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Pesticide Formulations

  1. Thomas S. Woods

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr185

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

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Woods, T. S. 2003. Pesticide Formulations. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

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  1. DuPont Agricultural Enterprise, Wilmington, Delaware

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


The science of crop protection product formulations has made major advances in recent years. In fact, the old idea that the discipline of formulations is more an art than a science has long been overshadowed by the scientific depth of the underpinning technology. This article will provide a general overview of the great variety of product forms available to the formulation scientist for designing a crop protection product that is acceptable in the world of modern agriculture.


  • crop protection product formulations;
  • pesticide formulations;
  • dispersion;
  • dual character formulations;
  • suspensions;
  • suspoemulsions;
  • microemulsions;
  • dry formulations