October 2010 Patent Watch
Fungicides took the lead this month with 33 patents, herbicides followed close behind with 32, and insecticides with 25. There were four additional patents relevant to dual targeted pest action, of which three were fungicide/insecticide related, and one fungicide/ herbicide related. Several patents were mixture related (31); others concerned compositions of matter of certain active compounds (49) from various chemical families and a few dealt with formulations and various methods. Agrow Intelligence examined a selection of 94 patents.