The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, through the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training and Fisheries (Ifapa) La Mojonera taught in a course Purchena applicator of pesticides (basic level), within the program to update knowledge of the agricultural and industrial entrepreneur. This training modality-action and 25 hour-, will be held in between 8 and 18 August and is co-financed by 80% by the European Social Fund, within the Operational Programme of Andalusia 2007-2013.

The course, that has been in high demand of applicants to participate in it, among other content, includes the following: Crop pests (classification and description. Application Equipment: description and operation). Cleaning, maintenance and periodic inspection of equipment. Practical application of phytosanitary treatment. Work-health relationship: regulations on occupational risk prevention. Methods to identify illegal pesticides and risks associated with their use. Violations, penalties and offenses. Plant protection products: classification and description. Importance and content of labels and safety data sheets: Classification and labeling. Pictograms, words of warning, phrases or hazard, precautionary, symptoms of intoxication and User Recommendations. Case Studies. Risks arising from the use of pesticides on the environment. Measures to reduce these risks, including emergency measures in case of accidental pollution. Good environmental practices relevant to the conservation of natural resources, biodiversity, flora the fauna. And special protection measures set out in the Water Framework Directive (Directiva 2000/60/CE). Disposal of empty containers. Case Studies. Threat of plant protection products for the health of people: Risks to the consumer pesticide residues. How to avoid and emergency measures in case of accidental pollution. Concept of food security. Risks to the general population. Risks to the applicator: Poisoning and other health effects. First aid practices. Health monitoring and access facilities to report any incidents or suspected incidents. Measures to reduce health risks: Operator exposure levels. Possible risks from mixes of products. Preventive and protective measures applicator. Personal Protective Equipment. To identification and use of PPE. Correct sequence during transport, storage and handling of plant protection products. Methods of controlling pests, Alternative methods including. Phytosanitary treatments. Preparation, mixing and application. Methods of application of plant protection products. And factors to consider for efficient and correct implementation.

On the website / agriculturaypesca / IFAPA / web and on the phone 950156453 You can obtain more information about these courses and other training activities of the Institute.