What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum


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Which of the following is NOT a type of pesticide?

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1. Select the group on which pests are most likely to feed on or cause harm to.

2. Choose the specific characteristic that a narrow-spectrum pesticide might target.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Farmers and gardeners use pesticides to protect their crops from being destroyed by pests, and this quiz and worksheet will assist you in understanding what the different types of pesticides are. Some key terms that you will be evaluated on include pesticides, pests, and broad-spectrum pesticides.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The categories of pesticides
  • The meaning of pests
  • The definition of broad-spectrum pesticide and an example of one
  • The purpose of broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum pesticides

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pesticides lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as pests and pollinators
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as broad-spectrum pesticides and narrow-spectrum pesticides

Additional Learning

To learn more about ways to control pests with chemicals, view the lesson on Pesticides: Definition & Types. This lesson will help you to:

  • Define pests
  • Define pesticides
  • Understand and identify the different types of pesticides
  • Identify and understand the purpose of narrow-spectrum pesticides
  • Identify and understand the purpose of broad-spectrum pesticides