Chemicals can have a substantial on the output and productivity of agriculture. The following terms can help you understand some of the agricultural chemical choices available:
Fungicide - Chemicals designed to kill fungi and fungal spores. Commonly used chemicals for this purpose include sulfur, sodium hydroxide, neem oil and jojoba oil.
Plant Growth Regulators - Chemicals that regulate plant growth, applied by humans. These compounds may be synthetic or natural hormones produced from plants. Regulators are grouped into five categories depending on the sort of response they stimulate. These are ethylene, auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin and abscisic acid.
Larvacides - A type of insecticide that targets larval insects. Methoprene and other biological control agents are common ones.
Neem Oil - A natural oil derived from the neem tree, which serves as an effective organic agrochemical. It kills many insects, fungi and diseases in plants.
Spray Equipment - Agricultural machinery and equipment designed to spray and apply chemicals to farms and gardens. These can include pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals.
Fertilizer - Substances that add nutrients to the soil to help plants grow. These may be inorganic or organic in origin. Generally they provide some ratio of boron, copper, iron manganese, nitrogen, phosphorus potassium and additional elements. Adding fertilizer to farm fields can greatly increase production.
Pesticide - Chemicals that kill pests, including insects, pathogens and other creatures. Insecticides are specifically effective against unwanted insects. Some agricultural pesticides may pose environment risks and may be monitored by agricultural engineering departments.
Agricultural Engineering - A discipline that combines engineering and agriculture science to develop an strong agriculture system. Engineering departments consider many factors, including chemicals, machinery, soil management, among others.
Agricultural chemicals are used to increase farm crop productivity and quality, and include fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and raw surplus materials. Additional chemicals include weed killers, pesticides, and soil conditioners. These chemicals are effective and necessary for crops to thrive and are toxic to people and animals. Agricultural chemicals can kill insects and weeds that would otherwise harm a crop. Farmers who need agricultural chemicals can purchase them in bulk from manufacturers. Agricultural chemical companies can be found in your phone book or by entering a zip code search online for the nearest location. Distributors buy chemicals from the manufacturer and sell them to the consumer at a discount. These companies may be the manufacturers of the products. Some agricultural chemical companies specialize in just chemical materials, such as degredates and surfactants, or they can specialize in agricultural chemical equipment, industrial cleaners, and groundwater contamination control systems. Agricultural chemical distributors may need to get rid of surplus raw materials that must be used or discontinued brands and materials. Some companies offer blending, repacking and redistribution of specialty chemicals, while others focus on waste material recycling services. Other companies offer cleaning materials and chemicals. Whatever your need, distributors act as intermediaries between the manufacturer and the consumer. Farmers looking for a reputable agricultural chemical manufacturer need to make sure they have proper licensing and understand safe handling procedures and the chemical storage management process.