The Agrochemical Industry

  • Gustave K. Kohn
  • Don R. Baker


This chapter deals with the chemicals used in agriculture mainly to protect, preserve, and improve crop yields. The term “agrochemical” is used broadly. Much agrochemical research and some advanced development is directed toward the introduction of genes that may provide disease, insect, or viral resistance into plants or other organisms. Further progress is being made in improving the protein, fat, or carbohydrate composition of the plant itself. Microorganisms are being propagated and currently marketed that are insecticidal (e.g., Bacillus thuringiensis); fungi that are herbicidal, bacteria that are fungicidal, nematodes that are widely biocidal, and so on, are all products or candidate products for use in agriculture.


Maleic Anhydride Synthetic Pyrethroid Systemic Fungicide Methyl Isocyanate Benzene Hexachloride 
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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustave K. Kohn
    • 1
  • Don R. Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.UNIDO, and Chevron ChemicalSandoz Crop Protection CorpUSA
  2. 2.ICI Americas Inc.USA

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