On 8 Mar 2019, China MoARA released the results of supervision and spot check on pesticides during FY2018 and the total qualification rate was 93.2%. 370 pesticides were determined to be counterfeit pesticides that added with unregistered active ingredients/ absence of nominal active ingredients. Only 54.4% of the biopesticides were found to be eligible as most of them were added with Chlorantraniliprole, Pyraclostrobin, Tolfenpyrad and other chemical ingredients.
The Ministry sampled 8,119 homemade and imported pesticides used on vegetables, fruits, tea, rice, wheat, maize, cotton, soybean and other crops, which were sampled from the market, designated distributors/producers (mostly filed with non-compliance record) and specific crops such as melon fruits, tea and Chinese herbs. The qualification rates of pesticide from these sources were 94.74%, 82.6% and 93.7% respectively.
Pesticides used on soybean, maize and rice have comparatively higher quality and the qualification rates of pesticides used on soybean, maize, rice, fruits, vegetables, tea and cotton were 98.1%, 97.7%, 95.3%, 94.4%, 93.1%, 92.5%, 90.9% and 88.5%.
The 8,119 sampled pesticides consist of 4,313 insecticides, 1,638 fungicides, 2,070 herbicides and 98 other pesticides and the qualification rates were 91.1%, 96.0%, 95.4% and 91.8%.
128 biopesticides were sample but the number of non-conforming products was 70, mainly due to the absence of nominal active ingredient or presence of illegal chemical ingredients such as Chlorpyrifos, Acetamiprid, Fenobucarb, Chlorantraniliprole, Chlorfenapyr, Beta-cypermethrin, Chlorothalonil, Pymetrozine, Emamectin benzoate, Tebuconazole, Pyraclostrobin, Tolfenpyrad, Carbofuran and Fipronil.
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