Persistent Pesticides

Business / Agriculture / Persistent Pesticides: Pesticides that do not readily break down in the environment. Becoming long-lived components of the ecosystem, these chemicals may have enduring effects at low concentrations or may bioaccumulate, posing hazards to higher predators.

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Persistent Noun Synonyms: continuing, constant, continuous, continual, unending, interminable, unremitting, unrelenting, perpetual, incessant, unceasing, non-stop
Persistent Verb Synonyms: persisting, persevering, tenacious, steadfast, firm, fast, fixed, staunch, resolute, resolved, determined, unfaltering, unswerving, undeviating, unflagging, tireless, untiring, indefatigable, dogged, unwavering, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible
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Restricted-Use Pesticides

Business / Agriculture / Restricted-Use Pesticides: A pesticide may be classified for restricted use if it requires special handling because of its toxicity. These may be applied only by trained, certified applicators or those under their direct superv MORE

Pesticides

Science / Biology / Pesticides: Chemicals that are applied to agricultural crops or domesticated plants and which kill or inhibit growth of insects. MORE

Persistent Pesticides

Business / Agriculture / Persistent Pesticides: Pesticides that do not readily break down in the environment. Becoming long-lived components of the ecosystem, these chemicals may have enduring effects at low concentrations or may bioaccumulate, pos MORE

Botanical Pesticides

Business / Agriculture / Botanical Pesticides: Pesticides whose active ingredients are plant-produced chemicals such as nicotine, rotenone, or strychnine. Also called plant-derived pesticides. Being 'natural' pesticides, as distinct from synthetic MORE

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