Formulation codes in pesticides

Do you know what are different formulation codes in pesticides? Have you seen WP, CL, CP? on pesticides packing? Do you know what does it means? here are some formulation code.

Formulation codes


The following standard codes are used. For further details, see Catalogue of Pesticide Formulation Types and International Coding System, Technical monograph No. 2, 4th Edition, April 1999; CropLife International, Brussels.


 AB Grain bait
 AE Aerosol dispenser
 AL Any other liquid
 AP Any other powder
 BB Block bait
 BR Briquette
 CB Bait concentrate
 CF Capsule Suspension for Seed Treatment
 CG Encapsulated granule
 CL Contact liquid or gel
 CP Contact powder
 CS Capsule suspension
 DC Dispersible concentrate
 [DL Driftless formulation]#
 DP Dispersible powder
 DS Powder for dry seed treatment
 DT Tablet for direct application
 EC Emulsifiable concentrate
 ED Electrochargeable liquid
 EG Emulsifiable granule
 EO Emulsion, water in oil
 ES Emulsion for seed treatment
 EW Emulsion, oil in water
 FD Smoke tin
 FG Fine granule
 FK Smoke candle
 FP Smoke cartridge
 FR Smoke rodlet
 FS Flowable concentrate for seed treatment
 FT Smoke tablet
 FU Smoke generator
 FW Smoke pellet
 GA Gas
 GB Granular bait
 GE Gas generating product
 GF Gel for Seed Treatment
 GG Macrogranule
 GL Emulsifiable gel
 GP Flo-dust
 GR Granule
 GS Grease
 GW Water soluble gel
 HN Hot fogging concentrate
 KK Combi-pack solid/liquid
 KL Combi-pack liquid/liquid
 KN Cold fogging concentrate
 KP Combi-pack solid/solid
 LA Lacquer
 LS Solution for seed treatment
 ME Micro-emulsion
 MG Microgranule
 OF Oil miscible flowable concentrate (oil miscible suspension)
 OL Oil miscible liquid
 OP Oil dispersible powder
 PA Paste
 PB Plate bait
 PC Gel or paste concentrate
 PO Pour-on
 PR Plant rodlet
 PS Seed coated with a pesticide
 RB Bait (ready for use)
 SA Spot-on
 SB Scrap bait
 SC Suspension concentrate (= flowable concentrate)
 SE Suspo-emulsion
 SG Water soluble granules
 SL Soluble concentrate
 SO Spreading oil
 SP Water soluble powder
 SS Water soluble powder for seed treatment
 ST Water soluble tablet
 SU Ultra-low volume (ULV) suspension
 TB Tablet
 TC Technical material
 TK Technical concentrate
 TP Tracking powder*
 UL Ultra-low volume (ULV) liquid
 VP Vapour releasing product
 WG Water dispersible granules
 WP Wettable powder
 WS Water dispersible powder for slurry seed treatment
 WT Water dispersible tablet
 XX Others



Muhammad Ramzan Rafique
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

I am from a small town Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Punjab , Pakistan, studied from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, on my mission to explore world I am in Denmark these days..

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