Guide for safe application of pesticides

| June 11, 2018

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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: