Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards

Agromisa would like to stress from the start that use of chemical pesticides should be completely avoided wherever possible. All options for using alternative, non-chemical methods of crop protection should be explored first. Only if none of these are possible should chemical control be...
Jeroen Boland
Irene Koomen
Joep van Lidth de Jeude
Jan Oudejans

Insecticide Safety

Read and heed the precautions on the label. Relatively few deaths have occurred among workers handling poisonous agricultural products or insecticides. Those that have occurred can be traced to disregard of even the minimum safety directions and precautions found on product labels. Some violations...
Freddie Johnson
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Glove Selection for Working with Pesticides

This document explains how to select gloves suitable for handling pesticides. A chemical-resistance chart for various approved materials is presented, and examples of the types of available gloves are displayed. Pesticides can enter the body in four main ways: by mouth, by inhalation, or by...
Frederick M. Fishel
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Illustrated Guide to Growing Safe Produce on Your Farm: GAPs

Farmers play an important role in preventing food-borne illnesses through their use of good agricultural and management practices. There are many ways that farmers can reduce the risk of contamination of their produce, such as: The proper use (and disposal) of water, Proper compost and...
Pamela Wolfe
Rex Dufour

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce

Food safety is a concern to all involved in the production, marketing and consumption of foodstuff. Produce, fruits and vegetables, present unique problems in that they are often consumed raw without processing. In many cases, small produce growers market their crops directly to consumers or...
Karen L.B. Gast
Dan Nagengast
Rhonda Janke
Donald C. Cress
Kansas State University

Buenas prácticas agrícolas. Guía para pequeños y medianos agro empresarios

El documento se ha estructurado de manera tal que al lector se le facilite la comprensión de los objetivos de las buenas prácticas agrícolas. Las recomendaciones que se ofrecen van acompañadas de indicadores que típicamente se utilizan para verificar el...
Alejandra Díaz

Manual Técnico de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas en el Cultivo de Palto

  El manual que aquí se entrega, explica de modo singularmente claro las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas - BPA en el cultivo de palto, de modo que puedan ser acogidas y aplicadas por los profesionales y técnicos especializados en transferencia tecnológica as...
Enma Yauri Sigueñas
AgroRural, Perú

Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas en Mora Orgánica

  La mora (Rubus spp), es una de las frutas de exportación de más alto valor en Centro América. La producción, tanto en cultivares mejorados como de especies silvestres, ayudan a mejorar los ingresos de los pequeños agricultores. La tendencia del mercado...
Proyecto Vifinex

Vegetable Growers' Handbook Chapter IX: Chemical Application and Safety

The use of pesticides aids in vegetable production improvement. Despite the fears and real problems pesticides can create, these crop protection chemicals improve environmental quality for man, animals and plants. More than 50,000 destructive plant diseases exist today. Over 10,000 species of...
Jerral D. Johnson
Charles Cole
Texas AgriLife Extension Service

California strawberry commission food safety program

  The Basic Principles of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): The best way to prevent corrective action by state and federal governments is to prevent microbial contamination of fresh strawberries. Use GAPs. To minimize microbial food safety hazards in strawberries, growers should use...
California Strawberry Commission
California Strawberry Commission