SAFE USE OF PESTICIDES

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By the end of this course, the learner should be able to;

  1. Have a knowhow on introduction safe use of pesticides
  2. Know how to use pesticides effect fully
  3. Know how to store and transport pesticides
  4. Know how to reduce negative effect of pesticides

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY USE OF PESTCIDES
a) Introduction b) Production of pesticides c) Safe handling of pesticides • Pesticide exposure • Pesticide and human health

  • Introduction to safety use of pestcides
  • QUIZ

HOW TO USE PESTCIDES EFFECTIVELY
a) How to use pesticides effect fully • Legal responsibility • Transportation • Storage • Container disposal b) Protection of non-pest animals and plants • Posting treated fields • Preharvest intervals • Permit requirements • Maximum residue levels • Processed crops • Crop injury • Personal safety

STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF PESTCIDES
a) Storage and transportation of pesticide • Storage and transportation  Ways to handle pesticide during storage and transportation b) Accidents associated with pesticide handling • Scenarios  Fire  Poisoning  Leaks and spills  Crop injury • Precaution and handling to avoid accidents  Precautions  Handling

HOW TO REDUCE NEGATIVE EFFECT ON PESTCIDES
How to reduce negative effect of pesticide

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