Crop Protection & Plant Health
The development of chemicals to protect agricultural crops is very important within the chemical industry. Without them, many crops would suffer dramatic losses. Some of these chemicals are also very important in combating human and animal diseases.
- Herbicides: substances that kill or inhibit the growth of unwanted plants (weeds)
- Insecticides: substances that kill arthropod pests, i.e. insects and mites.
- Fungicides: substances that destroy or prevent the growth of pathogenic fungi