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An insecticide used against aphids.
- ‘Of all the pesticides I used for crop spraying the ones that affected me most were the aphicides which contained demeton-s-methyl, and in particular Metasystox.’
- ‘Check for aphids and spray if 50 pc of ears are infested; use a selective aphicide such as Pirimicarb.’
- ‘Fertilizer, herbicide, aphicide, and fungicide (for control of late blight) applications were standard for a ware crop in southeast Scotland.’
- ‘A foliar spray of a systemic or contact aphicide can be used to control aphids if the population exceeds the threshold.’
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