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Term (also agrochemistry, agri-cultural chemistry) for a branch of chemistry. However, this is also a large-scale industrial production sector dominated by huge multinational corporations (BASF, Monsanto, Bayer, CropScience, DuPont, Syngenta and Makhteshim Agan). The world's food supply in the face of a growing world population, decreasing arable land and increased demand for biofuels is only possible by means of agrochemical products such as fertilisers and pesticides. Agrochemicals deal with livestock health, pest control, crop protection and fertilisation, pest reduction and the chemical processes in agricultural and forestry soils (soil chemistry) to improve fertility. Various groups of chemicals are used as active substances. The main products are synthetically produced mineral fertilisers (artificial fertilisers) and synthetic pesticides such as fungicides (vs. fungi), herbicides (vs. weeds), insecticides (vs. insects) and molluscicides (vs. molluscs).

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