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insecticide flonicamid is getting more attention from Chinese
manufacturers, showing a high effect on specific insect pest with lower
resistance than competing products. CCM predicts a significant increase in
registration over the near future.
was developed and produced by Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) and was introduced
to China in 2007 for the first time. ISK has been developing Flonicamid on a
global basis since in the late 1990’s and since there has been launched into
the market in several countries.
to market intelligence firm CCM, three new flonicamid technical
products will be registered in China in the near future, which lifts the number
of total registrations up to 6 in total for the middle kingdom.
is a lowly toxic insecticide, which has stomach action and contact action,
being a nerve poison and an antifeedant. In 2007, ISK launched it in China with
several single agents and mixtures. Besides ISK, CNAMPGC-SUMITOMO Agrochemicals
is the only one that has registered flonicamid formulations in China.
went off patent in China on July 22, 2013, and its official registration was
not protected starting March 2017. According to the 2017 List of Pesticides to
be Approved for Registration, Qingdao Haolite will obtain the
registration of 97% flonicamid technical, the first domestic
enterprise that obtains the technical registration. Moreover, the number
of flonicamid registrations will soar in a period of time. Notably,
Qingdao Haolite will also obtain the official registration of
97% spirotetramat TC to be the first domestic enterprise that has the
are many other enterprises actively developing flonicamid. For instance,
Xinyi Yongcheng is working on registration of flonicamid TC, and
planned to newly establish 300 t/a flonicamid; Jiangsu Huifeng also
disclosed its plan of 1,000 t/a flonicamid and is busy with its
registration. It is predicted that flonicamid registration will
appear one after another in China for the near future.
major competitor products of flonicamid in China are imidacloprid,
acetamiprid, and nitenpyram. However, the competing products all show a
significant resistance to insect pests, while flonicamid has not
reported any major resistance yet. Hence, the insecticide is likely to get more
market share in the future as China’s manufacturers are embracing the opportunity.
is an insecticide used for fighting pests like aphids and whiteflies. The scope
of crops where flonicamid is used is cotton as well as fruit and
vegetable crops while having a good toxicological, environmental and
field trials of flonicamid on different crops demonstrated excellent
results against aphids and whiteflies. With pest mortality reached 90%,
the new plant tissue and leaves can be protected up to 21 days after
application, showing better results than neonicotinoids and sulfoxaflor. And
most importantly, flonicamid is safe to bees, beneficial insects and
natural enemies. Because of low toxicity and residuals level, this product’s
plant harvest interval is only one day if the application would conduct on
cucumber, tomato, strawberry and other crops.
as a novel insecticide boasts many advantages. Firstly, it exhibits
excellent performance of controlling almost all important aphid species in
apple, peach, wheat, potato etc. At the same time, flonicamid has no
negative impact on beneficial insects or natural enemies and thus will
provide a new option to integrated pest management programs. With the quitting
of five highly toxic pesticides like methamidophos in China, other insecticides
embrace a great opportunity to share more market. In light of
this, flonicamid would probably have a bright future.
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