Trends in herbicide formulation development

Anthony Flynn and Philip Pentland, EUREKA! AgResearch (Vic) Pty. Ltd., PO Box 2006, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia.


During the last ten years, the Australian herbicide market became dominated by commodities, industry profitability declined greatly and formulation development focussed almost entirely on cost minimization. This era saw the introduction of mini bulk and bulk supply of liquid formulations, increased active ingredient concentration and growth in granule and water soluble packaging sales. For the 10 highest volume products little change is expected in the next few years. However, in the smaller volume and niche markets more emphasis is being put into differentiating products by formulations.

Keywords: herbicide formulations, safety, regulation.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2004) 19 (3) 125-126.