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Term (Latin pestis = plague, caedere = to kill) for chemical substances that kill, expel or inhibit the germination, growth or reproduction of troublesome or harmful animal and plant organisms. In the field of plant protection, this includes pesticides and in the field of pest control, biocides. In the narrower sense, pesticides are agents used to control animal pests, whereby the term was primarily used in this sense in English-speaking countries (pests). In some cases, pesticides are equated with insecticides. In a broader sense, however, pesticides are all plant protection products and pest control agents. According to EU regulations, there is a definition of "pesticide" that includes both plant protection products and biocidal products. However, the term "pesticide" is rarely used in the legal provisions of German-speaking countries. The picture on the left shows a vine treated with conventional plant protection (chemical sprays).

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