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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agrochemical

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Google previewXenobiotics in the Soil Environment (2017)

Monitoring, Toxicity and Management by Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Vivek Kumar, Ajit Varma

Agrochemical is a generic term for the chemical products used in agriculture which may include pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides), synthetic fertilizers, growth agents, and raw manures. Balanced application of fertilizers can ...

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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Ian Aitken

a Canadian farmer fights against a multinational agrochemical corporation that sued him for patent violation. That is contrasted with a protest movement in Germany against genetically modified corn .

Google previewSpecial Edition - Environmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

agrochemical A substance such as a fertilizer or insecticide used in agriculture. agro-ecosystem Land used for crops, pasture, ...

Google previewDictionary of Combining Forms (2014)

Vocabulary Building by Manik Joshi

****** AGROUsed to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: connected with farming Examples: agrochemical / agro-forestry / agro-industry / agronomist / agronomy ...

Google previewCambridge Business English Dictionary (2011)

by Cambridge University Press

agrochemical. /,aegrao'l<emrkel/. noun. [(1. a. chemical. that is used in farming to increase crop production or kill insects: They...

pesticide - agrochemical adjective The top ten agrochemical companies control 85% of the global agrochemical ...

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Small photo of Contamination of agrochemical containers in agricultureSmall photo of Saint Priest, France - October 7, 2017: Monsanto logo on a panel. Monsanto company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporationSmall 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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