Sunday, 4 December 2011

Knowledge of Pesticides: Follow and Practice


     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.

1 comment:

  1. When I read the whole article about Pesticide some questions are arrived in my mind, but these questions are not so strength.
    First thing is that I have know much knowledge about Pesticides,but I know that in these days farmers are used Pesticides for growths of agriculture and I also know that in some way it is also harmful for our environment like an example some times in news I show that some birds, fishes, tiny animals are dying for poisons that poisons are related to pesticides in some relations this is caused for unwanted harmful pesticides. In my point of view, the agricultural society must educated farmer's or take classes about pesticides how to used in the field area, in how much quantity because without knowledge it is a very harmful effect on the environment. I have not much idea but I thought that, this process will work.

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