Workshop on Strengthening Expertise on Pesticide Application in South East Asia

Nong Lam University, 4-8 September 2017

 

 

 

The purpose of this workshop was to discuss with staff some the theory and practice of application methods in the context of the Responsible Pesticide Use (RPU) appropriate for SE Asian conditions.  There is considerable public concern about the misuse of pesticides: at the international, regional and national levels.  Notable specific problems include pesticide misuse resulting in residues on food, which is of great concern to the general public and may cause high-profile disruption of international trade.  In contrast, decision tools such as action thresholds, combined with efficient application (among other the Good Agricultural Practices) contribute to farmer safety, resistance management and therefore long-term food security.  CropLife International has identified the need for improved application techniques in order to help mitigate these issues.

The workshop included CropLife Asia members coming from: and Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Việt Nam.  The following presentations were made during proceedings:

1. Mon a.m.

Introduction: Responsible Pesticide Use

2. Mon p.m.

Introduction to Application Machinery

3. Tue a.m.

The biological target, IRM & spray operations (1)

4. Tue p.m.

Calibration: why, how and what to achieve?

5. Wed a.m.

Advanced plumbing (spray operations 2)

6. Wed p.m.

Safety, PPE and avoiding risks (techniques, formulations, etc.)

Thurs Field trip

Calibration (Excel spreadsheet)

8. Fri a.m.

Responsible Pesticide Use: Conclusion

 

v. 14 September 2017