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On July 5th. I posted " 

We live in a rural area and the wifey has just been to a village meeting .

She has come back and said that anybody who wants to buy and or use weed killer has to have a license.

We use a bit of grass killer around the house basically to stop encroachment , but the village has been told any body who wants to buy weed/grass killer has to go on a course to learn how to handle it when you buy it. 

After you have your " license " to buy it , she needs to go on a 3 hour course on how to use / apply it . 

Nobody from the end of this month can buy or use weed killer without a " license " .

Penalty 6,000 baht.

Apparently this is a nationwide directive ".

 

Apparently there was 92 million baht set aside for these courses nationwide .

3 months have past , and it appears it has died a death . 

 

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Nothing has changed .Feed the people poison and then you'll have to.pay for the hospital bills !

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As always, the law makes laws, the executive does not enforce them!

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What a sham. Instead of banning the three pesticides they're going to strictly regulate them. Last week there was an article saying any rural Thai farmer can/was going into farm supply shops and purchsing the already regulated three pesticides without any of the required clearances. Now they're going to strictly regulate them starting Oct. 20. Yeah, right. There are no loopholes to be exploited with a ban, unlike regulating.

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57 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

They did this in Quebec Canada. All chemicals pesticides are banned for consumer use. Exception is golf course and farmers. I got the certification needed with my horticulture degree. I will never use these chemicals and refused a job because of this. During an internship I learned that they were looking for someone to replace the last guy that sprayed pesticide because he was dying of cancer. 

 

There is plenty of alternative that are safer. Chemicals pesticides are dangerous even with protection and are counter-productive in the long run. I've seen how they use it in Thailand and they don't use any protection and they think that more is better. When they are done they throw the empty containers around the fields. 

You have a Horticulture degree and you don't know the difference between a pesticide, a herbicide and a fungicide?

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17 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Also the big chemical companies,so really its business as usual.

regards Worgeordie

Most of these chemicals are already banned worldwide, have been banned... nobody is going to miss them, the petrochem companies moved their business models on a long time ago 

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9 minutes ago, toolpush said:

You have a Horticulture degree and you don't know the difference between a pesticide, a herbicide and a fungicide?

I know very well the difference. 

 

Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds.[1] The term pesticide includes all of the following: herbicide, insecticides (which may include insect growth regulators, termiticides, etc.) nematicide, molluscicide, piscicide, avicide, rodenticide, bactericide, insect repellent, animal repellent, antimicrobial, and fungicide.[2] The most common of these are herbicides which account for approximately 80% of all pesticide use.[3] Most pesticides are intended to serve as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general, protect plants from weeds, fungi, or insects.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide

 

BTW I do no till without glyphosate. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, NE1 said:

On July 5th. I posted " 

We live in a rural area and the wifey has just been to a village meeting .

She has come back and said that anybody who wants to buy and or use weed killer has to have a license.

We use a bit of grass killer around the house basically to stop encroachment , but the village has been told any body who wants to buy weed/grass killer has to go on a course to learn how to handle it when you buy it. 

After you have your " license " to buy it , she needs to go on a 3 hour course on how to use / apply it . 

Nobody from the end of this month can buy or use weed killer without a " license " .

Penalty 6,000 baht.

Apparently this is a nationwide directive ".

 

Apparently there was 92 million baht set aside for these courses nationwide .

3 months have past , and it appears it has died a death . 

 

I have seen this before and I can tell you that the there will be loopholes for exploitation and corruption. The registration of chemicals by the Industry Ministry has the same policy requiring companies to pass their safety and handling test. The test is very technical and required some comprehensive knowledge on chemistry, medicine and first aid. It is a difficult test and small companies can't afford to hire staffs just for passing the tests. Up pop companies that operate to serve this need and somehow they have the 'expertise' to get the certification. They charge a upfront fee and monthly fee to 'represent' you. In short, you will find real soon that someone has the license to buy for you. You just pay for the service. 

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16 hours ago, Fred white said:

I guess I'll need to buy a few more gallons then

 

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Fred what do you use chylorpryos for ?its a pesticide not a herbicide as they always refer to it as.

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45 minutes ago, toolpush said:

They should get their nomenclature right. Paraquat and Glyphosate (Round-Up) are Herbicides, not Pesticides. They kill plants, not bugs (pests). The third; Chlorpyrifos is a Pesticide.

Round-Up has revolutionized agricultural practices world wide, allowing zero till, high yield canola and other crops. The benefits to the soil from zero till are incalculable. Without the use of Round-Up, world wide yields will drop hugely and food prices will rise correspondingly.

Couldnt agree more !!

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