Practical help for small-scale farmers
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CTA. 2005. Practical help for small-scale farmers. Spore 117. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47947
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore117.pdf
A useful trio of new handbooks has just been issued in the Agrodoks series, published by CTA and Agromisa.
A useful trio of new handbooks has just been issued in the Agrodoks series, published by CTA and Agromisa. Pesticides: compounds, uses and hazards is a revised edition of the 1989 Agrodok publication, and takes into account the rapid developments that have been seen in the use of agro-pesticides since then. While stressing that non-chemical protection measures should be used wherever possible, this book recognises that in some cases, pesticides are the only answer, and attempts to advise farmers on the safest and most effective way of using them. As well as offering detailed information about the various types of pesticides available, the guide provides copious advice on their effective application, with detailed discussions on the best equipment to use and the critical issue of timing. Hazards, both to human safety and to the environment, are carefully explained. A chapter on safety looks at the importance of wearing protective clothing and masks, and proper transport, storage and stock-keeping.