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Pesticide Use and Safety

Pesticides may be useful when non-chemical methods fail to provide adequate control of pests and when pest populations reach a level of economic injury. The suffix "cide" literally means kill. The term pesticide refers to a chemical substance that will kill pests. Since it is physically impossible to eradicate an entire population of pests, pesticides are used as a tool to control or manage pest populations to a level of tolerance. Because of government regulations, chemicals used to attract or repel pests and to regulate plant growth or function are also classed as pesticides.

Chapter 6 Index:

Introduction (Terminology)

Pesticide Formulations
[ formulations | label ]

Application Equipment
[ equipment | using pesticides safely ]

Pesticides and the Environment

Pesticide Conversion Charts

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