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A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. [NALT]

Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, disinfectants and any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying or controlling any pest, including vectors of human or animal disease, unwanted species of plants or animals causing harm during or otherwise interfering with the production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of food, agricultural commodities, wood and wood products or animal feedstuffs, or substances which may be administered to animals for the control of insects, arachnids or other pests in or on their bodies. [AGROVOC]

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Pesticides that kill nematodes.

Pesticide Resistance

Natural or genetic ability of a pest population that enable individuals to suppress or resist the injurious effects of particular types of pesticides that are toxic to other individuals of that species.


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