Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Manejando Pesticidas: Ropas Recomendadas y Equipo

  Las ropas y otros artículos usados para proteger el cuerpo del contacto con los pesticidas o sus residuos son conocidos con el nombre de equipo protector personal (PPE). El PPE incluye mamelucos, todas las ropas usadas (incluyendo la ropa interior), guantes, calzado, delantales,...
Elmo Collum
Mississippi State University

Food Safety Begins on the Farm: A Grower's Guide

  This document addresses microbial food safety hazards and good agricultural and management practices common to the growing, harvesting, washing, sorting, packing, and transporting of most fruits and vegetables sold to consumers in an unprocessed or minimally processed (raw) form. This...
Anusuya Rangarajan
Elizabeth A. Bihn
Robert B. Gravani
Donna L. Scott
Marvin P. Pritts
Cornell University

Pesticides and Personal Safety

Pests include plants and animals that vector disease, interfere with the production of food and fiber crops, or otherwise detract from our quality of life. Pesticides are natural or synthetic substances used by man to control pest organisms by disrupting some part of their life processes....
Fred Whitford
C. Richard Edwards
Jonathan J. Neal
Andrew G. Martin
John Osmun
Robert M. Hollingworth
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Crop Production Recordkeeping Folder

A management system which includes crop records increases returns by improving nutrient and pesticide-use efficiency. This Field File provides an organized place for storing information on each crop-producing field. Five basic tables are printed on the folder for recording information related to...
Fred Whitford
Cheri Janssen
Steve Hawkins
Brad Joern
Sarah Brichford
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

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