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Farmers Training On Pest Control

Why do we conduct farmer Pest Control training?

The purpose of the Training Services is to ensure that farmers and other Stakeholders access appropriate agricultural pest control skills for the development of agriculture as an industry and achieve sustainable food security. In order to achieve this, Mbukoni Pest Control has done the following:

  • Developed and facilitated the implementation of Training Strategy in all its departments.
  • Developed a Performance Improvement Plan for Training, Extension and Advisory Service.
  • Developed an implementation Plan for future Governance of the training partnerships and collaborations formed.
  • Developed and published manuals on pest control training.
  • Developed and implemented some of the targeted training programmes.
  • Ensured the generation of appropriate Pest control qualifications for the advancement of Pest Control in farmers.
  • Liaised with Government and Non-Governmental Sectors on Education and Training to ensure alignment of our work with the strategic priorities of their Departments.

What are the objectives of a farmer pest control training?

By the end of the training the farmers should be able to;

  • Provide a definition of pesticide
  • Describe how pesticides work
  • Identify different types of pesticide formulations
  • Understand adjuvants and their purpose
  • Understand the symbols and information on a pesticide label
  • Be aware of pesticide compatibility.
  • understand hazard ratings
  • Identify the routes of entry of pesticides into the body
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic toxicity
  • Explain what is meant by LD50
  • Identify the most common signs and symptoms of poisoning
  • List essential information required in case of an emergency
  • Assist a person in case of poisoning.
  • Handle pesticides safely during buying, transporting, mixing, cleaning up, storing and applying;
  • Dispose of pesticide containers as regulated and understand the importance of triple rinsing
  • Deal appropriately with surplus spray or pesticide concentrates
  • Select suitable protective clothing and equipment as required
  • Care for and store protective clothing and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Address concerns of potential stakeholders
  • Outline what happens to pesticides in the environment
  • Describe the principal environmental hazards
  • Deal appropriately with a pesticide spill
  • Take measures to protect non-target organisms.
  • Describe the components of farmer pest management
  • Explain the importance of correctly identifying pests and understanding their lifecycles
  • Develop a system for monitoring Explain injury and action threshold
  • Outline how pesticide resistance develops.
  • Three ways that pesticide related legislation impacts your farming operation
  • Identify requirements under The Pest Control Products Act
  • Reduce pesticide residues in foods you produce.
  • Select the correct equipment to apply pesticides in a safe manner
  • Minimize off-target applications
  • Calculate the correct pesticide dose
  • Complete essential maintenance calibrations.

How do we conduct our Farmer pest control Training?

As qualified and experienced consultants in their fields, and as certified trainers in Pest control, Mbukoni Pest Control trainers deliver sharp, professional and value for time and money courses. We liven up every presentation with ‘real world’ anecdotes, photographs and/or video footage and real life exercises that get people thinking about real Pest Control issues in their workplace, Community, the school etc.

Mbukoni Pest Control Services specializes in designing and delivering ‘in-house’ training at your workplace – at a fraction of the cost of sending your people to public courses. Call us to discuss our discount day rate for your training courses.

The greatest benefit from engaging us to run your training is in the way we customize the course because we always carry out a Training Needs Identification (TNI) and a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) which give us a picture on what you need to be trained on and then we tailor-make or customize the training to those Training needs. Then wherever we can we use our knowledge of your systems and your history from the Training Needs Assessment to drive home the messages in a relevant and engaging way – we like our trainings to be Participatory so that learners discover concepts, synthesize them and make conclusions as they learn. In other words a Training Needs Assessment helps us derive an appropriate training curriculum specifically for you.

Feedback from participants on all our courses routinely rates us as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent; we always carry out end of training evaluations to gauge the level of our performance !

Some recent comments provided to us on feedback forms are:

  • “I never got what Mbukoni Pest Control training was about before this.”
  • “Thanks that will make a difference at work, and even more in my life.”
  • “That wasn’t boring at all.”
  • “I’ve done lots of Pest Control training before, but this one made sense.”
  • “This was the best, practical Mbukoni Pest Control training ever.”

We offer a range of courses to anyone and everyone in our public courses Training Calendar; but most often we run courses on request;

Call or e-mail us now
Mobile phone: +254 727160738
E-mail: info@controlpestsolutions.com

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Our customers fall broadly into four categories;

  • Corporate clients
  • Residential households
  • Large scale farming enterprises
  • Other ad hoc clients who are spontaneous
The discipline and rigor of working with demanding customers has honed our operation and attests to our ability to consistently perform with quality, efficiency, reliability whilst offering exceptional value for money resources and services at highly competitive rates.
 
 
 
 
 
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