Agriculture Ministry official says pesticide awareness week highlights the pros and cons of pesticides
Pesticide Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Joseph Blanford announced that Dominica has joined the rest of the Caribbean, in recognizing pesticide awareness week, under the theme “Managing pesticides responsibly adapting to climate change!”
Blanford says management of pesticides in modern day farming is crucial in the production process, in that it helps fight off various pests that can destroy the crops.
He adds that his department focuses heavily on educating agriculture personnel and the general public, on the pros and cons of using and properly disposing of pesticides, in order to avoid contamination or pollution of the environment.
Pesticide Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture
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