Pesticide usage problems
1) Pesticide/ Herbicide usage instruction are NOT part of the packing viz., bottle, box, sachet. They are printed on a separate sheet of paper , bunched together into reams and pushed into card board boxes used for transportation. Dealer takes out the bottles, sachets etc. , having the chemicals and throws away the card board box and pesticide use instructions or sells them to kabadiwala. Therefore written instructions for pesticide use on crops never reaches the farmers. When a farmer like me specifically asks for these instructions, counter salesman tells that they did not receive them.
2) Further these instructions are printed in multiple languages but in very small font. It is difficult to read. Further these instructions are vague, full of jargon and confusing.
3) These usage instructions are not available on company web sites.
4) I pick up the dosages and instructions for use from package of practices for specific crops published by Agriculture Universities. Otherwise follow the advice of counter salesman. more