|Document ID (ISN)||102828|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Knowledge, beliefs and practices of pesticide users in small-scale farms in Mutoko District, Mashonaland, East Zimbabwe
||Mar. 2004, Vol.9, No.1, p.11-18. Illus. 12 ref.
||This cross-sectional survey was carried out to assess knowledge levels, beliefs and practices of pesticides users in small-scale farms in a rural district of Zimbabwe. Interviews of 280 pesticides users revealed that most had poor knowledge of the meaning of the colour-coding of pesticide containers. Furthermore, although the users showed a general understanding of the importance of protection, most did not use protective equipment because of their cost. Other factors cited included the difficulty in understanding the language on the labels and the lack of appropriate measuring equipment necessary for ensuring the proper dilution levels.
||Zimbabwe; agriculture; safe working methods; pesticides
||agitation and mixing; containers; labelling; economic aspects; pesticide spraying; personal protective equipment; risk factors; developing countries; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Zimbabwe|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)