Guidelines on good practice for ground application of pesticides
The guidelines emphasize that pest control starts with integrated pest management, and that the decision to use a pesticide should only be taken after other control measures have been considered. The guidelines also emphasize the need to keep records, survey operator health, and maintain a list of local emergency contacts. A list of information to include in pesticide use records is provided.
The guidelines are aimed at decision-makers, managers, field supervisors and spray operatives.
These guidelines provide information and advice on all aspects of pesticide application with ground-based field crop sprayers, including: operator training, selection of pesticides and spray equipment, management of exposure, and safe practice in using, storing, transporting and disposing of pesticides and in maintaining and cleaning application equipment.