The Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) is an Autonomous Institution [under Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Registration No. S-21944/1991)] under the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India. It was established in May’1991 and in this short span, it has emerged as a reputed institute among the pesticide formulation and analytical R & D centres of India. IPFT has always been at the forefront of developments in pesticide formulations and analytical technologies. It is comprised of Five divisions namely-
It has state-of-art laboratories for development, quality control and field-testing of both conventional and new generation pesticide formulations including botanical pesticides.
IPFT is recognized as an independent testing laboratory by CIB, CIPAC, FAO, GTZ and RENPAP. The Analytical Division of the Lab is NABL Accredited as per ISO/IEC – 17025 (2005) for the testing of Pesticides (Technical & Formulations), Pesticide residues in various food matrices and CWC related chemicals. The Lab is BIS Recognized / Certified also for the testing of pesticide formulations as per IS specifications.
The Lab is participating in OPCW Proficiency Tests for the analysis and identification of CWC related chemicals in various environmental matrices. The lab achieved the status of a “Designated Laboratory” by the OPCW in 2011.