Pinoxaden and Fluopicolide in China – analyzing the pesticides 11-30-2017

Pinoxaden and Fluopicolide are two pesticides, whose patents are expiring in the near future. CCM gives a brief introduction of this herbicide and fungicide as well as the situation in China. For more market analysis on these pesticides or other pesticides in China, as well as import and export data for the worldwide largest pesticide manufacturer, please contact our team at



Pinoxaden is a herbicide, developed by agrochemical giant Syngenta and used against grasses, marketed in 2006 for the first time. The pesticide is registered in Argentina, South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Uruguay.

Pinoxaden will lose its patent in China in 2019 and in the USA in 2020, opening the door for cheap generic replications by pesticide producers. Numerous new entrants are expected to participate in the competition in the global pinoxaden market, thus, resulting in an intensified competition in the market. Especially Chinese pesticide producers, which have a limited research and development capability, are well known to copy foreign pesticides after the patent is expired.

Pinoxaden is used in the post-emergence control of annual grasses, including Alopecurus, Apera, Avena, Lolium, Phalaris and Setaria spp., in wheat and barley.

Plants are likely to become resistant after multiple applications of pinoxaden, so farmers should be careful in not overusing the herbicide. Especially some populations of Annual Ryegrass show a significant resistant to pinoxaden.

The worldwide pinoxaden market is traditionally dominated by key players from Europe, supported by a large production of barley and wheat, where pinoxaden is used regularly to fight weeds and grasses. In Europe, German, France and Russia are leading the field of pinoxaden demand.

However, the highest growth rate of demand for pinoxadem is seen in Asia Pacific, driven by the two largest populated countries India and China. The final major region with significant demand for pinoxaden is North America.


Fluopicolide is a fungicide manly used for protection of potatoes. The pesticide was developed and marketed by Bayer CropScience in 2006. It is used mostly in combination with other fungicides to control downy mildews, late blight and Pythium.

Fluopicolide’s mode of action is typical of the systemic fungicides used specifically against oomycete fungi. It disrupts many steps in their reproductive cycle. For a maximum protection when using this product as a foliar spray, it is preferable to tank mix it with a chlorothalonil-based product.

The fungicide is registered currently in Argentina, Australia, Denmark, South Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China. Finland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Uruguay. It will lose its patent in the coming years ahead, facing copies from Chinese and other competitors very fast.

What’s more, Fluopicolide is listed in the highly recommended pesticides for vegetables, melons, and fruits by the Shanghai List of Highly Recommended Pesticides in 2017.

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