Crop Biotech Update

New Publication on Pesticides, Latest WHO Ranking, Regulation and Label Claims in India

June 10, 2011

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research's (ICAR) National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM) has published a book titled "Pesticides: Status, Latest WHO Ranking, Regulation and Label Claims in India" that reviews the latest research on the 230 pesticides registered in India as of May, 2011. It includes important and valuable information on the latest maximum residue limit (MRL) of all pesticides fixed by ICMR (under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006), along with codex MRL (European standard) on various crops.

The book contains detailed information on the classification of pesticide active ingredients on the basis of their toxicity to non-target organism by WHO. In addition, the book gives information on status and impact of pesticides, latest consumption of pesticides crop wise and state wise, status of hazardous pesticides (as per WHO) in other countries, various toxicity categories and decontamination methods of pesticides.

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