Guide for safe application of pesticides

June 11, 2018
A translation for this article is available in French

This week’s Farmer story from Malawi mentions the possible health effects when people harvest and eat vegetables too soon after applying pesticides.

This week’s Resource is a guide by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization called “Good practice for ground application of pesticides.”

It includes the following subjects:
• Deciding if and when to use pesticides
• Selecting pesticides
• Equipment for applying pesticides
• Safety recommendations
• Protective gear
• Accident procedures

The FAO guide is available here: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/agphome/documents/Pests_Pesticides/Code/Old_guidelines/Ground_application.pdf