Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Toolkit: Reducing the Food Wastage Footprint

  One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted from farm to fork, according to estimates calculated by FAO (2011). This wastage not only has an enormous negative impact on the global economy and food availability, it also has major environmental impacts. The direct economic...
Nadia El-Hage Scialabba
Mathilde Iweins
Gaia Pisani
FAO

Guía para el uso adecuado de plaguicidas y la correcta disposición de sus envases

El objetivo de esta publicación, es actuar como material didáctico de apoyo, en jornadas de capacitación del Proyecto Regional Evaluación y Promoción de la Sustentabilidad de Agroecosistemas en el área del Centro Regional Buenos Aires Sur. Proporciona una...
Fanny Martens
INTA Argentina

Commodity specific food safety guidelines for the production, harvest, post-harvest, and valued-added unit operations of green onions

The purpose of this document is to provide green onion growers, packers, and shippers with effective guidelines to reduce the potential of microbial contamination of green onions. The issues identified are based on the core elements of GAPs and cGMPs. The specific recommendations contained herein...
USDA
USDA

Survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 in almond orchard soils

  Aims: To evaluate factors potentially contributing to the long-term persistence of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis phage type (PT) 30 in an almond orchard. Methods and Results: Surface and subsurface soil temperatures, and air temperatures in a radiation shelter, were recorded during...
M.D. Danyluk
M. Nozawa-Inoue
K.R. Hristova
K.M. Scow
B. Lampinen
L.J. Harris
Journal of Applied Microbiology

USDA Good Agricultural and Good Handling Practices An Audit Verification Program for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry

The purpose of the Good Agricultural/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) audit program is a voluntary, audit-based program that verifies conformance to generally recognized good agricultural practices and good handling practices as outlined in the Food and Drug Administration’s Guide to...
USDA
USDA

On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) can improve produce quality and safety and protect your business. Producers also use standard cleaning and sanitizing practices to reduce sources of microbial contamination on their products. This publication focuses on the best cleaning and sanitizing practices...
Catherine Strohbehn
Paul A. Domoto
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Comisión de la Fresa de California Programa de Seguridad Alimenticia

  Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas: Produciendo las Fresas más Saludables del Mundo Como un agricultor de fresas, usted quiere que sus clientes se descuenta que están obteniendo las fresas de mejor calidad y más seguras del mundo. Esta guía está dise...
California Strawberry Commission
California Strawberry Commission

Uso de la bitácora de labores y registro de aplicaciones de fertilizantes y fitosanitarios

El establecimiento de registros adecuados en campo es una necesidad claramente establecida en cualquier modelo de certificación de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas. Sin embargo, su importancia va más allá de los aspectos meramente de certificación; podemos decir...
EDA. Oficina de FHIA, La Lima, Cortes, Honduras
USAID

Manual de Procedimientos en Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas para el Valle de Cañete

El presente manual enfoca con un lenguaje sencillo los quince puntos de control en que se basa el Protocolo de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas para Europa (EUREPGAP versión 2004) y que constituye el documento normativo de requerimientos de calidad en la agricultura, requisito...
Valentín Palacios Zevallos
Instituto Rural Valle Grande, Perú

Atrazine Use and Weed Management Strategies to Protect Surface Water Quality

Atrazine can be applied to the soil surface either before or after planting, incorporated into the soil prior to planting, or sprayed on corn and weeds, postemergence. Knowing that atrazine moves predominately in solution (dissolved in water) versus attaching to soil particles aids our...
Bill Johnson
Fred Whitford
Dave Flakne
Tom Bauman
Glenn Nice
Jane Frankenberger
Leighanne Hahn
Tony Bailey
Bill Donald
Chris Mann
Lance Murrell
Dane Bowers
Dennis Tierney
Cheri Janssen
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service