Proper Use Of Insecticides

  1. Select an insecticide that can be used on a wide variety of crops.
  2. Read the instruction label carefully and follow directions exactly when preparing and applying insecticides.
  3. never use an insecticide on a crop that is not listed on the label.
  4. Never use more than the specified dosage.
  5. Store insecticides out of reach of children.
  6. Dispose of the container in a safe manner; do not break or puncture the pesticide container. Wrap in a newspaper and place in the trash or bury at least 18 inches deep in the ground.

and animals (including humans) subjected to it.

There are three major categories of chemicals used in the garden: pesticides, to control insects; fungicides, to control fungus-borne plant diseases; and herbicides, to control weeds. There are also bacteriocides to prevent or cure bacterial diseases; nematicides, to control nematodes; and rodenticides, to control rodents.

While all of these categories will be discussed in this section, emphasis will be given to the first two.

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