Agrochemicals

Agrochemicals (agricultural chemicals, agrichemicals) are the various chemical products that are used in agriculture to increase and improve production. In most cases, the term agrochemical refers to the wide range of pesticide chemicals, including insecticide chemicals, herbicide chemicals, fungicide chemicals, and nematicides chemicals. However, the agrochemical sector also includes synthetic fertilizers, fertilizers of natural origin (e.g. manure) hormones as well as other chemical agents – plant growth regulators. Given their often toxic effects, in many countries the use of agrochemicals has become extremely controlled and clearly defined by official legal frameworks at both national and European level. In this context, significant sanctions may result from their misuse (illegal) use, including improper storage as they lead to significant environmental burdens/impacts.