pesticide

(redirected from Biopesticides)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pesticide

 [pes´tĭ-sīd]
a poison used to destroy pests of any sort.

pes·ti·cide

(pes'ti-sīd),
General term for an agent that destroys fungi, insects, rodents, or any other pest.

pesticide

(pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill pests, such as unwanted or harmful insects, rodents, or weeds.

pes′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

pesticide

Toxicology An annihilator of ambient arachnids, antagonistic arthropods, abominable animacules or pugnacious plants–eg, fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides; most are toxic and potentially fatal, with high arsenical or organophosphate content, and store in adipose tissue, given their lipid solubility Types Organochlorines-eg, DDT, chlordane, mirex, organophosphates–eg, parathion, diazinon, carbamates–eg, Aldicarb, carbaryl, carbofuran, metals–eg, copper, tributyl-tin oxide, pyrethroids–eg, permethrin, cypermethrin, etc–eg, 2,4-D, atrazine, paraquat. See Intermediate syndrome, Organophosphate pesticide.

pes·ti·cide

(pes'ti-sīd)
General term for an agent that destroys fungi, insects, rodents, or any other pest.

pesticide

any agent that causes the death of a pest. The general definition is usually restricted to chemicals with pesticidal properties, such as herbicides, insecticides, acaricides and fungicides. Pesticide application can produce many problems, for example:
  1. (a) destruction of organisms useful to man (‘nontarget’ species).
  2. (b) directly harmful effects to man if used incorrectly
  3. (c) accumulation and concentration in food chains leading to toxicity in animals at a higher TROPHIC LEVEL.

pesticide

a poison used to destroy pests of any sort. See arsenical, carbamates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphorus compound, pyrethroids.

pesticide poisoning
pesticides are selective poisons chosen for use because of their relative safety for humans and animals. It is likely that they will poison these species if they are used in sufficient quantity or in special circumstances, for example when the water intake of the subject animals is limited.
pesticide resistance
continued use of a single agent, or a group of closely allied agents, can cause selective survival of insects with innate tolerance of the agent and lead to the development of a resistant population.
pesticide tissue residues
some pesticides have had to be withdrawn from use because of their persistence in the tissues of animals including humans. The passage of the agent in the milk of the animal is a comparable problem.
References in periodicals archive ?
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI/Business Wire India): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Society for Promotion and Innovation of Biopesticides (SPIB) organised the "Fifth International Conference on Biopesticides.
In terms of active ingredient, microbial biopesticides such as bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and virus dominated the global biopesticides market with over 63% share.
The North American Bacterial Biopesticides Market is projected as the largest market in terms of value.
of India and Organizing Secretary, ICOB-V said "This is the first International Conference on Biopesticides bringing India in the forefront in this specific area which is very important and relevant for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection".
Dennis Fugate, Industry Manager of Kline's Agriculture/Specialty Pesticides Practice, states, "Kline defines biopesticides based on regulatory definitions, which means that the category includes microbials, biochemicals such as fatty acids, plant extracts such as pyrethrum, and natural substances such as diatomaceous earth.
The latest biopesticides market survey report also draws attention towards the increase in private investments and joint ventures in the bio-pesticides sector in recent years, which have contributed to market growth and resulted in fund raising for new product developments, thus promoting the use of bio-pesticides.
This is my lifelong interest," she says about the new generation of biopesticides.
A feature of the biopesticides business is that 33 years ago when this author started, the market leaders were Abbott and Sandoz and Koppert BV was a sound family business selling biocontrol insects.
Also low shelf life of products results in farmer's frequent application of Biopesticides thus resulting in increased costs.
There is no doubt that there is a huge potential for the development and use of microbial biopesticides in Asia and Australasia.
In this report, the North America biopesticides market has been segmented by crop type, formulation, end-use, type, active ingredient, and geography.