Agrochemistry, also referred to as agricultural chemistry and sometimes as agrarian chemistry, is a research and development branch of chemistry and, at the same time, a branch of production in big industry. 
It deals with the chemical processes in food given to animals and plants, the chemistry of agricultural soil as well as with pesticides and fertilizers.


Aside from additives, pesticides usually consist of one or more active substances which give the pesticide the desired properties. They protect plants or plant products from organisms that harm them.

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Materials or mixtures used in agriculture and horticulture to increase the nutrients available to cultivated plants are referred to as fertilizers. In most cases, the use of fertilizer results in higher yields or faster growth.

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