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biocides

biocide (GB)
biocide (F)
biocida (ES)
biocida (I)
biocide (N)

Denomination (bios = life, caedere = kill) for active substances, chemicals used in pest control in the non-agricultural sector microorganisms against harmful organisms (such as rats, insects, fungi, microbes), so for example disinfectants, rat poisons or wood preservatives. On the other hand, when cultivating plants, the products used in viticulture are not referred to as biocides (though that often happens), but as crop protection products. Biocides are also called "non-agricultural pesticides". See under pesticides, as well as pest control under Organic viticulture,

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