Formulation codes

Catalogue of pesticide formulation types and international coding system, Technical Monograph n°2, 6th Edition, CropLife International


AE Aerosol dispenser MC Mosquito coil


Other liquids to applied undiluted ME Microemulsion 
AP All other products to be applied undiluted OD Oil dispersion 
BR Briquette OF Oil miscible flowable concentrate (oil miscible suspension)
CB Bait concentrate OL Oil miscible liquid 
CP Contact powder OP Oil dispersible powder
CS Capsule suspension PA Paste
DC Dispersible concentrate PR Plant rodlet 
DP Dustable powder PS Seed coated with a pesticide 
DS Powder for dry seed treatment RB Bait (ready for use)
DT Tablets for direct application SC Suspension concentrate (= flowable concentrate) 
EC Emulsifiable concentrate SD Suspension concentrate for direct application
EG Emulsifiable granule  SE Suspo-emulsion
EO Emulsion, water in oil SG Water soluble granule
EP Emulsifiable powder SL Soluble concentrate
ES Emulsion for seed treatment SO Spreading oil
EW Emulsion, oil in water SP Water soluble powder
FS Flowable concentrate for seed treatment ST Water soluble tablets
FU Smoke  generator SU Ultralow volume (ULV) suspension
GA Gas TB Tablet
GE Gas generating product TC Technical material
GL Emulsifiable gel TK Technical concentrate
GR Granule UL Ultra-low volume (ULV) liquid
GS Grease VP Vapour releasing product
GW Water soluble gel WG Water dispersible granule
HN Hot fogging concentrate WP Wettable powder
KK Combi-pack solid/liquid* WS Water dispersible powder for slurry treatment
KL Combi-pack liquid/liquid* WT Water dispersible tablets
KN Cold fogging concentrate XX Others
KP Combi-pack solid/solid* ZC A mixed formulation of CS en SC
LN Long-lasting insecticidal net ZE A mixed formulation of CS en SE
LS Solution for seed treatment ZW A mixed formulation of CS en EW

* Special two-letter code for twin-packs


For Record keeping purposes, the suffix "SB" shoul be added to the formulation code, if the material is packaged in a sealed water soluble bag (e.g. WP-SB)