Ludvik, George F. Insecticide Application Research, Agricultural Research and Development Department, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
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A pesticide used to kill insects by disruption of vital processes through chemical action. Insecticides may be inorganic or organic chemicals. The principal source is from chemical manufacturing, although some are derived from plants (see illustration). See also: Agricultural science (plant); Insect physiology; Insecta; Insect diseases; Pesticide
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