Insecticide

Business / Agriculture / Insecticide: A pesticide used to kill, deter, or control insects.

Federal Insecticide

Business / Agriculture / Federal Insecticide: P.L. 80-44 (June 25, 1947), as amended, is the basic authority that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the sales and uses of pesticides. The federal government began regulating p MORE

Pesticide

Business / Agriculture / Pesticide: A substance used to kill, control, repel, or mitigate any pest. Insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, herbicides, and germicides are all pesticides. Environmental Protection Agency regulates pestici MORE

Desiccant

Business / Agriculture / Desiccant: A chemical agent that absorbs moisture: desiccants can be used to control certain insect pests or mildew, and also to dry foliage before harvest (as with potatoes). Desiccants are regulated as pestici MORE

Registration

Business / Agriculture / Registration: The Environmental Protection Agency approval of a new pesticide for specific uses before it can be sold or distributed in the United States. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide A MORE

DDT

Business / Agriculture / DDT: The abbreviated name of a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloromethane. It is persistent in the environment and biomagnifies in birds of prey. The Environmental Protection A MORE

Suspension

Business / Agriculture / Suspension: A process under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act by which the Environmental Protection Agency can suspend the use of a pesticide in order to prevent an imminent hazard resulting MORE

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