Multinationals focused on introduction of cornfield herbicide Among the three conventional pesticides, 

herbicide always comes out top, accounting for 46% - 50% of the global pesticide market since the 1990’s.

Grain, corn and soybean are the three major crops using herbicide, accounting for 48% of the total herbicide 

applications.  In retrospect, the newly registered or launched herbicide varieties of 2015 worldwide concentrated 

on applications to the three major crops particularly on the cornfield applications.

With the change of global food structure and the adjustment of crop structure, the proportion of fruit and 

vegetable growth are increasing year by year, resulting in increased demand for fungicide and also for novel 

fungicidal active substance. Novel fungicidal active substance represented by benzovindiflupyr was registered 

in 2015, which directs the orientation of fungicide development and the trend that it will become the mainstream 

product in the future fungicide market.

With more and more stringent environmental regulations put in place over recent years, pesticide is developing 

toward properties of high efficiency, low toxicity, low residue and non-pollution, which is the case for insecticide, 

where majority of the global new registrations and launches in 2015 are environment-friendly insecticide.

Seed-borne and soil-borne disease and soil insect can often cause 10% - 30% yield loss. Therefore seed treatment 

before plantation becomes an easy, economical and effective approach against seedling disease and insect damage. 

At present, seed treating agent is becoming more and more popular among farmers, which has attracted close 

attentions of more pesticide enterprises, resulting in increased product registrations. In 2015, all prime pesticide 

manufacturers released various seed treating agents to the market worldwide.