ag·​ro·​chem·​i·​cal | \ ˌa-grō-ˈke-mi-kəl How to pronounce agrochemical (audio) \
variants: or less commonly agrichemical \ ˌa-​gri-​ˈke-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce agrochemical (audio) \

Definition of agrochemical

: an agricultural chemical (such as an herbicide or an insecticide)

Examples of agrochemical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In October 2018, the agrochemical giant said Justice Family Farms hadn’t paid a bill for more than $800,000 of seed. Big Jim, ProPublica, 31 May 2020 In November, gunmen took three people hostage at one farm and made off with $50,000 worth of agrochemicals. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2020 On Thursday, Aurelia Skipwith, who once worked for agrochemical corporation Monsanto, was confirmed as the director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, 17 Dec. 2019 Those standards include waste and water management protection and the safe use of agrochemicals. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, 1 Oct. 2019 The agrochemical giant sells 50 percent of Malawi’s commercial corn seeds, and their sales would plummet if the subsidies were eliminated or redirected to more productive uses. Timothy A. Wise, WIRED, 28 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, hundreds of glyphosate lawsuits are still pending, all of them directed at German multinational Bayer, which bought agrochemical giant Monsanto last year. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, 16 Aug. 2019 But consider who stands to lose from such a shift: corporate interests that profit from modern agrochemical-intensive farming and factory-farm livestock production. David R. Montgomery, The Conversation, 13 Aug. 2019 The bigger picture is even more exciting: Robotics can be applied to fungicides, insecticides, and even fertilizers, reducing agrochemicals in large-scale farming by 90-plus percent. Sean Illing, Vox, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of agrochemical

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Agrochemical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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