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Pesticide Resistance: The evolutionary capacity of pests exposed to a pesticide to develop resistance to that pesticide. Some genetically engineered crops now being marketed are accompanied by pest resistance man . . . View Full Definition
Pesticides: Chemicals that are applied to agricultural crops or domesticated plants and which kill or inhibit growth of insects.
Pesticide Residue Tolerance: The amount of pesticide residue allowed by regulation to remain in or on a food sold in interstate commerce. Whenever a pesticide is registered for use on a food or a feed crop, a tolerance . . . View Full Definition
Pesticide Recordkeeping Program (PRP): Authorized by the FACT Act of 1990, the program requires that private pesticide applicators keep records of the pesticides they use in agricultural production and that the records be surveye . . . View Full Definition
Pesticide Data Program (PDP): A program initiated in 1991 by the Agricultural Marketing Service to collect pesticide residue data on selected food commodities, primarily fruits and vegetables. PDP data are used by the En . . . View Full Definition
Plant-Pesticide: As proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (November 23, 1994), plant-pesticides are all substances responsible for pest resistance in plants, as well as the genes needed for product . . . View Full Definition
Progressive Resistance: Method of training where weight is increased as muscles gain strength and endurance. The backbone of all weight training.
Variable Resistance: Strength training equipment where the machine varies amount of weight being lifted to match strength curve for a particular exercise - usually with a cam, lever arm or hydraulic cylinder. Al . . . View Full Definition
Weather Resistance: The ability of a coating to retain its appearance and integrity in the face of various weather conditions.
Restricted-Use Pesticides: A pesticide may be classified for restricted use if it requires special handling because of its toxicity. These may be applied only by trained, certified applicators or those under their dir . . . View Full Definition