Agricultural Chemical Science and Engineering

An agricultural chemical is an agricultural compound that is applied directly to or on plants for one or more of the purposes listed in the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997. Agricultural chemicals range from herbicides to plant growth regulators. Agricultural Chemical Compounds is  defined as any substance, mixture of substances, or biological compound, used or intended for use in the direct management of plants and animals, or to be applied to the land, place, or water on or in which the plants and animals are managed, for the purposes of: managing or eradicating pests, including vertebrate pests; or maintaining, promoting, or regulating plant or animal productivity and performance or reproduction; or fulfilling special nutritional requirements; or the manipulation, capture, or immobilisation of animals; or diagnosing the condition of animals; or preventing or treating conditions of animals; or enhancing the effectiveness of an agricultural compound used for the treatment of plants and animals; or marking animals; and includes:   any veterinary medicine, substance, mixture of substances, or biological compound used for post-harvest pest control or disinfestation of raw primary produce; anything used or intended to be used as feed for animals.