Management of pesticides of farmers at a village in Nong Kung Sub-district, Nonkhun District, Sisaket Province

  • Jeeraporn Tippila College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Tassanee Tothong College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Thitirat Nganchamung College of Medicine and Public Health, Ubon Ratchathani University
Keywords: management of pesticides, management behavior, pesticide

Abstract

Pest toxicity is caused by the use or exposure of pesticides for a long period of time. Most of the population are farmers, and the pesticides are used in the planting process. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study has aimed to study the pesticides using and management behavior of farmers at A village in Nong Kung Sub-district, Nonkhun District, Sisaket Province. There were 100 farmers participated. Interviewing questionnaire was used to collected data. Analyzed by descriptive statistic, frequency and percent.

Result found most of farmers using pesticide by themselves for 74.0%, with spraying method for 77.1%, as herbicide form (81.2%). They have an experience on skin irritation. Most of pesticide management behavior found on good level (56.3%) which consist of purchasing and using part were on good level for 74.6% and 56.3% respectively. While pesticide container disposal part was on low level for 43.7%. This research has some suggestion to the relevant agencies such as the provincial agriculture or the provincial public health. They should promote and educate about how to manage the pesticides. This may include hazards, health effects and the environment impact which caused by the incorrect pesticide management. Especially in the proper management of chemical containers. This will lead to a change in the pesticide management behavior of farmers.

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Published
2019-08-26
How to Cite
Tippila, J., Tothong, T., & Nganchamung, T. (2019). Management of pesticides of farmers at a village in Nong Kung Sub-district, Nonkhun District, Sisaket Province. UBRU Journal for Public Health Research, 8(1), 1-7. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ubruphjou/article/view/211514
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES