Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 November 2018 at 01:15

Agromisa Agrodok Special issue on pesticides and poisoning

Agrodok 29: Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards

Pesticides are still being used and this handbook makes an important contribution to how they can be more safely used. It explains what pesticides are, how they are categorised and what their advantages and disadvantages are. Spraying is discussed, as well as types of sprayers, dosage and how equipment should be maintained. Considerable attention is given to the human and environmental hazards of pesticides and the importance of carefully following directions for use and safety measures. This information is reinforced by the inclusion in an appendix of the FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.

AgroBrief: Pesticide Poisoning

The AgroBrief Pesticide Poisoning deals with the hazards involved in working with pesticides. It is aimed at farmers who have little access to information on pesticides use. It gives an overview of how to prevent problems as wel

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Sarah Assefa Thanks Wim, really interesting. Available for download, but correction - not free (5-10 euro) e.g. Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards: ... still very helpful indeed, however. 

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Nardos Zeleke Belachew Good Job winHow can I get it in Ethiopia?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 May 2018 at 04:33

When not to use pesticides  (2m video) 

East West Seed Company shared its newsletter with a short video stating 5 situations in which pesticides are no use.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 November 2017 at 12:17

Dr. Fentahun on Fall Armyworm (FAW) Control in Ethiopia

Agriculture Knowledge Learning Documentation and Policy (AKLDP) Project

26th October 2017

For the Agroecology platform's new Agroecological Weed and Pest Management Working Group, Dr Fentahun from AKLDP presented the overall situation related to the new pest, Fall Army worm (FAW). He also shared a technical brief focusing on the characteristics of the pest, agro-climatic conditions and agro-ecological consistency affecting FAW, and management options and on suggested action points for the FAW in the context of Ethiopia.

Fall Army worm has existed for more than 150 years in Central, Eastern and South America. It is able to attack up to 186 crop species from a wide variety of families. It reproduces quickly and is able to travel far and fast, adult moths flying up to 100 km/day. It was identified in Ethiopia in February 2017, and due to its quick reproductive nature and favorable environmental conditions, it has now present in 8

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Sarah Assefa With regard to Conservation Agriculture, the research has conflicting findings about maintaining crop residues on the soil in addressing FAW: some advocate clean cultivation as a means of controlling the pest, however other publications have findings that do not support this. There is no conclusive finding.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 21 January 2015 at 06:41

The coffee berry borer (CBB), Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari, is the most destructive insect pest in coffee growing worldwide. It colonoze ripening fruits, multiplies, and soon destroys a large proportion of harvests. As part of long-standing regional cooperation in central America, CIRAD and its coffee research partners have developed a simple, effective and economical IPM method that provide a solution to the CBB problem: triple-action IPM.

In recent years, CBB control has been based on INTEGRATED PROTECTION combining several tactics, often adopted by coffee growers according to their implementation possibilities and applcation cost. The tactics involved are:

Cultural control: this is a set of operations comprising branch stripping, which consists in eliminating any berries remaining after harvesting, controling flowering, removing berries arising from early flowering, and agronomic control (upkepp operations determental to CBB development).

Biological control: this in

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Dania Rari Pratiwi Terima kasih for the information, Pak Wagianto! We are waiting for more information on coffee and pesticides from you.

3 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 21 January 2015 at 03:25

Dear all members of AgriProFocus,

I did the research of  the pesticide impact against residue and the other  environmental aspects (case study in vegetable area in Indonesia.  During the research I found the vegetable market called "sub-terminal agribusiness" especially for vegetable products.  The problems are not available human resource that capable in the market knowledge.  How to find the market?how to supply continuously? They try to sell the vegetable products in small quantity, but it  has problem of benefit. The cost production is almost same   with the price of vegetable product.  They have facilities like building, washing process, transportation, sealing machine, etc.  

If there are members  of AgriProFocus that have interesting to develop the small business of vegetable in Indonesian's village, you can contact me via email (wagianto.unila{at}

Thank you

Dania Rari Pratiwi Terima kasih for the post, Pak Wagianto! I just posted it on our AgriProFocus Indonesia Facebook page as well so more people can see your post.

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