Statistical Analysis of Approved Pesticide Products in China in 2020

According to China Pesticide Information Website, China has approved a total of 795 pesticide products (except sanitary pesticides) as of the end of December 2020. Among them, there are 300 herbicide products, accounting for 37.74% of the total pesticide products registered in 2020; 222 fungicides, accounting for 27.92% of the total pesticide products registered in 2020; 204 insecticides, accounting for 25.66% of the total pesticide products registered in 2020; 61 plant growth regulators, accounting for 7.67% of the total number of pesticide products registered in 2020. The status of pesticide categories registered is shown in Figure 1. According to the regional guidelines for pesticide registration field efficacy trials, food crops include rice, wheat, corn, and potato. In 2020, 173 pesticide products registered on rice, 81 on wheat, 47 on corn, and 28 on potato are listed.
It can be seen from Figure 1 that in 2020, the registered number of herbicides in approved pesticide products is the largest, fungicides and pesticides are basically the same, and the registered number of plant growth regulators is relatively small. It can be seen from Figure 2 that among the approved pesticide products in 2020, the number of registered pesticides on rice is the largest, followed by wheat.

In summary, the focus of enterprise registration in 2020 is on herbicides. Among them, glufosinate-p, pinoxaden, clethodim, etc. are good weeding “new stars” and are favored by enterprise registration; The focus of the registration of pesticide companies in 2020 is on rice, a food crop. It is expected that the number of pesticide products registered on rice in 2021 will continue to increase.
Source: Huisheng Pesticide Registration

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