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aphicide

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪfɪsʌɪd
 
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Definition of aphicide in English:

noun

An insecticide used against aphids.
Example sentences
  • Check for aphids and spray if 50 pc of ears are infested; use a selective aphicide such as Pirimicarb.
  • Of all the pesticides I used for crop spraying the ones that affected me most were the aphicides which contained demeton-s-methyl, and in particular Metasystox.
  • A foliar spray of a systemic or contact aphicide can be used to control aphids if the population exceeds the threshold.

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