Pesticide

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A general name for agricultural chemicals which include:

  • Herbicide – for the control of weeds and other plants
  • Insecticide – for the control of insects
  • Fungicide – for the control of fungi
  • Nematocide – for the control of parasitic worms
  • Rodenticide – for the control of rodents

Author

James Peth

James Peth

James Peth, MS, MPH, PhD is an instructor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.