AIs added to 68 products are all insecticides except that two products containatrazine.Highly toxic insecticides such as terbufos, carbonfuran, methomyl, phorate and endosulfan arepopular AIs added to illegal pesticides. Among them, terbufos is the most popular, illegally addedto 12 insecticides. Terbufos was widely used to control soil insects in peanut field and sugar canefield. China stopped the registration of it years ago but approved four formal registrations ofterbufos (two for technical and two for formulations) in early 2011, which stunned domesticpesticide industry. However, months later, the government decided to repeal the registrations of10 pesticides, including terbufos.Overseas companies property products are also popular AIs added to illegal pesticides.Chlorantraniliprole, one of the most hottest insecticides in domestic market that developed byDuPont, was added to three products, namely 5% acetamiprid EC, 4% abamectin-aminomethyl·lambda-cyhalothrin ME and 8,000IU bacillus thuringiensis/μl SC. Thechlorantraniliprole contents in these three products hit 3.9%, 5.3% and 11.6% respectively.
Chinese government has strengthened the supervision and guidance of domestic pesticideformulation market in recent years. Overseas companies have also intensified the crackdown onthe illegal production of their property products. However, adding unregistered AIs, especiallyhighly toxic ones or property products, to pesticide formulations is still quite common in China."Many pesticide formulations marketed in Guangdong contain other AIs that are not registeredunder the product. It is very normal," said a pesticide retailer in the province.Whats more, some retailers and companies even take adding unregistered AIs as a selling pointof their products. They tell farmers what kind of AI has been added, aiming to promote theirproducts.There are several reasons for the popularity of adding unregistered AI in China.Firstly, backward consumption habit by domestic farmers. Domestic farmers usually preferproducts that can kill insects rapidly but care less about the toxicity. They also prefer broad-spectrum products. To cater for the need of farmers, some companies add some highly toxic AIsto their products, because these AIs usually act quickly and are broad-spectrum.Secondly, weak R&D of domestic companies. Overseas companies have introduced many goodproducts into domestic market and have made great success. However, domestic companies areweak in R&D and the chance is slim for them to develop a property product. To get a slice of thecake, some domestic companies illegally add property products to their products. They tellfarmers what their products contain (illegally added AIs) and sell them at a high price, gaining afat profit.Thirdly, unaffordable registration cost for some small companies. At present, the cost ofregistering one product is about USD80,000, which is too high for some small companies. Someof them add unregistered AIs to their old products to develop new market.Besides, the punishment is not strong enough, so many companies try to test the law.It is estimated that adding unregistered AIs will still be common in domestic market in the nearfuture. However, this situation should change for the health development of Chinas pesticideindustry. Insiders recently revealed that the government is making regulations that contain moreharsh punishments for adding unregistered AIs.
Source: Insecticides China News 1203http://www.cnchemicals.com/Newsletter/NewsletterDetail_1.htmlMain content of Insecticides China News 1203:Chlorantraniliprole and terbufos liked by illegal productsApplication for formal registration of 3 insecticides approvedOverview of Chinas insecticide registration in 2011New registraions in 2011 reflects thiacloprids bright outlookSinochem International to become second largest shareholder of Yangnong GroupHebei Veyong incurs 63.07% decline in 2011 net profitJiangsu Kwin kicks off technical production line relocationWuhan WDLZs insect virus insecticide project passes EIAShenzhen Noposion to market spinosadDinotefuran shows potential in ChinaJiangsu Huifeng launches 1,000t/a bifenthrin technical productionJiangsu Lanfeng launches 8,000t/a acephate projectOverview of Chinas methomyl export in 2011Cold weather reduces market demand for insecticides……Insecticides China News, a monthly publication issued by CCM International on 10th of everymonth, provides the latest and influential analysis on insecticide industry for you, includingcompany dynamics, supply and demand, price analysis, policy, raw material and intermediate.About CCMCCM is dedicated to market research in China, Asia-Pacific Rim and global market. With a staff ofmore than 150 dedicated highly-educated professionals. CCM offers Market Data, Analysis,Reports, Newsletters, Buyer-Trader Information, Import/Export Analysis all through its newproprietary product ValoTracer.For more information, please visit http://www.cnchemicals.com.CCM International Ltd.Guangzhou CCM Information Science & Technology Co., Ltd.17th Floor, Huihua Commercial & Trade Mansion, No.80 Xianlie Zhong Road, Guangzhou510070, ChinaTel: 86-20-37616606