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. Analytical Laboratory is accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC – 17025: 2017 for the testing of pesticides (Technical & Formulations), pesticide residues (Scope of 280 pesticide molecules) in various food matrices and CWC related chemicals. IPFT is recognized by CIB & RC for bio-efficacy (for pesticides to be registered for use in household and for persistence & residue studies).IPFT is also recognized as a GLP Certified Laboratory which is the only Govt. GLP Certified Lab for physico-chemical testing(Including Five Batch Analysis) and residue studies of pesticides.
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.