MOA strengthens monitoring on pesticide safety 07-26-2016

In recent years, the MOA has kept strengthening the pesticide safety monitoring, and planning to issue policies to support the normal risk monitoring and re-evaluation on pesticides jointly with the opportunity of the issuing of the Regulations on the Control of Agricultural Chemicals and supporting regulations.

Source: Baidu


Wang Jianwo, President of Hunan Association of Professional Prevention and Control for Crop Diseases and Pests.


* All the opinions presented here merely belong to the author, they do not necessarily represent CCM's points of view.


Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China (MOA) has kept strengthening the pesticide safety monitoring. Industry insiders revealed that after being used for many years, some pesticides tend to become risky.

That’s why it is important to launch risk monitoring and re-evaluation of pesticides, to accumulate data and information from production and scientific research, and to master the risky pesticides, which can ensure the smooth implementation of pesticide control and the zero growth of pesticide consumption.

The MOA's next move will issue policies to support the normal risk monitoring and re-evaluation of pesticides based on the opportunity of the issuing of the Regulations on the Control of Agricultural Chemicals and supporting regulations.


The process of monitoring the pesticide safety to support the re-evaluation draws more and more attention and China has done a lot of work concerning the safety monitoring:

  • By regularly carrying out technical training about pesticide safety monitoring
  • By taking measures and guidelines to monitor pesticide safety and the use of pesticides
  • By organizing field research



  • 7 June – the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA) held an expert conference on risk control of 5 pesticides (acephate, carbosulfan, dimethoate, thiodicarb and benfuracarb)
  • 26 May – the ICAMA carried out the re-evaluation of registered pesticides to master the production, sales, use and safety conditions of 8 pesticides (carbendazim, atrazine, triazophos, imidacloprid, alachlor, butachlor, metolcarb and dimethacarb)
  • 9 May – the MOA planned to issue policies in order to ban 8 pesticides (2,4-D butylate, dicofol, paraquat, flubendiamide, carbofuran, phorate, isofenphos-methyl and aluminium phosphide) according to the Food Safety Law and the Regulations on the Control of Agricultural Chemicals


In addition, the MOA also bans asomate, urbacide, triazophos and chlorpyrifos through monitoring on deleterious substance, residue, resistance, phytotoxicity and environment. It's obvious by now that pesticide safety monitoring has become an important part of China's pesticide control.


Realizing the re-evaluation of registered pesticides and setting exit mechanism of pesticides are the general trend of pesticide control in China. Risk monitoring makes it possible to accumulate scientific data about phytotoxicity, residue, resistance, toxicity and environment pollution in pesticide production and research.

As a result, it's possible to adopt effective control measures after re-evaluating the registered products. For these reasons, the monitoring of pesticide safety holds great significance:



The safety of using pesticides is important for the safety of the people of China. Therefore, administratives have responsibilities to perform safety controls on pesticides. Pesticide safety should be re-evaluated and tracked even after being registered.



After a single pesticide has been used in large dosage for many years, weeds will easily become resistant to it and residues will be more easily generated. Related departments should find out the problems in time and solve them by re-evaluating and managing the monitoring results.



China has rich experience in promoting the monitoring of pesticide safety in 4 aspects (monitoring and dispatching, risk early warning, emergency disposal and information reporting).



Pesticide is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can be used to control and prevent pests, diseases, weeds, and to ensure the growth and stability of crop yield. On the other hand, it may cause excessive residue, affect the quality and safety of agricultural produce as well as lead to ecological damage. So, re-evaluation and management strategies should be set to provide scientific regulations for the pesticide safety monitoring.


Pesticides are important for the agriculture as they play an important role in controlling and preventing pests, diseases and weeds, as well as increasing the crop yield and ensuring food safety.

More attention should be paid to advantages and disadvantages of pesticides so that, when environmentally friendly pesticides are developed, food safety and green agriculture can be guaranteed. Consequently, the development and application of pesticides call for scientific and strict control.


At the moment, the MOA is mainly focusing on monitoring the following pesticides:

  • Herbicides: 2,4-D butylate, atrazine, acetochlor, glyphosate, etc.
  • Insecticides: carbofuran, isocarbophos, omethoate, acephate, imidacloprid, chlorpyrifos, abamectin, pyrethroids, amides, etc.
  • Fungicides: carbendazim, triadimefon, thiram, thiophanate-methyl, etc.

This article comes from Herbicides China News 1607, CCM


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