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About Pretilachlor

Pretilachlor was developed and marketed in 1979 by Ciba-Geigy (now Syngenta). Pretilachlor is a highly selective preemergence herbicide for paddy field. It is safe for rice and has a broad weed-killing spectrum. It is mainly used to control annual gramineous and broadleaf weeds.

Pretilachlor is a cell division inhibitor, it is absorbed by weed seeds during the germination process and can only be used for pre-germination soil treatment. Rice germination period is also sensitive to pretilachlor. In order to ensure the safety of early application, fenclorim is often added as a safer agent.

China Production and Supply

The main synthetic intermediates of pretilachlor include chloroether, DEA, and chloroacetyl chloride. The main Chinese manufacturers of pretilachlor include Hangzhou Nutrichem, Anhui Futian Agrochemical, Jiangsu LionChem. In February 2021, ethylene glycol monopropyl ether, the upstream raw material of chloroether, was out of stock, causing insufficient supply of chloroether, resulting in short production capacity of pretilachlor. After April, the prices of raw materials DEA and chloroether were lowered, the peak demand season ended, so the price of pretilachlor was lowered.

he export of pretilachlor technical has been increasing year by year since 2015. In 2017, it reached the highest export volume of 6,176 tons a year. From 2015 to 2019, China exported 22,728 tons of pretilachlor technicals, with an average export volume of 4,545 tons per year. From 2015 to 2019, the top three export destination countries were India (64.12%), Vietnam (17.18%), and Singapore (6.35%).

China Registration

As of July 2021, according to China Pesticide Registration Watch, there are 240 valid registrations of pretilachlor in ICAMA, with 18 TC registrations. The main mixture of pretilachlor are bensulfuron-methyl, oxyfluorfen, oxadiazon, penoxsulam. The main formulation type of nicosulfuron are EC, WP, EW, OF, GR .

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