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Definition of the noun Agrochemical

What does Agrochemical mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agrochemicals

  1. [chemistry] A chemical compound, such as a hormone, fungicide, or insecticide, that improves the production of crops
  2. A compound or product derived from farmed plants

Specialised definition of the noun Agrochemical

Glossary of agriculture

agricultural chemical used in crop and food production including pesticide, feed additive, veterinary drug and related compounds


Agrochemical, a contraction of agricultural chemical, is a generic term for the various chemical products used in agriculture. In most cases, agrichemical refers to the broad range of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. It may also include synthetic fertilizers, hormones and other chemical growth agents, and concentrated stores of raw animal manure. Many agrichemicals are toxic, and agrichemicals in bulk storage may pose significant environmental and/or health risks, particularly in the event of accidental spills. In many countries, use of agrichemicals is highly regulated. Government-issued permits for purchase and use of approved agrichemicals may be required. Significant penalties can result from misuse, including improper storage resulting in spillage. On farms, proper storage facilities and labeling, emergency clean-up equipment and procedures, and safety equipment and procedures for handling, application and disposal are often subject to mandatory standards and regulations. Usually, the regulations are carried out through the registration process.

  • also known as Agricultural Chemical, Agrichemical

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Google previewBetter Crops for Food (2009)

by CIBA Foundation Symposium

Oxford University Press, New York, 427 p DISCUSSION Finney: The use of any agrochemical is a question of balancing the benefit against the risk. Provided you know both, you can make a judgement. What concerns the crop protection ...

Google previewLocal Food, Sustainability, and Cuba's National Food Program (2008)

While a few profit immensely in industrial agriculture, most of the traditional work force is 11 Agrochemical is a term which refers to chemical pesticides, herbicides , and fertilizers. faced with the prospect of finding a new means for 25.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

AGROCHEMICAL POLLUTION An optimum nutrient level is essential for productive agriculture. Nutrients can be supplied either by natural sources or in the form of synthetic chemical fertilizers.

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

aggressive water agrochemical degradation aggressive water Drinking water that can cause corrosion. agonic line An imaginary line on the earth's surface connecting points where the magnetic declination is zero. agrarian reforms It can refer ...

Google previewThe Patent Law Dictionary (2013)

United States Domestic Patent Law Terms & International Patent Law Terms by Rachel Gader-Shafran, Rachel Gader-Shafran Ma Jd

See, Digital Signature Agrochemical See, Term of an Invention Patent for Medication, a Pesticide or Agrochemical Antidumping (Generally) an antidumping duty is a special levy imposed ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China (2015)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan, Nancy Y. Liu

Louisbased agrochemical ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

agrochemical. jargon for agricultural chemical. agroecosystem. jargon for agricultural ecosystem. Agropyron ( wheatgrasses, quackgrass). a genus of wild North American grasses (Family gramineae) that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

billion value of the global agrochemical seed treatment market. 1. Companies Most seed companies started as very modest operations and until recently and with few exceptions most have been ...

Google previewThe Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)

by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker

Con COPA British Agrochemical Association bioconcentration factor British Crop Protection Council Beilstein Handbook Reference biological oxygen demand ( mg/l) bp boiling point British Pharmacopeia Biocides and Pesticides Assessment ...

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Small photo of ST. LOUIS - AUGUST 21: The Monsanto World Headquarters complex in St. Louis, Missouri on August 21, 2015. Monsanto is an American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.Small photo of BASEL, SWITZERLAND - May 21, 2016 - 2000 people in Basel demonstrate against agrochemical corporations Monsanto, Syngenta and ChemChina.Small photo of BASEL, SWITZERLAND - May 21, 2016 - 2000 people in Basel demonstrate against agrochemical corporations Monsanto, Syngenta and ChemChina. More...

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Agrochemical Meaning

Video shows what agrochemical means. A chemical compound, such as a hormone, fungicide, or insecticide, that improves the production of crops. A compound ...

Scrabble value of A1G2R1O1C3H4E1M3I1C3A1L1

The value of this 12-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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