Normally in the orchard and in the home garden few interventions are carried out using low toxic products or of natural origin but, not for this, we must carry out these operations lightly. We summarize the “basic rules” that should never be overlooked.
choose and dose the products carefully, always following the instructions on the label: maximum dosages, plants on which they can be used. Every time you perform a treatment wear protective clothing (overalls, gloves, goggles, mask equipped with suitable filters)
Pay close attention during the preparation phase of the mixture as you come into contact with the pure product. Carry out these operations outdoors, or in any case not in domestic premises, wearing the aforementioned protective equipment Wash and change as soon as the treatment is finished Finally, it is appropriate to recall some general but no less essential indications.
During the flowering of the treated plants or the underlying turf, it is forbidden to use toxic products for bees and other pollinating insects
With high temperatures, treat preferably in the morning or in the evening to avoid product losses by evaporation or possible phenomena of phytotoxicity on the vegetation Perform the treatment on windless days to avoid “drift”, that is the movement of the pesticide cloud on nearby plants and areas Avoid carrying out treatments near vegetables or other products close to harvest, otherwise protect them with a waterproof sheet Always scrupulously respect the waiting time.
Deficiency time, or safety interval = number of days that must pass between the use of the plant protection product and the harvest of the fruit. It is always indicated on the label.