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Pesticides

TermDefinition
Compound A thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.
Signal Words In order to be able to lead your reader in the direction you want to go, you will have to use strong transitions in your writing.
Net Contents The statement on the label which provides the amount of food in the container or package.
Carcinogen A substance capable of causing in living tissue.
Toxicity The degree to which a substance can damage an organism.
Xylem Tissue Wood, though it is found throughout the plant.
Insecticides A substance used for killing insects.
Phloem Tissue In the vascular plants that conducts food from the leaves and other photosynthetic.
Common Name A taxon or organism; A name that is based on the normal language of everyday life.
Symbols A thing that represents or stands for something else.
Volatilization The process whereby a dissolved sample is vaporised.
Drift Be carried slowly by a current of air or water; A continuous slow movement from one place to another.
Trade Name A name that has the status of a trademark; A name by which something is known in a particular trade or profession.
Element A part or aspect of something abstract.
Formulation The action of devising or creating something; A material or mixture prepared according to a particular formula.
Biennial Weed a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle.
Instars The name given to the developmental stage of an arthropod between moults.
Noxious Weed A weed that has been designated by an agricultural authority as one that is injurious to agricultural or horticultural crops, natural habitats or ecosystems, or humans or livestock.
Vector An organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.
Nematodes A worm of the large phylum Nematoda, such as a roundworm or threadworm.
Insect A small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings.
Chemical Control Chemicals that either kill pests or inhibit their development.
Metamorphosis The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.
Causal Agent Refers to the biological pathogen that causes a disease.
Perennial Weed A plant that lives for more than two years.
Hyphae A long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus, oomycete, or actinobacterium.
Diseases A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affect a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
Disease Triangle One of the first concepts encountered by college students in an introductory plant pathology course and often may be re-encountered in higher level classes as a fundamental principle of the factors involved in disease causation.
Bacteria A member of a large group of unicellular microorganisms that have cell walls but lack organelles and an organized nucleus.
Annual Weed A plant that completes its life cycle within a year.
Biological Control A bioeffector-method of controlling pests using other living organisms.
Pesticide Control The regulation or management of a species defines as a pest, usually because it is perceived to be detrimental to a person's health, the ecology or the economy.
Cultural Control The practice of modifying the growing environment to reduce the prevalence of unwanted pests.
Arachnid An arthropod of the class; Relating to or denoting arachnids.
Viruses An infective 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 something.
Key Pest An insect, mite, disease or weed that frequently results in unacceptable damage and thus typically requires a management action.
Quarantine A medical term for the act of keeping an object in enforced isolation for a period of time to limit or prevent the spread of disease or infection.
Fungi Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter.
Pathogens Anything that causes a disease.
Created by: Sarah_Alexa