Crops Production › Plant Protection without Borders
- 18th May 2018 at 10:24 am #4894
I think the worst scenario for any farmer is to have invested money, time and resources in producing a crop and then being told that he can’t sell it because he used plant protection products that are not accepted in importing countries. The problem is not new but it is getting worse with every day that Science advances in simpler and faster detection methods. The world knows that and has therefore begun to solve the problem in 1994 under the leadership of the OECD. All tools needed to remove non-tariff trade-barriers based on pesticide residues or on the lack of proper plant protection products are in place. But these tools are useless to all farmers, processors, exporters, plant protection companies and governments that do not know them or do not know how to use them.
We travel the world to change that. In a 3-day workshop we train up to 60 people in the use of these tools so that they can fill the gap that only they can fill in the overall process. It is like a motor: if you take one wheel out the motor won’t run.
We have already been to over 25 countries. Please, talk to us.
- 18th May 2018 at 10:30 am #4895
Good to know.
We would definitely like to learn more about plant protect as you have elaborated.
- 9th April 2019 at 9:20 am #5812
Fall Armyworm (FAW) should not have been allowed to spread across Africa. The world community knew that this insect would eventually succeed to reach the African shores from South or North America and that it would cause dramatic crop damages. When it did in 2016, we could have prevented its spread like it was done in Italy and Spain when it showed up there. The pesticides that can control FAW were already in place in Africa for the control of other insects. We all failed to tell the farmers that they could have protected their crops and their continent. Let’s not allow this to happen ever again. Let’s give farmers a voice and ears.
Please engage in a dialogue via this channel.
- 14th April 2019 at 11:09 pm #5851
It is then our duty to tell every farmer about it.
Can you advise on ways to prevent or control the FAW?
Any chemical to prescribe?
- 18th April 2019 at 5:48 pm #5856
Or a procedure?
- 15th April 2019 at 4:50 pm #5852
There are 164 different products that are approved for the control of FAW in countries where FAW causes damage to crops. Some of these products are approved and available for use on specific crops in Ghana but probably not for the control of FAW yet. That is not because the products do not work against FAW in Ghana but because the administrative processes have not been completed.
Any plant protection product should only be used if it is approved for this use in the country.
For products that are already approved and available in Ghana farmers, processors or exporters should talk to the regulator to obtain approval for FAW.
For products that are NOT approved and available in Ghana farmers, processors or exporters should inform the company that owns the product of their need. If you do not know which company owns the product, please, let us know and we will provide you with that information. Alternatively, if you want to tell a company that you need their product we can tell them.
The following products control FAW:
B. THUR.(B. THURINGIENSIS)
B. THUR.AIZAWAI*/B. THUR.KURSTAKI*
- 18th April 2019 at 5:47 pm #5855
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