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17 minutes ago, Tayaout said:

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. 

 

 

In theory it sounds good,in practice it's not so good.

You can't compare the climate of America to Thailand.

With a mix of annual and perrenial weeds here setting seed at different times it's very difficult to control in a no-till system without roundup to terminate the cover crop.

i'm not convinced the so called alternative products availiable are suitable at this stage.

Okay lets start with paraquat,the organic alternative people refer to would be a vinegar concentrate.

I have not seen this in the horicultural 20% solution in my area of Thailand,the other problem is most sprayers are built to add water to dilute the mixing agent.You simply could not drive fast enough to apply the concentrated formula and get the coverage required,price would also be astronomical.

I see no alternative for roundup in the no-till system.

Believe me,i have been throwing baht at this system for years now,it's great for your soil and bring back nature but if you can't control the weeds you don't get a yield which equals losing money.

To add a lot of crops grown are Not for human consumption.  

 

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1 hour 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.

Sorry but, l use a mix that works just as well. It is cheaper and safer. 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

Strict measures on using the three pesticides will take effect on October 20.

:cheesy::cheesy:....Who is going to monitor Somchai in the backwoods of Nakhon Nowhere.....

19 hours ago, webfact said:

 

When the new law comes into effect, farmers must provide certification to sellers or shops that they have been trained on how to properly use the pesticides,

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:.......except the shop selling the chemicals is Somchai's cousin......and who is going to train the trainer.

19 hours ago, webfact said:

The person spraying the pesticides must also have a licence,

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:.......Well, that system hasn't worked for decades in regards to driving on the roads, so how is it going to make a difference  in the fields..........

At least it gave me a good laugh this morning, but seriously, forget the pressure from big companies and fat directors, just ban them outright.

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2 hours ago, Tayaout said:

All chemicals pesticides are banned for consumer use. Exception is golf course and farmers.

I could not agree more.

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20 minutes ago, farmerjo said:

In theory it sounds good,in practice it's not so good.

You can't compare the climate of America to Thailand.

With a mix of annual and perrenial weeds here setting seed at different times it's very difficult to control in a no-till system without roundup to terminate the cover crop.

i'm not convinced the so called alternative products availiable are suitable at this stage.

Okay lets start with paraquat,the organic alternative people refer to would be a vinegar concentrate.

I have not seen this in the horicultural 20% solution in my area of Thailand,the other problem is most sprayers are built to add water to dilute the mixing agent.You simply could not drive fast enough to apply the concentrated formula and get the coverage required,price would also be astronomical.

I see no alternative for roundup in the no-till system.

Believe me,i have been throwing baht at this system for years now,it's great for your soil and bring back nature but if you can't control the weeds you don't get a yield which equals losing money.

To add a lot of crops grown are Not for human consumption.  

 

Each situation is different and require different solutions. I don't have a large surface so I use lawn mower + plastic tarp to kill the weed and seeds. I'm lucky because I don't need the crop for subsistance and if I had the space I would research chemicals free solution. I understand this can be a challenge to scale but it's possible. 

 

My neighbour use cow instead of paraquat for his rubber plantation. It adds organic matter to his soil and a cash crop when he sell the meat. 

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43 minutes ago, The Preacher said:

Paraquat and glyphosate are not pesticides.  The are herbicides.  How stupid are these people.

80% of pesticide are herbicide. Please do your own research. 

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“If there is a ban, it’s the farmers who will be at a disadvantage,

What about all the people who will end up with the cancer?  Nobody thinks that is a disadvantage? 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

farmers who still needed to use the three pesticides could apply for the training course

So no change at all..... 

You would buy the license as you can buy every paper...... Driver's license e.g, diplomas aso

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Quick, quick, get your brown envelopes ready...

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

Strict measures on using the three pesticides will take effect on October 20.

Another big U-turn... who can monitor thousands of farmers on what they buy, how much or when they use it !

Ridiculous !

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1 hour ago, wavodavo said:

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

I use glyphosate to kill the grass and weeds around my trees maybe a 2 to 3 foot circle the rest of the grass is cut

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That should bring the tourists back..

 

Oops.

Different topic..

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

If there is a ban, it’s the farmers who will be at a disadvantage

There are  dozens of countries around the world that already have a ban.  I guess they're coping okay.  What is it with Thailand?

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11 minutes ago, HHTel said:

There are  dozens of countries around the world that already have a ban.  I guess they're coping okay.  What is it with Thailand?

Brown envelops in preparation.

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