China calls for tighter formulation controls
The Chinese Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals (ICAMA) has called for tighter controls on the regulation of pesticide formulations. Discussions held at a work seminar on the evaluation of formulations highlighted the problems that exist in the country’s systems for pesticide formulation registration and administration, the ICAMA reports. It was “universally” agreed that greater emphasis should be placed on evaluating the “rationality” of the pesticide formulation during the registration process. Seminar delegates also concurred that the effects of additives and processing techniques on pesticide formulations should undergo stricter regulation. China has 118 registered pesticide formulations.