Dir Agri Kashmir stresses safe use of pesticides

Dir Agri Kashmir stresses safe use of pesticides
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Inaugurates training course for registered pesticide dealers

SRINAGAR: To acquaint the pesticide dealers for safe use of pesticides, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Thursday inaugurated a training course for registered pesticide dealers of the valley regarding plant protection measures. He instructed the participants to learn the fundamentals and principles of plant protection for safe use of pesticides.
Andrabi highlighted the need for safe use of pesticides to minimise the toxic effects on human lives and directed the participants to take this programme seriously, an official handout read.
During the training programme the participants will be given training by different experts and resourceful persons of the department regarding principles of plant protection, pesticides and their application techniques, classification and formulations, pesticide regulations, registration and distribution, FAO code of conduct for safe use of pesticides and handling of pesticides, the handout read.
The participants will also be trained for management of pests for post harvest losses and also about the plant quarantine regulations and knowledge about the pesticide application equipments, read the handout.
The programme is being organised jointly by Plant Protection Office (PPO) and Deputy Directorate of Farmers Training and Education Centre (FTEC) agriculture department. In the first batch 60 participants attended the said training programme.