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The Rural Agricultural Development Authority sees the necessity in notifying farmers and the general public of the proper uses of pesticides. See below useful information that can greatly assist in the employment of good agricultural practices and pesticides management.
Understanding the Pesticide Label
The use of pesticides has become an indispensable factor of agricultural production. Nearly all pesticides are toxic and can be potentially dangerous to humans if exposure is excessive. Pesticides however, can be used safely. Information on this is contained in the manufacturer’s label.
Pesticide labels can be defined as visual aid and support for concise, practical, easy-understood information on the procedure for using product and for protecting the user and the environment from risk of accident.
By law, certain kinds of information must appear on a pesticide label and applicators have the legal responsibility to read, understand and follow the label directions.
‘Keep out of reach of children’ precaution statementisrequired to be on all pesticide containers. Accidental poisonings and deaths can be prevented by observing this precaution.
Pesticide labels should contain/satisfy the following:
10. Storage and disposal: Indicates how the product should be stored and what should be done with leftovers.
11. Manufacturer's contact information: Indicate how the manufacturer can be contacted.
Tips to remember when using pesticides