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herbicide

 [her´bĭ-sīd]
an agent that is destructive to weeds or causes an alteration in their normal growth.

herb·i·cide

(ĕr'bi-sīd)
Any chemical compound designed to kill plants. Herbicides have been used in military operations for deforestation, but the U.S. military excludes herbicides from being classified as chemical-warfare agents.

herbicide

any chemical that kills plants. Herbicides can be highly selective. For example, 2,4-D only kills DICOTYLEDONS (broad-leaved plants), leaving MONOCOTYLEDONS unharmed.
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"The herbicide could get into food products," said Mr Nyandieka.
This reduced the herbicide "workload" and lowered the selection pressure for resistant weeds.
Sulfentrazone, diclosulam, and S-metolachlor are pre-emergence herbicides frequently applied to soybean crops.
The farmers would get maximum benefits by applying herbicides at pre-emergence and post emergence periods of weeds adopting the cropping system-based weed management methods both in dry-land farming and wet-land farming of crops.
The ban included having international-border checkpoints to prevent illegal imports of herbicides and directed relevant departments to continue raising awareness on the risks of herbicide usage.
'Before, I had used bare hands in mixing herbicides and even ate on the field but today I discovered that was very bad,' she said.
Unfortunately, one main drawback associated with the use of residual herbicides is crop injury following application.
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But if the commissioners adopt the recommendation after conducting public hearings, it won't be dispatching spray rigs to soak every mile of roadside with herbicides. The task force calls for a return to a county policy put in effect in 2003, which identified herbicides as the weed-control method of last resort.
Herbicides have significant effect on environmental pollution as these consist of different poisoning chemicals.