Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chemical, such as a fertilizer, hormone, fungicide, insecticide, or soil treatment, that improves the production of crops.

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  • noun chemistry A chemical compound, such as a hormone, fungicide, or insecticide, that improves the production of crops
  • noun A compound or product derived from farmed plants

Etymologies

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agro- +‎ chemical

Examples

  • The EPA is hardly the only industry regulator that relies heavily on data supplied by the agrochemical industry itself.

    Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

  • The EPA is hardly the only industry regulator that relies heavily on data supplied by the agrochemical industry itself.

    Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

  • These companies are mainly powered by agrochemical corporations with big pockets, and their army of effective lobbyists in Washington is devising strategies to keep our subsidies and continue promoting more of the same products that have been contaminating our health for the last 50 years.

    Maria Rodale: Frankenfood or Real Food?

  • Last week in Mumbai, Anil Kakkar, director of the Crop Care Federation of India, which works with the agrochemical industry, said a ban would "result in a replacement of Endosulfan by alternatives which are 10 times more expensive and will be damaging to the farm ecosystem, as most of these are known to be harmful to pollinators such as honeybees."

    India resists efforts to ban pesticide

  • Although they were packed alongside labels and measuring cups purporting to be made by three of the world's largest agrochemical makers, Bayer AG, Syngenta AG and E.

    Fake Pesticides Are A Growing Danger

  • These companies are mainly powered by agrochemical corporations with big pockets, and their army of effective lobbyists in Washington is devising strategies to keep our subsidies and continue promoting more of the same products that have been contaminating our health for the last 50 years.

    Maria Rodale: Frankenfood or Real Food?

  • For years, we have inadvertently been in a collaborative mission along with food and agrochemical companies to get cheaper and bigger foods, and we all did a simply terrific job.

    Maria Rodale: Frankenfood or Real Food?

  • Farming was entering a new age, becoming an enterprise for scientists employed by large agrochemical companies.

    Nancy Graham Holm: Hill Farm by Miranda France

  • For years, we have inadvertently been in a collaborative mission along with food and agrochemical companies to get cheaper and bigger foods, and we all did a simply terrific job.

    Maria Rodale: Frankenfood or Real Food?

  • Last week in Mumbai, Anil Kakkar, director of the Crop Care Federation of India, which works with the agrochemical industry, said a ban would "result in a replacement of Endosulfan by alternatives which are 10 times more expensive and will be damaging to the farm ecosystem, as most of these are known to be harmful to pollinators such as honeybees."

    India resists efforts to ban pesticide

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