ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (NABL) Certification for Pesticide Formulations
Pests are huge headaches for both domestic front as well as agricultural front. They not only harm the crops but also bring hazardous diseases to humans. To solve the problem of pests, there are different kinds of pesticides and pesticide formulations are used. Mainly the pesticide formulations are the solutions that are formed by combining one or more active ingredients and inert ingredients that are used for controlling the pests in the establishments. These active ingredients might be unsafe for the handlers of the pesticide and some can be unstable when they are stored. The inert ingredients are combined with the active ingredients to solve such problems.
The pesticide formulations that are sold as concentrates need to be mixed in adequate amount of water top dilute its potency before application or it might pose a serious threat to the handlers. The concentrated formulations are very economical when there is a large area where the pesticides need to be applied. But with concentrates, the problem is that it is very hard to measure the amount when applied for smaller areas. In addition to that, the handling, mixing and storage of the concentrates can be a tricky task. There is a need for special equipments for handling and application of concentrated.
There are also ready to use formulations that are more appropriate for smaller areas to apply. The amounts of active ingredients are very small in the ready to use formulations. (Generally 1%) The pesticides use petroleum based solvents to dilute the active ingredients. In some products, there is a use of water based solvents as well.
There are different types of pesticide formulation available in the market that can be used according to the desired results. The liquid formulations are diluted with the help of water to get it ready to be sprayed. The solution of liquid formulation has dissolved substances in the liquid form and there are no solid particles. A suspension of liquid formulation has some solid particles that are in suspended state in the liquid. If the suspension has been kept on the shelf for a longer time, then it is advisable to shake it well before it is used in the fields. An emulsion of liquid formulation has two different liquid mixed with each other but each liquid retains its own properties even after being mixed. Apart from liquid formulations there are aerosols, dry formulations such as granules, wettable powders, soluble powders and many others that can be used for pest controls in a variety of areas.
As the pesticide formulation is a very delicate business, it is essential that the formulations have exact properties and concentration as prescribed as any error can prove to be fatal. For this, they must be tested thoroughly for their properties, concentration and quality. The manufacturers of the formulations need to ensure that the manufacturing process commenced by them along with the raw materials used must be of best quality. This can only be ensured with the help of accurate testing. For most accurate testing, it is essential that the products are tested in a highly accurate lab that has ISO 17025: 2017 and NABL accreditation. This ensures that the test results obtained for that lab are accurate and trustworthy.
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