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Guidelines on good practice for ground application of pesticides

Aim of the resource

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.

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Contact details
Pest and Pesticide Management, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO

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.


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