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Pest Control

TermDefinition
Biennial Weed Weeds that complete their life cycle in two years, germinating & forming rosettes the first year & producing flowers and seeds the second year
Instars Stage between molts of an insect.
Noxious Weed A plant considered harmful to animals or the environment.
Vector An organism that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.
Nematodes A worm of the large phylum Nematode, such as roundworm or thread worm.
Insect A small arthropod animal that had six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings,
Chemical Control The use of specially formulated pesticides to kill or control plants.
Metamorphosis The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.
Causal Agent Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.
Perennial Weed Weeds that return every year and normally produce long tap roots in addition to seeds
Hyphae A long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus.
Diseases A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
Disease Triangle A conceptual model showing the interactions between the environment, the host and an infectious agent.
Bacteria Microscopic living organisms that can be found everywhere.
Annual Weed Weeds that germinate and spread by seed, having an average lifespan of one year.
Biological Control The control of pest by introduction of a natural enemy or predator.
Pesticide Resistance The ability of a life form to develop a tolerance to a pesticide.
Cultural Control The practice of modifying the growing environment to reduce the prevalence of unwanted pests.
Arachnid An arthropod of the class Arachnida, such as a spider or scorpion.
Viruses An inffection agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by Light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.
Eradication the complete destruction of sommething
Key Pest A pest that occurs on a regular basis for a given crop.
Quarantine A state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed.
Fungi Any group of unicellular, multicellular, or syntactical spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter, including molds, yeast mushrooms, and toadstools.
Pathogen organisms that produce disease
Compound a thing that is composed of two or more separate elements.
Signal Words the required word on the label that denotes the relative toxicity of the product
Net Contents the amount of pesticide in the container
Carcinogen a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
Toxicity the degree to which a substance can damage an organism,
Xylem Tissue conductive tissue responsible for transport of water and nutrients within the plant
Insecticides a substance used for killing insects
Phloem Tissue conductive tissue responsible for transport of food downward in a tree
Common Name the local name given to a particular species of a plant, as opposed to the scientific Latin or Greek name, which is used universasly
Symbols a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract
Volatilization process whereby a dissolved sample is vaporized.
Drift a continuous slow movement from one place to another
Trade Name a name that has the status of a trademark
Element a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic
Formulation the act of devising or creating something
Created by: CedricDolphin