agrochemical

noun
ag·ro·chem·i·cal | \ˌa-grō-ˈke-mi-kəl \
variants: or less commonly agrichemical \ˌa-gri- \

Definition of agrochemical 

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

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The agrochemicals business, as it is known, develops crop-protection products. Dana Mattioli, WSJ, "Platform Specialty in Advanced Talks to Sell Agricultural Unit to Wilmcote," 7 June 2018 This week, for example, news surfaced that American regulators will approve the $60bn takeover of Monsanto, an American agrochemicals firm, by Germany’s Bayer. The Economist, "America’s chemicals industry is booming. But politics may get in its way," 14 Apr. 2018 Proposed Asset Sales Bayer, which is based in Leverkusen, Germany, has agreed to sell seed-and-agrochemical assets to BASF SE for $7 billion. Bloomberg.com, "Bayer Faces U.S. Hurdles for Monsanto Antitrust Nod," 15 Mar. 2018 Roundup is produced by the agrochemical company Monsanto, and Monsanto is to environmentalists what Voldemort was to Harry Potter. Bella Bathurst, Newsweek, "Kill the Plough, Save Our Soils," 29 May 2014 Since being created by the shady agrochemical company Mirando, Okja has spent the first 10 years of her life living in rural bliss with Mija and her grandfather on a remote South Korean farm. Dana Stevens, Slate Magazine, "Bong Joon-ho’s irresistible first movie for Netflix is an anti-capitalist E.T. starring Tilda Swinton and a superpig.," 29 June 2017 The Monsanto tie-up is the last of a trio of mega-deals reshaping the global agrochemicals industry. Gaspard Sebag, Bloomberg.com, "Bayer Faces In-Depth EU Review of $66 Billion Monsanto Deal," 22 Aug. 2017 Job prospects are surprisingly numerous: work for large citrus production companies, grove service companies, agricultural cooperatives, juice processing plants, agrochemical and fertilizer companies, or at citrus research facilities. Peter Jones, USA TODAY, "10 super weird college majors you’ve never heard of," 10 Aug. 2017 The government recently introduced legislation to subsidize a crop insurance scheme aimed at reducing some of the financial risk faced by farmers who take out loans to buy seeds and agrochemicals. Katy Daigle, chicagotribune.com, "Warming climate pushing desperate India farmers to suicide," 31 July 2017

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