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  • n. Plural form of insecticide.


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  • Giving up genetically modified crops will most likely mean using more insecticides, which is assuredly a much greater threat to natural ecosystems than genetically modified crops.

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  • CDC officials said it's not clear that the insecticides were a definite cause of illness in each of the cases, and it's possible some were coincidental.

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  • One of the most natural approaches to insecticides is to plant a garden that attracts birds.

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  • Many countries have instituted environmental control strategies such as insecticides and bed nets; however, there is not currently a vaccine.

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  • When it comes to the environment and the products we use — like cotton — convenience has birthed troubling issues, such as insecticides that have poisoned groundwater and contaminated soil.

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  • Less well known, however, are generics in crop protection, such as insecticides and herbicides.

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  • "They should not be called 'insecticides' but 'biocides.'"

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  • This core partnership has extended to include the major multinational, regional and national private companies who produce and market malaria control tools and products such as insecticides, mosquito nets, mosquito repellents, anti-malarial drugs and malaria equipment.

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  • Environmental receptivity covers vector ecology and biology: it may include changes in vector abundance, in the genetic composition of species complexes, in the longevity of vectors and in the resistance of vector (and the parasites they carry) to certain chemicals such as insecticides or drugs.

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  • Because the herbicide was more viscous than other fluids, such as insecticides, the spray equipment could only deliver one or fewer gallons per acre, whereas the team of researchers concluded that three gallons per acre would be required for consistent success in South Vietnam.

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