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China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to Approve 12 New Pesticide Products, including Cyclobutrifluram and Flusulfinam

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On September 4, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced plans to approve 12 new pesticide products, including Cyclobutrifluram and Flusulfinam. The announcement was made by the ICAMA and Rural Affairs, following the deliberation and approval of the 12 new pesticide products by the First Committee Meeting of the Tenth National Pesticide Registration Review Committee. Among these 12 new pesticide products, there are three active ingredients, one technical material, and eight formulations, involving a total of six active substances, namely:

  • Cyclobutrifluram;
  • Flusulfinam;
  • (7R,9S)-12-dodecen-1-yl acetate;
  • Bacillus thuringiensis SN16-1;
  • Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhedrovirus KYc01; and
  • Metarhizium anisopliae PL-GM1.

The proportion of biopesticides is 17%, chemical pesticides are 33%, and microbial pesticides account for 50%.

For detailed information, please refer to Table 1.

Table 1: List of New Pesticide Products that will be approved


Active Ingredient

Formulation type

Registered Crops and Targets

Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland)


technical material


suspension concentrate

tomato/root-knot nematode

East China University of Science and Technology

Bacillus thuringiensis SN16-1

technical material


WG formulation

tomato/Phytophthora blight

Yangling Xianglin Agricultural Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

(7R,9S)-12-dodecen-1-yl acetate

technical material


(7R,9S)-12-dodecen-1-yl acetate 184mg/capsule


Grape/European grapevine moth

(7R,9S)-12-dodecen-1-yl 1.2g/capsule

Qingdao Qingyuan Agricultural Weed Control Co., Ltd


technical material


soluble concentrate

rice field/annual weeds



Henan Jiyuan Baiyun Industrial Co., Ltd.

Spodoptera litura nucleopolyhedrovirus KYc01

suspension concentrate

corn/fall armyworm

Hainan Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Metarhizium anisopliae PL-GM1

suspension concentrate

grasshopper-infested areas/grasshoppers

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