Agricultural Fumigation Safety Guide for the Arizona Pesticide Applicator Certification
pesticide applicator training
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Series/Report no.University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1327
Updated December 15, 2003
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Evaluating Pesticide Safety Knowledge and Behaviors in Hispanic Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers of the San Luis, Arizona RegionPacheco, Christy; Amaya, Georgina; Russell-Kibble, Audrey; Knight, Elizabeth (The University of Arizona., 2018)Migrant-seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) grow and harvest the nation’s crops. In the process, they are exposed to occupational pesticides that pose health risks to them and their families. In Arizona (AZ), the majority of MSFWs are in Yuma County. The San Luis region is an agricultural, rural area in Yuma County where MSFWs reside. This Project evaluates occupational pesticide safety in farmworkers of the San Luis region. Quantitative data and qualitative data obtained from a focus group workshop interview indicate that MSFWs in the San Luis region feel safe, informed and in control working with occupational pesticides. The findings also revealed concerns that can potentially influence occupational health of the local farmworkers and that can be addressed through community outreach initiatives.
Highly Hazardous Pesticide Phase-Out for US Cotton Growers: Alternatives, Risks, and OpportunitiesWynne, Karen; Fournier, Alfred; Ellsworth, Peter C.; Better Cotton Initiative; University of Arizona (2023-01)As part of its focus on making cotton production better for the environment and the people who produce it, Better Cotton is committed to reducing the hazardous impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment. Better Cotton supports farmers to prioritizeIPM practices, phase out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), and minimize the negative impacts of pesticides that continue to be used. We reviewed seven of the most acutely toxic substances that have been used by Better Cotton growers in the US to understand risks to human health and the environment, chemical and cultural alternatives, mitigation measures, and tradeoffs and limitations. The active ingredients are abamectin, aldicarb, bifenthrin, dicrotophos, lambda-cyhalothrin, oxamyl, and phorate. The information reviewed includes pesticide use reports from California and Arizona, interviews with key regional experts, EPA risk assessment documents, the IPM Institute’s Pesticide Risk Tool, and other online resources. HHPs are defined by the World Health Organization and UN Food and Agriculture Organization; Better Cotton reviews and revises its list annually to reflect updates to product information.