Pesticide Management

Storing, handling and applying pesticides correctly greatly reduces any potential negative impacts to you, your staff, your business, your neighbours and the environment. This module is designed to assist you in satisfying the legal requirements and industry best management practices that relate to pesticide management.

Once you have completed this module to at least Level 2, you will have achieved the following:

  • Created clear communication guidelines around the use of chemicals on your farm; Identified where your sensitive areas and potential hazards are with respect to chemical application/storage;
  • Developed a system where you keep adequate pesticide application records;
  • Developed procedures to ensure spraying occurs in appropriate weather conditions;
  • Implemented the practices and procedures required to reduce the risk to your staff who use chemicals;
  • Established procedures for transporting, storing, mixing, applying and disposing of chemicals safely;
  • Assessed the suitability and modified (if required) your pesticide storage facility on the farm.