Pest

Business / Agriculture / Pest: An animal or plant that is directly or indirectly detrimental to human interests, causing harm or reducing the quality and value of a harvestable crop or other resource. Weeds, termites, rats, and mildew are examples of pests.

Other Words for Pest

Pest Adjective Synonyms: nuisance, annoyance, nag, irritant, bother, gadfly, bane, trial, heckler, vexation, curse, thorn in one's flesh, pain (in the neck), (Yiddish) nudge or noodge or nudzh, nudnik, pain in the arse or ass
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Business / Agriculture / Integrated Pest Management (IPM): A pest control strategy based on the determination of an economic threshold that indicates when a pest population is approaching the level at which control measures are necessary to prevent a decline MORE

Federal Plant Pest Act

Business / Agriculture / Federal Plant Pest Act: P.L. 85-36 (May 23, 1957) prohibits the movement of plant pests from a foreign country into or through the United States unless authorized by USDA. The law gives USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspe MORE

Plant-Pesticide

Business / Agriculture / Plant-Pesticide: As proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (November 23, 1994), plant-pesticides are all substances responsible for pest resistance in plants, as well as the genes needed for production of the 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

Biopesticide

Business / Agriculture / Biopesticide: A pesticide that is biological in origin (i.e., viruses, bacteria, pheromones, natural plant compounds) in contrast to synthetic chemicals. Transgenic Bt cotton and corn are biopesticides because Baci MORE

Pesticide Data Program (PDP)

Business / Agriculture / Pesticide Data Program (PDP): A program initiated in 1991 by the Agricultural Marketing Service to collect pesticide residue data on selected food commodities, primarily fruits and vegetables. PDP data are used by the Environmenta MORE

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