Origin of insecticide
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Thanks to the widespread adoption of such seeds, farmers have been spraying their crops with insecticide less frequently.Farmers Turn to Pesticide as Insects Resist Genetically Modified Crops
May 22, 2013
No insecticide can reach an enemy that hides in the trunk of the tree it destroys.Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
There is no insecticide that will be effective, because of the underground point of attack.Making a Rose Garden
Henry H. Saylor
Perhaps you hoe between the plants or syringe them with insecticide?
The walls should be well washed with some insecticide of this kind.
Minor uses were in agriculture as a fungicide and insecticide, in vulcanizing rubber, and in the manufacture of gunpowder.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- a substance used to destroy insect pests
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Word Origin and History for insecticide
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- A chemical substance that kills insects.
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- A pesticide used to kill insects. Chlordane and DDT are insecticides. Compare fungicide herbicide rodenticide.
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