There is hardly anything new to mention that in every pesticide container/packets/pouch, details cover illustrating every aspects of toxicity of this particular chemical on human body and other animals have been written along with corrective measures to follow.
In addition, a diamond shaped symbol with red, green etc is also prominently mentioned to express the level of toxicity of a particular pesticide, this is especially for illiterate handler and easy to identify by anyone.
There is also mention of whether the particular pesticide belongs to systemic or contact pesticides. Do the farmers have the knowledge of these pesticides and their mode of actions?
Have anybody wondered that the label on the cover of the pesticides packets, container denoting the user guideline and toxicity level of particular pesticides hardly been read or followed?
This is something like Doctor prescribes medicines, we get it from medicines store and takes for relieve. There is no point of argument or consultation where healing is the question.
Now coming back to the knowledge of pesticides; do the farmers ever felt the good and bad of particular pesticides?
Farmers feel good when pesticides effectively kill or control the pest. Bad; it is when particular pesticides fail to deliver to the expectation of the farmers. In between of these, there is hardly anything that matters to the farmers.
Mere knowledge of pesticides will not help; a drive for creating mass awareness to the farming community is must for maintaining safety and producing healthy farm produce.