Origin of herbicideeastern; English or Modern Latin herbi- ( from Classical Latin herba, herb) + -cide
A substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of plants, especially weeds.
herb + -cide
- Herbicide resistant crops- This allows the farmer to spray wide spectrum herbicides on the crops and kill only the weeds.
- Vinegar may work just as well, just be sure it is diluted in water because vinegar can kill plants and is often used as a natural herbicide to get rid of weeds.
- Also, if you apply herbicide to kill broadleaf weeds, that should be done in October.
- Organic cotton clothing and other organically produced products are thought to be better for the planet because of decreasing the pesticide and herbicide load that that planet is absorbing.
- Pesticide usage is an area of concern which organic agriculture addresses.The same standards apply to pesticide usage, with methods such as crop rotation rather than herbicide use.